Iron Fist (Ability)

Iron Fist てつのこぶし
Iron Fist
Flavor text
Generation IV
Boosts the power of punching moves.
Generation V
Boosts the power of punching moves.
Generation VI
Powers up punching moves.
Generation VII
Powers up punching moves.
Generation VIII
Powers up punching moves.

Iron Fist (Japanese: てつのこぶし Iron Fist) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Hitmonchan.

Effect

In battle

Iron Fist causes the power of affected punching moves to increase by 20%.

Affected moves

The table below lists the moves affected by Iron Fist, as well as the Pokémon that can have Iron Fist and learn those moves.

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc. Learned by
Bullet Punch  Steel  Physical 40 100    {{{6}}}
Comet Punch  Normal  Physical 18 85       
 
{{{6}}}
Dizzy Punch  Normal  Physical 70 100      {{{6}}}
Double Iron Bash  Steel  Physical 60 100   {{{6}}}
Drain Punch  Fighting  Physical 75 100       
     
{{{6}}}
Dynamic Punch  Fighting  Physical 100 50  * *    
    
{{{6}}}
Fire Punch  Fire  Physical 75 100       
     
{{{6}}}
Focus Punch  Fighting  Physical 150 100       
      
{{{6}}}
Hammer Arm  Fighting  Physical 100 90        {{{6}}}
Ice Hammer  Ice  Physical 100 90   {{{6}}}
Ice Punch  Ice  Physical 75 100       
      
{{{6}}}
Mach Punch  Fighting  Physical 40 100       
 
{{{6}}}
Mega Punch  Normal  Physical 80 85       
   
{{{6}}}
Power-Up Punch  Fighting  Physical 40 100  * *    
   * * * *
  
{{{6}}}
Shadow Punch  Ghost  Physical 60    {{{6}}}
Sky Uppercut  Fighting  Physical 85 90     {{{6}}}
Thunder Punch  Electric  Physical 75 100       
      
   
{{{6}}}

Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Iron Fist. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Mirror Move, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Iron Fist by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc.
Meteor Mash*  Steel  Physical 90 90 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Plasma Fists  Electric  Physical 100 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Surging Strikes  Water  Physical 25 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Wicked Blow  Dark  Physical 80 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Outside of battle

Iron Fist has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Iron Fist

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting Keen Eye Iron Fist Inner Focus
  Ledian Bug Flying Swarm Early Bird Iron Fist
  Chimchar Fire Fire Blaze None Iron Fist
  Monferno Fire Fighting Blaze None Iron Fist
  Infernape Fire Fighting Blaze None Iron Fist
  Timburr Fighting Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
  Gurdurr Fighting Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
  Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting Guts Sheer Force Iron Fist
  Golett Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No Guard
  Golurk Ground Ghost Iron Fist Klutz No Guard
  Pancham Fighting Fighting Iron Fist Mold Breaker Scrappy
  Pangoro Fighting Dark Iron Fist Mold Breaker Scrappy
  Crabrawler Fighting Fighting Hyper Cutter Iron Fist Anger Point
  Crabominable Fighting Ice Hyper Cutter Iron Fist Anger Point
  Melmetal Steel Steel Iron Fist None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Iron Fist boosts the affected moves by 50%.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the power of punching moves is increased by 20% instead.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts the power the Pokémon uses for punching moves.
BSL パンチする わざがつよくなる
MDGtI Increases the power of punching moves.*
It makes the power of punching moves go up.*
SMD The power of punching moves goes up!
MDRTDX The power of punching moves goes up.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

  • The power of Sucker Punch is not increased by Iron Fist, since it is called「ふいうち」Surprise Attack in Japanese.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鐵拳 Titkyùhn
Mandarin 鐵拳 / 铁拳 Tiěquán
  French Poing de Fer
  German Eisenfaust
  Italian Ferropugno
  Korean 철주먹 Cheol Jumeok
  Portuguese Punho de Ferro
  Russian Железный Кулак Zheleznyy Kulak
  Spanish Puño Férreo
  Vietnamese Nắm Đấm Sắt



  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.