Ancient Power (move)

Move data

Type Rock
Category Special  Special
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
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 2-3, Ancient Power is categorized as Physical.
  • In Generations 2-5, this move's name is 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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Tangela
#114 / Grass
Level 24
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Level 30
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Level 30
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Level 30
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 30
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 25
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Level 25
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 25
Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
#145 / Fighting · Flying
Level 25
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 25
Moltres
Galarian Moltres
#146 / Dark · Flying
Level 25
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 8
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 30
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 16
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 16
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 20
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 20
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Level 20
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 30
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 18
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 18
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 16
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 16
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Level 16
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Level 16
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 10
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 12
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 12
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 12
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Level 1
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 1
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Shellos
#422 / Water
Level 20
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 20
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 24
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 16
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 16
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 12
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 14
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 14
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 12
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 12
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 12
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 12
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 24
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 1
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 1
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 20
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 20
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 8
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 1
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 8
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 1
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 20
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 28
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Level 20
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Level 20
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Level 20
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Level 20
Dracozolt
#880 / Electric · Dragon
Level 21
Arctozolt
#881 / Electric · Ice
Level 21
Dracovish
#882 / Water · Dragon
Level 21
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Level 21
Regieleki
#894 / Electric
Level 12
Regidrago
#895 / Dragon
Level 12

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