Scratch (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical  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
Ultra Sun/Ultra 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