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 numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 38
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 20
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 1
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 55
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 1
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 43
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 40
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
Diancie
#719 / 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
Dragon, Monster
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
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
Grass, Monster
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Grass, Monster
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Grass, Monster
Totodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
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
Fairy, Field
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 in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Ancient Power in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shellos
#422 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Phione
#489 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor