Sheer Force (Ability)

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In battle

Sheer Force raises the base power of all attacking moves that have an additional effect by 30%, but the additional effects are ignored.

Sheer Force does not negate primary effects such as recoil, stat penalty or status condition for the user, increased critical hit rate, moves that never miss, moves that change power, two-turn moves, etc. Sheer Force will, however, negate all secondary effects, such as reducing the target’s stats, increasing the user’s stats, or causing a status condition to the target. Moves that have both a primary and secondary effect will have only their secondary effect negated (and gain the power boost). For example, Flare Blitz has both a primary recoil effect and a secondary chance to burn; its damage will be boosted by 30% (but not cause burn) and still inflict recoil to the user after attacking.

If (and only if) a move is boosted by the effect of Sheer Force, it will no longer trigger item or Ability effects that activate after attacking. This includes the effects of Eject Button, Shell Bell, and Red Card, as well as the Ability Color Change. If an item has two effects, only the effect(s) that activate after attacking will be negated. Therefore, if a Pokemon holds aLife Orb, it will gain the passive damage boost (because it is not activated after the attack) but the recoil effect afterward will be ignored.

Affected moves

The Ability affects the following moves:

Acid  Poison  Special 000
Acid Spray  Poison  Special 000
Air Slash  Flying  Special
Ancient Power  Rock  Special
Astonish  Ghost  Physical
Aurora Beam  Ice  Special 000
Bite  Dark  Physical
Blaze Kick  Fire  Physical 000
Blizzard  Ice  Special
Blue Flare  Fire  Special 000
Body Slam  Normal  Physical Camerupt
Bolt Strike  Electric  Physical 000
Bone Club  Ground  Physical 000
Bounce  Flying  Physical 000
Bubble  Water  Special
Bubble Beam  Water  Special
Bug Buzz  Bug  Special 000
Bulldoze  Ground  Physical
Charge Beam  Electric  Special
Chatter  Flying  Special 000
Confusion  Psychic  Special
Constrict  Normal  Physical 000
Cross Poison  Poison  Physical 000
Crunch  Dark  Physical
Crush Claw  Normal  Physical
Dark Pulse  Dark  Special
Diamond Storm  Rock  Physical 000
Discharge  Electric  Special 000
Dizzy Punch  Normal  Physical 000
Dragon Rush  Dragon  Physical
Dragon Breath  Dragon  Special
Dynamic Punch  Fighting  Physical
Earth Power  Ground  Special Camerupt
Electroweb  Electric  Special 000
Ember  Fire  Special Camerupt
Energy Ball  Grass  Special 000
Extrasensory  Psychic  Special
Fake Out  Normal  Physical
Fiery Dance  Fire  Special 000
Fire Blast  Fire  Special Camerupt
Fire Fang  Fire  Physical
Fire Punch  Fire  Physical
Flame Charge  Fire  Physical Camerupt
Flame Wheel  Fire  Physical
Flamethrower  Fire  Special Camerupt
Flare Blitz  Fire  Physical
Flash Cannon  Steel  Special
Focus Blast  Fighting  Special

