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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.gif Special type.gif 40 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Acid Spray Type Poison.gif Special type.gif 40 100% Lowers the target's Special Defense stat by two stages
Air Slash Type Flying.gif Special type.gif 75 95% 30% chance of making the target flinch 627.png628.png
Anchor Shot Type Steel.gif Physical type.gif 80 100% Prevents the target from fleeing or switching out
Ancient Power Type Rock.gif Special type.gif 60 100% 10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each 098.png099.png158.png159.png160.png303.png323M.png408.png409.png
Astonish Type Ghost.gif Physical type.gif 30 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 303.png
Aurora Beam Type Ice.gif Special type.gif 65 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage
Bite Type Dark.gif Physical type.gif 60 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 031.png158.png159.png160.png303.png328.png371.png621.png
Blaze Kick Type Fire.gif Physical type.gif 85 90% 10% chance of burning the target
Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special type.gif 110 70% 10% chance of freezing the target 031.png034.png098.png099.png128.png158.png159.png160.png408.png409.png
Blue Flare Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 130 85% 20% chance of burning the target
Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 85 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target 031.png034.png*098.png*099.png*128.png*208.png*323M.png
Bolt Strike Type Electric.gif Physical type.gif 130 85% 20% chance of paralyzing the target
Bone Club Type Ground.gif Physical type.gif 65 85% 10% chance of making the target flinch
Bounce Type Flying.gif Physical type.gif 85 85% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Bubble Type Water.gif Special type.gif 40 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage 098.png099.png
Bubble Beam Type Water.gif Special type.gif 65 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage 031.png*034.png*098.png099.png
Bug Buzz Type Bug.gif Special type.gif 90 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Bulldoze Type Ground.gif Physical type.gif 60 100% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage 031.png034.png128.png208.png296.png297.png323M.png328.png408.png409.png532.png533.png534.png555.png621.png645.png
Charge Beam Type Electric.gif Special type.gif 50 90% 70% chance of raising the user's Special Attack stat by one stage 303.png621.png
Chatter Type Flying.gif Special type.gif 65 100% Confuses the target
Clangorous Soulblaze Type Dragon.gif Physical type.gif 185 Raises the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each
Confusion Type Psychic.gif Special type.gif 50 100% 10% chance of confusing the target 034.png
Constrict Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 10 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Speed stat by one stage
Cross Poison Type Poison.gif Physical type.gif 70 100% 10% chance of poisoning the target
Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical type.gif 10 100% 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 031.png158.png159.png160.png208.png303.png328.png371.png408.png409.png621.png
Crush Claw Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 75 95% 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 621.png627.png628.png
Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 20% chance of making the target flinch 208.png303.png621.png
Dragon Rush Type Dragon.gif Physical type.gif 100 75% 20% chance of making the target flinch 371.png
Dragon Breath Type Dragon.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target 208.png371.png
Dynamic Punch Type Fighting.gif Physical type.gif 100 75% Confuses the target 031.png*034.png*158.png*159.png*160.png*296.png297.png532.png533.png534.png
Diamond Storm Type Rock.gif Physical type.gif 100 95% 50% chance of raising the user's Defense stat by two stages
Discharge Type Electric.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Dizzy Punch Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 70 100% 20% chance of confusing the target
Earth Power Type Ground.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage 031.png034.png208.png323M.png328.png408.png409.png645.png
Electroweb Type Electric.gif Special type.gif 55 95% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
Ember Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 40 100% 10% chance of burning the target 323M.png371.png
Energy Ball Type Grass.gif Special type.gif 90 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Extrasensory Type Psychic.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 10% chance of making the target flinch 645.png
Fake Out Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 40 100% Makes the target flinch 296.png297.png
Fiery Dance Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 50% chance of raising the user's Special Attack stat by one stage
Fire Blast Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 110 85% 10% chance of burning the target 031.png034.png128.png303.png323M.png371.png408.png409.png555.png621.png
Fire Fang Type Fire.gif Physical type.gif 65 95% 20% chance of burning the target or making them flinch (10% each) 208.png303.png371.png555.png621.png
Fire Lash Type Fire.gif Physical type.gif 80 100% Lowers the target's Defense stat by one stage
Fire Punch Type Fire.gif Physical type.gif 75 100% 10% chance of burning the target 031.png034.png296.png297.png408.png409.png532.png533.png534.png555.png621.png
Flame Charge Type Fire.gif Physical type.gif 50 100% Raises the user's Speed stat by one stage 323M.png555.png733.png
Flame Wheel Type Fire.gif Physical type.gif 60 100% 10% chance of burning the target 555.png
Flamethrower Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 90 100% 10% chance of burning the target 031.png034.png128.png303.png323M.png371.png408.png409.png555.png621.png
Flare Blitz Type Fire.gif Physical type.gif 120 100% 10% chance of burning the target 555.png
Flash Cannon Type Steel.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage 208.png303.png323M.png555.png621.png733.png
