Strength (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
HM04
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
HM04
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
HM04
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
HM04
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
HM04
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
HM04

Effects

Strength deals damage with no additional effect in battle.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Strength turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 160.

Outside of battle

Strength is used to move large boulders in the field. Boulders can only be pushed, not pulled. It can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

From Generation 5 onwards, boulders moved by Strength are often used to create shortcuts through caves and routes.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Strength
Japanese かいりき (Kairiki)
German Stärke
French Force
Italian Forza
Spanish Fuerza

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A powerful physical attack.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Builds enormous power, then slams the foe.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is slugged at maximum power. Can also be used to move boulders.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. It can also be used to move boulders.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. It can also be used to move heavy boulders.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power. This can also be used to move heavy boulders.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power.
Sword​/​Shield The target is slugged with a punch thrown at maximum power.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Strength 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.

Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 29
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 31
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 31
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 36
Mudbray
#749 / Ground
Level 20
Mudsdale
#750 / Ground
Level 20
Stufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 20
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 20
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Level 35
Copperajah
#879 / Steel
Level 37

Learnt by breeding

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