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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.
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
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. However, the boulders will not reset after being dropped from one floor to the floor below, such as in the Ice Cave and Blackthorn Gym.
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 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. Once pushed into a hole, the boulders typically do not reset upon subsequent visits, and do not need to be pushed again.
|| A very powerful Normal-type attack. Also used for moving obstacles like boulders.
|| A powerful physical attack.
|| Builds enormous power, then slams the foe.
|| The foe is slugged at maximum power. Can also be used to move boulders.
|| Builds enormous power, then slams the target.
|| The foe is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. It can also be used to move boulders.
|| The target is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. This move can also be used to move boulders.
|| The target is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. This can also be used to move heavy boulders.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Outside of battle
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- 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