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 Pokemon.

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

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
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
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Magby
#240 / Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Regice
#378 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
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
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · 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
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
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
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Litten
#725 / Fire
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying