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Ancient Power (move)

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Ancient Power
げんしのちから Primeval Power
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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.

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.

Effect

Generation II

Ancient Power inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of raising all of the user's stats excluding accuracy and evasion (i.e. Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, Speed) by one stage.

Generation III

Ancient Power makes contact with the opponent in this generation.

Generations IV on

Ancient Power 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
XY
The user attacks with a prehistoric power. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass     33 36 40 38
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water 49 49 37 37 37
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water 54 54 37 37 37
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water 55 55 46 46 46
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water 65 65 54 54 54
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying 29 29 25 25 25
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying     29 29 29
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying     29 29 29
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying     29 29 29
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic 50 50 50 50 50
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy     21 33 33 33
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy Flying     21 33 33 33
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying     33 33 33
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal     41 48 19 19
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire     26 28 28
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock     26 28 28
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground     -- -- --
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock 43 45 32 32 20 20
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying 88 88 57 57 57
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying 88 88 57 57 57
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass 20 20 28 28 28
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic   25 25 26 21 21
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic   25 25 26 21 21
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass   43 43 43 43
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass   48 36 36 36
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug   37 31 31 31
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug   37 31 31 31
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal   49 64 55 55 --, 55
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock   43 43 43 --, 43
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock   33 33 33 33
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice   33 33 33 33
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel   33 33 33 33
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water   15 15 45 45 45
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground   15 15 45 45 45
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying   15 15 45 45 45
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock     28 33 33
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock     28 36 36
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel     28 28 28
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel     28 28 28
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass     33 36 40 40
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying     33 33 33
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground     -- -- --
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon     20 10 10 10
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon     20 10 10 10
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel     -- -- --
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon     20 10 10 10
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock       18 18
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock       18 18
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying       18 18
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying       18 18
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire       15 15
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric       15 15
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice       15 15
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water         28
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water         28
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt Rock Dragon         26
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum Rock Dragon         26
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice         26
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice         26
703 Carbink Carbink Rock Fairy         31
719 Diancie Diancie Rock Fairy         31
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander* Fire Fire Totodile Totodile CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
050 Diglett Diglett* Ground Ground Wooper Kecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water     OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldo OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoTirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheops OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoTirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheopsBinacleBarbaracle
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute* Grass Psychic Chikorita Chikorita TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth TangelaTangrowth
104 Cubone Cubone* Ground Ground Totodile Totodile CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice     OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTirtougaCarracosta OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTirtougaCarracostaTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
152 Chikorita Chikorita* Grass Grass Totodile Totodile TangelaTangrowthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon TangelaTangrowthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon TangelaTangrowthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsola OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanth OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTirtougaCarracosta OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTirtougaCarracostaTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsola OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaKecleonRelicanth OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsDunsparcePiloswineMamoswineCorsolaKecleonRelicanth OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsDunsparcePiloswineMamoswineCorsolaKecleonRelicanthTirtougaCarracosta OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsDunsparcePiloswineMamoswineCorsolaKecleonRelicanthTirtougaCarracosta
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce* Normal Normal Wooper Kecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon
220 Swinub Swinub* Ice Ground Wooper Kecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon
231 Phanpy Phanpy* Ground Ground Wooper Kecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon
246 Larvitar Larvitar* Rock Ground Totodile Totodile CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water     OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTirtougaCarracosta OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaRelicanthCranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTirtougaCarracostaTyruntTyrantrumAmauraAurorus
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark     Relicanth Relicanth Relicanth
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground     DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy   Kecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparcePiloswineMamoswineKecleon DunsparceTogeticTogekissPiloswineMamoswineKecleon
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water   OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoRelicanth OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoRelicanth OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoRelicanthTirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheops OmanyteOmastarKabutoKabutopsCorsolaLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldoRelicanthTirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheopsBinacleBarbaracle
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying       AerodactylTogeticArchenArcheops AerodactylTogeticArchenArcheops
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 Type Game
DP Pt HGSS
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
213 Shuckle Shuckle Bug Rock
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
220 Swinub Swinub Ice Ground
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
304 Aron Aron Steel Rock
305 Lairon Lairon Steel Rock
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
487 Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon
489 Phione Phione Water Water
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
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 Type Obtained with
152 152 Chikorita Grass Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
114 114 TangelaLv.1 Grass My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
220 220 Swinub Ice Ground Dream World - Icy Cave
299 299 Nosepass Rock Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3
New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

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
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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • Ancient Power 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

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 Antyczna Moc
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Poder Antigo
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Poder Antigo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Puterea Antică
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Drevna Moć
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Poder Antiguo
Poder Pasado (DP171)
Spain Flag.png Spain Poder Pasado



Variations of the move Ancient Power
Special Ancient PowerOminous WindSilver Wind


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