Clanging Scales (move)

Move data

Type Dragon
Category   Special
Power 110
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 7


Clanging Scales deals damage but lowers the user's Defense by one stage after attacking.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Dragonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Clanging Scales turns into Devastating Drake and has base power 185.

When Kommo-o is holding Kommonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Clanging Scales turns into Clangorous Soulblaze and has base power 185.

Move target


Targets all adjacent foes.

Other languages

English Clanging Scales
Japanese スケイルノイズ (Scale Noise)
German Schuppenrasseln
French Vibrécaille
Italian Clamorsquame
Spanish Fragor Escamas

Game descriptions

Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack the opposing Pokémon. The user’s Defense stat goes down after the attack.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Clanging Scales at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 1