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Scratch (move)

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Scratch
ひっかく Scratch
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Scratch (Japanese: ひっかく Scratch) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Scratch inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. Sharp claws are used to inflict damage on the target.
GSC Scratches with sharp claws.
RSE Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
FRLG Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe.
Colo.XD Scratches the target with sharp claws.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target.
DPPtHGSS Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe to inflict damage.
BWB2W2 Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.
XY Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire -- -- -- -- -- --
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire -- -- -- -- -- --
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying -- -- -- -- -- --
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground -- -- -- -- -- --
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground -- -- -- -- -- --
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison 8 8 -- -- -- --
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison --, 8 8 -- -- -- --
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground --, 8 -- -- -- -- --
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass -- -- -- -- -- --
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass -- -- -- -- -- --
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground -- -- -- -- -- --
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground -- -- -- -- -- --
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal -- -- -- -- -- --
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal -- -- -- -- -- --
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water -- -- -- -- -- --
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water -- -- -- -- -- --
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting -- -- -- -- -- --
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting -- -- -- -- -- --
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water -- -- -- -- -- --
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water -- -- -- -- -- --
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water   -- -- -- -- --
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water   -- -- -- -- --
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water   -- -- -- -- --
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal   -- -- -- -- --
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal   -- -- -- -- --
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal   -- -- -- -- --
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice   -- -- -- -- --
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal   -- -- -- -- --
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal   -- -- -- -- --
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire     -- -- -- --
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting     -- -- -- --
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting     -- -- -- --
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal     -- -- -- --
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal     -- -- -- --
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal     -- -- -- --
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground     -- -- -- --
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying     -- -- -- --
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost     -- -- -- --
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost     -- -- -- --
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal     -- -- -- --
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug     -- -- -- --
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug     -- -- -- --
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal     -- -- -- --
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark     -- -- -- --
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire       -- -- --
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting       -- -- --
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting       -- -- --
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal       -- -- --
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal       5 5 5
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal       --, 5 --, 5 --, 5
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark       -- -- --
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark       -- -- --
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice       -- -- --
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark         -- --
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark         -- --
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass         -- --
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire         -- --
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water         -- --
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground         -- --
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel         -- --
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark         -- --
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark         -- --
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon         -- --
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon         -- --
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon         -- --
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon         -- --
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel         -- --
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel         -- --
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire           --
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire           --
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic           --
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic           --
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic           --
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water           --
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water           --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

In the main series

Marcel Slakoth Scratch.png Ash Chimchar Scratch.png Cress Panpour Scratch.png Iris Axew Scratch.png
Slakoth Chimchar Panpour Axew
The foe is hit by the user's sharp claws
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
052 Meowth Meowth scratches the opponent with its claws. Sometimes when it uses this move, its claws glow white and leave behind white trails of energy.
Meowth of Team Rocket Challenge of the Samurai Debut
057 Primeape Primeape puts its hand in a fist and repeatedly scratches the opponent with its fist.
Ash's Primeape The Punchy Pokémon None
054 Psyduck Psyduck charges at the opponent with its claws extended and scratches them.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ repeatedly scratches the opponent with its claws.
Emily's Maria Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon None
028 Sandslash Sandslash repeatedly slashes the opponent with its claws.
Koji's Sandslash Good Quil Hunting None
158 Totodile Totodile scratches the opponent repeatedly with its claws.
Ash's Totodile The Totodile Duel None
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth hits the opponent with its whole hand.
Norman's Vigoroth There's no Place like Hoenn None
Marcel's Vigoroth The Garden of Eatin' None
302 Sableye Sableye scratches the opponent with its nails.
Cassidy's Sableye Oaknapped None
255 Torchic Torchic jumps up and scratches the opponent repeatedly with its two feet.
Nurse Joy's Torchic Having a Wailord of a Time None
287 Slakoth Slakoth scratches the opponent with its claws.
Marcel's Slakoth The Garden of Eatin' None
A Coordinator's Slakoth Playing the Performance Encore! None
190 Aipom Aipom scratches the opponent with its hands.
Multiple wild Aipom Slaking Kong! None
Dawn's Aipom Slaking Kong! None
461 Weavile Weavile scratches the opponent with its claws.
A wild Weavile Duels of the Jungle! None
390 Chimchar Chimchar scratches the opponent with its fingers, leaving behind white trails of energy.
Ash's Chimchar When Pokémon Worlds Collide! None
570 Zorua The end of one of Zorua's paws glows light blue and it swings the paw at the opponent, releasing a crescent blade of energy.
Zorua (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
515 Panpour The tips of one or both of Panpour's hands glow white and it scratches the opponent one or more times, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Cress's Panpour Triple Leaders, Team Threats! None
610 Axew Axew raises its claws in the air and one of them flashes white. It then scratches the opponent one or more times with both claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Iris's Axew The Bloom Is on Axew! None
335 Zangoose Zangoose's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Weiss's Zangoose Saving Braviary! None

In Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Charmander Scratch PO.png Red Charmeleon Scratch PO.png None.png
Charmander Charmeleon
The foe is hit by the user's sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
004 Charmander Charmander scratches the opponent with its claws.
Red's Charmander File 1 - Red Debut
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon scratches the opponent with its claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Red's Charmeleon File 2 - Cubone None

In the manga

In the Aim to Be a Card Master!! manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Scratch I.png Scratch II.png Scratch III.png Scratch 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 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 利爪 Lìzhuǎ*
搔癢 Sāoyǎng*
Denmark Flag.png Danish Kradse
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Krab
Finland Flag.png Finnish Raapaisu
Raapiminen (AG series)
France Flag.png French Griffe
Germany Flag.png German Kratzer
Greece Flag.png Greek Γρατσουνιά
India Flag.png Hindi पंजा मारो Panja Maaro
खरोच मारो Kharoch Maaro
खुजली का हमला Khujli ka hamla
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cakar
Italy Flag.png Italian Graffio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 할퀴기 Halkwigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Rysa
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Arranhão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Arranhão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Zgârietura
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Grebanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Arañazo
Spain Flag.png Spain Arañazo
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Tırmalama


Variations of the move Pound
Physical PoundScratch
Special Gust



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