Crush Claw (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical
Power 75
Accuracy 95
PP 10  (max. 16)
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 Pokemon.

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

SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 1
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 26
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 39
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 39
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
Level 1
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 46
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 46
Type: NullType: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 25
SilvallySilvally
#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.

SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Field
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Field
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
Field
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Field
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Field
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Field
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Field
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
RockruffRockruff
#744 / Rock
Field
Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Field
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Field