Scratch (move)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
Scratch
ひっかく Scratch
Scratch VIII.png
[[File:|300pxpx|center]]
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Scratch (Japanese: ひっかく Scratch) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Scratch inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Scratch can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Fury Swipes and Slash to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Leer was used in the previous turn.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A Normal-type attack. Sharp claws are used to inflict damage on the target.
GSC Scratches with sharp claws.
RSE Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
FRLG Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe.
Colo.XD Scratches the target with sharp claws.
DPPtHGSSPBR Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe to inflict damage.
BWB2W2 Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1SwSh
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1PE 1SwSh
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field 8 8 1 1 1 1 1 5
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, 8 8 1 1 1 1 1 1
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1, 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
050 Diglett Diglett
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1PE
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1PE
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
052 Meowth Meowth
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 8
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field 8
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
053 Persian Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 1
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
256 Combusken Combusken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
257 Blaziken Blaziken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
391 Monferno Monferno
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
392 Infernape Infernape
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 5 5 5 5 5BDSP
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5BDSP
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
435 Skuntank Skuntank
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1SwSh
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1SwSh
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
513 Pansear Pansear
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 4SwSh
530 Excadrill Excadrill
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1SwSh
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1SwSh
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1SwSh
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1SwSh
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1SwSh
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1SwSh
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster 1 1 1 1SwSh
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1SwSh
653 Fennekin Fennekin
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1
654 Braixen Braixen
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1
655 Delphox Delphox
FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1SwSh
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1SwSh
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1SwSh
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1SwSh
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1SwSh
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1SwSh
726 Torracat Torracat
FireIC Big.png Field Field 1 1SwSh
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1SwSh
757 Salandit Salandit
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1SwSh
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1SwSh
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1SwSh
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1SwSh
810 Grookey Grookey
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 1SwSh
811 Thwackey Thwackey
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 1SwSh
812 Rillaboom Rillaboom
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 1SwSh
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh
893 Zarude Zarude
DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
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, Scratch is a move with 8 base power, 90% accuracy and 22PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's power has been changed to 6 and its PP to 28.

Pokémon GO

GO Normal.png Scratch
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 4
Duration 0.5 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.5 seconds
Scratch GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 2
Turns 1
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
CharmanderSandshrewParasDiglettMeowthMeowth (Alolan Form)Meowth (Galarian Form)PersianPersian (Alolan Form)MankeyKabutoTotodileCroconawSentretAipomTeddiursaTorchicVigorothNincadaAnorithChimcharAmbipomGlameowPuruglyStunkyPurrloinPansagePansearPanpourDrilburZoruaAxewPawniardFennekinBraixenDelphoxEspurrBinacleLitten
By Elite Fast TM
Charmeleon
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 10 → 6
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 6 → 12
    • Duration: 0.5 → 1 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 6
    • Energy boost: 7 → 4
    • Duration: 1 → 0.5 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

