Shadow Claw (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Physical 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

Effects

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

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 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 X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 39
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 49
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 42
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 55

Learnt by TM

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying