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.

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 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
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.

TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Level 38
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 37
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 37
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 46
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 54
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 25
ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 29
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 29
MoltresMoltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 29
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Level 50
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 33
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 33
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 33
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 18
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
Level 22
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 22
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 17
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 57
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 57
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 28
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 19
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 19
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 17
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 17
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 21
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 21
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 21
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 21
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
Level 31
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
Level 31
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
Level 31
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
Level 1
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
Level 1
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 15
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 33
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 36
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 28
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 28
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 40
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 33
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 10
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 10
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 1
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 10
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 10
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 18
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 18
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 18
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 18
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 21
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 15
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 15
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 15
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 15
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 15
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 28
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 28
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 26
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 26
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 26
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 26
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 31
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 27
Minior (Meteor Form)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.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Field
Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Field
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Field
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Field
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
Water 3
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
Water 3
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
Monster
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Monster
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Monster, Water 1
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
Grass, Monster
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
Grass, Monster
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
Grass, Monster
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Field
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Field
PhanpyPhanpy
#231 / Ground
Field
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
Field
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Monster
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Monster
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Monster
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Water 2
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Water 2
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Field
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Field
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
Water 1, Water 3
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Water 1, Water 3
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Field
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Amorphous
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Amorphous