Powder (move)

Move data

Type Bug
Category Status  Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Priority +1
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 6

Effects

Powder moves with priority and covers the target in a powder that lasts for the rest of the current turn only. It damages the target if they use a Fire type move in that turn, and prevents the Fire move from working.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Buginium Z and uses its Z-Power, Powder turns into Z-Powder and raises Special Defense two stages, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Powder
Japanese ふんじん (Funjin)
German Pulverschleuder
French Nuée de Poudre
Italian Pulviscoppio
Spanish Polvo Explosivo

Game descriptions

X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user covers the target in a powder that explodes and damages the target if it uses a Fire-type move.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user covers the target in a combustible powder. If the target uses a Fire-type move, the powder explodes and damages the target.
Sword​/​Shield The user covers the target in a combustible powder. If the target uses a Fire-type move, the powder explodes and damages the target.
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Powder 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.

Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Level 55

Learnt by breeding

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