|Quick Claw Locations
|National Park. Get it from the woman sitting on a bench with her Pokémon in the park’s southeastern corner.
|Ice Path (B1F, B2F) from 6 PM to 4 AM. Held by 2% of wild Sneasel.
You can get an early Quick Claw from a woman sitting on a bench with her Pokémon in the southeastern corner of the National Park. The National Park is north of Goldenrod City so you can head there immediately after you get your 2nd gym badge.
Alternatively, you can get more Quick Claws as held items on roughly 2% of wild Sneasel. You’ll find Sneasel in the Ice Path’s first and second basements (B1F, B2F) at night (6 PM to 4 AM).
Getting Quick Claws
Method #1: Lady at the National Park
Enter the National Park through the gate on Route 35, north of Goldenrod City. It’s the building with a police officer nearby.
Turn right shortly after entering the National Park.
Keep going right and above the flower garden. You’ll soon come across a green-clad woman sitting on a bench with a Pokémon (Persian).
Talk to her to get the Quick Claw.
Method #2: Held Item on Wild Sneasel
The only place to catch Sneasel in Pokémon Crystal is the Ice Path during the night (6 PM to 4 AM).
You’ll find the Ice Path east of Mahogany Town and north of Blackthorn City. We’ll guide you there from Blackthorn City.
Start by heading northeast of the Pokémon Center in Blackthorn City.
Keep heading northeast until you pass a house and a signpost, then continue northward.
This leads directly to the Ice Path cave entrance.
You won’t find any Sneasel on the first level. Instead, you need to find a ladder leading to the basement. Luckily, there’s one just ahead.
Go north into the ice sheet, then slide left and north again to exit the ice again.
You’ll see a ladder that leads to the first basement (B1F).
Sneasel has a 1% encounter rate on this floor, which isn’t encouraging. If you want to find Sneasel more efficiently, we must descend one more floor.
Follow the road south of the ladder as it turns right.
You’ll find a sheet of slippery ice a few paces to the right. Go RIGHT, UP, RIGHT, UP on the ice to reach the platform above.
There’s a ladder leading further into the Ice Path to the left. Use it to reach B2F.
Sneasel has a 5% encounter rate on the second basement of the Ice Path. That means you should find one within your first 20 battles, probably earlier.
Once you find a Sneasel, use Thief to check for a Quick Claw. Alternatively, catch the Sneasel and check its held item slot manually.
Note: Only 2% of Sneasel carry the item, so don’t get discouraged if the first few Sneasel are empty. You’ll find a Quick Claw eventually.
Quick Claw Uses
The Quick Claw is a held item that increases the chances of your Pokémon moving first in battle by around 23%.
It only works if your Pokémon’s move is in the same priority range as your opponent’s.
|Detect, Endure, Protect
|ExtremeSpeed, Mach Punch, Quick Attack
|Counter, Mirror Coat, Roar, Whirlwind, Vital Throw
Example: Quick Attack will always go first vs. Tackle, but the Quick Claw can make Mach Punch 23% more likely to go before Quick Attack.