Sharpness (Ability)

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Sharpness きれあじ
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Generation IX
Powers up slicing moves.

Sharpness (Japanese: きれあじ Sharpness) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX.


In battle

Sharpness boosts the strength of slicing moves used by a Pokémon with this Ability by 50%.

Affected moves

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

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

Outside of battle

Sharpness has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sharpness

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0475 Gallade Gallade
Psychic Fighting Steadfast SharpnessGen IX+ Justified
0503 Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
Water Dark Torrent None SharpnessGen IX+
0900 Kleavor Kleavor
Bug Rock Swarm Sheer Force SharpnessGen IX+
0976 Veluza Veluza
Water Psychic Mold Breaker None Sharpness
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.


  • Due to their English names differing from their Japanese names, the English names of several slicing moves obscure why they are categorized as such.
    • Aerial Ace's Japanese name is つばめがえし Swallow Return, referring to a sword technique.
    • Population Bomb's name in Japanese is ネズミざん Nezumizan, which can be read as both ねずみ算 nezumizan (to multiply like mice; literally "mouse mathematics", a common arithmetic problem) and ねずみ斬 nezumizan (mouse cut).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鋒銳 Fūngyeui
Mandarin 鋒銳 / 锋锐 Fēngruì
France Flag.png French Incisif
Germany Flag.png German Scharfkantig
Italy Flag.png Italian Affilama
South Korea Flag.png Korean 예리함 Yeriham
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cortante
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sắc Bén

Variations of the Ability Mega Launcher
Mega LauncherStrong JawSharpness

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