Iron Tail
Iron Tail VIII.PNG
アイアンテール Iron Tail
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Steel.gif
Category Physical
Power: 100
Accuracy: 75
PP: 15
Affects:
Secondary Effect:
Priority:
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 1
Jam: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cool
Appeal:
Jam:

Iron Tail is a Steel-type move introduced in Generation II.

Description

Games Description
GSC An attack that may reduce Defense.
RSE Slams the foe with a hard tail. It may also lower Defense.
FRLG An attack with a steel-hard tail. It may lower the foe's Defense stat.
DPPtHGSS The foe is slammed with a steel-hard tail. It may also lower the target's Defense stat if it hits.
BWB2W2 The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. It may also lower the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SWSH
The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.

Effect

In battle

Iron Tail is a physical attack that has 100 power and 75% accuracy. Additionally, there is a 10% chance that the opponent's Defense stat will be lowered. Iron Tail is used by the Pokémon by hardening its tail and then proceeding to slam it into the opponent.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
V VI VII VIII
095.png Onix rock/ground 45 38 (DP)
41 (PtHGSS)
49 (BW)
40 (B2W2)
40 40
208.png Steelix steel/ground 45 38 (DP)
41 (PtHGSS)
49 (BW)
40 (B2W2)
40 40
304.png Aron steel/rock 29 39 39 (BW)
36 (B2W2)
36 (XY)
34 (ORAS)
34
305.png Lairon steel/rock 29 45 45 (BW)
40 (B2W2)
40 (XY)
35 (ORAS)
35
306.png Aggron steel/rock 29 48 48 (BW)
40 (B2W2)
40 (XY)
35 (ORAS)
35
483.png Dialga steel/dragon 42 42 42
799.png Guzzlord dark/dragon 29
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Trivia

  • Early into Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, Ash teaches this to his Pikachu mainly to have a weapon against Rock-type Pokémon like what Rustboro City Gym Leader Roxanne specialized in. This has quickly become one of Pikachu's primary moves, having stayed in since then.
  • During the Pokémon the Series: Black & White, the animation for Iron Tail featured the tail becoming metallic in appearance. It later reverted to the tail glowing in the following series'.

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Spin-offs & shorts

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