Magic Powder (move)

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Magic Powder
まほうのこな Magic Powder
Magic Powder IX.png
Magic Powder IX 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jamming  0  

Magic Powder (Japanese: まほうのこな Magic Powder) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Hatterene.


Magic Powder changes the target's type to pure Psychic. The effect lasts as long as the target remains in battle; however, changing form, transforming or Terastallizing overrides the effect.

Magic Powder fails if the target has a substitute, is already a pure Psychic type, is Terastallized, or its Ability is RKS System.

Being a powder move, it fails on Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with the Ability Overcoat, or holding Safety Goggles.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Magic Powder cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA The user scatters a cloud of magic powder that changes the target to Psychic type.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user scatters a cloud of magic powder that changes the target's type to Psychic.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0858 Hatterene Hatterene
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy 64SwSh 64
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 generations


  • Magic Powder is the only powder-based move that cannot be learned by a Grass or Bug-type Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 魔法粉 Mōfaat Fán
Mandarin 魔法粉 Mófǎ Fěn
France Flag.png French Poudre Magique
Germany Flag.png German Magiepuder
Italy Flag.png Italian Magipolvere
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마법가루 Mabeop Garu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pólvora Mágica
Spain Flag.png Spanish Polvo Mágico

Variations of the move Soak
StatusIC HOME.png SoakMagic Powder

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