Powder (move)

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ふんじん Dust
Type  Bug
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
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Powder (Japanese: ふんじん Dust) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Vivillon.


Powder covers the target in powder for the remainder of the turn. If a Pokémon affected by Powder attempts to use a Fire-type move, they take damage equal to 25% of their maximum HP and cannot execute the move (PP is still consumed).

Powder has a priority of +1, so is used before all moves that do not have increased priority. It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Powder will damage the Pokémon even during heavy rain. If a Pokémon with Magic Guard affected by Powder attempts to use a Fire-type move, it will fail to execute the move but take no damage.

Powder does not prevent a Pokémon from thawing itself by using a move like Flame Wheel. If a Pokémon affected by Powder attempts to use Natural Gift while holding a Berry that makes the move Fire-type, the Pokémon takes damage from Powder but the Berry is not consumed.

Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding Safety Goggles are immune to Powder.

If powered up by a Buginium Z into Z-Powder, the user's Special Defense stat raises two stages.


Games Description
XYORAS The user covers the target in a powder that explodes and damages the target if it uses a Fire-type move.
SM The user covers the target in a combustible powder. If the target uses a Fire-type move, the powder explodes and damages the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
666 Vivillon Vivillon
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 55 1, 55
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 粉塵 Fánchàhn
Mandarin 粉塵 / 粉尘 Fěnchén
France Flag.png French Nuée de Poudre
Germany Flag.png German Pulverschleuder
Italy Flag.png Italian Pulviscoppio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 분진 Bunjin
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pólvora Explosiva
Spain Flag.png Spanish Polvo Explosivo

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