Ancient Power (move)

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Ancient Power
げんしのちから Primeval Power
Ancient Power.png
Ancient Power 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Ancient Power (Japanese: げんしのちから Primeval Power), formatted as AncientPower prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation II.

Contents

Effect

Generation II

AncientPower inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage each.

Generation III

AncientPower makes contact with the opponent in this generation.

Generation IV

AncientPower no longer makes contact with the opponent.

Other effects

There are three Pokémon who evolve when they know Ancient Power: Tangela into Tangrowth, Piloswine into Mamoswine, and Yanma into Yanmega.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Rock-type attack. This prehistoric move may boost all of the user's stats.
GSC
RSEColo.XD
An attack that may raise all stats.
FRLG An ancient power is used to attack. It may also raise all the user's stats.
DPPtHGSS The user attacks with a prehistoric power. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user attacks with a prehistoric power. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass 33 36BW
40B2W2
38 38
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3 49 49 37 37 37 37
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3 54 54 37 37 37 37
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3 55 55 46 46 46 46
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3 65 65 54 54 54 54
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying 29 29 25 25 25 25
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29 29 29 29
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29 29 29 29
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29 29 29 29
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50 50 50 50
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered 21FRLG 33 33 33 33
176 Togetic Togetic
Flying Fairy 21FRLG 33 33 33 33
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug 33 33 33 33
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field 41 48BW
19B2W2
19 16
218 Slugma Slugma
Amorphous Amorphous 26 28 28XY
22ORAS
22
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous 26 28 28XY
22ORAS
22
221 Piloswine Piloswine
Field Field 1 1 1 1
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3 43 45 32 32BW
20B2W2
20XY
17ORAS
17
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered 88 88 57 57 57 57
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered 88 88 57 57 57 57
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 20 28 28 28 28
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral 25 25 26BW
21B2W2
21XY
19ORAS
19
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral 25 25 26BW
21B2W2
21XY
19ORAS
19
345 Lileep Lileep
Water 3 Water 3 43 43 43 43XY
17ORAS
17
346 Cradily Cradily
Water 3 Water 3 48 36 36 36XY
17ORAS
17
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3 37 31 31 31XY
21ORAS
21
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3 37 31 31 31XY
21ORAS
21
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field 49 64DP
55PtHGSS
55 1, 55XY
21ORAS
21
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2 43 43 43 1, 43XY
21ORAS
21
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 33 33XY
31ORAS
31
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 33 33XY
31ORAS
31
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 33 33XY
31ORAS
31
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15DPPt
45HGSS
45 45XY
1ORAS
1
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15DPPt
45HGSS
45 45XY
1ORAS
1
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15DPPt
45HGSS
45 45XY
15ORAS
15
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster 28 33 33 33
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster 28 36 36 36
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster 28 28 28 28
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster 28 28 28 28
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
Grass Grass 33 36BW
40B2W2
40 40
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug 33 33 33 33
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
Field Field 1 1 1 1
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20DPPt
10HGSS
10 10 10
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20DPPt
10HGSS
10 10 10
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20DPPt
10HGSS
10 10 10
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3 18 18 18
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3 18 18 18
566 Archen Archen
Flying Water 3 18 18 18
567 Archeops Archeops
Flying Water 3 18 18 18
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
Mineral Mineral 21
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15
646 Kyurem Kyurem
White Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15
688 Binacle Binacle
Water 3 Water 3 28 28
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3 28 28
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon 26 26
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon 26 26
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster 26 26
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster 26 26
703 Carbink Carbink
Fairy Mineral 31 31
719 Diancie Diancie
Undiscovered Undiscovered 31 27
774 Minior Minior
Mineral Mineral 17
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
Field Field
098 Krabby Krabby
Water 3 Water 3
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
152 Chikorita Chikorita
Monster Grass
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field
220 Swinub Swinub
Field Field
231 Phanpy Phanpy
Field Field
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
318 Carvanha Carvanha
Water 2 Water 2
322 Numel Numel
Field Field
341 Corphish Corphish
Water 1 Water 3
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying
769 Sandygast Sandygast
Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
098 Krabby Krabby
Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
Water 3 Water 3
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
138 Omanyte Omanyte
Water 1 Water 3
139 Omastar Omastar
Water 1 Water 3
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
Water 1 Water 3
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
152 Chikorita Chikorita
Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
Monster Grass
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Flying Fairy
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
Water 1 Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral
213 Shuckle Shuckle
Bug Bug
218 Slugma Slugma
Amorphous Amorphous
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous
220 Swinub Swinub
Field Field
221 Piloswine Piloswine
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3
231 Phanpy Phanpy
Field Field
232 Donphan Donphan
Field Field
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster
247 Pupitar Pupitar
Monster Monster
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
258 Mudkip Mudkip
Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster
305 Lairon Lairon
Monster Monster
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
318 Carvanha Carvanha
Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2
337 Lunatone Lunatone
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
341 Corphish Corphish
Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
Water 1 Water 3
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral
345 Lileep Lileep
Water 3 Water 3
346 Cradily Cradily
Water 3 Water 3
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
369 Relicanth Relicanth
Water 1 Water 2
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster
422 Shellos Shellos
Water 1 Amorphous
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
Water 1 Amorphous
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
Grass Grass
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Flying Fairy
469 Yanmega Yanmega
Bug Bug
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
Field Field
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Altered
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Origin
Undiscovered Undiscovered
489 Phione Phione
Water 1 Fairy
490 Manaphy Manaphy
Water 1 Fairy
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
152 Chikorita Chikorita
Monster Grass Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
114 Tangela Tangela
Grass Grass My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
220 Swinub Swinub
Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3
New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon GO

