Ancient Power (move)

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Move data

Type Rock
Category Special Special
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Ancient Power deals damage and has a 10% chance of raising all the user's stats at once - Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense and Speed - by one stage each.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Evolution

The following Pokemon evolve after learning Ancient Power:

Changes

In Generations 2-5, this move's name was formatted as AncientPower.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may raise all stats.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An attack that may raise all stats.
FireRed/LeafGreen An ancient power is used to attack. It may also raise all the user’s stats.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks with a prehistoric power. It may also raise all the user’s stats at once.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks with a prehistoric power. It may also raise all the user’s stats at once.
X/Y The user attacks with a prehistoric power. This may also raise all the user’s stats at once.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Ancient Power at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 40
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 37
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 37
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 46
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 54
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 25
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 29
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 29
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 29
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 50
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 33
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 33
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 33
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 19
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Level 28
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 28
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 32
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 57
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 57
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 28
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 21
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 21
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 43
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 36
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 31
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 31
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 55
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 1
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 33
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 33
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 33
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Level 45
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 45
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 45
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 33
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 36
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 28
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 28
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 36
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 33
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 10
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 10
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 1
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 10
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 10
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 18
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 18
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 18
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 18
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 15
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 15
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 15
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 15
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 15
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 28
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 28
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 26
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 26
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 26
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 26
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 31

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Ancient Power as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Monster, Dragon
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Field
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Field
Krabby
#098 / Water
Water 3
Kingler
#099 / Water
Water 3
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Monster
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Monster
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Monster, Water 1
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Monster, Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Monster, Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Monster, Grass
Totodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Water 1, Field
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Water 1, Field
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Field
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Field
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Field
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Field
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Monster
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Monster
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Monster
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Field, Fairy
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Water 2
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Water 2
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Field
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Field
Corphish
#341 / Water
Water 1, Water 3
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Water 1, Water 3
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Field
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Flying

Learnt by Move Tutor (Generation 4)

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Shellos
#422 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal