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Strength (move)

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かいりき Super Strength
Strength OW.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Usable outside of battle
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Strength (Japanese: かいりき Super Strength) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It is HM04 in all generations.


In battle

Strength inflicts damage and has no secondary effect.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Strength sends the foe flying. The foe may land on another foe, and both of them take 10 damage.

Outside of battle

Generation I-III

Players can move round boulders around the field by walking into them whilst Strength is active. Many puzzles in the games require boulders to be moved around in a certain way with Strength. If the area is left, the boulders will resume their original positions and the puzzle needs to be solved again if the player wishes to go back through the area.

Generation IV

Prior to Generation IV, Strength could be activated at any time, but in Generation IV it was changed so that Strength could only be activated when there was a boulder in the vicinity.

Generation V

Generation V changed the outside of battle method. Boulders grew significantly in size and are now required to be pushed into holes and walked across, as opposed to pushed into corners and walked around.


Games Description
StadStad2 A very powerful Normal-type attack. Also used for moving obstacles like boulders.
GSC A powerful physical attack.
RSE Builds enormous power, then slams the foe.
FRLG The foe is slugged at maximum power. Can also be used to move boulders.
Colo.XD Builds enormous power, then slams the target.
DPPtHGSS The foe is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. It can also be used to move boulders.
BWB2W2 The target is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. This move can also be used to move boulders.



# Pokémon Type Machine
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire
078 Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
086 Seel Seel Water Water
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
156 Quilava Quilava Fire Fire
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
183 Marill Marill Water Water
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Water
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
220 Swinub Swinub Ice Ground
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
340 Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water
364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas Ground Ground
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon Ground Ground
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Trip Timburr Strength.png Kenny Machoke Strength.png Khoury Gible Strength.png Halsey Watchog Strength.png
Timburr Machoke Gible Watchog
The user tosses its opponent(s) into the air.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen uses the horn on its head to toss the opponent.
Gary's Nidoqueen A Tent Situation Debut
067 Machoke Machoke's body becomes surrounded by a white aura, and it becomes strong enough to lift three times its own body weight.
Kenny's Machoke Old Rivals, New Tricks! None
443 Gible Gible's body becomes surrounded by a white aura. It then picks up a large rock with one arm and throws it at the opponent.
Khoury's Gible A Rivalry to Gible On! None
532 Timburr Timburr's body becomes surrounded by a red aura and it hits the opponent with its wooden beam.
Trip's Timburr Ash and Trip's Third Battle! None
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr swings its concrete pillars over its head then slams them into the opponent.
Trip's Conkeldurr Search for the Clubultimate! None
623 Golurk Golurk body becomes surrounded by a red aura and grabs the opponent.
Ridley's Golurk Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None
505 Watchog Watchog's body becomes surrounded by a red aura, and its muscles grow larger. It then becomes strong enough to lift heavy weights.
Halsey's Watchog The Pokémon Harbor Patrol! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Strength I.png Strength II.png Strength III.png Strength IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Outside of battle

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File:Strength IV OW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • If Secret Power is used in a building in Generation III, it will display the animation of Strength.
  • Strength is described as a punching move in several of its in-game descriptions, which arguably contradicts other portrayals of the move.
  • All fully evolved starter Pokémon may learn Strength.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 勁力 Jìn​lì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kracht
France Flag.png French Force
Germany Flag.png German Stärke
Greece Flag.png Greek Δύναμη
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Kekuatan
Italy Flag.png Italian Forza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 괴력 Goeryeok
Poland Flag.png Polish Siła
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Super Força
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Puxaça
Romania Flag.png Romanian Forța
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Snaga
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fuerza

Variations of the move Strength
Physical StrengthDrill PeckDragon ClawSeed BombX-Scissor
Special Power Gem

Generation I TMs
Generation I HMs

Generation II TMs
Generation II HMs

Generation III TMs
Generation III HMs

Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708

Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs

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