Metal Claw (move)

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Metal Claw
メタルクロー Metal Claw
Metal Claw IX.png
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Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  50
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 II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Metal Claw (Japanese: メタルクロー Metal Claw) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation II. It is TM031 in Generation IX.

Effect

Metal Claw deals damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage.

Metal Claw can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Metal Sound was used in the previous turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Strikes the target with sharp claws. Has a one-in-ten shot at raising the user's Attack.
GSC An attack that may up user's Attack.
RSEColo.XD A claw attack that may raise the user's Attack.
FRLG The foe is attacked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack stat.
BWB2W2 The target is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user's Attack stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The target is raked with steel claws. This may also raise the user's Attack stat.
SV The target is raked with steel claws. This may also boost the user's Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 13FRLG
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 13FRLG
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1, 13FRLG
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 14 18SwSh
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1SwSh
050 Diglett Diglett
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1SwSh 1
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1SwSh 1
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field 16SwSh 16
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 21 21 21 21 8
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 1FRLG 21 21 21 21 1
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 30 26 21 21 21 21 12 12
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 65C 64 42 49BW
22B2W2
22 22 18 18
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Hisuian Form
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field 18
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 9ORAS 9 12
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38XY
21ORAS
21 25
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
304 Aron Aron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 4
305 Lairon Lairon
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 1
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster 13 15 15BW
11B2W2
11XY
10ORAS
10 1
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 12
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 25 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17 12
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 25 19 19 19XY
17ORAS
17 12
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1,20 1, 20 1, 20 1, 20 1 1
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
394 Prinplup Prinplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 16 16 16 1, Evo. 1, Evo.BDSP
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 16 16 16 1 1BDSP
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8 8
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 42 49BW
22B2W2
22 22 18 18
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 10DPPt
6HGSS
6 6 6 1 1
485 Heatran Heatran
FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6 6
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 15 15 15 16SwSh
530 Excadrill Excadrill
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 15 15 15 16SwSh
569 Garbodor Garbodor
PoisonIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1SwSh
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 14 14 14 5SwSh
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 14 14 14 1SwSh
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 1SwSh
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster 15SwSh
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 10SwSh 10
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 1SwSh 1
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 21 21 11 8SwSh
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 13 13 1 7SwSh
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 14SwSh
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1SwSh
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1SwSh
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dusk Mane
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1SwSh
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dawn Wings
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1SwSh
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field 16SwSh 16
884 Duraludon Duraludon
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Mineral Dragon 1SwSh
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
903 Sneasler Sneasler
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field 18
Klawf Klawf
RockIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 17
Tinkatink Tinkatink
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 8
Tinkatuff Tinkatuff
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 8
Tinkaton Tinkaton
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 8
Kingambit Kingambit
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
IX
TM031
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
050 Diglett Diglett
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Hisuian Form
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
444 Gabite Gabite
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
485 Heatran Heatran
FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
IceIC Big.png Field Field
614 Beartic Beartic
IceIC Big.png Field Field
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
628 Braviary Braviary
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
Hisuian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
775 Komala Komala
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
823 Corviknight Corviknight
FlyingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Flying Flying
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
892 Urshifu Urshifu
Single Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
901 Ursaluna Ursaluna
GroundIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
903 Sneasler Sneasler
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
Pawmi Pawmi
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
Pawmo Pawmo
ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
Pawmot Pawmot
ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
Klawf Klawf
RockIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
Roaring Moon Roaring Moon
DragonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Iron Thorns Iron Thorns
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Tinkatink Tinkatink
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
Tinkatuff Tinkatuff
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
Tinkaton Tinkaton
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
Kingambit Kingambit
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field C
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass BDSP
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 BDSP
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field C BDSP
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster
767 Wimpod Wimpod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Island Scan - Seaward CaveSM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 New York Pokémon Center
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Metal Claw is a move with 10 base power, 90% accuracy, and 15 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user, and might possibly raise user's Attack by one stage.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 31
Accuracy: 95%
Effect: Has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack.
Users: Aron
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 1 21 25 95% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of raising the user's Attack by one stat rank. Molayne & Dugtrio*
Hop & Zamazenta*
Scottie/Bettie & Solgaleo (Direct link)

Past description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of raising the user's Attack.

