Metal Claw (move)

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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 Pokemon.

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

Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 14
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
Level 21
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
Level 21
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 21
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 22
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 9
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 21
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 10
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 10
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 10
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 17
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 17
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
Level 1
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
Level 7
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
Level 1
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 1
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 22
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 6
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 15
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 15
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 14
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 14
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 25
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 25
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 11
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 1
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 1
NecrozmaNecrozma
#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.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Field
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Field
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Field
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
Water 1, Water 3
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Water 1, Water 3
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
WimpodWimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Bug, Water 3
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Bug, Water 3