Metal Claw (move)

Move data

Type Steel
Category   Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 95
PP 35  (max. 56)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Metal Claw deals damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack by one stage.

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Steelium Z and uses its Z-Power, Metal Claw turns into Corkscrew Crash and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Metal Claw
Japanese メタルクロー (Metal Claw)
German Metallklaue
French Griffe Acier
Italian Ferrartigli
Spanish Garra Metal

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may up user's ATTACK.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A claw attack that may raise the user’s ATTACK.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is attacked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s ATTACK.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s Attack stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s Attack stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is raked with steel claws. This may also raise the user’s Attack stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target is raked with steel claws. This may also raise the user’s Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Metal Claw 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.

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 14
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 21
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 21
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 21
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 22
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 9
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 21
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 10
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 10
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 10
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 17
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 17
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 1
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 7
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Level 1
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 1
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 22
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 6
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 15
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 15
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 14
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 14
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 25
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 25
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 11
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 1
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 1
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Metal 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