Talk:Hidden Power (move)

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Gen II & III

if i give my Magneton Hidden Power in Gen II & III and it's type is one of the special types (grass, fire, water, etc..) does that mean it gets based on the Sp. Atk. or is it still physical because HP is technically a Normal-type attack? MAGNEDETH 02:50, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Let's take for instance, Hidder Power Bug. That'll be Physical, since Bug was a Physical type back in GenII and III. However, HP Ice'd be Special, since Ice is a Special type in II and III. Hope that clears up something. Tina δ 02:53, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
not entirely. hows about, if i had HP Ice on Magneton, it would run off the Sp. Atk stat instead of attack (unlike a normal-type move) thus making it useful to me (because of Magnetons high Sp. Atk) or would it be physical because HP is technically a Normal-type attack? MAGNEDETH 03:05, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
It'd run off the Special stat, since there is no such thing as a Normal-type Hidden Power. (It really should be ???-type..) Tina δ 03:10, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
well, let me see if i can make more sence. because its technically a Normal-type attack, does that make all types physical? as in, the only possible way before Gen IV to get a physical Ice or Psychic attack? or is it by the books, Electric = Sp. Fighting = Phys. MAGNEDETH 03:13, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
No, whether the Hidden Power attacking type (Before GenIV)'d be determined by what elemental type. For example, an Ice-type Hidden Power'd be Special (since in everything but GenIV), but a Fighting-type HP'd be Physical. Tina δ 03:16, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
great, guess im off to breed Magnemites to get a Grass-type hidden power then! TAKE THAT QUAGSIRE!!! MAGNEDETH 03:17, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


Hidden Power is often referred to as 'HP' by competitive battlers. However, if you search HP on Bulbapedia, you are redirected to the stats page. This could be confusing to a new player. I think maybe a disambiguation is in order, or at least a mention of it on the page. Cheesus Is Lord 13:02, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

How new do you have to be to not know about Hidden Power. I'll see what I can do. TTEchidna 23:50, 2 April 2008 (UTC)


How do you determine Hidden power's power? SLE_aman

Hidden Power and STAB

Under Movesets, Hidden Power is bolded as being a STAB for Normal-type Pokémon. However, since (i) Hidden Power's type and magnitude depends on variable stats for each individual Pokémon, let alone each species, and (ii) there is no such thing as a Normal-type Hidden Power that can be activated, should this bolding be discontinued? Thanks. --CharleyUcheaLulz 02:38, 18 July 2008 (UTC)


I thought that Hidden Power varies depending on its surroundings and not Pokémon? -- Hazardous FIRE! 02:03, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

I thought that too! I was always told that Hidden Power depends on its surrounding! --Pokelova 01:31, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Nope... thats secret power Dion24 04:05, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

more info

some more info on exactly how hidden power works would be nice for people who don't nkow it @[email protected]

Didn't you see the link to Hidden Power calculation? TTEchidna 18:44, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Game mechanics category

But since all the calculations are on the Hidden Power calculation page, shouldn't just that page be in the Game mechanics category? — Laoris (Blah) 00:25, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Most learned move?

Since every pokemon that learns a TM learns Hidden Power, and also Unown, a pokemon that doesn't learn any TMs, learns hidden power, doesn't that make it the most learned move in the game? That sounds like it should be added to the trivia section.

Testing Hidden Power

The article mentions a man in Platinum, Heartgold, and Soulsilver who tells you the type that Hidden power has. Shouldn't there be a link to article on that.The Professor 23:23, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

A link to which article? The man himself doesn't have an article because that is all he does, and he doesn't appear in any other media. Having an article on him would be like having an article on each trainer that is fought. Werdnae (talk) 23:34, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Hidden Power Fairy

Has there been a release about how this will work? 5hoo (talk) 18:05, 17 September 2013 (UTC)