Shadow Claw (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

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 124).

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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 33
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 1
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 42
Runerigus
#867 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by TM

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
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
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
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
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
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
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
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy