Clanging Scales (move)

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Clanging Scales
スケイルノイズ Scale Noise
Clanging Scales IX.png
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Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  110
Accuracy  100%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Clanging Scales (Japanese: スケイルノイズ Scale Noise) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is one of the signature moves of Kommo-o.

It can be upgraded to the special Z-Move Clangorous Soulblaze by Kommo-o holding Kommonium Z in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

Clanging Scales inflicts damage and reduces the user's Defense by one stage.

Clanging Scales is a sound-based move. Clanging Scales can hit Pokémon even if they are behind a substitute.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Clanging Scales cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUM The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack the opposing Pokémon. The user's Defense stat goes down after the attack.
SwSh The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack opposing Pokémon. The user's Defense stat goes down after the attack.
BDSPLA This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack opposing Pokémon. The user’s Defense stat is lowered after the attack.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0784 Kommo-o DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Rumble Rush

DragonIC RR.png Clanging Scales
★★★★★
Attack power 77.19576
Charge time 0.92 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Lowers the user's Defense
Clanging Scales Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Damage Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Power Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Clanging Scales Special 4 176 211 100% All opponents Lowers the user's Defense by one stat rank. Sygna Suit Cynthia & Kommo-o
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Historymaker Clanging Scales Special Default
6★ EX
250 300 An opponent
All opponents
No additional effect. Sygna Suit Cynthia & Kommo-o

Notes:

  • Clanging Scales:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Lowers the user's Defense.
  • Historymaker Clanging Scales:
    • Description of 6★ EX effect prior to Version 2.18.5 (from March 15, 2022): "Additional Effects: Sync move targets all opponents."

In the anime

Totem Kommo-o Clanging Scales.png
Kommo-o


The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack the opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Kommo-o Kommo-o folds its arms then unfolds them as it lets out a big roar, sending blue shockwaves towards the opponent.
Totem Kommo-o Family Determination! Debut


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鱗片噪音 Lèuhnpín Chouyām
Mandarin 鱗片噪音 / 鳞片噪音 Línpiàn Zàoyīn
France Flag.png French Vibrécaille
Germany Flag.png German Schuppenrasseln
Italy Flag.png Italian Clamorsquame
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스케일노이즈 Seukeilnoijeu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Batida de Escamas
Russia Flag.png Russian Лязгающей Чешуе Lyazgayushchey Cheshuye
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fragor Escamas


Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Historymaker Clanging Scales

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 歴史に名をとどろかす スケイルノイズ Rekishi ni Na o Todorokasu Sukeiru Noizu
Mandarin Chinese 名震歷史之 鱗片噪音 Míng Zhèn Lìshǐ zhī Línpiàn Zàoyīn
France Flag.png French Écrivons l'Histoire ! Vibrécaille !
Germany Flag.png German Schuppenrasseln der Geschichte
Italy Flag.png Italian Clamorsquame di echi passati
South Korea Flag.png Korean 역사에 이름을 떨칠 스케일노이즈 Yeoksa-e Ireumeul Tteolchil Seukeil Noijeu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fragor Escamas de Resonancia Histórica


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