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Tough Claws (Ability)

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Tough Claws かたいツメ
Tough Claws
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Generation VI
Powers up moves that make direct contact.
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Tough Claws (Japanese: かたいツメ Tough Claws) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. Five Pokémon can have this Ability, three of which are Mega Evolutions.


In battle

Tough Claws boosts the power of contact moves by 33%.

Outside of battle

Tough Claws has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Tough Claws

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Charizard Charizard
Mega Charizard X
Fire Dragon Tough Claws None None
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Mega Aerodactyl
Rock Flying Tough Claws None None
Metagross Metagross
Mega Metagross
Steel Psychic Tough Claws None None
Binacle Binacle Rock Water Sniper Tough Claws Pickpocket
Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water Sniper Tough Claws Pickpocket
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Griffe Dure
Germany Flag.png German Krallenwucht
Italy Flag.png Italian Unghiedure
South Korea Flag.png Korean 단단한 발톱 Dandanhan Baltop
Spain Flag.png Spanish Garra Dura

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