Force Palm  Fighting  Physical
Freeze Shock  Ice  Physical 000
Glaciate  Ice  Special 000
Gunk Shot  Poison  Physical
Headbutt  Normal  Physical Camerupt
Heart Stamp  Psychic  Physical 000
Heat Wave  Fire  Special Camerupt
Hurricane  Flying  Special 000
Hyper Fang  Normal  Physical 000
Ice Beam  Ice  Special
Ice Burn  Ice  Special 000
Ice Fang  Ice  Physical
Ice Punch  Ice  Physical
Icicle Crash  Ice  Physical 000
Icy Wind  Ice  Special
Inferno  Fire  Special 000
Iron Head  Steel  Physical Camerupt
Iron Tail  Steel  Physical
Lava Plume  Fire  Special Camerupt
Leaf Tornado  Grass  Special 000
Lick  Ghost  Physical 000
Low Sweep  Fighting  Physical
Luster Purge  Psychic  Special 000
Metal Claw  Steel  Physical
Meteor Mash  Steel  Physical 000
Mirror Shot  Steel  Special 000
Mist Ball  Psychic  Special 000
Moonblast  Fairy  Special 000
Mud Bomb  Ground  Special Camerupt
Mud Shot  Ground  Special
Mud-Slap  Ground  Special
Muddy Water  Water  Special
Mystical Fire  Fire  Special 000
Needle Arm  Grass  Physical 000
Night Daze  Dark  Special 000
Octazooka  Water  Special 000
Ominous Wind  Ghost  Special 000
Play Rough  Fairy  Physical
Poison Fang  Poison  Physical
Poison Jab  Poison  Physical
Poison Sting  Poison  Physical
Poison Tail  Poison  Physical
Powder Snow  Ice  Special 000
Power-Up Punch  Fighting  Physical

Psybeam  Psychic  Special 000
Psychic  Psychic  Special
Razor Shell  Water  Physical 000
Relic Song  Normal  Special 000
Rock Climb  Normal  Physical *
Rock Slide  Rock  Physical


Rock Smash  Fighting  Physical


Rock Tomb  Rock  Physical


Rolling Kick  Fighting  Physical 000
Sacred Fire  Fire  Physical 000
Scald  Water  Special
Searing Shot  Fire  Special 000
Secret Power  Normal  Physical **
Seed Flare  Grass  Special 000
Shadow Ball  Ghost  Special
Signal Beam  Bug  Special
Silver Wind  Bug  Special 000
Sky Attack  Flying  Physical
Sludge  Poison  Special 000
Sludge Bomb  Poison  Special
Sludge Wave  Poison  Special
Smog  Poison  Special 000
Snarl  Dark  Special
Snore  Normal  Special


Spark  Electric  Physical 000
Steam Eruption  Water  Special 000
Steamroller  Bug  Physical 000
Steel Wing  Steel  Physical 627
Stomp  Normal  Physical Camerupt
Struggle Bug  Bug  Special
Thunder  Electric  Special
Thunder Fang  Electric  Physical
Thunderbolt  Electric  Special
Thunder Punch  Electric  Physical
Thunder Shock  Electric  Special 000
Tri Attack  Normal  Special 000
Twineedle  Bug  Physical 000
Twister  Dragon  Special
Volt Tackle  Electric  Physical 000
Water Pulse  Water  Special
Waterfall  Water  Physical
Zap Cannon  Electric  Special 000
Zen Headbutt  Psychic  Physical

Outside of battle

Sheer Force does not have an effect outside of battle.

Pokemon with Sheer Force

Ability 1
Ability 2
Nidoqueen Poison Ground Poison Point Rivalry Sheer Force
Nidoking Poison Ground Poison Point Rivalry Sheer Force
Krabby Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Kingler Water Hyper Cutter Shell Armor Sheer Force
Tauros Normal Intimidate Anger Point Sheer Force
Totodile Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Croconaw Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Feraligatr Water Torrent None Sheer Force
Steelix Steel Ground Rock Head Sturdy Sheer Force
Makuhita Fighting Guts Thick Fat Sheer Force
Hariyama Fighting Guts Thick Fat Sheer Force
Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter Intimidate Sheer Force
Camerupt Camerupt
Mega Camerupt
Fire Ground Sheer Force None None
Trapinch Ground Hyper Cutter Arena Trap Sheer Force
Bagon Dragon Rock Head None Sheer Force
Cranidos Rock Mold Breaker None Sheer Force
Rampardos Rock Mold Breaker None Sheer Force
Timburr Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
Gurdurr Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
Conkeldurr Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
Standard Mode
Fire Sheer Force None Zen Mode
Druddigon Dragon Rough Skin Sheer Force Mold Breaker
Rufflet Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Hustle
Braviary Normal Flying Keen Eye Sheer Force Defiant
Incarnate Forme
Ground Flying Sand Force None Sheer Force