Iron Tail (move)

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Iron Tail
アイアンテール Iron Tail
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  100
Accuracy  75%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Does not affect any Pokémon*
Introduced  [[Generation {{{gen}}}]]
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Iron Tail is a mostly accurate and very damaging Steel-type move introduced in Generation II.

In the anime

The tail of the Pokémon glows white and strikes the opponent; sometimes, the hit produces light. According to Chaz, only a Pokémon with a fully developed tail can learn this technique.


Marill. It twirls its tail rapidly before striking. The ball on the end of its tail does the move.

Pikachu. Its entire tail does the move.

Sentret. Its entire tail does the move.

Flaaffy. The blue pearl in the tip of its tail does the move.

Steelix. The last three rocks of its tail do the move.

Marshtomp. Its two caudal fins hit the foe.

Swampert. Its caudal fin does the move.

Grumpig. It's entire tail does the move.

Meowth. Its entire tail does the move.

Milotic. The bottom scales of its tail does the move.


Generation II

By TM23

Generation III

By leveling up

By TM23

Generation IV

By leveling up

By TM23

In other languages

French: Queue de Fer, German: Eisenschweif, Italian: Codacciaio, Spanish: Cola Ferrea

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Generation II TMs
Generation II HMs
Generation III TMs
Generation III HMs
Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
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