Shadow Claw (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM65
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM65
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM65
Sun/Moon TM65

Effects

Shadow Claw deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Shadow Claw turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun/Moon The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shadow Claw at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 29
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 33
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 42
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 55

Learnt by TM

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying