Crush Claw (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 75
Accuracy 95
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Crush Claw deals damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Crush Claw turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Crush Claw
Japanese ブレイククロー (Break Claw)
German Zermalmklaue
French Éclate Griffe
Italian Tritartigli
Spanish Garra Brutal

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Tears at the foe with sharp claws. May lower DEFENSE.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is attacked with sharp claws. It may also lower the foe’s DEFENSE.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user slashes the foe with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target’s Defense.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target’s Defense.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Crush Claw at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 1
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 24
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 24
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 48
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 48
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 25
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 25

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Crush Claw as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Field
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Field