Nature Power (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM96
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM96

Effects

When Nature Power is used it turns into a different move depending on the current battle terrain, as listed below.

Although it's a Normal type move, the user only receives STAB if the move it turns into is their type. For example, Sawsbuck (Normal/Grass) would not obtain STAB if Nature Power turned into Hydro Pump, but Ludicolo would.

Generations 6-7

TerrainNameTypeCat.PowerAcc.
Buildings, paved/plain terrain or wi-fi/linked battlesTri AttackNormal80100
Grass (incl. Coumarine City Gym) or with Grassy Terrain in effect.Energy BallGrass80100
Desert, beaches or rocky terrainEarth PowerGround90100
Caves (incl. Cyllage City gym)Power GemRock70100
Water or UnderwaterHydro PumpWater12080
Shallow water or MarshlandMud BombGround6585
Snowy terrainFrost BreathIce4090
Icy caves (incl. Snowbelle City gym)Ice BeamIce90100
Volcanic terrainLava PlumeFire80100
Soaring or at Sky PillarAir SlashFlying7595
With Misty Terrain in effectMoonblastFairy95100
With Electric Terrain in effectThunderboltElectric90100
With Psychic Terrain in effectPsychicPsychic90100
In space (Omega Ruby/Alhpa Sapphire)Draco MeteorDragon13090
In Ultra Space (Sun/Moon)PsyshockPsychic80100

Generation 5

TerrainNameTypeCat.PowerAcc.
In buildings or paved/plain terrainTri AttackNormal80100
Sand or wi-fi/linked battlesEarthquakeGround100100
In caves or on rocky terrainRock SlideRock7590
GrassSeed BombGrass80100
WaterHydro PumpWater12080
PuddlesMud BombGround6585
Snow/iceIce BeamIce95100

Generation 4

TerrainNameTypeCat.PowerAcc.
In buildings, Distortion World or wi-fi/linked battlesTri AttackNormal80100
Plain/paved terrain, sand or puddlesEarthquakeGround100100
In caves or on rocky terrainRock SlideRock7590
GrassSeed BombGrass80100
WaterHydro PumpWater12080
Snow/iceBlizzardIce12070

Generation 3

Note: the category shown is as it was in Generation 3.

TerrainNameTypeCat.PowerAcc.
In buildings, paved/plain terrain or wi-fi/linked battlesSwiftNormal60
SandEarthquakeGround100100
In cavesShadow BallGhost80100
Rocky terrainRock SlideRock7590
GrassStun SporeGrass-75
Long grassRazor LeafGrass5595
On pondsBubbleBeamWater65100
On the seaSurfWater95100
UnderwaterHydro PumpWater12080

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Nature Power is set to target the user, but attacks the Pokémon directly opposite it on the battlefield (or an adjacent foe in double/triple battles if there is no Pokémon opposite). Moves that target multiple Pokémon such as Rock Slide still hit those targets as normal.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Nature Power turns into Z-Nature Power and becomes the Z-Move for the move selected (for example Hydro Vortex when on water), in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Nature Power
Japanese しぜんのちから (Shizen no Chikara)
German Natur-Kraft
French Force-Nature
Italian Naturforza
Spanish Adaptación

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
The type of attack varies depending on the location.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen An attack that changes type depending on the user’s location.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
An attack that makes use of nature’s power. Its effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
An attack that makes use of nature’s power. Its effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
An attack that makes use of nature’s power. Its effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
This attack makes use of nature’s power. Its effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
Sword​/​Shield This attack makes use of nature’s power. Its effects vary depending on the user’s environment.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Nature 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.

Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 24
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 30
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Level 21
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 30
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 32
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 32
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Level 15

Learnt by breeding

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

Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Water 1, Water 3