Core Enforcer (move)

Core Enforcer
コアパニッシャー Core Punisher
Core Enforcer VIII.png
Core Enforcer VIII 2.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Core Enforcer (Japanese: コアパニッシャー Core Punisher) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation VII. It is one of the signature moves of Zygarde.


Core Enforcer deals damage. If the target has already used a move or had a Bag item used on it by its Trainer in the same turn, Core Enforcer also suppresses the target's Ability while it remains in battle.

The target's Ability will not be suppressed if Core Enforcer misses or if the target is immune to or protected from the move. It cannot suppress Multitype, Stance Change, Schooling, Comatose, Shields Down, Disguise, RKS System, Battle Bond, Power Construct, or As One.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Core Enforcer cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Core Enforcer cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
If the Pokémon the user has inflicted damage on have already used their moves, this move eliminates the effect of the target's Ability.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV If the Pokémon damaged by this move have already used their moves that turn, this move eliminates the effects of those Pokémon's Abilities.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
All forms
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Zygarde Cube
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Core Enforcer Special 4 160 192 100% All opponents No additional effect. Sygna Suit Serena & Zygarde
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Ecosystem Core Enforcer Special Default 250 300 An opponent Transforms into Complete Forme until the end of battle. Sygna Suit Serena & Zygarde
6★ EX All opponents
6★ EX with EX role The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.


In the anime

Zygarde Complete Forme
The Z-shape
The user attacks the opponent and forms a Z-shape into the ground.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zygarde Complete Forme opens the mouth on its chest and forms an orb of energy in front of it. It then fires a beam of multicolored energy from the orb at the ground underneath the opponent, forming a light green Z-shape. The ground around the Z-shape then explodes.
Squishy Forming a More Perfect Union! Debut
Z2 Forming a More Perfect Union! Debut

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 核心懲罰者 Hahtsām Chìhngfahtjé
Mandarin 核心懲罰者 / 核心惩罚者 Héxīn Chéngfázhě
  French Sanction Suprême
  German Sanktionskern
  Italian Nucleocastigo
  Korean 코어퍼니셔 Ko-eopeonisyeo
  Polish Kara jądra
  Brazilian Portuguese Núcleo Executor
  Russian Усиление Ядра Usileniye Yadra
  Spanish Núcleo Castigo
  Vietnamese Kẻ Thực Thi Tối Cao

Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Ecosystem Core Enforcer

Language Title
  Japanese 秘めた力を解き放つ コアパニッシャー Himeta Chikara o Tokihanatsu Koa Panisshā
Mandarin Chinese 釋放潛藏的力量之 核心懲罰者 Shìfàng Qiáncáng de Lìliàng-zhī Héxīn Chéngfázhě
  French Mystérieux pouvoir ! Sanction Suprême !
  German Sanktionskern der geheimen Kräfte
  Italian Nucleocastigo del potere misterioso
  Korean 숨겨진 힘을 해방하는 코어퍼니셔 Sumgyeojin Himeul Haebanghaneun Ko'eo Peonisheo
  Spanish Núcleo Castigo del Poder Secreto

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