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Iron Fist (Japanese: てつのこぶし Iron Fist) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Hitmonchan.
Iron Fist causes the power of affected punching moves to increase by 20%.
The table below lists the moves affected by Iron Fist, as well as the Pokémon that can have Iron Fist and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Iron Fist. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Mirror Move, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Iron Fist by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.
Outside of battle
Iron Fist has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Iron Fist
In other games
In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Iron Fist boosts the affected moves by 50%.
In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the power of punching moves is increased by 20% instead.
||Boosts the power the Pokémon uses for punching moves.
||Increases the power of punching moves.*|
It makes the power of punching moves go up.*
||The power of punching moves goes up!
||The power of punching moves goes up.
In the manga
- The power of Sucker Punch is not increased by Iron Fist, since it is called「ふいうち」Surprise Attack in Japanese.
In other languages