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Sheer Force (ちからずく Chikara Zuku) is an ability introduced in Generation V. 26 Pokémon have this ability, one is a Mega Pokémon.

Effect

In-Game Text
Generation V Removes added effects to increase move damage.
Generation VI Removes additional effects to increase move damage.
Generation VII Removes additional effects to increase the power of moves when attacking.
Effect

If the Pokémon with this ability uses one of the following moves,
the additional effect is ignored and instead powered up by 30%.

Move Type Category Power Accuracy Additional Effect Learned By
Acid Type Poison Special type 40 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Acid Spray Type Poison Special type 40 100% Lowers the target's Special Defense stat by two stages
Air Slash Type Flying Special type 75 95% 30% chance of making the target flinch 627628
Anchor Shot Type Steel Physical type 80 100% Prevents the target from fleeing or switching out
Ancient Power Type Rock Special type 60 100% 10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each 098099158159160303323M408409
Astonish Type Ghost Physical type 30 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 303
Aurora Beam Type Ice Special type 65 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage
Bite Type Dark Physical type 60 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 031158159160303328371621
Blaze Kick Type Fire Physical type 85 90% 10% chance of burning the target
Blizzard Type Ice Special type 110 70% 10% chance of freezing the target 031034098099128158159160408409
Blue Flare Type Fire Special type 130 85% 20% chance of burning the target
Body Slam Type Normal Physical type 85 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target 031034*098*099*128*208*323M
Bolt Strike Type Electric Physical type 130 85% 20% chance of paralyzing the target
Bone Club Type Ground Physical type 65 85% 10% chance of making the target flinch
Bounce Type Flying Physical type 85 85% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Bubble Type Water Special type 40 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage 098099
Bubble Beam Type Water Special type 65 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage 031*034*098099
Bug Buzz Type Bug Special type 90 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Bulldoze Type Ground Physical type 60 100% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage 031034128208296297323M328408409532533534555621645
Charge Beam Type Electric Special type 50 90% 70% chance of raising the user's Special Attack stat by one stage 303621
Chatter Type Flying Special type 65 100% Confuses the target
Clangorous Soulblaze Type Dragon Physical type 185 - Raises the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each
Confusion Type Psychic Special type 50 100% 10% chance of confusing the target 034
Constrict Type Normal Physical type 10 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage
Cross Poison Type Poison Physical type 70 100% 10% chance of poisoning the target
Crunch Type Dark Physical type 10 100% 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 031158159160208303328371408409621
Crush Claw Type Normal Physical type 75 95% 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 621627628
Dark Pulse Type Dark Special type 80 100% 20% chance of making the target flinch 208303621
Dragon Rush Type Dragon Physical type 100 75% 20% chance of making the target flinch 371
Dragon Breath Type Dragon Special type 80 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target 208371
Dynamic Punch Type Fighting Physical type 100 75% Confuses the target 031*034*158*159*160*296297532533534
Diamond Storm Type Rock Physical type 100 95% 50% chance of raising the user's Defense stat by two stages
Discharge Type Electric Special type 80 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Dizzy Punch Type Normal Physical type 70 100% 20% chance of confusing the target
Earth Power Type Ground Special type 80 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage 031034208323M328408409645
Electroweb Type Electric Special type 55 95% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
Ember Type Fire Special type 40 100% 10% chance of burning the target 323M371
Energy Ball Type Grass Special type 90 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Extrasensory Type Psychic Special type 80 100% 10% chance of making the target flinch 645
Fake Out Type Normal Physical type 40 100% Makes the target flinch 296297
Fiery Dance Type Fire Special type 80 100% 50% chance of raising the user's Special Attack stat by one stage
Fire Blast Type Fire Special type 110 85% 10% chance of burning the target 031034128303323M371408409555621
Fire Fang Type Fire Physical type 65 95% 20% chance of burning the target or making them flinch (10% each) 208303371555621
Fire Lash Type Fire Physical type 80 100% Lowers the target's Defense stat by one stage
Fire Punch Type Fire Physical type 75 100% 10% chance of burning the target 031034296297408409532533534555621
Flame Charge Type Fire Physical type 50 100% Raises the user's Speed stat by one stage 323M555733
Flame Wheel Type Fire Physical type 60 100% 10% chance of burning the target 555
Flamethrower Type Fire Special type 90 100% 10% chance of burning the target 031034128303323M371408409555621
Flare Blitz Type Fire Physical type 120 100% 10% chance of burning the target 555
Flash Cannon Type Steel Special type 80 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage 208303323M555621733
Focus Blast Type Fighting Special type 120 70% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage 031034160296297303409532533534555621645
Force Palm Type Fighting Physical type 60 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target 296297532533534
Freeze-Dry Type Ice Special type 70 100% 10% chance of freezing the target
Freeze Shock Type Ice Physical type 140 90% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Genesis Supernova Type Psychic Special type 185 - Changes the battlefield to Psychic Terrain
Glaciate Type Ice Special type 65 95% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
Gunk Shot Type Poison Physical type 120 80% 30% chance of poisoning the target 621733
Headbutt Type Normal Physical type 70 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 031*034*128*158*159*160*208*323M371408409555
Heart Stamp Type Psychic Physical type 60 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Heat Wave Type Fire Special type 90 95% 10% chance of burning the target 323M555621627628733
Hurricane Type Flying Special type 110 70% 30% chance of confusing the target
Hyper Fang Type Normal Physical type 80 90% 10% chance of making the target flinch
Ice Beam Type Ice Special type 90 100% 10% chance of freezing the target 031034098099128158159160303408409
Ice Burn Type Ice Special type 140 90% 30% chance of burning the target
Ice Fang Type Ice Physical type 65 95% 20% chance of freezing the target or making them flinch (10% each) 158159160208303
Ice Punch Type Ice Physical type 75 100% 10% chance of freezing the target 031034158159160296297303532533534
Icicle Crash Type Ice Physical type 85 90% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Icy Wind Type Ice Special type 55 95% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage 031034098099128158159160303
Inferno Type Fire Special type 100 50% Burns the target
Iron Head Type Steel Physical type 80 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 128208297303323M408409621
Iron Tail Type Steel Physical type 100 75% 30% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 031034128158159160208408409621645
Lava Plume Type Fire Special type 80 100% 30% chance of burning the target 323M
Leaf Tornado Type Grass Special type 65 90% 50% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Lick Type Ghost Physical type 30 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Liquidation Type Water Physical type 85 100% 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 098099158159160
Low Sweep Type Fighting Physical type 65 100% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage 296297532533534
Lunge Type Bug Physical type 80 100% Lowers the target's Attack stat by one stage
Luster Purge Type Psychic Special type 70 100% 50% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Metal Claw Type Steel Physical type 50 95% 10% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage 098099158159160621
Meteor Mash Type Steel Physical type 90 90% 20% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage
Mirror Shot Type Steel Special type 65 85% 30% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Mist Ball Type Psychic Special type 70 100% 50% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
Moonblast Type Fairy Special type 95 100% 30% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
Mud Bomb Type Ground Special type 65 85% 30% chance of lowering the foe's Accuracy stat by one stage 323M
Mud Shot Type Ground Special type 55 95% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage 098099328645
Mud-Slap Type Ground Special type 20 100% Lowers the target's Accuracy stat by one stage 031*034*098*099*158*159*160*208*328
Muddy Water Type Water Special type 90 85% 30% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Mystical Fire Type Fire Special type 75 100% Lowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
Needle Arm Type Grass Physical type 60 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Night Daze Type Dark Special type 85 95% 40% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Nuzzle Type Electric Physical type 20 100% Paralyzes the target
Octazooka Type Water Special type 65 85% 50% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Ominous Wind Type Ghost Special type 60 100% 10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each
Play Rough Type Fairy Physical type 90 90% 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage 303
Poison Fang Type Poison Physical type 50 100% 50% chance of badly poisoning the target 031303
Poison Jab Type Poison Physical type 80 100% 30% chance of poisoning the target 031034296297532533534
Poison Sting Type Poison Physical type 15 100% 30% chance of poisoning the target 031034
Poison Tail Type Poison Physical type 50 100% 10% chance of poisoning the target 031034621
Powder Snow Type Ice Special type 40 100% 10% chance of freezing the target
Power-Up Punch Type Fighting Physical type 40 100% Raises the user's Attack stat by one stage 031034158159160296297303408409532533534555621
Psybeam Type Psychic Special type 65 100% 10% chance of confusing the target
Psychic Type Psychic Special type 90 100% 10% chance of confusing the target 555645
Razor Shell Type Water Physical type 75 95% 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Relic Song Type Normal Special type 75 100% 10% chance of causing the target to sleep
Rock Climb Type Normal Physical type 90 85% 20% chance of confusing the target 128*208621
Rock Slide Type Rock Physical type 90 85% 30% chance of making the target flinch 031034098099128158159160208296297303323M328371408409532533534555621627628645
Rock Smash Type Fighting Physical type 40 100% 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 031034098099128158159160208296297303323M328371408409532533534555621627628645733
Rock Tomb Type Rock Physical type 60 95% Lowers the target's Speed by one stage 031034098099128158159160208296297303323M328371408409532533534555621627628645
Rolling Kick Type Fighting Physical type 60 85% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Sacred Fire Type Fire Physical type 100 95% 50% chance of burning the target
Scald Type Water Special type 80 100% 30% chance of burning the target 098099158159160
Searing Shot Type Fire Special type 100 100% 30% chance of burning the target
Secret Power Type Normal Physical type 70 100% 30% chance of:

Paralysis
In Electric Terrain and plain terrain

Sleep
In Grass

Burning
On Volcano

Freezing
In Hail/Snow

Flinching
In Caves

Lower Accuracy by one stage
On Sand/Dirt/Rock

Lower Attack by one stage
On Water

Lower Defense by one stage
In Ultra Space

Lower Special Attack by one stage
In Misty Terrain

Lower Speed by one stage
In Psychic Terrain
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Seed Flare Type Grass Special type 120 85% 40% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by two stages
Shadow Ball Type Ghost Special type 80 100% 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage 031034303
Shadow Bone Type Ghost Physical type 85 100% 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Signal Beam Type Bug Special type 75 100% 10% chance of confusing the target 328
Silver Wind Type Bug Special type 60 100% 10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each
Sky Attack Type Flying Physical type 140 90% 30% chance of making the target flinch 628733
Sludge Type Poison Special type 65 100% 30% chance of poisoning the target
Sludge Bomb Type Poison Special type 90 100% 30% chance of poisoning the target 031034303621645
Sludge Wave Type Poison Special type 95 100% 10% chance of poisoning the target 031034645
Smog Type Poison Special type 30 70% 40% chance of poisoning the target
Snarl Type Dark Special type 55 95% Lowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage 621
Snore Type Normal Special type 50 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 031034098099128158159160208296297303323M328371408409532533534555621627628645733
Spark Type Electric Physical type 65 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Spirit Shackle Type Ghost Physical type 80 100% Prevents the target from fleeing or switching out
Steam Eruption Type Water Special type 110 95% 30% chance of burning the target
Steamroller Type Bug Physical type 65 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Steel Wing Type Steel Physical type 70 90% 10% chance of raising the user's Defense stat by one stage 627628733
Stoked Sparksurfer Type Electric Special type 175 - Paralyzes the target
Stomp Type Normal Physical type 65 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 098099128323M408409
Struggle Bug Type Bug Special type 50 100% Lowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage 328
Thunder Type Electric Special type 110 70% 30% chance of paralyzing the target 031034128408409
Thunder Fang Type Electric Physical type 65 95% 20% chance of paralyzing the target or making them flinch (10% each) 208303621
Thunder Punch Type Electric Physical type 75 100% 10% chance of paralyzing the target 031034296297303408409532533534621
Thunder Shock Type Electric Special type 40 100% 10% chance of paralyzing the target
Thunderbolt Type Electric Special type 90 100% 10% chance of paralyzing the target 031034128408409
Tri Attack Type Normal Special type 80 100% 20% chance of either paralyzing,
freezing, or burning the target (6.67% each)
Trop Kick Type Grass Physical type 70 100% Lowers the target's Attack stat by one stage
Twineedle Type Bug Physical type 25 100% 20% chance of poisoning the target (per strike)
Twister Type Dragon Special type 40 100% 20% chance of making the target flinch 371
Volt Tackle Type Electric Physical type 120 100% 10% chance of paralyzing the target
Water Pulse Type Water Special type 60 100% 20% chance of confusing the target 031034098099128158159160
Waterfall Type Water Physical type 80 100% 20% chance of making the target flinch 158159160
Zap Cannon Type Electric Special type 120 50% Paralyzes the target 128*
Zen Headbutt Type Psychic Physical type 80 90% 20% chance of making the target flinch 128371408409555
Zing Zap Type Electric Physical type 80 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target

Pokémon

Pokédex Pokémon Type Abilities
#031 Nidoqueen
031
Type PoisonType Ground Generation III
Poison Point

Generation IV
Rivalry

Generation V
Sheer Force
#034 Nidoking
034
#098 Krabby
098
Type Water Generation III
Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor

Generation V
Sheer Force
#099 Kingler
099
#128 Tauros
128
Type Normal Generation III
Intimidate

Generation IV
Anger Point

Generation V
Sheer Force
#158 Totodile
158
Type Water Generation III
Torrent

Generation V
Sheer Force
#159 Croconaw
159
#160 Feraligatr
160
#208 Steelix
208
Type SteelType Ground Generation III
Rock Head
Sturdy

Generation V
Sheer Force
#296 Makuhita
296
Type Fighting Generation III
Thick Fat
Guts

Generation V
Sheer Force
#297 Hariyama
297
#303 Mawile
303
Type SteelType Fairy Generation III
Hyper Cutter
Intimidate

Generation V
Sheer Force
#323 Mega
Camerupt
323M
Type FireType Ground Generation VI
Sheer Force
#328 Trapinch
328
Type Ground Generation III
Hyper Cutter
Arena Trap

Generation V
Sheer Force
#371 Bagon
371
Type Dragon Generation III
Rock Head

Generation V
Sheer Force
#408 Cranidos
408
Type Rock Generation IV
Mold Breaker

Generation V
Sheer Force
#409 Rampardos
409
#532 Timburr
532
Type Fighting Generation V
Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist(DW)
#533 Gurdurr
533
#534 Conkeldurr
534
#555 Darmanitan
555
Type Fire Generation V
Sheer Force
Zen Mode(DW)
#621 Druddigon
621
Type Dragon Generation V
Rough Skin
Sheer Force
Mold Breaker(DW)
#627 Rufflet
627
Type NormalType Flying Generation V
Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Hustle(DW)
#628 Braviary
628
Generation V
Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant(DW)
#645 Incarnate
Landorus
645
Type GroundType Flying Generation V
Sand Force
Sheer Force
#733 Toucannon
733
Type NormalType Flying Generation VII
Keen Eye
Skill Link
Sheer Force
Green indicates the ability is known naturally
Yellow indicates the ability is only known through the Dream World