Reckless (ability)

Effect

Reckless increases the power of recoil moves by 20%. By extension this means the amount of recoil damage taken will increase as more more damage is dealt (except for High Jump Kick and Jump Kick which have fixed recoil).

Moves affected

The attacks classed as punching moves are shown below with their normal and boosted power:

NameTypeCat.PowerBoostedAcc.
Brave BirdFlying120144100
Double EdgeNormal120144100
Flare BlitzFire120144100
Head ChargeNormal120144100
Head SmashRock15018080
High Jump KickFighting13015690
Jump KickFighting10012095
Light Of Ruin*Fairy14016890
SubmissionFighting809680
Take DownNormal9010885
Volt Tackle*Electric120144100
Wood Hammer*Grass120144100
Wild ChargeElectric90108100

* No Pokémon with Reckless can learn these moves.

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.

Pokémon with Reckless

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
106 Hitmonlee Limber Unburden
550 Basculin
Red-Striped Form
Adaptability Mold Breaker
626 Bouffalant Sap Sipper Soundproof

Reckless as a hidden ability