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AncientPower (Japanese: げんしのちから Primeval Power) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation II.
AncientPower inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of raising all of the user's stats excluding Accuracy and evasion by one stage.
AncientPower makes contact with the opponent in this generation.
AncientPower no longer makes contact with the opponent.
There are three Pokémon who evolve when they know AncientPower: Tangela into Tangrowth, Piloswine into Mamoswine, and Yanma into Yanmega.
|| A Rock-type attack. This prehistoric move may boost all of the user's stats.
|| An attack that may raise all stats.
|| An ancient power is used to attack. It may also raise all the user’s stats.
|| The user attacks with a prehistoric power. It may also raise all the user’s stats at once.
|| The user attacks with a prehistoric power. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user releases a powerful blast of energy from its body at the opponent.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Kabutops crosses its scythes across its chest and opens them quickly. A ring of energy then appears behind its body and it releases a blast of energy from its body at the opponent.
| Brock's Kabutops
|| Capital Kabutops
|| Tirtouga points at the opponent, which sends a large cluster of rocks to fly into them.
| Black's Goura
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other generations
- AncientPower is learned by every Fossil Pokémon and a large number of legendary Pokémon.
- Piloswine, which evolves into Mamoswine when leveled up knowing this move, has been able to learn it by breeding since the move's introduction. This trait is shared with Rollout, which has had a similar history with Lickitung.
In other languages