Shadow Claw (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM65
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM65
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM65
Sun/Moon TM65

Effects

Shadow Claw deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Shadow Claw turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun/Moon The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shadow 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.

CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 29
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 33
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 42
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 37

Learnt by TM

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
BewearBewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Type: NullType: Null
#772 / Normal
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
KomalaKomala
#775 / Normal
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
DhelmiseDhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
GuzzlordGuzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
NecrozmaNecrozma
#800 / Psychic
MarshadowMarshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost