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Metal Claw (move)

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Metal Claw
メタルクロー Metal Claw
Metal Claw V.png
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Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  50
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 II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.

Metal Claw (Japanese: メタルクロー Metal Claw) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Pokémon Crystal, it was the signature move of Scizor.

Effect

Metal Claw deals damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Strikes the target with sharp claws. Has a one-in-ten shot at raising the user's Attack.
GSC An attack that may up user's Attack.
RSEColo.XD A claw attack that may raise the user’s Attack.
FRLG The foe is attacked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s Attack.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also boost the user's Attack by one level.
DPPtHGSS The foe is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s Attack stat.
BWB2W2 The target is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack stat.
Conq Scratch the enemy with steel claws. It may also increase the user's Attack.
XY The target is raked with steel claws. This may also raise the user's Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire     13     '
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire     13     '
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying     --,13     '
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water     21 21 21
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water     -- 21 21 21
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel 30 26 21 21 21
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice   65 64 42 49 22 22
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground   38 38 38 38
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock   13 15 15 11 11
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock   13 15 15 11 11
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock   13 15 15 11 11
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug   25 19 19 19
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug   25 19 19 19
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic   20 --, 20 --, 20 --, 20
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic   --,20 --, 20 --, 20 --, 20
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel   9 9 9 9
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water     16 16 16
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel     16 16 16
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel     -- -- --
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice     42 49 22 22
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon     10 6 6 6
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground       15 15
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel       15 15
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass Steel       14 14
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel       14 14
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel       25 25
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel       25 25
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel       21 21
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting       13 13
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel       -- --
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
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire     AronLaironAggron AronLaironAggron AronLaironAggron
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground   Sneasel Sneasel SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucario SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilburExcadrill SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilburExcadrill
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass     ScizorNincadaNinjask ScizorNincadaNinjaskFerroseedFerrothornDurant ScizorNincadaNinjaskFerroseedFerrothornDurant
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water     AronLaironAggronPrinplupEmpoleon AronLaironAggronPrinplupEmpoleon AronLaironAggronPrinplupEmpoleon
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying Scizor ScizorNincadaNinjask ScizorNincadaNinjask ScizorNincadaNinjaskDurant ScizorNincadaNinjaskDurant
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal   Sneasel Sneasel SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucario SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilburExcadrill SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilburExcadrill
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal   Sneasel SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucario SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilburExcadrill SneaselWeavilePrinplupEmpoleonLucarioDrilburExcadrill
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water     KrabbyKinglerAnorithArmaldoPrinplupEmpoleon KrabbyKinglerAnorithArmaldoPrinplupEmpoleon KrabbyKinglerAnorithArmaldoPrinplupEmpoleon
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground     AronLaironAggron AronLaironAggron AronLaironAggron
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon       AronLaironAggron AronLaironAggron
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
341 341 Corphish Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
098 098 Krabby Water New York Pokémon Center
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 other games

Pokémon Conquest

Metal Claw is the only move of Aron.

In the anime

Johnny Aggron Metal Claw.png Cameron Ferrothorn Metal Claw.png Paul Weavile Metal Claw.png Gary Scizor Metal Claw.png
Aggron Ferrothorn Weavile Scizor
The user's claws glow and are used in slashing the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
212 Scizor Scizor's claws become surrounded in a silver aura and it grabs onto the opponent, or one of Scizor's claws glow white and then it punches the opponent with it, or Scizor jumps at the opponent and crosses its pincers. Both pincers become surrounded by a gray aura and gray static appears around them. When Scizor reaches the opponent, it brings its claws forward and slams them together in front of it, creating a large gray energy ball that shoots lightning bolts at the opponent, or both of Scizor's claws glow white and it slams both of them into the opponent at once.
Shingo's Blade Wired for Battle Debut
Gary's Scizor Can't Beat the Heat! None
Unknown Trainer's Scizor Vanity Affair None
Katie's Scizor A Judgment Brawl None
Minnie's Scizor Gymbaliar! None
A Scizor an Unknown Trainer used briefly Camping it Up! None
McCann's Scizor Mastering Current Events! None
Goone's Scizor Zoroark: Ruler of Illusions. None
215 Sneasel Sneasel's claw glows white and then it slashes the opponent.
Harrison's Sneasel Playing with Fire! None
305 Lairon Lairon's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Savannah's Lairon A Fan with a Plan None
348 Armaldo The black parts of Armaldo's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent.
A wild Armaldo Where's Armaldo? None
306 Aggron Aggron's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Johnny's Aggron Shocks and Bonds None
Paul's Aggron Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None
004 Charmander The tips on one of Charmander's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Charmander of Team Go-Getters Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate None
379 Registeel Registeel's fingers glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None
394 Prinplup The light blue parts of Prinplup's flippers glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Kenny's Prinplup Getting the Pre-Contest Titters! None
375 Metang Metang's forearm becomes surrounded by a white aura and light blue sparks surround it. It then hits the opponent with its arm.
Head engineer's Metang Bibarel Gnaws Best! None
448 Lucario The spikes on the top of Lucario's paws glow white and they grow, transforming into three claws. Lucario then slashes the opponent with them.
Maylene's Lucario Crossing the Battle Line! None
461 Weavile Weavile's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Paul's Weavile Pedal to the Mettle! None
376 Metagross Metagross crosses its two front arms above its head and light blue sparks run up its arms for a moment. Metagross then slams into the opponent with its arms crossed.
A wild Metagross Regaining a Home Advantage! None
395 Empoleon The blue parts on the rims of Empoleon's wings glow white and Empoleon slashes the opponent with one or both of them.
Barry's Empoleon Fighting Ire with Fire! None
Kenny's Empoleon Last Call - First Round! None
530 Excadrill Both of Excadrill's claws flash white and then turn into iron. It then repeatedly slashes the opponent with both of its claws.
Iris's Excadrill Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
529 Drilbur Drilbur pulls back one of its claws and it starts to shine white. When the glow fades, its claw turns into iron. Drilbur then slashes the opponent with its claw. Sometimes, when it slashes the opponent, it leaves behind a white trail of energy where it slashed.
Iris's Drilbur Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
Rocko's Drilbur A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
624 Pawniard Pawniard crosses its arms over its chest and the two white claws at the end of its arms turn into silver metal, starting from the base to the tip. It then slashes the opponent in an 'X'-like fashion, or Pawniard's claws flash white for a moment, and then turn into iron. Pawniard then spins around and slashes the opponent with one of its claws.
Georgia's Pawniard Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None
649 Genesect Genesect's claws glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
Chill Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
Shock Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
598 Ferrothorn The spikes on Ferrothorn's feelers turn into iron and it slashes the opponent with them.
Cameron's Ferrothorn Curtain Up, Unova League! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga


In other generations

Metal Claw II.png Metal Claw III.png Metal 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
Metal 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
Metal Claw Stad2.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

Trivia

  • In FireRed and LeafGreen, Charmander's evolutionary line were capable of learning Metal Claw by leveling up. However, they are unable to do so in later generations, other than via breeding. This may be to give players who choose Charmander as their starter an advantage over the first Gym.
  • Metal Claw is the only move not introduced in Generation I to have a base of 35 PP.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 合金爪 Héjīn Zhuǎ​
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Metalen Klauw
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rautanäppi (EP140)
Rautakoura/Rautakynsi (OS)
Rautakynsi/Teräskynsi (AG series)
France Flag.png French Griffe Acier
Germany Flag.png German Metallklaue
Greece Flag.png Greek Μεταλλόνυχες
India Flag.png Hindi धातु का पूंजा Dhatu Ka Punja
लोहे का पूंजा Lohay Ka Punja
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cakar Besi
Kuku Besi
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferrartigli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메탈크로우 Metal Claw
Poland Flag.png Polish Metalowy Pazur
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Garra de Metal
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Garra Metálica
Romania Flag.png Romanian Gheara de Metal
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Metalna Kandža
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Garra de Metal
Spain Flag.png Spain Garra Metal*
Garra-Metal*


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