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.

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 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
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
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 40
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 40
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 34
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 35
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 35
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 42
GuzzlordGuzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

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

EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Dragon, Field
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Field
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Field
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon, Water 1
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Field
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Field
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Field, Monster
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Field, Monster
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Field, Monster
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Monster
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Monster
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Monster
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Dragon, Field
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Monster
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Monster
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
Field, Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
Field, Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
Field, Grass
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Field
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Field
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
Field
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
Field
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
Dragon
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Dragon
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Dragon

Learnt by move tutor

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

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
PhanpyPhanpy
#231 / Ground
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
AltariaAltaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
SphealSpheal
#363 / Ice · Water
SealeoSealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
HippopotasHippopotas
#449 / Ground
HippowdonHippowdon
#450 / Ground
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Tornadus (Therian Forme)Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Thundurus (Therian Forme)Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Landorus (Therian Forme)Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
PopplioPopplio
#728 / Water
BrionneBrionne
#729 / Water
PrimarinaPrimarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
YungoosYungoos
#734 / Normal
GumshoosGumshoos
#735 / Normal
RockruffRockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc (Dusk Form)Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Wishiwashi (Solo Form)Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
TogedemaruTogedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
GuzzlordGuzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
PoipolePoipole
#803 / Poison
NaganadelNaganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
ZeraoraZeraora
#807 / Electric