Shadow Claw (move)

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM65
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM65
Sword​/​Shield 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Shadow Claw
Japanese シャドークロー (Shadow Claw)
German Dunkelklaue
French Griffe Ombre
Italian Ombrartigli
Spanish Garra Umbría

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 29
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 33
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 42
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 42
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 37

Learnt by TM

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Furret
#162 / Normal
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Komala
#775 / Normal
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon