Hidden Power (move)

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Hidden Power
めざめるパワー Awakening Power
Hidden Power ORAS.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  Varies between 30 to 70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Hidden Power (Japanese: めざめるパワー Awakening Power) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation II. Although it appears as a Normal-type move, Hidden Power's actual type and base power vary. For calculation on Hidden Power, see Hidden Power calculation.


Hidden Power inflicts damage using a type and base power determined by the user's IVs.

Hidden Power can receive same-type attack bonus. For instance, a Template:Type2 Pokémon will receive same-type attack bonus when using a Bug-type Hidden Power. Although Hidden Power is Normal-type in the game's data, a Normal-type Hidden Power is not obtainable. Because of this, a pure Normal-type Pokémon will never receive same-type attack bonus when using Hidden Power unless it also has Normalize as its ability.

Mystery Dungeon

The type and base power of Hidden Power is randomly calculated whenever a Pokémon enters a dungeon, and does not change between floors. The type is selected among each of the 17 types with roughly equal probability (the game chooses from the 18 types, including the ???-type, choosing again if the ???-type is chosen; if this is done 100 times consecutively, Hidden Power will be of the Fire-type). The base power of the move is chosen among the following values with equal probability: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, and 17.

Rumble/Rumble Blast

Hidden Power is randomly assigned any of the 17 types whenever Pokémon toy has it as one of its moves. The typing does not change for as long as the Pokémon keeps the move.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic     -- -- '
201 Unown Unown Psychic Psychic -- -- -- -- '
307 Meditite Meditite Psychic Psychic   18 17 15 15 '
308 Medicham Medicham Psychic Psychic   18 17 15 15 '
412 Burmy Burmy Bug Bug     20 20 '
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass     20 20 '
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying     20 20 '
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water     16 16 '
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground     16 16 '
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic       14 '
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic       14 '
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic       14 '
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic       22 '
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic       22 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
All Pokémon who can learn TMs can learn Hidden Power.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

"Testing" Hidden Power

Players are able to test what the type of their Hidden Power is most often by utilizing a Kecleon. It does not have to be their own, though this makes it more convenient. Entering any double battle with the Pokémon with Hidden Power and Kecleon at the front of the list, then using Hidden Power on the Kecleon will cause it to change types to the type that Hidden Power is, or, if the Hidden Power is a Template:Type2 move, cause nothing to happen due to Kecleon's immunity.

However, in Platinum, there is a man in the Veilstone Game Corner Prize Exchange house that will tell the player the type of their Pokémon's Hidden Power. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, he is present in the Celadon Game Corner Prize Exchange house. In Black and White, he is present in the Pokémon Center in Mistralton City.

In the anime

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Hidden Power II.png Hidden Power III.png File:Hidden Power IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 催醒 Cuīxǐng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Skjult Kraft
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verborgen Kracht
Finland Flag.png Finnish Piilovoima
France Flag.png French Puis. Cachée
Germany Flag.png German Kraftreserve
Greece Flag.png Greek Κρυμμένη Δύναμη
India Flag.png Hindi छुपी शक्ति
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Kekuatan Tersembunyi
Kekuatan Dahsyat
Italy Flag.png Italian Introforza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 잠재파워 Jamjae Power
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Skrivena Moć
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poder Oculto

Generation II TMs
Generation II HMs
Generation III TMs
Generation III HMs
Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
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Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
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