Ash Primeape Scratch.png Ash Chimchar Scratch.png Cress Panpour Scratch.png Tupp Salandit Scratch.png
Primeape Chimchar Panpour Salandit
The foe is hit by the user's sharp claws
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Meowth Meowth Meowth scratches the opponent with its claws. Sometimes when it uses this move, its claws glow white and leave behind white trails of energy.
Meowth of Team Rocket Challenge of the Samurai Debut
Primeape Primeape Primeape puts its hand in a fist and repeatedly scratches the opponent with its fist.
Ash's Primeape The Punchy Pokémon None
Psyduck Psyduck Psyduck charges at the opponent with its claws extended and scratches them.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ repeatedly scratches the opponent with her claws.
Emily's Maria Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon None
Sandslash Sandslash Sandslash repeatedly slashes the opponent with its claws.
Koji's Sandslash Good Quil Hunting None
Totodile Totodile Totodile scratches the opponent repeatedly with its claws.
Ash's Totodile The Totodile Duel None
Vigoroth Vigoroth Vigoroth hits the opponent with its whole hand.
Norman's Vigoroth There's no Place like Hoenn None
Marcel's Vigoroth The Garden of Eatin' None
Sableye Sableye Sableye scratches the opponent with its nails.
Cassidy's Sableye Oaknapped! None
Torchic Torchic Torchic jumps up and scratches the opponent repeatedly with its two feet.
Nurse Joy's Torchic Having a Wailord of a Time None
Slakoth Slakoth Slakoth scratches the opponent with its claws.
Marcel's Slakoth The Garden of Eatin' None
A Coordinator's Slakoth Playing the Performance Encore! None
Aipom Aipom Aipom scratches the opponent with its hands.
Multiple wild Aipom Slaking Kong! None
Ash's Aipom Slaking Kong! None
Weavile Weavile Weavile scratches the opponent with its claws.
A wild Weavile Duels of the Jungle! None
Chimchar Chimchar Chimchar scratches the opponent with its fingers, leaving behind white trails of energy.
Ash's Chimchar When Pokémon Worlds Collide! None
Zorua Zorua The end of one of Zorua's paws glows light blue and it swings the paw at the opponent, releasing a crescent blade of energy.
Zorua (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
Panpour Panpour The tips of one or both of Panpour's hands glow white and it scratches the opponent one or more times, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Cress's Panpour Triple Leaders, Team Threats! None
Axew Axew Axew raises its claws in the air and one of them flashes white. It then scratches the opponent one or more times with both claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Iris's Axew The Bloom Is on Axew! None
Zangoose Zangoose Zangoose's claws glow white and it slashes the opponent with them.
Weiss's Zangoose Saving Braviary! None
Meowstic Meowstic Meowstic extends the claws on one of its paws, or the claws on one of Meowstic's hands glow white. It then scratches the opponent.
Astrid's Meowstic Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
Heath's Meowstic Splitting Heirs! None
Blake's Meowstic Splitting Heirs! None
Fennekin Fennekin Fennekin scratches the opponent with one of its front paws, leaving a white trail of energy. Sometimes, it extends the claws.
Mirror Serena's Fennekin The Cave of Mirrors! None
Serena's Fennekin Forging Forest Friendships! None
Sneasel Sneasel Sneasel raises its claws in the air and one of them flashes white. It then scratches the opponent one or more times with both claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
A Performer's Sneasel Performing with Fiery Charm! None
Braixen Braixen Braixen scratches the opponent with one of its front paws, leaving a white trail of energy.
Serena's Braixen Over the Mountain of Snow! None
Manectric Manectric One of the claws on one of Manectric's front paws glows white and it then charges towards the opponent to scratch the opponent with the same set of claws
Celosia's Manectric Meeting at Terminus Cave! Japanese version only
Manectric cannot legally learn Scratch.
Litten Litten Litten scratches the opponent once or multiple times with one of its front paws, leaving a white trail of energy.
Ash's Litten Alolan Open House! None
Professor Kukui's Litten A Timeless Encounter! None
Meowth Meowth Alolan Meowth scratches the opponent with one of its claws.
Matori's Meowth Acting True to Form! None
Nanu's Meowth Tough Guy Trials! None
Torracat Torracat The claws on one of Torracat's paws extend and turn white, before it scratches the opponent with them.
Ash's Torracat Love at First Twirl! None
Salandit Salandit Salandit's claws glow white and it scratches the opponent with them.
Tupp's Salandit Real Life...Inquire Within! None


Pokémon Origins

None.png Red Charmander Scratch PO.png Red Charmeleon Scratch PO.png None.png
Charmander Charmeleon
The foe is hit by the user's sharp claws.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Charmander Charmander Charmander scratches the opponent with its claws.
Red's Charmander File 1: Red Debut
Charmeleon Charmeleon Charmeleon scratches the opponent with its claws, leaving behind a white trail of energy.
Red's Charmeleon File 2: Cubone None


In the manga

Aim to Be a Card Master!!


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Jáau *
利爪 Leihjáau *
抓癢 Jáauyéuhng *
挍痕 Ngāauhàhn *
Sōu *
搶攻 Chéunggūng *
Mandarin Zhuā *
利爪 Lìzhuǎ *
搔癢 Sāoyǎng *
爪子攻擊 Zhuǎzi Gōngjí *
Sāo *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Škrábavý útok
Denmark Flag.png Danish Kradse
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Krab
Finland Flag.png Finnish Raapaisu
Raapiminen (AG series)
France Flag.png French Griffe
Germany Flag.png German Kratzer
Greece Flag.png Greek Γρατσουνιά Gratsouniá
India Flag.png Hindi पंजा मारो Panja Maaro
खरोच मारो Kharoch Maaro
खुजली का हमला Khujli ka hamla
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Cakar
Italy Flag.png Italian Graffio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 할퀴기 Halkwigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Rysa*
Drapanie*
Atak Pazurami*
Drapiący Atak*
Ściskający Atak*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Arranhão (games, anime, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Arranhar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Arranhadela
Romania Flag.png Romanian Zgârietura
Russia Flag.png Russian Царапина Tsarapina
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Grebanje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Rasguño (EP029-DP)
Arañazo (BW005-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Arañazo
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Klösattack*
Rivattack*
Thailand Flag.png Thai ข่วน
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Tırmalama
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cào



Variations of the move Gust
PhysicalIC.png PoundScratchTackleLeafageBranch Poke
SpecialIC.png GustFairy Wind



Project Moves and Abilities logo.png This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.