Focus Blast Type Fighting.gif Special type.gif 120 70% 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage 031.png034.png160.png296.png297.png303.png409.png532.png533.png534.png555.png621.png645.png
Force Palm Type Fighting.gif Physical type.gif 60 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target 296.png297.png532.png533.png534.png
Freeze-Dry Type Ice.gif Special type.gif 70 100% 10% chance of freezing the target
Freeze Shock Type Ice.gif Physical type.gif 140 90% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Genesis Supernova Type Psychic.gif Special type.gif 185 - Changes the battlefield to Psychic Terrain
Glaciate Type Ice.gif Special type.gif 65 95% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage
Gunk Shot Type Poison.gif Physical type.gif 120 80% 30% chance of poisoning the target 621.png733.png
Headbutt Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 70 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 031.png*034.png*128.png*158.png*159.png*160.png*208.png*323M.png371.png408.png409.png555.png
Heart Stamp Type Psychic.gif Physical type.gif 60 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Heat Wave Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 90 95% 10% chance of burning the target 323M.png555.png621.png627.png628.png733.png
Hurricane Type Flying.gif Special type.gif 110 70% 30% chance of confusing the target
Hyper Fang Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 80 90% 10% chance of making the target flinch
Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special type.gif 90 100% 10% chance of freezing the target 031.png034.png098.png099.png128.png158.png159.png160.png303.png408.png409.png
Ice Burn Type Ice.gif Special type.gif 140 90% 30% chance of burning the target
Ice Fang Type Ice.gif Physical type.gif 65 95% 20% chance of freezing the target or making them flinch (10% each) 158.png159.png160.png208.png303.png
Ice Punch Type Ice.gif Physical type.gif 75 100% 10% chance of freezing the target 031.png034.png158.png159.png160.png296.png297.png303.png532.png533.png534.png
Icicle Crash Type Ice.gif Physical type.gif 85 90% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special type.gif 55 95% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage 031.png034.png098.png099.png128.png158.png159.png160.png303.png
Inferno Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 100 50% Burns the target
Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical type.gif 80 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 128.png208.png297.png303.png323M.png408.png409.png621.png
Iron Tail Type Steel.gif Physical type.gif 100 75% 30% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 031.png034.png128.png158.png159.png160.png208.png408.png409.png621.png645.png
Lava Plume Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 30% chance of burning the target 323M.png
Leaf Tornado Type Grass.gif Special type.gif 65 90% 50% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Lick Type Ghost.gif Physical type.gif 30 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Liquidation Type Water.gif Physical type.gif 85 100% 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 098.png099.png158.png159.png160.png
Low Sweep Type Fighting.gif Physical type.gif 65 100% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage 296.png297.png532.png533.png534.png
Lunge Type Bug.gif Physical type.gif 80 100% Lowers the target's Attack stat by one stage
Luster Purge Type Psychic.gif Special type.gif 70 100% 50% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage
Metal Claw Type Steel.gif Physical type.gif 50 95% 10% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage 098.png099.png158.png159.png160.png621.png
Meteor Mash Type Steel.gif Physical type.gif 90 90% 20% chance of raising the user's Attack stat by one stage
Mirror Shot Type Steel.gif Special type.gif 65 85% 30% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Mist Ball Type Psychic.gif Special type.gif 70 100% 50% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
Moonblast Type Fairy.gif Special type.gif 95 100% 30% chance of lowering the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
Mud Bomb Type Ground.gif Special type.gif 65 85% 30% chance of lowering the foe's Accuracy stat by one stage 323M.png
Mud Shot Type Ground.gif Special type.gif 55 95% Lowers the target's Speed stat by one stage 098.png099.png328.png645.png
Mud-Slap Type Ground.gif Special type.gif 20 100% Lowers the target's Accuracy stat by one stage 031.png*034.png*098.png*099.png*158.png*159.png*160.png*208.png*328.png
Muddy Water Type Water.gif Special type.gif 90 85% 30% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Mystical Fire Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 75 100% Lowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage
Needle Arm Type Grass.gif Physical type.gif 60 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Night Daze Type Dark.gif Special type.gif 85 95% 40% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Nuzzle Type Electric.gif Physical type.gif 20 100% Paralyzes the target
Octazooka Type Water.gif Special type.gif 65 85% 50% chance of lowering the target's Accuracy stat by one stage
Ominous Wind Type Ghost.gif Special type.gif 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.gif Physical type.gif 90 90% 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage 303.png
Poison Fang Type Poison.gif Physical type.gif 50 100% 50% chance of badly poisoning the target 031.png303.png
Poison Jab Type Poison.gif Physical type.gif 80 100% 30% chance of poisoning the target 031.png034.png296.png297.png532.png533.png534.png
Poison Sting Type Poison.gif Physical type.gif 15 100% 30% chance of poisoning the target 031.png034.png
Poison Tail Type Poison.gif Physical type.gif 50 100% 10% chance of poisoning the target 031.png034.png621.png
Powder Snow Type Ice.gif Special type.gif 40 100% 10% chance of freezing the target
Power-Up Punch Type Fighting.gif Physical type.gif 40 100% Raises the user's Attack stat by one stage 031.png034.png158.png159.png160.png296.png297.png303.png408.png409.png532.png533.png534.png555.png621.png
Psybeam Type Psychic.gif Special type.gif 65 100% 10% chance of confusing the target
Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special type.gif 90 100% 10% chance of confusing the target 555.png645.png
Razor Shell Type Water.gif Physical type.gif 75 95% 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Relic Song Type Normal.gif Special type.gif 75 100% 10% chance of causing the target to sleep
Rock Climb Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 90 85% 20% chance of confusing the target 128.png*208.png621.png
Rock Slide Type Rock.gif Physical type.gif 90 85% 30% chance of making the target flinch 031.png034.png098.png099.png128.png158.png159.png160.png208.png296.png297.png303.png323M.png328.png371.png408.png409.png532.png533.png534.png555.png621.png627.png628.png645.png
Rock Smash Type Fighting.gif Physical type.gif 40 100% 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage 031.png034.png098.png099.png128.png158.png159.png160.png208.png296.png297.png303.png323M.png328.png371.png408.png409.png532.png533.png534.png555.png621.png627.png628.png645.png733.png
Rock Tomb Type Rock.gif Physical type.gif 60 95% Lowers the target's Speed by one stage 031.png034.png098.png099.png128.png158.png159.png160.png208.png296.png297.png303.png323M.png328.png371.png408.png409.png532.png533.png534.png555.png621.png627.png628.png645.png
Rolling Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical type.gif 60 85% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Sacred Fire Type Fire.gif Physical type.gif 100 95% 50% chance of burning the target
Scald Type Water.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 30% chance of burning the target 098.png099.png158.png159.png160.png
Searing Shot Type Fire.gif Special type.gif 100 100% 30% chance of burning the target
Secret Power Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 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
031.png034.png098.png099.png128.png158.png159.png160.png208.png296.png297.png303.png323M.png328.png371.png408.png409.png532.png533.png534.png555.png621.png627.png628.png645.png
Seed Flare Type Grass.gif Special type.gif 120 85% 40% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by two stages
Shadow Ball Type Ghost.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 20% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat by one stage 031.png034.png303.png
Shadow Bone Type Ghost.gif Physical type.gif 85 100% 20% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stage
Signal Beam Type Bug.gif Special type.gif 75 100% 10% chance of confusing the target 328.png
Silver Wind Type Bug.gif Special type.gif 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.gif Physical type.gif 140 90% 30% chance of making the target flinch 628.png733.png
Sludge Type Poison.gif Special type.gif 65 100% 30% chance of poisoning the target
Sludge Bomb Type Poison.gif Special type.gif 90 100% 30% chance of poisoning the target 031.png034.png303.png621.png645.png
Sludge Wave Type Poison.gif Special type.gif 95 100% 10% chance of poisoning the target 031.png034.png645.png
Smog Type Poison.gif Special type.gif 30 70% 40% chance of poisoning the target
Snarl Type Dark.gif Special type.gif 55 95% Lowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage 621.png
Snore Type Normal.gif Special type.gif 50 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 031.png034.png098.png099.png128.png158.png159.png160.png208.png296.png297.png303.png323M.png328.png371.png408.png409.png532.png533.png534.png555.png621.png627.png628.png645.png733.png
Spark Type Electric.gif Physical type.gif 65 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Spirit Shackle Type Ghost.gif Physical type.gif 80 100% Prevents the target from fleeing or switching out
Steam Eruption Type Water.gif Special type.gif 110 95% 30% chance of burning the target
Steamroller Type Bug.gif Physical type.gif 65 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch
Steel Wing Type Steel.gif Physical type.gif 70 90% 10% chance of raising the user's Defense stat by one stage 627.png628.png733.png
Stoked Sparksurfer Type Electric.gif Special type.gif 175 - Paralyzes the target
Stomp Type Normal.gif Physical type.gif 65 100% 30% chance of making the target flinch 098.png099.png128.png323M.png408.png409.png
Struggle Bug Type Bug.gif Special type.gif 50 100% Lowers the target's Special Attack stat by one stage 328.png
Thunder Type Electric.gif Special type.gif 110 70% 30% chance of paralyzing the target 031.png034.png128.png408.png409.png
Thunder Fang Type Electric.gif Physical type.gif 65 95% 20% chance of paralyzing the target or making them flinch (10% each) 208.png303.png621.png
Thunder Punch Type Electric.gif Physical type.gif 75 100% 10% chance of paralyzing the target 031.png034.png296.png297.png303.png408.png409.png532.png533.png534.png621.png
Thunder Shock Type Electric.gif Special type.gif 40 100% 10% chance of paralyzing the target
Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special type.gif 90 100% 10% chance of paralyzing the target 031.png034.png128.png408.png409.png
Tri Attack Type Normal.gif Special type.gif 80 100% 20% chance of either paralyzing,
freezing, or burning the target (6.67% each)
Trop Kick Type Grass.gif Physical type.gif 70 100% Lowers the target's Attack stat by one stage
Twineedle Type Bug.gif Physical type.gif 25 100% 20% chance of poisoning the target (per strike)
Twister Type Dragon.gif Special type.gif 40 100% 20% chance of making the target flinch 371.png
Volt Tackle Type Electric.gif Physical type.gif 120 100% 10% chance of paralyzing the target
Water Pulse Type Water.gif Special type.gif 60 100% 20% chance of confusing the target 031.png034.png098.png099.png128.png158.png159.png160.png
Waterfall Type Water.gif Physical type.gif 80 100% 20% chance of making the target flinch 158.png159.png160.png
Zap Cannon Type Electric.gif Special type.gif 120 50% Paralyzes the target 128.png*
Zen Headbutt Type Psychic.gif Physical type.gif 80 90% 20% chance of making the target flinch 128.png371.png408.png409.png555.png
Zing Zap Type Electric.gif Physical type.gif 80 100% 30% chance of paralyzing the target

