Sheer Force (Ability)
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Sheer Force raises the base power of all attacking moves that have a secondary effect by 30%, but the secondary effects are ignored.
Sheer Force does not negate primary effects such as recoil, stat penalty or status condition for the user, increased critical hit rate, moves that never miss, moves that change power, two-turn moves, etc. Sheer Force will, however, negate all secondary effects, such as reducing the target's stats, increasing the user's stats, or causing a status condition to the target. Moves that have both a primary and secondary effect will have only their secondary effect negated (and gain the power boost). For example, Flare Blitz has both a primary recoil effect and a secondary chance to burn; its damage will be boosted by 30% (but not cause burn) and still inflict recoil to the user after attacking.
If (and only if) a move is boosted by the effect of Sheer Force, it will no longer trigger item or Ability effects that activate after attacking. This includes the effects of Eject Button, Shell Bell, and Red Card, as well as the Ability Color Change. If an item has two effects, only the effect(s) that activate after attacking will be negated. Therefore, if a Pokémon holds a Life Orb, it will gain the passive damage boost (because it is not activated after the attack) but the recoil effect afterward will be ignored.
The Ability affects the following moves:
Outside of battle
Sheer Force does not have an effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Sheer Force
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Nidoqueen||Poison||Ground||Poison Point||Rivalry||Sheer Force|
|Nidoking||Poison||Ground||Poison Point||Rivalry||Sheer Force|
|Krabby||Water||Hyper Cutter||Shell Armor||Sheer Force|
|Kingler||Water||Hyper Cutter||Shell Armor||Sheer Force|
|Tauros||Normal||Intimidate||Anger Point||Sheer Force|
|Steelix||Steel||Ground||Rock Head||Sturdy||Sheer Force|
|Makuhita||Fighting||Guts||Thick Fat||Sheer Force|
|Hariyama||Fighting||Guts||Thick Fat||Sheer Force|
|Mawile||Steel||Fairy||Hyper Cutter||Intimidate||Sheer Force|
|Trapinch||Ground||Hyper Cutter||Arena Trap||Sheer Force|
|Bagon||Dragon||Rock Head||None||Sheer Force|
|Cranidos||Rock||Mold Breaker||None||Sheer Force|
|Rampardos||Rock||Mold Breaker||None||Sheer Force|
|Timburr||Fighting||Guts||Sheer Force||Iron Fist|
|Gurdurr||Fighting||Guts||Sheer Force||Iron Fist|
|Conkeldurr||Fighting||Guts||Sheer Force||Iron Fist|
|Darmanitan||Fire||Sheer Force||None||Zen Mode|
|Druddigon||Dragon||Rough Skin||Sheer Force||Mold Breaker|
|Rufflet||Normal||Flying||Keen Eye||Sheer Force||Hustle|
|Braviary||Normal||Flying||Keen Eye||Sheer Force||Defiant|
|Landorus||Ground||Flying||Sand Force||None||Sheer Force|
|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
- More Pokémon have Sheer Force as a Hidden Ability than any other Ability.
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