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Does hidden power change upon evolving or leveling up?

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So in my emerald version, I taught my Electrike hidden power, which turned out to be a fire type move with somewhere around 50-60 power I estimated. When it evolved into Manectric, hidden power turned into an ice move. Does the IV of the Pokemon change as they level up or evolve, which causes hidden power to change?

asked Jul 19 by k-dog
reshown Jul 20 by ƒιzz

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No.

IVs and therefore the type of Hidden Power will not change when a Pokémon levels up or evolves. IVs are set values a Pokémon is either hatched with or caught with

You cannot change a Pokémon's IVs once caught and there is no way to know the exact IVs in-game.


The situation that you described was most likely a misunderstanding of the original type of the Hidden Power.


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answered Jul 19 by Sir_Mudkip
selected Aug 10 by &Shining Yin
Yeah, that would explain it, I probably just forgot to check vs say a dragon type, since fire and ice super affect and 1/2 affect a few of the same types. Thanks for your answer
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