Punk Rock (Ability)

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Punk Rock パンクロック
Punk Rock
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Generation VIII
Boosts the power of sound-based moves. The Pokémon also takes half the damage from these kinds of moves.
Generation IX
Boosts the power of sound-based moves. The Pokémon also takes half the damage from these kinds of moves.

Punk Rock (Japanese: パンクロック Punk Rock) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Toxtricity.


In battle

Punk Rock boosts the power of the Pokémon's sound-based moves by 30%. A Pokémon with Punk Rock also takes half damage from damaging sound-based moves.

Affected moves

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

Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Punk Rock. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Punk Rock by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.

Outside of battle

Punk Rock has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Punk Rock

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Amped Form
Electric Poison Punk Rock Plus Technician
0849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Low Key Form
Electric Poison Punk Rock Minus Technician
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龐克搖滾 Pòhnghāk Yìuhgwán
Mandarin 龐克搖滾 / 庞克摇滚 Pángkè Yáogǔn
France Flag.png French Punk Rock
Germany Flag.png German Punk Rock
Italy Flag.png Italian Punk Rock
South Korea Flag.png Korean 펑크록 Punk Rock
Spain Flag.png Spanish Punk Rock

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