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Ancient Power (Japanese: げんしのちから Primeval Power), formatted AncientPower prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in 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.
Ancient Power makes contact with the opponent in this generation.
Generations IV on
Ancient Power no longer makes contact with the opponent.
There are three Pokémon who evolve when they know Ancient Power: 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 Costa
|| The Battle Within
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other generations
- 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