Hone Claws (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM01
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM01

Effects

Hone Claws raises the user's Attack and Accuracy by one stage each.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Hone Claws turns into Z-Hone Claws and raises Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Hone Claws
Japanese つめとぎ (Tsumetogi)
German Klauenwetzer
French Aiguisage
Italian Unghiaguzze
Spanish Afilagarras

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user sharpens its claws to boost its Attack stat and accuracy.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user sharpens its claws to boost its Attack stat and accuracy.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user sharpens its claws to boost its Attack stat and accuracy.
Sword​/​Shield The user sharpens its claws to boost its Attack stat and accuracy.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Hone Claws 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.

Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Level 4
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 36
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 15
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Level 15
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 3
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 36
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 24
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 28
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 8
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 6
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 8
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 40
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 40
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 35
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 6
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 40
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 32
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 32
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Level 25
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 25
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 1
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 30
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 56
Rookidee
#821 / Flying
Level 8
Corvisquire
#822 / Flying
Level 1
Corviknight
#823 / Flying · Steel
Level 1
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Level 8
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Level 1
Obstagoon
#862 / Dark · Normal
Level 15
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 1
Duraludon
#884 / Steel · Dragon
Level 12

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Hone Claws 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
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Field
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Field