Power of Alchemy (Ability)

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Power of Alchemy かがくのちから
Power of Chemistry
Flavor text
Generation VII
The Pokémon copies the Ability of a defeated ally.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Power of Alchemy (Japanese: かがくのちから Power of Chemistry) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is the signature Ability of Alolan Grimer and Alolan Muk. This Ability is exclusively obtained as a Hidden Ability.


In battle

When an ally of the Pokémon with this Ability faints in battle (regardless of cause), Power of Alchemy will be replaced by the fainted Pokémon's Ability.

Power of Alchemy will not activate if its ally had the Ability Power of Alchemy, Receiver, Trace, Forecast, Flower Gift, Multitype, Illusion, Wonder Guard, Zen Mode, Imposter, Stance Change, Power Construct, Schooling, Comatose, Shields Down, Disguise, RKS System, or Battle Bond.

Power of Alchemy cannot be copied by Role Play or Trace. Role Play and Entrainment will fail if used by a Pokémon with Power of Alchemy.

Outside of battle

Power of Alchemy has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Power of Alchemy

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
Poison Dark Poison Touch Gluttony Power of Alchemy
Muk Muk
Alola Form
Poison Dark Poison Touch Gluttony Power of Alchemy
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.


  • The Japanese name of this Ability resembles the recurring catchphrase in the core Pokémon games: 「かがくのちからってすげー!」 (The power of science is incredible), which is mostly localized as "Technology is incredible!" in English.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 化學之力 Fahohk-jī Lihk
Mandarin 化學之力 / 化学之力 Huàxué-zhī Lì
France Flag.png French Osmose
Germany Flag.png German Chemiekraft
Italy Flag.png Italian Forza Chimica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 과학의힘 Gwahak-ui Him
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Poder de Alquimia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Reacción Química

Variations of the Ability Power of Alchemy
Power of AlchemyReceiver

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