Sheer Force
In-game description
Removes additional effects to increase move damage.

Sheer Force is an ability introduced in Generation V. So far, 7 Pokémon have this ability.


In battle

Sheer Force removes additional effects from moves to increase their base power by 30%. Sheer Force does not remove negative effects to the bearer, such as recoil.

If a move is boosted by Sheer Force, it will not trigger any effects that occur after attacking. (such as healing from a Shell Bell) If an item has two effects, only the effects that activate after attacking will be negated. If a Pokémon holds a Life Orb, it will gain the passive damage boost (because it is not activated after the attack) but the recoil effect afterward will be ignored.

Outside of battle

Sheer Force has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sheer Force

Normal Ability

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#195 Icon195 Lanthan
Ground Steel

Hidden Ability

Dex no. Pokémon Type
#015 Icon015 Barewl
Steel Rock
#016 Icon016 Dearewl
Steel Rock
#017 Icon017 Gararewl
Steel Steel
#118 Icon118 Frynai
Water Steel
#119 Icon119 Saidine
Water Steel
#120 Icon120 Daikatuna
Water Steel
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