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Scratch VIII.png
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category Physical
Power: 40
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 35, max: 56
Affects: Selected Target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Tough
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Tough
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Tough

Scratch is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Game Description

Games Description
GSC Scratches with sharp claws.
RSE Scratches the foe with sharp claws.
FRLG Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe.
XDCOL Scratches the target with sharp claws.
DPPtHGSS Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the foe to inflict damage.
BWB2W2 Hard, pointed, and sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.
Hard, pointed, sharp claws rake the target to inflict damage.


This is a list of Pokémon that can learn this move by leveling up:

By Leveling Up
No. Pokémon Type 1 Type 2 Level
004 Charmander004.png Fire 1
005 Charmeleon005.png Fire 1
006 Charizard006.png Fire Flying 1
027 Sandshrew027.png Ground 1
028 Sandslash028.png Ground 1
029 Nidoran♀029.png Poison 8
030 Nidorina030.png Poison 8
031 Nidoqueen031.png Poison Ground 8
046 Paras046.png Bug Grass 1
047 Parasect047.png Bug Grass 1
050 Diglett050.png Ground 1
051 Dugtrio051.png Ground 1
052 Meowth052.png Normal 1
053 Persian053.png Normal 1
054 Psyduck054.png Water 1
055 Golduck055.png Water 1
056 Mankey056.png Fighting 1
057 Primeape057.png Fighting 1
140 Kabuto140.png Rock Water 1
141 Kabutops141.png Rock Water 1
653 Fennekin653.png Fire 1
654 Braixen654.png Fire 1
655 Delphox655.png Fire 1


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