Essentials

Crush Claw

Normal physical

Generation 3

Summary

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
75; percentile 53.5
Accuracy
95% ≈ 71.2 power
PP
10, up to 16 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
50
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Tears at the foe with sharp claws. May lower DEFENSE.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is attacked with sharp claws. It may also lower the foe’s DEFENSE.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user slashes the foe with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target’s Defense.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. It may also lower the target’s Defense.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user slashes the target with hard and sharp claws. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ブレイククロー (bureikukuroo)
Korean
브레이크크루
French
Éclate Griffe
German
Zermalmklaue
Spanish
Garra Brutal
Italian
Tritartigli
Czech
Drtivá tlapa

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
Jam
♥♥♥♥
Flavor text
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡♡
Flavor text
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Crush Claw.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Iron Tail Steel physical 15 100 75%

Has a 30% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Razor Shell Water physical 10 75 95%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Crunch Dark physical 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

Pokémon

Normal Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Crush Claw's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
22 22 22 22 Sandslash Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
31 31 31 22 22 Zangoose Normal Immunity
Toxic Boost
½ male, ½ female Field 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
55 55 55 55 Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
67 67 67 Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Eelektross Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
46 46 46 Rufflet Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Hustle
always male Flying 70 83 50 37 50 60 350
46 46 46 Braviary Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant
always male Flying 100 123 75 57 75 80 510
Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
• • • • • Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
80 85 95 30 30 25 345
• • • • • Kangaskhan Normal Early Bird
Scrappy
Inner Focus
always female Monster 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
• Mega Kangaskhan Mega Kangaskhan Normal Parental Bond always female Monster 105 125 100 60 100 100 590
• • • • • Cyndaquil Fire Blaze
Flash Fire
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
• • • • • Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
• • • • • Treecko Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
40 45 35 65 55 70 310
• • • • Torchic Fire Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
• • • • • Slakoth Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
• • • Drilbur Ground Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 40 30 45 68 328
• • • Druddigon Dragon Rough Skin
Sheer Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
77 120 90 60 90 48 485

18 Pokémon

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