Secret Power (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM43
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM43
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire TM94

Effects

Secret Power deals damage and has a 30% chance of inducing a secondary effect on the opponent, depending on the environment. The move's animation also changes, reusing that of a specific attack for each terrain.

Location Effect Animation
Grass Sleep Needle Arm
Sand or regular terrain Accuracy reduced one stage Mud Slap
Caves or rocky terrain Flinching Rock Throw
Water Attack lowered one stage Water Pulse
Snow or ice Freezing Avalanche
Buildings Paralysis Body Slam

Outside of battle

In Generation 3, Secret Power allows the user to create their own secret base when used on weeping willow-like trees or indented walls.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Secret Power turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An attack with effects that vary by location.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack that may have an additional effect that varies with the terrain.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
X/Y The user attacks the target with a secret power. Its additional effects vary depending on the user’s environment.
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire An attack whose additional effects depend upon where it was used. Can also be used to make a Secret Base.
Sun/Moon The additional effects of this attack depend upon where it was used.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Secret Power at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
Level 25

Learnt by breeding

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

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Grass
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Field, Water 1
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Field, Water 1
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Human-Like
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Human-Like
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
Undiscovered
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Fairy, Flying
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
Grass
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Fairy, Flying
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Field
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous