Hidden Power (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Special
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM10
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM10
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM10
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM10
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM10
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM10

Effects

Hidden Power deals damage, however its type varies for every Pokémon, depending on that Pokémon's Individual Values (IVs). This makes it a useful move for coverage - giving the Pokémon a type of move they don't normally have.

Hidden Power can be any type except Normal or Fairy. It receives STAB if the user's type matches the type given to Hidden Power.

Individual Values are 6 hidden numbers (one for each stat) that are randomly generated upon encountering a Pokémon. It is not possible to find your exact IVs in-game.

You can find the type of Hidden Power in-game by talking to a particular character who will state the type a Pokémon's Hidden Power would be if it learned the move. They are located at:

  • Veilstone Game Corner (Prize Exchange) in Platinum
  • Celadon Game Corner (Prize Exchange) in HeartGold/SoulSilver
  • Mistralton City (PokéCenter) in Black/White
  • Pokémon World Tournament in Black 2/White 2
  • Anistar City (southeasternmost house) in X/Y.
  • Fortree City (northwest) in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire.
  • Paniola Ranch (in the Pokémon Nursery) in Sun/Moon.

It is also possible to determine via elimination by using the move against different Pokémon, or against Kecleon, whose ability Color Change will tell you the type.

Changes

In Generations 2-5, the base power of Hidden Power ranges from 30-70, depending on the user's IVs. The move will be boosted by the ability Technician only if its power for that Pokémon is 60 or below.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Hidden Power turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Hidden Power
Japanese めざめるパワー (Mezameru Power)
German Kraftreserve
French Puissance Cachée
Italian Introforza
Spanish Poder Oculto

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
The power varies with the POKéMON.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
The effectiveness varies with the user.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen An attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the user.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.
X​/​Y A unique attack that varies in type depending on the Pokémon using it.
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire A unique attack that varies in type depending on the Pokémon using it.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
A unique attack that varies in type depending on the Pokémon using it.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Hidden 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.

Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Unown
#201 / Psychic
Level 1
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 20
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 20
Burmy
#412 / Bug
Level 20
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 20
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 20
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 20
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 20
Shellos
#422 / Water
Level 16
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 16
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Level 14
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Level 14
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Level 14
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 22
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 22

Learnt by TM

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Furret
#162 / Normal
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Unown
#201 / Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Magby
#240 / Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Piplup
#393 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Burmy
#412 / Bug
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Buizel
#418 / Water
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Shellos
#422 / Water
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Finneon
#456 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Dewott
#502 / Water
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Audino
#531 / Normal
Tympole
#535 / Water
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Froakie
#656 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Komala
#775 / Normal
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel