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Tough Claws (Japanese: かたいツメ Tough Claws) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI.
Tough Claws boosts the power of the Pokémon's contact moves by approximately 30% (more precisely, a factor of 5325/4096).
The table below lists the moves affected by Tough Claws, as well as the Pokémon that can have Tough Claws and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Tough Claws. They may, however, be used after a Pokémon with Tough Claws learned the move via Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Tough Claws by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.
Outside of battle
Tough Claws has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Tough Claws
In other games
Tough Claws boosts the power of contact moves by 20%.
||Contact moves such as Take Down and Scratch become more powerful!
||Contact moves, such as Take Down and Scratch, become more powerful.
In the manga
- X's Charizard, Salamè, was revealed to have Tough Claws as his Ability when Mega Evolved into Mega Charizard X in the PokéSPedia data-book.
In other languages