Strength (move)

Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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.

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.

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.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

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

Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 1

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Strength in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Golduck
#055 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Seel
#086 / Water
Gen 1 — HM
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Gen 1 — HM
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Krabby
#098 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Kingler
#099 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Furret
#162 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Politoed
#186 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Gen 6 — HM
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Wailord
#321 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Corphish
#341 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Gen 6 — HM
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Absol
#359 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Regice
#378 / Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Buizel
#418 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Gen 6 — HM
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Gen 6 — HM
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Samurott
#503 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — HM
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Gen 6 — HM
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 6 — HM
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 6 — HM
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — HM
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Gen 6 — HM
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Gen 6 — HM
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 6 — HM
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Froakie
#656 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Gen 6 — HM
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Gen 6 — HM
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Gen 6 — HM
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Gen 6 — HM
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Gen 6 — HM
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Gen 6 — HM
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Gen 6 — HM
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Gen 6 — HM
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Gen 6 — HM
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 6 — HM
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Gen 6 — HM