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Sheer Force raises the base power of all attacking moves that have a secondary effect by 30%, but the secondary effects are ignored.
 
Sheer Force raises the base power of all attacking moves that have a secondary effect by 30%, but the secondary effects are ignored.
   
Sheer Force does not negate primary effects such as [[recoil]], stat penalty for the user, increased critical hit rate, moves that never miss, moves that change power, two-turn moves, etc. Sheer Force will, however, negate all secondary effects, such as reducing a foe's stat, increasing the user's stat, or causing a status condition. Moves that have both a primary and secondary effect will have only their secondary effect negated (and gain the power boost). For example, {{m|Flare Blitz}} has both a primary recoil effect and a secondary chance to burn; its damage will be boosted by 30% (but not cause burn) and inflict recoil to the user after attacking.
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Sheer Force does not negate primary effects such as [[recoil]], stat penalty for the user, increased critical hit rate, moves that never miss, moves that change power, two-turn moves, etc. Sheer Force will, however, negate all secondary effects, such as reducing a foe's stat, increasing the user's stat, or causing a status condition. Moves that have both a primary and secondary effect will have only their secondary effect negated (and gain the power boost). For example, {{m|Flare Blitz}} has both a primary recoil effect and a secondary chance to burn; its damage will be boosted by 30% (but not cause burn) and still inflict recoil to the user after attacking.
   
 
If (and only if) a move is boosted by the effect of Sheer Force, it will no longer trigger effects that activate ''after attacking''. This includes the effects of {{DL|In-battle effect item|Eject Button}}, {{DL|In-battle effect item|Shell Bell}}, and {{DL|In-battle effect item|Red Card}}, as well as the Ability {{a|Color Change}}. If an item has two effects, only the effect(s) that activate after attacking will be negated. Therefore, if a Pokémon holds a {{DL|In-battle effect item|Life Orb}}, it will gain the passive damage boost (because it is not activated after the attack) but the recoil effect afterward will be ignored.
 
If (and only if) a move is boosted by the effect of Sheer Force, it will no longer trigger effects that activate ''after attacking''. This includes the effects of {{DL|In-battle effect item|Eject Button}}, {{DL|In-battle effect item|Shell Bell}}, and {{DL|In-battle effect item|Red Card}}, as well as the Ability {{a|Color Change}}. If an item has two effects, only the effect(s) that activate after attacking will be negated. Therefore, if a Pokémon holds a {{DL|In-battle effect item|Life Orb}}, it will gain the passive damage boost (because it is not activated after the attack) but the recoil effect afterward will be ignored.

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Sheer Force ちからずく
Sheer Force
Flavor text
Generation V
Removes added effects to increase move damage.
Generation VI
Currently unknown

Sheer Force (Japanese: ちからずく Sheer Force) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. Twenty-four Pokémon have this Ability. This is the most common Hidden Ability.

Effect

In battle

Sheer Force raises the base power of all attacking moves that have a secondary effect by 30%, but the secondary effects are ignored.

Sheer Force does not negate primary effects such as recoil, stat penalty for the user, increased critical hit rate, moves that never miss, moves that change power, two-turn moves, etc. Sheer Force will, however, negate all secondary effects, such as reducing a foe's stat, increasing the user's stat, or causing a status condition. Moves that have both a primary and secondary effect will have only their secondary effect negated (and gain the power boost). For example, Flare Blitz has both a primary recoil effect and a secondary chance to burn; its damage will be boosted by 30% (but not cause burn) and still inflict recoil to the user after attacking.

If (and only if) a move is boosted by the effect of Sheer Force, it will no longer trigger effects that activate after attacking. This includes the effects of Eject Button, Shell Bell, and Red Card, as well as the Ability Color Change. If an item has two effects, only the effect(s) that activate after attacking will be negated. Therefore, if a Pokémon holds a Life Orb, it will gain the passive damage boost (because it is not activated after the attack) but the recoil effect afterward will be ignored.

Affected moves

The Ability affects the following moves:

Move Type Cat. Pokémon learned by*
Acid  Poison  Special 000
Acid Spray  Poison  Special 000
Air Slash  Flying  Special RuffletBraviary
AncientPower  Rock  Special KrabbyKinglerTotodileCroconawFeraligatrMawile
CranidosRampardos
Astonish  Ghost  Physical Mawile
Aurora Beam  Ice  Special 000
Bite  Dark  Physical NidoqueenTotodileCroconawFeraligatrMawileTrapinch
BagonDruddigon
Blaze Kick  Fire  Physical 000
Blizzard  Ice  Special NidoqueenNidokingKrabbyKinglerTaurosTotodile
CroconawFeraligatrCranidosRampardos
Blue Flare  Fire  Special 000
Body Slam  Normal  Physical Nidoqueen
Bolt Strike  Electric  Physical 000
Bone Club  Ground  Physical 000
Bounce  Flying  Physical 000
Bubble  Water  Special KrabbyKingler
BubbleBeam  Water  Special KrabbyKingler
Bug Buzz  Bug  Special 000
Bulldoze  Ground  Physical NidoqueenNidokingTaurosSteelixMakuhitaHariyama
TrapinchCranidosRampardosTimburrGurdurrConkeldurr
DarmanitanDruddigonLandorus
Charge Beam  Electric  Special MawileDruddigon
Chatter  Flying  Special 000
Confusion  Psychic  Special Nidoking
Constrict  Normal  Physical 000
Cross Poison  Poison  Physical 000
Crunch  Dark  Physical NidoqueenTotodileCroconawFeraligatrSteelixMawile
TrapinchBagonCranidosRampardosDruddigon
Crush Claw  Normal  Physical DruddigonRuffletBraviary
Dark Pulse  Dark  Special SteelixMawileDruddigon
Discharge  Electric  Special 000
Dizzy Punch  Normal  Physical 000
Dragon Rush  Dragon  Physical Bagon
DragonBreath  Dragon  Special SteelixBagon
DynamicPunch  Fighting  Physical TimburrGurdurrConkeldurr
Earth Power  Ground  Special NidoqueenNidokingSteelixTrapinchCranidosRampardos
Landorus
Electroweb  Electric  Special 000
Ember  Fire  Special Bagon
Energy Ball  Grass  Special 000
Extrasensory  Psychic  Special Landorus
Fake Out  Normal  Physical MakuhitaHariyama
Fiery Dance  Fire  Special 000
Fire Blast  Fire  Special NidoqueenNidokingTaurosMawileBagonCranidos
RampardosDarmanitanDruddigon
Fire Fang  Fire  Physical SteelixMawileBagonDarmanitanDruddigon
Fire Punch  Fire  Physical NidoqueenNidokingMakuhitaHariyamaCranidosRampardos
TimburrGurdurrConkeldurrDarmanitanDruddigon
Flame Charge  Fire  Physical Darmanitan
Flame Wheel  Fire  Physical Darmanitan
Flamethrower  Fire  Special NidoqueenNidokingTaurosMawileBagonCranidos
RampardosDarmanitanDruddigon
Flare Blitz  Fire  Physical Darmanitan
Flash Cannon  Steel  Special SteelixMawile
Focus Blast  Fighting  Special NidoqueenNidokingFeraligatrMakuhitaHariyamaMawile
RampardosTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrDarmanitanDruddigon
Landorus
Force Palm  Fighting  Physical MakuhitaHariyamaTimburrGurdurrConkeldurr
Freeze Shock  Ice  Physical 000
Glaciate  Ice  Special 000
Gunk Shot  Poison  Physical Druddigon
Headbutt  Normal  Physical BagonCranidosRampardosDarmanitan
Heart Stamp  Psychic  Physical 000
Heat Wave  Fire  Special DarmanitanDruddigonRuffletBraviary
Hurricane  Flying  Special 000
Hyper Fang  Normal  Physical 000
Ice Beam  Ice  Special NidoqueenNidokingKrabbyKinglerTaurosTotodile
CroconawFeraligatrMawileCranidosRampardos
Ice Burn  Ice  Special 000
Ice Fang  Ice  Physical SteelixTotodileCroconawFeraligatrMawile
Ice Punch  Ice  Physical NidoqueenNidokingTotodileCroconawFeraligatrMakuhita
HariyamaMawileTimburrGurdurrConkeldurr
Icicle Crash  Ice  Physical 000
Icy Wind  Ice  Special NidoqueenNidokingKrabbyKinglerTaurosTotodile
CroconawFeraligatrMawile
Inferno  Fire  Special 000
Iron Head  Steel  Physical TaurosSteelixHariyamaMawileCranidosRampardos
Druddigon
Iron Tail  Steel  Physical NidoqueenNidokingTaurosTotodileCroconawFeraligatr
SteelixCranidosRampardosDruddigonLandorus
Lava Plume  Fire  Special 000
Leaf Tornado  Grass  Special 000
Lick  Ghost  Physical 000
Low Sweep  Fighting  Physical MakuhitaHariyamaTimburrGurdurrConkeldurr
Luster Purge  Psychic  Special 000
Metal Claw  Steel  Physical KrabbyKinglerTotodileCroconawFeraligatrDruddigon
Meteor Mash  Steel  Physical 000
Mirror Shot  Steel  Special 000
Mist Ball  Psychic  Special 000
Mud Bomb  Ground  Special 000
Mud Shot  Ground  Special KrabbyKinglerTrapinchLandorus
Mud-Slap  Ground  Special Trapinch
Muddy Water  Water  Special KrabbyKingler
Needle Arm  Grass  Physical 000
Night Daze  Dark  Special 000
Octazooka  Water  Special 000
Ominous Wind  Ghost  Special 000
Poison Fang  Poison  Physical NidoqueenMawileDruddigon
Poison Jab  Poison  Physical NidoqueenNidokingMakuhitaHariyamaTimburrGurdurr
Conkeldurr
Poison Sting  Poison  Physical NidoqueenNidoking
Poison Tail  Poison  Physical NidoqueenNidokingDruddigon
Powder Snow  Ice  Special 000
Psybeam  Psychic  Special 000
Psychic  Psychic  Special DarmanitanLandorus
Razor Shell  Water  Physical 000
Relic Song  Normal  Special 000
Rock Climb  Normal  Physical Tauros*SteelixDruddigon
Rock Slide  Rock  Physical NidoqueenNidokingKrabbyKinglerTaurosTotodile
CroconawFeraligatrSteelixMakuhitaHariyamaMawile
TrapinchBagonCranidosRampardosTimburrGurdurr
ConkeldurrDarmanitanDruddigonRuffletBraviaryLandorus
Rock Smash  Fighting  Physical NidoqueenNidokingKrabbyKinglerTaurosTotodile
CroconawFeraligatrSteelixMakuhitaHariyamaMawile
TrapinchBagonCranidosRampardosTimburrGurdurr
ConkeldurrDarmanitanDruddigonRuffletBraviaryLandorus
Rock Tomb  Rock  Physical NidoqueenNidokingKrabbyKinglerTaurosTotodile
CroconawFeraligatrSteelixMakuhitaHariyamaMawile
TrapinchBagonCranidosRampardosTimburrGurdurr
ConkeldurrDarmanitanDruddigonRuffletBraviaryLandorus
Rolling Kick  Fighting  Physical 000
Sacred Fire  Fire  Physical 000
Scald  Water  Special KrabbyKinglerTotodileCroconawFeraligatr
Searing Shot  Fire  Special 000
Secret Power  Normal  Physical Krabby*Kingler*
Seed Flare  Grass  Special 000
Shadow Ball  Ghost  Special NidoqueenNidokingMawile
Signal Beam  Bug  Special Trapinch
Silver Wind  Bug  Special 000
Sky Attack  Flying  Physical RuffletBraviary
Sludge  Poison  Special 000
Sludge Bomb  Poison  Special NidoqueenNidokingMawileDruddigonLandorus
Sludge Wave  Poison  Special NidoqueenNidokingLandorus
Smog  Poison  Special 000
Snarl  Dark  Special Druddigon
Snore  Normal  Special NidoqueenNidokingKrabbyKinglerTaurosTotodile
CroconawFeraligatrSteelixMakuhitaHariyamaMawile
TrapinchBagonCranidosRampardosTimburrGurdurr
ConkeldurrDarmanitanDruddigonRuffletBraviaryLandorus
Spark  Electric  Physical 000
Steamroller  Bug  Physical 000
Steel Wing  Steel  Physical 000
Stomp  Normal  Physical TaurosKrabbyKinglerCranidosRampardos
Struggle Bug  Bug  Special Trapinch
Thunder  Electric  Special NidoqueenNidokingTaurosCranidosRampardos
Thunder Fang  Electric  Physical SteelixMawileDruddigon
Thunderbolt  Electric  Special NidoqueenNidokingTaurosCranidosRampardos
ThunderPunch  Electric  Physical NidoqueenNidokingMakuhitaHariyamaMawileCranidos
RampardosTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrDruddigon
ThunderShock  Electric  Special 000
Tri Attack  Normal  Special 000
Twineedle  Bug  Physical 000
Twister  Dragon  Special Bagon
Volt Tackle  Electric  Physical 000
Water Pulse  Water  Special TotodileCroconawFeraligatr
Waterfall  Water  Physical TotodileCroconawFeraligatr
Zap Cannon  Electric  Special 000
Zen Headbutt  Psychic  Physical TaurosBagonCranidosRampardosDarmanitan

Outside of battle

Sheer Force does not have an effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sheer Force

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground Poison Point Rivalry Sheer Force
Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground Poison Point Rivalry Sheer Force
Krabby Krabby Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Kingler Kingler Water Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Tauros Tauros Normal Normal Intimidate Anger Point Sheer Force
Totodile Totodile Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Croconaw Croconaw Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Steelix Steelix Steel Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sheer Force
Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting Guts Thick Fat Sheer Force
Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting Guts Thick Fat Sheer Force
Mawile Mawile Steel Steel Hyper Cutter Intimidate Sheer Force
Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground Hyper Cutter Arena Trap Sheer Force
Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon Rock Head None Sheer Force
Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock Mold Breaker None Sheer Force
Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock Mold Breaker None Sheer Force
Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire Sheer Force None Zen Mode
Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon Rough Skin Sheer Force Mold Breaker
Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Hustle
Braviary Braviary Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Defiant
Landorus Landorus Ground Flying Sand Force None Sheer Force
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

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Germany Flag.png German Rohe Gewalt
Italy Flag.png Italian Forzabruta
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Força Absoluta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pot. Bruta


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