Ancient Power (move)

Move data

Type Rock
Category   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 Pokémon evolve after learning Ancient Power:

  • Tangela (evolves into Tangrowth) - learnt at level 38 from Pokémon X/Y onwards (level 33, 36 or 40 in earlier games).
  • Yanma (evolves into Yanmega) - learnt at level 33.
  • Piloswine (evolves into Mamoswine) - taught via the Move Reminder or by breeding.

Changes

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Rockium Z and uses its Z-Power, Ancient Power turns into Continental Crush and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Ancient Power
Japanese げんしのちから (Genshi no Chikara)
German Antik-Kraft
French Pouvoir Antique
Italian Forzantica
Spanish Poder Pasado

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks with a prehistoric power. This may also raise all the user’s stats at once.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 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 18
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Level 22
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 22
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 17
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 57
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 57
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 28
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 19
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 19
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 17
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 17
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 21
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 21
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 21
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 21
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 31
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 31
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 31
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Level 1
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 1
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 15
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
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 21
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 15
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 15
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 15
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 15
Kyurem
White 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 27
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Level 17

Learnt by breeding

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

Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Field
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Field
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster

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