Sharpness (Ability)

Sharpness きれあじ
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Generation IX
Powers up slicing moves.

Sharpness (Japanese: きれあじ Sharpness) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX.


In battle

Sharpness boosts the strength of slicing moves used by a Pokémon with this Ability by 50%.

Affected moves

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

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc. Learned by
Aerial Ace  Flying  Physical 60     {{{6}}}
Air Cutter  Flying  Special 60 95   {{{6}}}
Air Slash  Flying  Special 75 95     {{{6}}}
Aqua Cutter  Water  Physical 70 100     {{{6}}}
Ceaseless Edge  Dark  Physical 65 90   {{{6}}}
Fury Cutter  Bug  Physical 40 95     {{{6}}}
Leaf Blade  Grass  Physical 90 100   {{{6}}}
Night Slash  Dark  Physical 70 100      {{{6}}}
Psycho Cut  Psychic  Physical 70 100    {{{6}}}
Razor Shell  Water  Physical 75 95   {{{6}}}
Sacred Sword  Fighting  Physical 90 100    {{{6}}}
Slash  Normal  Physical 70 100      {{{6}}}
Stone Axe  Rock  Physical 65 90   {{{6}}}
X-Scissor  Bug  Physical 80 100     {{{6}}}

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

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc.
Behemoth Blade  Steel  Physical 100 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Bitter Blade  Fire  Physical 90 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Cross Poison  Poison  Physical 70 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Cut  Normal  Physical 50 95 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Kowtow Cleave  Dark  Physical 85 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Population Bomb  Normal  Physical 20 90 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Psyblade  Psychic  Physical 80 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Razor Leaf  Grass  Physical 55 95 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Solar Blade  Grass  Physical 125 100 {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Outside of battle

Sharpness has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Sharpness

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Psychic Fighting Steadfast Sharpness Justified
Hisuian Form
Water Dark Torrent None Sharpness
Bug Rock Swarm Sheer Force Sharpness
Water Psychic Mold Breaker None Sharpness
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX 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.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.


  • Due to their English names differing from their Japanese names, the English names of several slicing moves obscure why they are categorized as such.
    • Aerial Ace's Japanese name is つばめがえし Swallow Return, referring to a sword technique.
    • Population Bomb's name in Japanese is ネズミざん Nezumizan, which can be read as both ねずみ算 nezumizan (to multiply like mice; literally "mouse mathematics", a common arithmetic problem) and ねずみ斬 nezumizan (mouse cut).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鋒銳 Fūngyeui
Mandarin 鋒銳 / 锋锐 Fēngruì
  French Incisif
  German Scharfkantig
  Italian Affilama
  Korean 예리함 Yeriham
  Spanish Cortante

Variations of the Ability Mega Launcher
Mega LauncherStrong JawSharpness

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