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 BirdFlyingPhysical120144100
Double EdgeNormalPhysical120144100
Flare BlitzFirePhysical120144100
Head ChargeNormalPhysical120144100
Head SmashRockPhysical15018080
High Jump KickFightingPhysical13015690
Jump KickFightingPhysical10012095
Light Of Ruin*FairySpecial14016890
SubmissionFightingPhysical809680
Take DownNormalPhysical9010885
Volt Tackle*ElectricPhysical120144100
Wood Hammer*GrassPhysical120144100
Wild ChargeElectricPhysical90108100

* 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.
Sword​/​Shield
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl
Powers up moves that have recoil damage.

Other languages

English Reckless
Japanese すてみ (Sutemi)
German Achtlos
French Téméraire
Italian Temerarietà
Spanish Audaz

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
862 Obstagoon Guts Defiant

Reckless as a hidden ability