Pokémon GO

GO Steel.png Metal Claw
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 7
Duration 0.7 seconds
Damage window 0.43 - 0.63 seconds
Metal Claw GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 6
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
Sandshrew (Alolan Form)Sandslash (Alolan Form)SandslashDiglett (Alolan Form)Dugtrio (Alolan Form)Meowth (Galarian Form)KinglerUrsaringNinjaskAronLaironMetangRegisteelPrinplupEmpoleonDialgaExcadrillFerroseedFerrothornStunfisk (Galarian Form)BisharpDurantCobalionGenesectGenesect (Shock Drive)Genesect (Burn Drive)Genesect (Chill Drive)Genesect (Douse Drive)GolisopodPerrserkerZacianZamazenta
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 12 → 8
  • February 16, 2017
    • Duration: 0.63 → 1.13 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Duration: 1.13 → 0.7 seconds

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Metal Claw is Duraludon's second move. The user sends sharp claws forward; dealing damage to enemies hit and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. After this move is used, the user's next basic attack becomes a boosted attack. After reaching level 7, this move is replaced by either Dragon Tail or Stealth Rock.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also boost the user's Attack by one level.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also boost the user's Attack 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 じぶんの こうげきを 1だんかいあげる
Conq. Scratch the enemy with steel claws. It may also increase the user's Attack.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Attack. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Attack. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.


In the anime

Main series

Raihan Duraludon Metal Claw.png Alolan Sandshrew Metal Claw.png Mable Weavile Metal Claw.png Gary Scizor Metal Claw.png
Duraludon Alolan Sandshrew Weavile Scizor
The target is raked with steel claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Scizor Scizor Scizor's claws become surrounded in a silver aura and it grabs onto the opponent; or, one of Scizor's claws glow white and then it punches the opponent with it; or, Scizor jumps at the opponent and crosses its pincers. Both pincers become surrounded by a gray aura and gray static appears around them. When Scizor reaches the opponent, it brings its claws forward and slams them together in front of it, creating a large gray energy ball that shoots lightning bolts at the opponent; or, both of Scizor's claws glow white and it slams both of them into the opponent at once.
Shingo's Blade Wired for Battle! Debut
Gary's Scizor Can't Beat the Heat! None
A Trainer's Scizor Vanity Affair None
Katie's Scizor A Judgment Brawl None
Minnie's Scizor Gymbaliar! None
A student's rental Scizor Camping it Up! None
McCann's Scizor Mastering Current Events! None
Goone's Scizor Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
Goh's Scizor Leaping Toward the Dream! None
Sneasel Sneasel Sneasel's claw glows white and then it slashes the opponent.
Harrison's Sneasel Playing with Fire! None
Lairon Lairon Lairon's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Savannah's Lairon A Fan with a Plan None
Armaldo Armaldo The black parts of Armaldo's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them; or, Armaldo's claws glow light blue and white and it slashes the opponent with them.
A wild Armaldo Where's Armaldo? None
Team Rocket's Armaldo Sobbing Sobble! None
Aggron Aggron Aggron's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Johnny's Aggron Shocks and Bonds None
Paul's Aggron Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None
Charmander Charmander The tips on one of Charmander's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Charmander of Team Go-Getters Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate None
Registeel Registeel Registeel's fingers glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None
Prinplup Prinplup The light blue parts of Prinplup's flippers glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Kenny's Prinplup Getting the Pre-Contest Titters! None
Metang Metang Metang's forearm becomes surrounded by a white aura and light blue sparks surround it. It then hits the opponent with its arm; or, its claws glow a silver and white color and then the glow grows to form a bigger claw shape of silver and white energy around both claws and then it attacks the opponent with its claw; or, one of Metang's claws becomes surrounded in a claw-shaped silver aura and it attacks the opponent with it; or, Metang attacks the opponent with one of its arms.
Head engineer's Metang Bibarel Gnaws Best! None
Alain's Metang The Synchronicity Test! None
The Ultra Guardians' Metang Sparking Confusion! None
Lucario Lucario The spikes on the top of Lucario's paws glow white and they grow, transforming into three claws. Lucario then slashes the opponent with them.
Maylene's Lucario Crossing the Battle Line! None
Weavile Weavile Weavile's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them; or, Weavile's claws glow a silver and white color and then the glow grows to form a bigger claw shape of silver and white energy around both claws and then it attacks the opponent with its claws.
Paul's Weavile Pedal to the Mettle! None
Kagetomo's Weavile A Festival of Decisions! None
Mable's Weavile An Explosive Operation! None
Metagross Metagross Metagross crosses its two front arms above its head and light blue sparks run up its arms for a moment. Metagross then slams into the opponent with its arms crossed.
A wild Metagross Regaining a Home Advantage! None
Alain's Metagross Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
Empoleon Empoleon The blue parts on the rims of Empoleon's wings glow white or white and light blue and Empoleon slashes the opponent with one or both of them.
Barry's Empoleon Fighting Ire with Fire! None
Kenny's Empoleon Last Call - First Round! None
Professor Kukui's Empoleon A Full Battle Bounty! None
Excadrill Excadrill Both of Excadrill's claws flash white and then turn into iron. It then repeatedly slashes the opponent with both of its claws.
Iris's Excadrill Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
Drilbur Drilbur Drilbur pulls back one of its claws and it starts to shine white. When the glow fades, its claw turns into iron. Drilbur then slashes the opponent with its claw. Sometimes, when it slashes the opponent, it leaves behind a white trail of energy where it slashed.
Iris's Drilbur Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster! None
Rocko's Drilbur A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
Pawniard Pawniard Pawniard crosses its arms over its chest and the two white claws at the end of its arms turn into silver metal, starting from the base to the tip. It then slashes the opponent in an 'X'-like fashion; or, Pawniard's claws flash white for a moment, and then turn into iron. Pawniard then spins around and slashes the opponent with one of its claws.
Georgia's Pawniard Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia! None
Genesect Genesect Genesect's claws glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
Chill Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
Shock Drive Genesect Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
Ferrothorn Ferrothorn The spikes on Ferrothorn's feelers turn into iron and it slashes the opponent with them.
Cameron's Ferrothorn Curtain Up, Unova League! None
Sandshrew Sandshrew The claws on Alolan Sandshrew's hands turn light blue and grow longer. It then slashes the opponent with them.
A wild Sandshrew Not Caving Under Pressure! None
Necrozma Necrozma Parts of Necrozma's claws or one of its arms turns light blue and it then slashes the arm, sending two light blue crescent-shaped slashes of aura at the opponent.
Necrozma (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
Necrozma Necrozma The claws on one of Dusk Mane Necrozma's paws glows light blue. It then slashes the paw, sending two light blue blades of energy at the opponent.
Necrozma (anime) The Prism Between Light and Darkness! None
Skarmory Skarmory Skarmory's claws glow white and it strikes the opponent with them.
A Trainer's Skarmory Battle Royal 151! None
Duraludon Duraludon One of Duraludon's arms glows white and it strikes the opponent with it.
Raihan's Duraludon Toughing It Out! None
Kingler Kingler Kingler's pincers glow white and light blue and it strikes the opponent with one of them.
Team Rocket's Kingler The Cuteness Quotient! None


Pokémon Evolutions

None.png Barry Empoleon Metal Claw Evolutions.png None.png None.png
Empoleon
The target is raked with steel claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Empoleon Empoleon Empoleon slashes the opponent with the rims of its wings.
Barry's Empoleon The Rival Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 金屬爪 Gāmsuhk Jáau *
合金爪 Hahpgām Jáau *
Mandarin 金屬爪 / 金属爪 Jīnshǔ Zhuǎ *
合金爪 Héjīn Zhuǎ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Metalen klauw
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rautanäppi (EP140)
Rautakoura/Rautakynsi (OS)
Rautakynsi/Teräskynsi (AG series)
France Flag.png French Griffe Acier
Germany Flag.png German Metallklaue
Greece Flag.png Greek Μεταλλόνυχες
India Flag.png Hindi धातु का पूंजा Dhatu Ka Punja
लोहे का पूंजा Lohay Ka Punja
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cakar Besi
Kuku Besi
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferrartigli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메탈클로 MetalkeulloIX+
메탈크로우 MetalkeurouII, IVVIII
Poland Flag.png Polish Metalowy Pazur*
Żelazny Uścisk*
Żelazne Kleszcze*
Żelazny Chwyt*
Żelazny Cios*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Garra de Metal
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Garra Metálica
Romania Flag.png Romanian Gheara de Metal
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Metalna kandža
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Garra de Metal
Pinzas Metálicas (EP140)
Pinzas (EP270)
Pinzas de Metal (EP271)
Spain Flag.png Spain Garra MetalIII+
Garra-MetalII
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Metallklo
Thailand Flag.png Thai เมทัลคลอว์
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Metal Pençe
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Móng Vuốt Sắc
Móng Vuốt Sắt



Generation IX TMs
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019020021022023024025026027028029
030031032033034035036037038039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057058
059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076077078079080081082083084085086087
088089090091092093094095096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116
117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138139140141142143144145
146147148149150151152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171


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