Dire Claw (move)

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Dire Claw
フェイタルクロー Fatal Claw
Dire Claw LA.png
Type  Poison
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 15)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Dire Claw (Japanese: フェイタルクロー Fatal Claw) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It is the signature move of Sneasler.


Dire Claw inflicts damage and has an increased critical hit ratio. It has a 50% or 80% (strong style) chance to either poison the target, paralyze it, or make it drowsy.

Category  Physical
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  60  45  75
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  50%  50%  80%
Turns  3  2  4
Crit. Stage  +1  +1  +2
May inflict the target with poison, paralysis, or drowsiness


Games Description
LA The user lashes out at the target with ruinous claws, aiming to land a critical hit. This may also leave the target poisoned, paralyzed, or drowsy.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
903 Sneasler Sneasler
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field 11LA
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 剋命爪 Hākmihng Jáau
Mandarin 剋命爪 / 克命爪 Kèmìng Zhuǎ
France Flag.png French Griffes Funestes
Germany Flag.png German Unheilsklauen
Italy Flag.png Italian Artigli Fatali
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페이탈클로 Fatal Claw
Spain Flag.png Spanish Garra Nociva

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