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

Effect

In-Game Text
Generation VRemoves added effects to increase move damage.
Generation VIRemoves additional effects to increase move damage.
Generation VIIRemoves 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 Additional Effect
AcidType PoisonSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Acid SprayType PoisonSpecial typeLowers the target's Special Defense stat by two stages
Air SlashType FlyingSpecial type30% chance of making the target flinch
Anchor ShotType SteelPhysical typePrevents the target from fleeing or switching out
Ancient PowerType RockSpecial type10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special
Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each
AstonishType GhostPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Aurora BeamType IceSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage
BiteType DarkPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Blaze KickType FirePhysical type10% chance of leaving the target with a burn
BlizzardType IceSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target frozen
Blue FlareType FireSpecial type20% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Body SlamType NormalPhysical type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Bolt StrikeType ElectricPhysical type20% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Bone ClubType GroundPhysical type10% chance of making the target flinch
BounceType FlyingPhysical type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
BubbleType WaterSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage
Bubble BeamType WaterSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage
Bug BuzzType BugSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
BulldozeType GroundPhysical typeLowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
Charge BeamType ElectricSpecial type70% chance of raising the user's Special Attack stat by one stage
ChatterType FlyingSpecial typeConfuses the target
ConfusionType PsychicSpecial type10% chance of confusing the target
ConstrictType NormalPhysical type10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage
Cross PoisonType PoisonPhysical type10% chance of poisoning the target
CrunchType DarkPhysical type20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Crush ClawType NormalPhysical type50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Dark PulseType DarkSpecial type20% chance of making the target flinch
Dragon RushType DragonPhysical type20% chance of making the target flinch
Dragon BreathType DragonSpecial type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Dynamic PunchType FightingPhysical typeConfuses the target
Diamond StormType RockPhysical type50% chance of raising the user's Defense stat by two stages
DischargeType ElectricSpecial type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Dizzy PunchType NormalPhysical type20% chance of confusing the target
Earth PowerType GroundSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
ElectrowebType ElectricSpecial typeLowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
EmberType FireSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Energy BallType GrassSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
ExtrasensoryType PsychicSpecial type10% chance of making the target flinch
Fake OutType NormalPhysical typeMakes the target flinch
Fiery DanceType FireSpecial type50% chance of raising the user's Special Attack stat by one stage
Fire BlastType FireSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Fire FangType FirePhysical type20% chance of making the target flinch
or leaving them with a burn (10% each)
Fire LashType FirePhysical typeLowers the target's Defense stat by one stage
Fire PunchType FirePhysical type10% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Flame ChargeType FirePhysical typeRaises the user's Speed stat by one stage
Flame WheelType FirePhysical type10% chance of leaving the target with a burn
FlamethrowerType FireSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Flare BlitzType FirePhysical type10% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Flash CannonType SteelSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Focus BlastType FightingSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Force PalmType FightingPhysical type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Freeze-DryType IceSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target frozen
Freeze ShockType IcePhysical type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Genesis SupernovaType PsychicSpecial typeChanges the battlefield to Psychic Terrain
GlaciateType IceSpecial typeLowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
Gunk ShotType PoisonPhysical type30% chance of poisoning the target
HeadbuttType NormalPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Heart StampType PsychicPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Heat WaveType FireSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target with a burn
HurricaneType FlyingSpecial type30% chance of confusing the target
Hyper FangType NormalPhysical type10% chance of making the target flinch
Ice BeamType IceSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target frozen
Ice BurnType IceSpecial type30% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Ice FangType IcePhysical type20% chance of making the target flinch or leaving them frozen (10% each)
Ice PunchType IcePhysical type10% chance of leaving the target frozen
Icicle CrashType IcePhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Icy WindType IceSpecial typeLowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
InfernoType FireSpecial typeLeaves the target with a burn
Iron HeadType SteelPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Iron TailType SteelPhysical type30% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Lava PlumeType FireSpecial type30% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Leaf TornadoType GrassSpecial type50% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
LickType GhostPhysical type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
LiquidationType WaterPhysical type20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Low SweepType FightingPhysical typeLowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
LungeType BugPhysical typeLowers the target's Attack stat by one stage
Luster PurgeType PsychicSpecial type50% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Metal ClawType SteelPhysical type10% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage
Meteor MashType SteelPhysical type20% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage
Mirror ShotType SteelSpecial type30% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Mist BallType PsychicSpecial type50% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
MoonblastType FairySpecial type30% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
Mud BombType GroundSpecial type30% chance of lowering the foe's Accuracy stat by one stage
Mud ShotType GroundSpecial typeLowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
Mud-SlapType GroundSpecial typeLowers the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Muddy WaterType WaterSpecial type30% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Mystical FireType FireSpecial typeLowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
Needle ArmType GrassPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Night DazeType DarkSpecial type40% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
NuzzleType ElectricPhysical typeLeaves the target with paralysis
OctazookaType WaterSpecial type50% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Ominous WindType GhostSpecial type10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special
Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each
Play RoughType FairyPhysical type10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage
Poison FangType PoisonPhysical type50% chance of badly poisoning the target
Poison JabType PoisonPhysical type30% chance of poisoning the target
Poison StingType PoisonPhysical type30% chance of poisoning the target
Poison TailType PoisonPhysical type10% chance of poisoning the target
Powder SnowType IceSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target frozen
Power-Up PunchType FightingPhysical typeRaises the user's Attack stat by one stage
PsybeamType PsychicSpecial type10% chance of confusing the target
PsychicType PsychicSpecial type10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Razor ShellType WaterPhysical type50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Relic SongType NormalSpecial type10% chance of inducing the target with sleep
Rock ClimbType NormalPhysical type20% chance of confusing the target
Rock SlideType RockPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Rock SmashType FightingPhysical type50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Rock TombType RockPhysical typeLowers the target's Speed by one stage
Rolling KickType FightingPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Sacred FireType FirePhysical type50% chance of leaving the target with a burn
ScaldType WaterSpecial type30% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Searing ShotType FireSpecial type30% chance of leaving the target with a burn
Secret PowerType NormalPhysical type30% 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
Seed FlareType GrassSpecial type40% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by two stages
Shadow BallType GhostSpecial type20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Shadow BoneType GhostPhysical type20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Signal BeamType BugSpecial type10% chance of confusing the target
Silver WindType BugSpecial type10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special
Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each
Sky AttackType FlyingPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
SludgeType PoisonSpecial type30% chance of poisoning the target
Sludge BombType PoisonSpecial type30% chance of poisoning the target
Sludge WaveType PoisonSpecial type10% chance of poisoning the target
SmogType PoisonSpecial type40% chance of poisoning the target
SnarlType DarkSpecial typeLowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
SnoreType NormalSpecial type30% chance of making the target flinch
SparkType ElectricPhysical type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Spirit ShackleType GhostPhysical typePrevents the target from fleeing or switching out
Steam EruptionType WaterSpecial type30% chance of leaving the target with a burn
SteamrollerType BugPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Steel WingType SteelPhysical type10% chance of raising the user's Defense stat by one stage
Stoked SparksurferType ElectricSpecial typeLeaves the target with paralysis
StompType NormalPhysical type30% chance of making the target flinch
Struggle BugType BugSpecial typeLowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
ThunderType ElectricSpecial type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Thunder FangType ElectricPhysical type20% chance of making the target flinch
or leaving them with paralysis (10% each)
Thunder PunchType ElectricPhysical type10% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Thunder ShockType ElectricSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
ThunderboltType ElectricSpecial type10% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Tri AttackType NormalSpecial type20% chance of either paralyzing,
freezing, or burning the target (6.67% each)
Trop KickType GrassPhysical typeLowers the target's Attack stat by one stage
TwineedleType BugPhysical type20% chance of poisoning the target (per strike)
TwisterType DragonSpecial type20% chance of making the target flinch
Volt TackleType ElectricPhysical type10% chance of leaving the target with paralysis
Water PulseType WaterSpecial type20% chance of confusing the target
WaterfallType WaterPhysical type20% chance of making the target flinch
Zap CannonType ElectricSpecial typeLeaves the target with paralysis
Zen HeadbuttType PsychicPhysical type20% chance of making the target flinch
Zing ZapType ElectricPhysical type30% chance of leaving the target with paralysis

Pokémon

PokédexPokémon TypeAbilities
#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 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

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