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Crush Claw (move)

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Crush Claw
ブレイククロー Break Claw
Crush Claw V.png
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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 adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Crush Claw (Japanese: ブレイククロー Break Claw) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Zangoose.

Effect

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

Description

Games Description
RSE Tears at the foe with sharp claws. May lower Defense.
FRLG The foe is attacked with sharp claws. It may also lower the foe’s Defense.
Colo.XD Slices target with sharp claws. May lower Defense.
DPPtHGSS The user slashes the foe with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target’s Defense.
BWB2W2 The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target's Defense.
XY The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target's Defense.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground   22 22 22
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal 31 31 31 22 22
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug   55 55 55
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug   67 67 --, 67
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric     -- --
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying     46 46
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying     46 46
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground Zangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock Zangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan* Normal Normal Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire Zangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice Zangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose
252 Treecko Treecko* Grass Grass Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire   SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal Zangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground     SandslashZangoose SandslashZangoose
621 Druddigon Druddigon* Dragon Dragon     Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
215 215 Sneasel Dark Ice Pokéwalker - Icy Mountain Rd.
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 event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
244 244 Entei Fire 13th Movie Event
GameStop Event
English Winter 2011
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Black Belt Zangoose Crush Claw 1.png Kendrick Eelektross Crush Claw.png Black Belt Zangoose Crush Claw 3.png Nicholai Zangoose Crush Claw.png
Zangoose's claw glowing Eelektross Turtwig stopping Zangoose's Crush Claw Nicholai's Zangoose
The user's 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, or Zangoose's claws glow blueish-white with white sparks surrounding it and it hits the opponent with it.
Nicholai's Zangoose ZigZag Zangoose! Debut
A Black Belt's Zangoose Glory Blaze! None
604 Eelektross Eelektross's claws glow blue. It then smashes its claws down onto its opponent.
Kendrick's Eelektross Curtain Up, Unova League! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In other generations

Crush Claw III.png Crush Claw IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Crush Claw PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 突擊爪 Tújí Zhuǎ
Finland Flag.png Finnish Murskatassu
France Flag.png French Éclate Griffe*
Éclategriffe*
Eclategriffe*
Germany Flag.png German Zermalmklaue
Greece Flag.png Greek Νύχια Συντριβής
Italy Flag.png Italian Tritartigli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 브레이크크루 Break Claw
Poland Flag.png Polish Niszczący Pazur
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Garra Esmagadora
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Garra Brutal
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Drobeća Kandža
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe de Garra (AG048)
Garra de Choque (DP051-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Garra Brutal

Variations of the move Crush Claw
Physical Crush ClawRazor Shell


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