Ancient Power
Special Attack
Type Rock
Power 35
Energy bar 4
Duration 3.6 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
GolemExeggcuteOmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutops
Aerodactyl

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Ancient Power had a power of 30.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also simultaneously raise by one level Attack, Special Attack, Defense, Special Defense, and Movement Speed.

In the anime

Dawn Piloswine AncientPower.png Carracosta AncientPower.png Jessie Yanmega AncientPower.png Tirtouga AncientPower.png
Piloswine Carracosta Yanmega Tirtouga
The user forms a glowing ball of energy in front of its body and shoots it at foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
193 Yanma Yanma's body glows white and it creates a see-through afterimage of itself. The afterimage then spins quickly and creates a silver ball in front of Yanma's body. Yanma then launches the ball at the opponent.
Jessie's Yanma The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! Debut
469 Yanmega Yanmega's body glows white and it creates a silver energy ball in front of its body. It then launches the ball at the opponent.
Jessie's Yanmega The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
221 Piloswine Piloswine's body glows white and it creates a silver energy ball in front of its nose. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Dawn's Piloswine A Breed Stampede! None
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine's body glows white and the glow comes off its body and forms a silver ball on the end of its tusks. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Dawn's Mamoswine Trials and Adulations! None
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga's body glows white and it creates a see-through afterimage of itself. The afterimage then spins quickly and creates a silver ball with a green core in front of Tirtouga's body. Tirtouga then fires the ball at the opponent.
A wild Tirtouga A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1 None
565 Carracosta Carracosta's body glows white and it creates a see-through afterimage of itself. The afterimage then spins quickly and forms in its flipper as a silver ball with a green core. It then hurls the ball at the opponent.
Four wild Carracosta A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

AncientPower II.png AncientPower III.png AncientPower IV.png AncientPower V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
AncientPower PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
AncientPower Stad2.png AncientPower Colo.png AncientPower XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 原始之力 Yuánshǐ-zhī Lì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Oeroude kracht
France Flag.png French Pouvoir Antique*
Pouv.Antique*
Germany Flag.png German Antik-Kraft
Greece Flag.png Greek Αρχαία Δύναμη
Israel Flag.png Hebrew כוח עתיק coah atick
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Kekuatan Purba
Tenaga Purba
Kekuatan Primitif
Italy Flag.png Italian Forzantica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 원시의힘 Weonsa-yi Him
Poland Flag.png Polish Starożytna Moc
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Poder Antigo
Poder Ancestral (TCG and manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Poder Antigo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Puterea Antică
Russia Flag.png Russian Древняя сила Drevnyaya sila
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Drevna moć
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Poder Antiguo
Poder Pasado (DP171)
Spain Flag.png Spain Poder Pasado
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Antik Güç
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sức Mạnh Nguyên Thủy



Variations of the move Ancient Power
Special Ancient PowerSilver WindOminous Wind


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