Iron Tail (move)

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Move data

Type Steel
Category   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 Sun & 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