Please remember to follow the manual of style and code of conduct at all times.
Check BNN and Bulbanews for up-to-date Pokémon news and discuss it on the forums or in our IRC channel #bulbagarden on
From our friends

Powder (move)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
ふんじん Dust
Type  Bug
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Powder (Japanese: ふんじん Dust) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Vivillon.


This move is an increased priority move. If a Pokémon affected by Powder attempts to use a Fire-type move during that turn, they take damage equal to 25% of their maximum HP and cannot execute the move (PP is still consumed).

Powder will damage the Pokémon even during heavy rain. If a Pokémon with Magic Guard affected by Powder attempts to use a Fire-type move, it will fail to execute the move but take no damage.

Powder does not prevent a Pokémon from thawing itself by using a move like Flame Wheel. If a Pokémon affected by Powder attempts to use Natural Gift while holding a Berry that makes the move Fire-type, the Pokémon takes damage from Powder but the Berry is not consumed.

Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding the Safety Goggles are immune to Powder.


Games Description
XYORAS The user covers the target in a powder that explodes and damages the target if it uses a Fire-type move.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying --, 55
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 languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Nuée de Poudre
Germany Flag.png German Pulverschleuder
Italy Flag.png Italian Pulviscoppio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 분진 Bunjin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Polvo Explosivo

Project Moves and Abilities logo.png This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.