Intrepid Sword (Ability)

Intrepid Sword ふとうのけん
Tenacity Sword
Flavor text
Generation VIII
Boosts the Pokémon's Attack stat when the Pokémon enters a battle.
Generation IX
Boosts the Pokémon’s Attack stat the first time the Pokémon enters a battle.

Intrepid Sword (Japanese: ふとうのけん Tenacity Sword) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Zacian.


In battle

Generation VIII

Intrepid Sword raises the Attack stat of the Pokémon with this Ability by one stage when it enters the battle.

Generation IX

Intrepid Sword only activates once per battle.

Outside of battle

Intrepid Sword has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Intrepid Sword

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0888   Zacian
Hero of Many Battles
Fairy Fairy Intrepid Sword None None
0888   Zacian
Crowned Sword
Fairy Steel Intrepid Sword None None
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 不撓之劍 Bātnàauh-jī Téuhn
Mandarin 不撓之劍 / 不挠之剑 Bùnáo-zhī Jiàn
  French Lame Indomptable
  German Kühnes Schwert
  Italian Spada Indomita
  Korean 불요의검 Buryo-ui Geom
  Brazilian Portuguese Espada Intrépida
  Spanish Espada Indómita

Variations of the Ability Dauntless Shield
Dauntless ShieldIntrepid Sword

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