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Force Palm

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fighting 60 100% 10 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Competitive Use

Force Palm's Base Power is too low to merit competitive use on offensive Pokemon. However, the Technician ability will boost this move to 90 Base Power, making it powerful on top of the paralysis chance. As it stands, the only Pokemon that commonly makes use of the move is Hariyama, as it is Hariyama's most reliable attack without the harmful side effects of lowered defenses that comes with Close Combat, and the low accuracy of Cross Chop. Hariyama is also able to effectively capitalize on the paralysis and spread it around on the opposing team. Beyond this example, there are very few other Pokemon that are able to really make use of the move and would rather use a more powerful move such as Close Combat or Hi Jump Kick.

Related Moves

Close Combat is a stronger alternative that doesn't have the chance for paralysis; however, Close Combat lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage after use.

Hi Jump Kick is a stronger alternative that doesn't have the chance for paralysis; however, if the attack misses the user suffers a heavy recoil.

Superpower is a stronger alternative that doesn't have the chance of paralysis; however, after each use the user's Attack and Defense lower by one stage.

Spark is an Electric-type equivalent.

Body Slam is a stronger Normal-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Conkeldurr Fighting OU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 105 140 95 55 65 45 505
Gurdurr Fighting NU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 85 105 85 40 50 40 405
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Medicham Fighting / Psychic RU Pure Power / Telepathy 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Mienfoo Fighting LC Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 45 85 50 55 50 65 350
Mienshao Fighting UU Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 65 125 60 95 60 105 510
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Timburr Fighting LC Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 75 80 55 25 35 35 305