Sheer Force
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Removes added effects to increase move damage.

Sheer Force is an Ability. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle[]

Sheer Force raises the base power of all attacking moves that have an addition effect by 30%, but the additional effects are ignored.

Sheer Force does not negate primary effects such as recoil, stat penalty or status conditions for the user, increased critical hit rate, moves that never miss, moves that change power, two-turn moves, etc. Sheer Force will negate all secondary effects, such as reducing the target's stats, increasing the user's stats, or causing status condition to the target. Moves that have both primary and secondary effects have secondary effects negated and gain 30% boost, but keep primary effects. For example, Flare Blitz has a primary recoil effect and secondary chance to burn; its damage is boosted by 30% but it will not burn and will inflict recoil damage after the attack.

If a move is boosted by the effect of Sheer Force, item effects or Abilities that trigger after attacking are no longer applied. If an item has two effects, only the one related to the attack will be negated. Therefore, a Life Orb will give the passive damage boost but not the recoil effect.

Pokémon with Sheer Force[]

Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Snogre Snogre Ice Ice Permafrost Sheer Force None
Chimpoca Chimpoca Fighting Fighting Sheer Force Conditioning None
Simayan Simayan Fighting Fighting Sheer Force Conditioning None
Monkezuma Monkezuma Fighting Fighting Sheer Force Conditioning None
Grolem Grolem Rock Grass Sheer Force Overshadow None
Comossus Comossus Rock Grass Sheer Force Overshadow None
Diamat Diamat Dragon Rock Clear Body Sheer Force Conditioning