Essentials

Scratch

Normal physical

Generation 1

Summary

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

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
40; percentile 15.8
Accuracy
100%
PP
35, up to 56 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
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.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Scratches with sharp claws.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Scratches the foe with sharp claws.

FireRed, LeafGreen

Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe to inflict damage.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.

Generation 6
X, Y

Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ひっかく (hikkaku)
Korean
할퀴기
French
Griffe
German
Kratzer
Spanish
Arañazo
Italian
Graffio
Czech
Škrábnutí

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Tough
Appeal
♡♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
A highly appealing move.
Use after
Use before

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Tough
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 Scratch.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Pound Normal physical 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Mega Punch Normal physical 20 80 85%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Vice Grip Normal physical 30 55 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Wing Attack Flying physical 35 60 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Slam Normal physical 20 80 75%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Vine Whip Grass physical 25 45 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Mega Kick Normal physical 5 120 75%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Horn Attack Normal physical 25 65 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Tackle Normal physical 35 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Water Gun Water special 25 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Hydro Pump Water special 5 110 80%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Peck Flying physical 35 35 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Drill Peck Flying physical 20 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Rock Throw Rock physical 15 50 90%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Egg Bomb Normal physical 10 100 75%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Megahorn Bug physical 10 120 85%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Power Whip Grass physical 10 120 85%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Hyper Voice Normal special 10 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Dragon Claw Dragon physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Aqua Tail Water physical 10 90 90%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Seed Bomb Grass physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Dragon Pulse Dragon special 10 85 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Power Gem Rock special 20 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Petal Blizzard Grass physical 15 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Fairy Wind Fairy special 30 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Boomburst Normal special 10 140 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Dazzling Gleam Fairy special 10 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Land's Wrath Ground physical 10 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Shadow Blitz Shadow physical 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Shadow Break Shadow physical 75 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Shadow Rave Shadow special 70 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Shadow Storm Shadow special 95 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Shadow Wave Shadow special 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Pokémon

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

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

Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 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.
Charmander Fire Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
39 52 43 60 50 65 309
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
Mega Charizard X Mega Charizard X Fire Dragon Tough Claws ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 130 111 130 85 100 634
Mega Charizard Y Mega Charizard Y Fire Flying Drought ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 104 78 159 115 100 634
Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
Sandslash Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
8 8 Nidoran♀ Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Monster
Field
55 47 52 40 40 41 275
8 Nidorina Poison Poison Point
Rivalry
Hustle
always female Undiscovered 70 62 67 55 55 56 365
Nidoqueen Poison Ground Poison Point
Rivalry
Sheer Force
always female Undiscovered 90 92 87 75 85 76 505
Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Diglett Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
Dugtrio Ground Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Field 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Meowth Normal Pickup
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Persian Normal Limber
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Psyduck Water Damp
Cloud Nine
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
50 52 48 65 50 55 320
Golduck Water Damp
Cloud Nine
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
80 82 78 95 80 85 500
Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Primeape Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Totodile Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 65 64 44 48 43 314
Croconaw Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
65 80 80 59 63 58 405
Feraligatr Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
85 105 100 79 83 78 530
Sentret Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Field 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
Furret Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Field 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal Technician
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Weavile Dark Ice Pressure
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
Teddiursa Normal Pickup
Quick Feet
Honey Gather
½ male, ½ female Field 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
Ursaring Normal Guts
Quick Feet
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Torchic Fire Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Combusken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Blaziken Fire Fighting Blaze
Speed Boost
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Mega Blaziken Mega Blaziken Fire Fighting Speed Boost ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 80 160 80 130 80 100 630
Slakoth Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Vigoroth Normal Vital Spirit ½ male, ½ female Field 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Slaking Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Shedinja Bug Ghost Wonder Guard genderless Mineral 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Zangoose Normal Immunity
Toxic Boost
½ male, ½ female Field 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Kecleon Normal Color Change
Protean
½ male, ½ female Field 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Mega Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565
Chimchar Fire Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Monferno Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
64 78 52 78 52 81 405
Infernape Fire Fighting Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
76 104 71 104 71 108 534
5 5 5 Glameow Normal Limber
Own Tempo
Keen Eye
¼ male, ¾ female Field 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
Purugly Normal Thick Fat
Own Tempo
Defiant
¼ male, ¾ female Field 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
Stunky Poison Dark Stench
Aftermath
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Field 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Skuntank Poison Dark Stench
Aftermath
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Field 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
Purrloin Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Liepard Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Pansage Grass Gluttony
Overgrow
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansear Fire Gluttony
Blaze
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Panpour Water Gluttony
Torrent
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Drilbur Ground Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 40 30 45 68 328
Excadrill Ground Steel Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 110 135 60 50 65 88 508
Zorua Dark Illusion ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 40 65 40 80 40 65 330
Zoroark Dark Illusion ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
Axew Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
46 87 60 30 40 57 320
Fraxure Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
66 117 70 40 50 67 410
Haxorus Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
76 147 90 60 70 97 540
Druddigon Dragon Rough Skin
Sheer Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
77 120 90 60 90 48 485
Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Fennekin Fire Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 40 45 40 62 60 60 307
Braixen Fire Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 59 59 58 90 70 73 409
Delphox Fire Psychic Blaze
Magician
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 75 69 72 114 100 104 534
Espurr Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Field 62 48 54 63 60 68 355
Male Meowstic Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 74 48 76 83 81 104 466
Female Meowstic Female Meowstic Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Competitive
½ male, ½ female Field 74 48 76 83 81 104 466
Binacle Rock Water Tough Claws
Sniper
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 42 52 67 39 56 50 306
Barbaracle Rock Water Tough Claws
Sniper
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 72 105 115 54 86 68 500

80 Pokémon

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