Iron Tail (move)

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Move data

Type Steel
Category Physical Physical
Power 100
Accuracy 75
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM23
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM23
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM23

Effects

Iron Tail deals damage and has a 30% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may reduce DEFENSE.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Attacks with a rock-hard tail. May lower DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack with a steel-hard tail. It may lower the foe’s DEFENSE stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is slammed with a steel-hard tail. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. It may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
X/Y The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Iron Tail at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 40
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 40
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 34
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 35
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 35
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 42

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Iron Tail as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Ekans
#023 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Field
Persian
#053 / Normal
Field
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
Seel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon, Water 1
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Field
Furret
#162 / Normal
Field
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Field, Monster
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Field, Monster
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Field, Monster
Magby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Monster
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Monster
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Monster
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Feebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Milotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Monster
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Monster
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Field, Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Field, Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Field, Grass
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Field
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Field
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Field
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Field
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Dragon
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Dragon

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Iron Tail by the various move tutors in the games.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Magby
#240 / Fire
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Absol
#359 / Dark
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Audino
#531 / Normal
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground