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
Powers up punching moves.
Generation VII
Powers up punching moves.

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.

Effect

In battle

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

Affected moves

The table below lists the moves affected by Iron Fist, as well as the Pokémon that can have Iron Fist and learn those moves.

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc. Learned by
Bullet Punch  Steel  Physical 40 100 HitmonchanPangoro {{{6}}}
Comet Punch  Normal  Physical 18 85 HitmonchanLedianTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrPancham
Pangoro
{{{6}}}
Dizzy Punch  Normal  Physical 70 100 LedianCrabrawlerCrabominable {{{6}}}
Drain Punch  Fighting  Physical 75 100 Hitmonchan*LedianTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrGolett*
Golurk*Pancham*Pangoro*
{{{6}}}
Dynamic Punch  Fighting  Physical 100 50 Hitmonchan*TimburrGurdurrConkeldurrGolettGolurk
CrabrawlerCrabominable
{{{6}}}
Fire Punch  Fire  Physical 75 100 HitmonchanChimcharMonfernoInfernapeTimburr*Gurdurr*
Conkeldurr*Golett*Golurk*Pancham*Pangoro*
{{{6}}}
Focus Punch  Fighting  Physical 150 100 HitmonchanLedianChimcharMonfernoInfernapeTimburr
GurdurrConkeldurrGolettGolurkPancham*Pangoro*
{{{6}}}
Hammer Arm  Fighting  Physical 100 90 TimburrGurdurrConkeldurrGolettGolurkPangoro {{{6}}}
Ice Hammer  Ice  Physical 100 90 Crabominable {{{6}}}
Ice Punch  Ice  Physical 75 100 HitmonchanLedian*Timburr*Gurdurr*Conkeldurr*Golett*
Golurk*Pancham*Pangoro*Crabominable
{{{6}}}
Mach Punch  Fighting  Physical 40 100 HitmonchanLedianMonfernoInfernapeTimburrGurdurr
Conkeldurr
{{{6}}}
Mega Punch  Normal  Physical 80 85 HitmonchanGolettGolurk {{{6}}}
Meteor Mash*  Steel  Physical 90 90 000 {{{6}}}
Power-Up Punch  Fighting  Physical 40 100 Hitmonchan*Ledian*Chimchar*Monferno*Infernape*Timburr*
Gurdurr*Conkeldurr*Golett*Golurk*Pancham*Pangoro*
CrabrawlerCrabominable
{{{6}}}
Shadow Punch  Ghost  Physical 60 GolettGolurk {{{6}}}
Sky Uppercut  Fighting  Physical 85 90 HitmonchanPanchamPangoro {{{6}}}
Thunder Punch  Electric  Physical 75 100 HitmonchanLedian*ChimcharMonfernoInfernapeTimburr*
Gurdurr*Conkeldurr*Golett*Golurk*Pancham*Pangoro*
{{{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
Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting Iron Fist Mold Breaker Scrappy
Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark Iron Fist Mold Breaker Scrappy
Crabrawler Crabrawler Fighting Fighting Hyper Cutter Iron Fist Anger Point
Crabominable Crabominable Fighting Ice Hyper Cutter Iron Fist Anger Point
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.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鐵拳 Titkyùhn
Mandarin 鐵拳 / 铁拳 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
Russia Flag.png Russian Железный Кулак Zheleznyy Kulak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Puño Férreo


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