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Shadow Claw (Japanese: シャドークロー Shadow Claw) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV. It has been TM65 since Generation IV.
Shadow Claw deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.
Shadow Claw can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.
|| The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
| The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.
| Egg Move
|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
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Shadow Claw is a move with 13 power, 88% accuracy and 10PP. The user attacks enemy in front. The move has an increased critical hit raito.
- Gyms & Raids
- July 30, 2016
- Power: 16 → 11
- Energy boost: 7 → 8
- February 16, 2017
- Power: 11 → 12
- Energy boost: 8 → 6
- Duration: 0.95 → 1.2 seconds
- Damage window: 0.75 - 0.95 → 0.25 - 0.5 seconds
- February 21, 2017
- Power: 12 → 9
- Duration: 1.2 → 0.7 seconds
- Trainer Battles
|| Inflicts damage on the target. It has a high critical-hit rate.
|| てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
| It damages an enemy. It has a high critical-hit rate.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- Shadow Claw is the only Ghost-type Cute move.
- Shadow Claw is the only TM move that returned in Generation VIII as the same number it previously was.
In other languages