Power Herb

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Power Herb
Powerful Herb
Power Herb
Power Herb
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Introduced in Generation IV
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The Power Herb (Japanese: パワフルハーブ Powerful Herb) is a type of held item introduced in Generation IV. It allows the holder to execute a move with a charging turn in one turn.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png50
N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000
BDSP N/A PokémonDollar.png50


If the holder uses a move that has a charging turn (except Sky Drop), immediately after charging the move the user consumes the Power Herb and executes the final stage of the move. Because the charging stage is still performed, the Defense boost from Skull Bash and the Special Attack boost from Meteor Beam are still applied.

If a Pokémon uses Solar Beam or Solar Blade during harsh sunlight, it will not consume its held Power Herb.

Moves affected


Games Description
A single-use item to be held by a Pokémon. It allows the immediate use of a move that charges on the first turn.
A single-use item to be held by a Pokémon. It allows the holder to immediately use a move that normally requires a turn to charge.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
DPPt Battle ParkDP/FrontierPt (32 BP)
HGSS Route 34 Battle Frontier (32 BP)
PW Winner's Path
BW Battle Subway (32 BP)
B2W2 Battle Subway/PWT (16 BP)
XY Battle Maison (32 BP); Grass (in battles; using Petal Blizzard or Razor Leaf)
ORAS Battle Maison (32 BP)
Held by wild Seedot and wild Nuzleaf (5% chance each)OR
SMUSUM Poni Meadow, Lush Jungle (held by Totem Lurantis) Battle Tree (24 BP)
Held by wild Nuzleaf (5% chance)USUM
SwSh Route 10 Battle Tower (15 BP)
Held by wild Seedot, wild Nuzleaf, and wild Shiftry (5% chance each)Sw
BDSP Battle Park (15 BP)
Held by wild Seedot, wild Nuzleaf (5% chance each)

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

In The Tournament Continues, Cheren's Unfezant used a Power Herb to bypass the charging turn of his Sky Attack and quickly defeat Leo's Deino.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

In Flash and Cosmog's Secret, Moon deduced that the Totem Lurantis she was battling for training was holding a Power Herb, due to it being able to use Solar Blade without charging up first.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 強力香草 Kèuhnglihk Hēungchóu
Mandarin 強力香草 / 强力香草 Qiánglì Xiāngcǎo *
力量藥草 Lìliàng Yàocǎo *
France Flag.png French Herbe Pouvoir*
Herbe Pouv.*
Germany Flag.png German Energiekraut
Italy Flag.png Italian Vigorerba
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파워풀허브 Powerful Herb
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Erva de Força
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hierba Única
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thảo Dược Hùng Mạnh

External links

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