Essentials

Metal Claw

Steel physical

Generation 2

Summary

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric ½
  • Fairy 2
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 2
  • Steel ½
  • Water ½

Stats

Power
50; percentile 23.8
Accuracy
95% ≈ 47.5 power
PP
35, up to 56 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
10
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
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 10% chance to raise the user's Attack one stage.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

An attack that may up user's ATTACK.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

A claw attack that may raise the user’s ATTACK.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is attacked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s ATTACK.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s Attack stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The target is raked with steel claws. It may also raise the user’s Attack stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The target is raked with steel claws. This may also raise the user’s Attack stat.

Foreign Names

Italian
Ferrartigli
Spanish
Garra Metal
German
Metallklaue
Czech
Kovový dráp
French
Griffe Acier
Japanese
メタルクロー (metarukuroo)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
A highly appealing move.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Metal Claw.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Power-Up Punch Fighting physical 20 40 100%

Has a 100% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.

Meteor Mash Steel physical 10 90 90%

Has a 20% chance to raise the user's Attack by one stage.

Pokémon

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

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

Gold, Silver Crystal Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
13 Charmander Fire Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
39 52 43 60 50 65 309
13 Charmeleon Fire Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
58 64 58 80 65 80 405
Charizard Fire Flying Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 84 78 109 85 100 534
21 21 21 21 21 Krabby Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
21 21 21 21 21 Kingler Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 55 130 115 50 50 75 475
30 30 26 26 21 21 21 21 21 Scizor Bug Steel Swarm
Technician
Light Metal
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
21 Scizor Mega Scizor Bug Steel Technician ½ male, ½ female Bug 70 150 140 65 100 75 600
65 64 64 42 42 49 22 22 Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
42 42 49 22 22 Weavile Dark Ice Pressure
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
38 38 38 38 38 38 38 Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
13 13 15 15 15 11 11 Aron Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
13 13 15 15 15 11 11 Lairon Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
13 13 15 15 15 11 11 Aggron Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
11 Aggron Mega Aggron Steel Filter ½ male, ½ female Monster 70 140 230 60 80 50 630
25 25 19 19 19 19 19 Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
25 25 19 19 19 19 19 Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
20 20 Metang Steel Psychic Clear Body
Light Metal
genderless Mineral 60 75 100 55 80 50 420
Metagross Steel Psychic Clear Body
Light Metal
genderless Mineral 80 135 130 95 90 70 600
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 Registeel Steel Clear Body
Light Metal
genderless Undiscovered 80 75 150 75 150 50 580
16 16 16 16 16 Prinplup Water Torrent
Defiant
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Field
64 66 68 81 76 50 405
16 16 16 16 16 Empoleon Water Steel Torrent
Defiant
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Field
84 86 88 111 101 60 530
Lucario Fighting Steel Steadfast
Inner Focus
Justified
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Lucario Mega Lucario Fighting Steel Adaptability ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
70 145 88 140 70 112 625
10 6 6 6 6 Dialga Steel Dragon Pressure
Telepathy
genderless Undiscovered 100 120 120 150 100 90 680
15 15 15 Drilbur Ground Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 40 30 45 68 328
15 15 15 Excadrill Ground Steel Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 110 135 60 50 65 88 508
14 14 14 Ferroseed Grass Steel Iron Barbs ½ male, ½ female Grass
Mineral
44 50 91 24 86 10 305
14 14 14 Ferrothorn Grass Steel Iron Barbs
Anticipation
½ male, ½ female Grass
Mineral
74 94 131 54 116 20 489
25 25 25 Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
25 25 25 Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
21 21 21 Durant Bug Steel Swarm
Hustle
Truant
½ male, ½ female Bug 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
13 13 13 Cobalion Steel Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
Genesect Bug Steel Download genderless Undiscovered 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Gold, Silver Crystal Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
• • • • • Charmander Fire Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
39 52 43 60 50 65 309
• • • • • • • • Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
• • • • • Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
• • • • • Totodile Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 65 64 44 48 43 314
• • • • • • • • • Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
• • • • • • • • Teddiursa Normal Pickup
Quick Feet
Honey Gather
½ male, ½ female Field 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
• • • • • Zangoose Normal Immunity
Toxic Boost
½ male, ½ female Field 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
• • • • • Corphish Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
43 80 65 50 35 35 308
• • • • • Gible Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
58 70 45 40 45 42 300
• • • Druddigon Dragon Rough Skin
Sheer Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
77 120 90 60 90 48 485

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