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

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
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
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
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
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel