Crush Claw (move)

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Crush Claw
ブレイククロー Break Claw
Crush Claw IX.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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • 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, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding.

Effect

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

Crush Claw can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Swords Dance was used in the previous turn.

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.
ColoXD Slices target with sharp claws. May lower Defense.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target's Defense.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0028 Sandslash GroundIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22 1, Evo. 1 1 1
0335 Zangoose NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31BW
22B2W2
22XY
26ORAS
26 26 26
0347 Anorith RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 55 55 55XY
39ORAS
39 32 32
0348 Armaldo RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 67 67 1, 67XY
39ORAS
39 32 32
0529 Drilbur GroundIC Big.png Field Field 24 24
0530 Excadrill GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 24 24
0604 Eelektross ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0627 Rufflet NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48 48
0628 Braviary NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 46 46 46 48 48
0628 Braviary
Braviary
Hisuian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 48
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 1, Evo. Evo.
0772 Type: Null NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25 25
0773 Silvally
Silvally
All forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25 25
1020 Gouging Fire FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0027 Sandshrew GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0027 Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0111 Rhyhorn GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0115 Kangaskhan NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0155 Cyndaquil FireIC Big.png Field Field
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0252 Treecko GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0255 Torchic FireIC Big.png Field Field
0287 Slakoth NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0529 Drilbur GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0621 Druddigon DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster
0744 Rockruff RockIC Big.png Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field Pokéwalker - Icy Mountain Rd.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0244 Entei FireIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Shiny Crown Entei
Shinsegae Entei
Korean Crown Entei
GameStop Entei
Winter 2011 Entei
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Crush Claw inflicts damage and may lower the enemy's Defense by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 14 - 15 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 14 - 15 - 90% - Front Enemy No
BSL 14 - 15 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 13 99 13 50 90% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 13 99 13 30 90% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

GO Normal.png Crush Claw
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power ?
Energy cost ?
Duration 1.9 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 1.7 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power ?
Energy cost ?
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Physical 2 63 75 95% An opponent Has a chance (50%) of lowering the target's Defense by one stat rank. Gladion & Silvally
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a good chance of lowering the target's Defense.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

NormalIC RR.png Crush Claw
★★★★
Attack power 28.00632
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May lower the foe's Defense
Crush Claw Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also lower the target's Defense by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで ぼうぎょを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also lower its Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Defense.


In the anime

Gladion Silvally Crush Claw.png
Silvally
Kendrick Eelektross Crush Claw.png
Eelektross
Gladion Silvally Type Null Crush Claw.png
Type: Null
Nicholai Zangoose Crush Claw.png
Zangoose
The user's claw starts glowing. It then crushes its claw down on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Zangoose Zangoose's claw glows blue-white. It then smashes its claw down onto the opponent; or, Zangoose's claws glow blueish-white with white sparks surrounding them, and it hits the opponent with them.
Nicholai's Zangoose ZigZag Zangoose! Debut
A Black Belt's Zangoose Glory Blaze! None
Eelektross Eelektross's claws glow blue and smashes its claws down onto its opponent; or, a red-crimson aura forms around each of Eelektross's hands, and they turn into a claw like shape. It then strikes the opponent with them.
Kendrick's Eelektross Curtain Up, Unova League! None
A wild Eelektross XYS06 None
Lycanroc Midnight Form Lycanroc's claws glow red, and it smashes them down onto the opponent.
Cross's Lycanroc I Choose You! None
Type: Null Type: Null's claws glow red, and it smashes them down onto the opponent.
Gladion's Silvally A Masked Warning! None
Silvally Silvally's claws glow red, and it smashes them down onto the opponent.
Gladion's Silvally Family Determination! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battle Frontier


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 撕裂爪 Sīliht Jáau *
突擊爪 Dahtgīk Jáau *
Mandarin 撕裂爪 Sīliè Zhuǎ *
突擊爪 Tújí Zhuǎ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pletklauw
Finland Flag.png Finnish Murskatassu
France Flag.png French Éclate GriffeVI+
ÉclategriffeV
EclategriffeIIIIV
Germany Flag.png German Zermalmklaue
Greece Flag.png Greek Νύχια Συντριβής
Italy Flag.png Italian Tritartigli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 브레이크클로 BeureikeukeulloIX+
브레이크크루 BeureikeukeuluIIIVIII
Poland Flag.png Polish Niszczący Pazur
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Garra Esmagadora (GO, BW103-present, manga)
Garra Brutal (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Garra Brutal
Garra Esmagadora
Russia Flag.png Russian Разящий коготь Razyaschyy Kogot
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
Thailand Flag.png Thai กรงเล็บทำลายล้าง
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vuốt Nghiền
Variations of the move Crush Claw
PhysicalIC HOME.png Crush ClawRazor Shell


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