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 Generation VIII, it is the signature move of Unown.

Effect

Main article: Hidden Power (move)/Calculation

Hidden Power deals damage.

Hidden Power can be any type, other than Normal and Fairy, based on its user's IVs. Hidden Power receives a same-type attack bonus if its type matches the user's type. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, instead changes type to be super effective against the opposing Pokémon.

From Generation III to V, its power also depends on its user's IVs. From Generation VI onward, its power is fixed at 60.

Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VIVII, BDSP LA
Type Varies
Power 31–70 30–70 60 See below
Category Varies Special
Thaws a frozen target
(Fire-type Hidden Power)
Affected by Normalize N/A

In Generation II and III, it can be either physical or special, corresponding to its type. Due to being treated as a Normal-type move regardless, it can only activate Counter and will never activate Mirror Coat. Starting in Generation IV, it is always special.

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.

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

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Hidden Power cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  50  30  70
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
None

Hidden Power now changes its own type to be super effective against the opposing Pokémon, prioritizing any double weaknesses of dual-typed opponents. While selecting a move, Hidden Power displays the type that it will become against the selected opponent if used that turn. If multiple types are equally effective, Hidden Power's type is chosen at random from those types. This calculation is done on each turn, so if there are multiple valid types, Hidden Power's type may vary between them each turn.

Generation IX

Hidden Power cannot be selected in a battle.

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
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
LA Through some mysterious power, this move changes type to deal supereffective damage to the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 -
0201 Unown
Unown
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0307 Meditite FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 18RSE
17FRLG
15 15 15XY
20ORAS
20 -
0308 Medicham FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 18RSE
17FRLG
15 15 15XY
20ORAS
20 -
0412 Burmy
Burmy
All forms
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 20 20 20 20 - -
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
All forms
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20 - -
0414 Mothim BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20 - -
0422 Shellos
Shellos
All forms
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 16 16 16 16 - -
0423 Gastrodon
Gastrodon
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 16 16 16 16 - -
0577 Solosis PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
0578 Duosion PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
0579 Reuniclus PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
0605 Elgyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
0606 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 Compatibility
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
0010 Caterpie BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0011 Metapod BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0013 Weedle BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0014 Kakuna BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0129 Magikarp WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon
0132 Ditto NormalIC Big.png Ditto Ditto
0201 Unown
Unown
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0202 Wobbuffet PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0235 Smeargle NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0265 Wurmple BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0266 Silcoon BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0268 Cascoon BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0360 Wynaut PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0374 Beldum SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0401 Kricketot BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0412 Burmy
Burmy
All forms
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0415 Combee BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0602 Tynamo ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0664 Scatterbug BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0665 Spewpa BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0771 Pyukumuku WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0789 Cosmog PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0790 Cosmoem PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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

Hidden Power deals damage, and its type and base power will vary each type the Pokémon enters a new dungeon.

In the Rescue Team series, 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 the description menu, Hidden Power is shown as a typeless move.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 2-17 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 2-15 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 2-15 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 15 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 10 99 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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.

Unlike other moves, Hidden Power's type effectiveness is not announced in Trainer Battles.

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)PetililLilligantSolosisDuosionReuniclusAlomomolaComfeyTapu Fini
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

Pokémon Masters EX

Hidden Power's type is always Psychic.

Type Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Psychic
PsychicIC Masters.png
Special 2 50 60 100% An opponent No additional effect. Caitlin & Reuniclus
Scottie/Bettie & Tyranitar (in Victory Road)

Pokémon Rumble series

Hidden Power is randomly assigned any of the 18 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 Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, Hidden Power can only be used by opposing Unown, and cannot be obtained by the player. Hidden Power's type varies with each opposing Unown.

NormalIC RR.png Hidden Power
★★★
Attack power 54.82626 (all types except Steel), 57.52357 (Steel-type)
Charge time 0.94 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Hidden Power Rumble Rush.png

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 were never shown using the move.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 覺醒力量 Goksíng Lihkleuhng
Mandarin 覺醒力量 / 觉醒力量 Juéxǐng Lìliàng *
催醒 Cuīxǐng *
覺醒的力量 Juéxǐng-de Lìliàng *
出动能量 Chūdòng Néngliàng *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Skrytá síla
Denmark Flag.png Danish Skjult Kraft
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verborgen kracht
Finland Flag.png Finnish Piilovoima
France Flag.png French Puissance CachéeVI+
Puis. CachéeIIV
Germany Flag.png German Kraftreserve
Greece Flag.png Greek Κρυφή Δύναμη
India Flag.png Hindi छुपी शक्ति Chupi Shakti
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Kekuatan Tersembunyi
Kekuatan Dahsyat
Italy Flag.png Italian Introforza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 잠재파워 Jamjae Pawo
Poland Flag.png Polish Ukryta Moc
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Poder Oculto
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Poder Oculto
Romania Flag.png Romanian Puterea Ascunsă
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Skrivena moć
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Poder Oculto
Poder Escondido (DP129)
Spain Flag.png Spain Poder Oculto
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Gömda kraften
Thailand Flag.png Thai พลังเร้นลับ
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Saklı Güç
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đánh Thức Sức Mạnh


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960


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