Force Palm (move)

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Force Palm
はっけい Force Exert
Force Palm.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+2 if last to appeal
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Force Palm (Japanese: はっけい Force Palm) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Force Palm inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS The foe is attacked with a shock wave. It may also leave the target paralyzed.
BWConquest The target is attacked with a shock wave. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting 29 29 ''''
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting 28 28 ''''
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting 32 32 ''''
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic 29 29 ''''
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic 29 29 ''''
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting 11 11 15 ''''
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel 11 11 15 ''''
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting   29 ''''
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting   29 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting no MakuhitaHariyamaMedititeMedichamLucarioMienfooMienshao
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Force Palm is Lucario's Special Side move. It can be used as both a long-range and a close-range attack depending on the distance of the opponent.

Force Palm attack

The user drags a hand forwards and backwards in front of the foe or wild Pokémon, hitting and hurting it.

In the anime

None.png Maylene Lucario Force Palm.png Paul Hariyama Force Palm.png None.png
Lucario Hariyama
The user takes a hold of the opponent and attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
448 Lucario Lucario runs up to the opponent and puts its palm on it. It then fires a huge light green blast from its paw at the opponent.
Maylene's Lucario Crossing the Battle Line! Debut
297 Hariyama A white ball forms in front of Hariyama's hand and it puts its arm up to the opponent. It then fires a white blast from the ball at the opponent.
Paul's Hariyama A Pyramiding Rage! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Force Palm IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI 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


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 發勁 Fājìn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bedwangpalm
France Flag.png French Forte-Paume
Germany Flag.png German Kraftwelle
Greece Flag.png Greek Ισχύς Παλάμης
India Flag.png Hindi हथेली का वार Hatheli Ka Waar
Italy Flag.png Italian Palmoforza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 발경 Balgyeong
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Repuxo
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Fuerza de Palma
Spain Flag.png Spain Palmeo

Variations of the move Needle Arm
Physical Needle ArmForce Palm

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