Scratch (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 35  (max. 56)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Scratch is one of the most common and basic moves a Pokémon learns. It deals damage with no additional effects.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Scratch turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Scratches with sharp claws.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
FireRed/LeafGreen Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe to inflict damage.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.
Sun/Moon Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Scratch 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.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Level 1
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 1
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 1
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 1
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 1
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 1
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Level 1
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 1
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 1
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Level 1
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Level 1
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 1
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 1
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 1
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Level 1
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Level 1
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 1
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Level 1
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Level 1
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Level 1
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Level 1
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 1
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 1
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 1
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 1
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 1
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 1
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 1
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 1
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 1
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 1
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Level 1
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 5
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Level 1
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Level 5
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 1
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 1
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Level 1
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Level 1
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Level 1
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 1
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 1
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Level 1
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 1
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 1
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 1
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 1
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 1
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 1
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Level 1
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 1
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 1
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 1
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
Level 1
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
Level 1
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 1
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 1