Pokémon

Pokédex Pokémon Type Abilities
#031 Nidoqueen
031.png
Type Poison.gifType Ground.gif Generation III
Poison Point

Generation IV
Rivalry

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

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

Generation IV
Anger Point

Generation V
Sheer Force
#158 Totodile
158.png
Type Water.gif Generation III
Torrent

Generation V
Sheer Force
#159 Croconaw
159.png
#160 Feraligatr
160.png
#208 Steelix
208.png
Type Steel.gifType Ground.gif Generation III
Rock Head
Sturdy

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

Generation V
Sheer Force
#297 Hariyama
297.png
#303 Mawile
303.png
Type Steel.gifType Fairy.gif Generation III
Hyper Cutter
Intimidate

Generation V
Sheer Force
#323 Mega
Camerupt
323M.png
Type Fire.gifType Ground.gif Generation VI
Sheer Force
#328 Trapinch
328.png
Type Ground.gif Generation III
Hyper Cutter
Arena Trap

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

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

Generation V
Sheer Force
#409 Rampardos
409.png
#532 Timburr
532.png
Type Fighting.gif Generation V
Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist(DW)
#533 Gurdurr
533.png
#534 Conkeldurr
534.png
#555 Darmanitan
555.png
Type Fire.gif Generation V
Sheer Force
Zen Mode(DW)
#621 Druddigon
621.png
Type Dragon.gif Generation V
Rough Skin
Sheer Force
Mold Breaker(DW)
#627 Rufflet
627.png
Type Normal.gifType Flying.gif Generation V
Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Hustle(DW)
#628 Braviary
628.png
Generation V
Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant(DW)
#645 Incarnate
Landorus
645.png
Type Ground.gifType Flying.gif Generation V
Sand Force
Sheer Force
#733 Toucannon
733.png
Type Normal.gifType Flying.gif Generation VII
Keen Eye
Skill Link
Sheer Force
#878 Cufant
878.png
Type Steel.gif Generation VIII
Sheer Force
Heavy Metal(DW)
#879 Copperajah
879.png
Type Steel.gif Generation VIII
Sheer Force
Heavy Metal(DW)
Green indicates the ability is known naturally
Yellow indicates the ability is only known through the Dream World