Metal Claw (move)

Move data

Type Steel
Category   Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 95
PP 35  (max. 56)
Makes contact? Yes
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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 18
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Level 16
Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 8
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 1
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 12
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 18
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 12
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 25
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 1
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 8
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 18
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 16
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 16
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 1
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 5
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 1
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 15
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 10
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 1
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 8
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 7
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 1
Necrozma
#800 / Psychic
Level 1
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 16
Duraludon
#884 / Steel · Dragon
Level 1
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Level 1
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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