Secret Power (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM43
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM43
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire TM94

Effects

Secret Power deals damage and has a 30% chance of inducing a secondary effect on the opponent, depending on the environment. The move's animation also changes, reusing that of a specific attack for each terrain.

Location Effect Animation
Grass Sleep Needle Arm
Sand or regular terrain Accuracy reduced one stage Mud Slap
Caves or rocky terrain Flinching Rock Throw
Water Attack lowered one stage Water Pulse
Snow or ice Freezing Avalanche
Buildings Paralysis Body Slam

Outside of battle

In Generation 3, Secret Power allows the user to create their own secret base when used on weeping willow-like trees or indented walls.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An attack with effects that vary by location.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack that may have an additional effect that varies with the terrain.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
X/Y The user attacks the target with a secret power. Its additional effects vary depending on the user’s environment.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Secret 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.

Audino
#531 / Normal
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

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

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Field, Water 1
Golduck
#055 / Water
Field, Water 1
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Undiscovered
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Fairy, Flying
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Grass
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Fairy, Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Field
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous