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Crush Claw (move)

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Crush Claw
ブレイククロー Break Claw
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Subtract 4 appeal points from the Pokémon who appealed right before the user.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Crush Claw (Japanese: ブレイククロー Break Claw) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Crush Claw inflicts damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stat level.

Learnset

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
335 335 Zangoose Normal 31
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 027 | style="background: #FFF" | 027 | style="background: #FFF" | Sandshrew | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Zangoose

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 111 | style="background: #FFF" | 111 | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn | colspan="1" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Zangoose

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 115 | style="background: #FFF" | 115 | style="background: #FFF" | Kangaskhan* | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn, Rhydon
Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 155 | style="background: #FFF" | 155 | style="background: #FFF" | Cyndaquil | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Sandshrew, Sandslash
Sneasel
Swinub, Piloswine
Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Zangoose

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 215 | style="background: #FFF" | 215 | style="background: #FFF" | Sneasel | colspan="1" style="background:#705848; text-align:center" | Dark || style="background:#98D8D8" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ice | style="background: #FFF" | Sandshrew, Sandslash
Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion
Swinub, Piloswine
Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Zangoose

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 252 | style="background: #FFF" | 252 | style="background: #FFF" | Treecko* | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn, Rhydon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 287 | style="background: #FFF" | 287 | style="background: #FFF" | Slakoth | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Zangoose

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
028 028 Sandslash Ground 22
335 335 Zangoose Normal 31
347 347 Anorith Rock Bug 55
348 348 Armaldo Rock Bug 67
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 027 | style="background: #FFF" | 027 | style="background: #FFF" | Sandshrew | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Sandslash
Zangoose

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 111 | style="background: #FFF" | 111 | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn | colspan="1" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Sandslash
Zangoose

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 115 | style="background: #FFF" | 115 | style="background: #FFF" | Kangaskhan* | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 155 | style="background: #FFF" | 155 | style="background: #FFF" | Cyndaquil | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Sandshrew, Sandslash
Sneasel, Weavile
Swinub, Piloswine
Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Zangoose

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 215 | style="background: #FFF" | 215 | style="background: #FFF" | Sneasel | colspan="1" style="background:#705848; text-align:center" | Dark || style="background:#98D8D8" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Ice | style="background: #FFF" | Sandshrew, Sandslash
Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion
Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine
Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken
Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking
Zangoose

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 252 | style="background: #FFF" | 252 | style="background: #FFF" | Treecko* | colspan="2" style="background:#78C850; text-align:center" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Rhyhorn, Rhydon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 255 | style="background: #FFF" | 255 | style="background: #FFF" | Torchic | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Sandslash
Zangoose

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 287 | style="background: #FFF" | 287 | style="background: #FFF" | Slakoth | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Sandslash
Zangoose

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

In the anime

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Zangoose's claw glowing Zangoose using Crush Claw on Chimchar Turwig stopping Zangoose's Crush Claw
The users claw starts glowing. It then crushes its claw down on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
335 Zangoose Zangoose's claw glows blue-white. It then smashes its claw down onto its opponent.
Nicholai's Zangoose Zig Zag Zangoose Debut
A Blackbelt's Zangoose Glory Blaze None

In other languages

  • Spanish: Garra Brutal
  • German: Zermalmklaue
  • French: Éclategriffe
  • Italian: Tritartigli

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