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Solar Power (Ability)

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Solar Power サンパワー
Sun Power
Flavor text
Generation IV
Boosts Sp. Atk, but lowers HP in sunshine.
Generation V
In sunshine, Sp. Atk is boosted but HP decreases.
Generation VI
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat in sunny weather, but HP decreases.

Solar Power (Japanese: サンパワー Sun Power) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Nine Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

During intense sunlight, Solar Power increases the Pokémon's Special Attack by 1.5×, but the Pokémon loses 1/8 of its maximum HP at the end of each turn.

Outside of battle

Solar Power has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Solar Power

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Charmander Charmander Fire Fire Blaze None Solar Power
Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire Blaze None Solar Power
Charizard Charizard Fire Flying Blaze None Solar Power
Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass Chlorophyll Solar Power Early Bird
Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass Chlorophyll Solar Power Early Bird
Houndoom Houndoom
Mega Houndoom
Dark Fire Solar Power None None
Tropius Tropius Grass Flying Chlorophyll Solar Power Harvest
Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 太陽能量 Tàiyáng Néngliàng
France Flag.png French Force Soleil
Germany Flag.png German Solarkraft
Italy Flag.png Italian Solarpotere
South Korea Flag.png Korean 선파워 Sun Power
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Poder Solar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poder Solar

Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand Rush

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