Hidden Power (move)

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Hidden Power
めざめるパワー Awakening Power
Hidden Power VIII.png
Hidden Power VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Hidden Power (Japanese: めざめるパワー Awakening Power) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. Although it appears as a Normal-type move, Hidden Power's actual type varies. It was TM10 from Generation II to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, it is the signature move of Unown.

Effect

Main article: Hidden Power (move)/Calculation

Generations II and III

Hidden Power inflicts damage using a type and power determined by the user's IVs. The power varies between 31 and 70 in Generation II, and varies between 30 and 70 in Generations III to V. It can be any type that exists in Generation II other than Normal and ???.

Hidden Power receives a same-type attack bonus. For instance, a Bug-type Pokémon will receive same-type attack bonus when using a Bug-type Hidden Power.

Regardless of Hidden Power's actual type and damage category, Hidden Power can be countered by Counter but not by Mirror Coat. For other purposes, the damage category of Hidden Power matches its type.

Hidden Power cannot thaw a frozen target, even if its actual type is Fire.

Generation IV

Hidden Power is a special move regardless of its actual type, so it can now be countered by Mirror Coat but not by Counter.

Fire-type Hidden Power can now thaw a frozen target.

Hidden Power is affected by Normalize.

Generation V

Hidden Power is no longer affected by Normalize.

Generations VI and VII

Hidden Power's base power is now always 60. The method for determining the type of Hidden Power is the same as Generations III to V, so a Fairy-type Hidden Power is not possible.

Due to never being a Normal-type move, Hidden Power is unaffected by Pixilate, Refrigerate, Aerilate, and Ion Deluge. If the user is under the effect of Electrify, Hidden Power's type will become Electric, regardless of the user's IVs.

Hidden Power is always treated as Normal-type for Z-Move mechanics, and can be upgraded to Breakneck Blitz by a Normalium Z.

Generation VIII

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Hidden Power cannot be selected in a battle. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, it can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A peculiar move that changes type and power depending on the Pokémon using it.
GSC The power varies with the Pokémon.
RSEColo.XD The effectiveness varies with the user.*
The attack power varies among different Pokémon.*
FRLG An attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the user.
DPPtHGSS A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.*
A variable move that changes type and power depending on the hidden ability of the Pokémon using it.*
PBR
BWB2W2
A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
BDSP
A unique attack that varies in type depending on the Pokémon using it.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1
201 Unown Unown
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 18RSE
17FRLG
15 15 15XY
20ORAS
20
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 18RSE
17FRLG
15 15 15XY
20ORAS
20
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 16 16 16 16
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 16 16 16 16
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
TM10
III
TM10
IV
TM10
V
TM10
VI
TM10
VII
TM10
VIII
--
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010 Caterpie Caterpie
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon
132 Ditto Ditto
NormalIC Big.png Ditto Ditto
201 Unown Unown
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
374 Beldum Beldum
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
401 Kricketot Kricketot
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
602 Tynamo Tynamo
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
665 Spewpa Spewpa
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
789 Cosmog Cosmog
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
790 Cosmoem Cosmoem
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Hidden Power is a move with 12 PP and 88% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in front, cutting corners. 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 typeless, choosing again if typeless 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. On description menu, Hidden Power is shown as a typeless move.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's base power range is now 2-15.

Pokémon Rumble series

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

Pokémon Masters EX

Type Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 2 50 60 100% An opponent No additional effect.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Hidden Power is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017. While Hidden Power is a Normal-type move in the game data, its actual type varies between individual Pokémon and is visible on the status screen of that Pokémon. Like in the core series, Hidden Power cannot be Normal- or Fairy-type; however, Hidden Power's type is not dependent on IVs and is instead randomly determined. If two players catch the same instance of a wild Pokémon that knows Hidden Power, the resulting Hidden Power type may still differ between the two players. If a Pokémon evolves, its Hidden Power type will also be randomly re-rolled. Hidden Power's type cannot be changed using a Fast TM or Elite Fast TM. If the player uses an Elite Fast TM on a Pokémon that can learn Hidden Power, its Hidden Power type will be displayed on the move selection screen.

If the player battles against a Pokémon that knows Hidden Power in a Raid Battle or Team GO Rocket Battle, the Hidden Power type will always be Fighting. However, its Hidden Power type will be randomly re-rolled if the player ends up capturing that same Pokémon.

GO Normal.png Hidden Power
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 15
Energy boost 15
Duration 1.5 seconds
Damage window 1.1 - 1.4 seconds
Hidden Power GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 9
Energy boost 8
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
StarmiePorygonTogepiTogeticUnownPorygon2Ho-OhLuxrayBudewShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonTogekissPorygon-ZRegigigasShaymin (Land Forme)Shaymin (Sky Forme)PetililLilligantSolosisDuosionReuniclusAlomomola
By Elite Fast TM
Suicune
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 15

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. Its type and power change with the dungeon.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. The move's type and power change with the dungeon.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる ダンジョンにはいるごとに タイプと いりょくが へんかする
MDGtI It damages an enemy. The move's type and power change on each adventure.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. The move's type changes on each adventure.


In the anime


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


  • Multiple wild Unown were revealed to know Hidden Power on the official web site, but they was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games