Iron Tail (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM23
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM23
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM23
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM19
Sword​/​Shield TR31

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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Steelium Z and uses its Z-Power, Iron Tail turns into Corkscrew Crash and has base power 180.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Iron Tail
Japanese アイアンテール (Iron Tail)
German Eisenschweif
French Queue de Fer
Italian Codacciaio
Spanish Cola Férrea

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. This may also lower the target’s Defense stat.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 48
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 48
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 44
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 52
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 56
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 80

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Magby
#240 / Fire
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
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Absol
#359 / Dark
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Audino
#531 / Normal
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass