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| Iron Fist
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Iron Fist (Japanese: てつのこぶし Iron Fist) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Eleven Pokémon can have this Ability. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Hitmonchan.
Iron Fist causes the Base Power of affected punching moves to increase by 20%.
Outside of battle
Iron Fist has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Iron Fist
- Despite having its power increased by Iron Fist, Meteor Mash cannot be learned by any Pokémon who can naturally have this Ability.
- However, many Pokémon can still use a combination with Iron Fist and Meteor Mash legally by using an Ability-copying technique such as Skill Swap or Trace and using the move either naturally, or through moves such as Metronome, Mimic, and Sketch.
- The power of Sucker Punch is not increased by Iron Fist, since it is originally ふいうち (Surprise Attack) in Japanese.
- Similarly, Meteor Mash is boosted because it is known as コメットパンチ Comet Punch in Japanese. This is not to be confused with the English Comet Punch, which is れんぞくパンチ Consecutive Punch in Japanese.
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