Iron Fist (Ability)

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Iron Fist てつのこぶし
Iron Fist
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Generation IV
Boosts the power of punching moves.
Generation V
Boosts the power of punching moves.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

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.


In battle

Iron Fist causes the Base Power of affected punching moves to increase by 20%.

Punching moves

Move Type Cat. Pokémon learned by*
Bullet Punch  Steel  Physical Hitmonchan {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Comet Punch  Normal  Physical HitmonchanLedianTimburrGurdurrConkeldurr {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Dizzy Punch  Normal  Physical Ledian {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Drain Punch  Fighting  Physical HitmonchanLedianTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrGolett
{{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
DynamicPunch  Fighting  Physical TimburrGurdurrConkeldurrGolettGolurk {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Fire Punch  Fire  Physical HitmonchanChimcharMonfernoInfernapeTimburrGurdurr
{{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Focus Punch  Fighting  Physical HitmonchanLedianChimcharMonfernoInfernapeTimburr
{{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Hammer Arm  Fighting  Physical TimburrGurdurrConkeldurrGolettGolurk {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Ice Punch  Ice  Physical HitmonchanLedianTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrGolett
{{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mach Punch  Fighting  Physical HitmonchanLedianMonfernoInfernapeTimburrGurdurr
{{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Mega Punch  Normal  Physical HitmonchanGolettGolurk {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Meteor Mash  Steel  Physical 000 {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Shadow Punch  Ghost  Physical GolettGolurk {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sky Uppercut  Fighting  Physical Hitmonchan {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
ThunderPunch  Electric  Physical HitmonchanLedianChimcharMonfernoInfernapeTimburr
{{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Outside of battle

Iron Fist has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Iron Fist

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting Keen Eye Iron Fist Inner Focus
Ledian Ledian Bug Flying Swarm Early Bird Iron Fist
Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire Blaze None Iron Fist
Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting Blaze None Iron Fist
Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting Blaze None Iron Fist
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
Golett Golett Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No Guard
Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No Guard
Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark Iron Fist Mold Breaker ???
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.


  • 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 鐵拳 Tiěquán
France Flag.png French Poing de Fer
Germany Flag.png German Eisenfaust
Italy Flag.png Italian Ferropugno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 철주먹 Cheol Jumeok
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Punho de Ferro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Puño Férreo

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