Hidden Power (move)

Hidden Power
めざめるパワー Awakening Power
Hidden Power VIII.png
Hidden Power VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Hidden Power (Japanese: めざめるパワー Awakening Power) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. Although it appears as a Normal-type move, Hidden Power's actual type varies. It was TM10 from Generation II to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. In Generation VIII, it is the signature move of Unown.


Main article: Hidden Power (move)/Calculation

Hidden Power deals damage.

In all core series games except in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, this move's type is based on the user's IVs, therefore each individual Pokémon has its own Hidden Power type. Out of all 18 types, only Normal-type and Fairy-type are unavailable for this move. A ???-type or typeless Hidden Power are not available either.

Prior to Generation VI, this move's power was also based on the user's IVs. In those early games, there was a range of available power values for this move, with each individual Pokémon having a single power value from this range.

Power 31–70 30–70 60 See below

Hidden Power receives a same-type attack bonus. For instance, a Bug-type Pokémon will receive same-type attack bonus when using a Bug-type Hidden Power.

Generations II and III

Regardless of Hidden Power's actual type and damage category, Hidden Power can be countered by Counter but not by Mirror Coat. For other purposes, the damage category of Hidden Power matches its type.

Hidden Power cannot thaw a frozen target, even if its actual type is Fire.

Generation IV

Hidden Power is a special move regardless of its actual type, so it can now be countered by Mirror Coat but not by Counter.

Fire-type Hidden Power can now thaw a frozen target.

Hidden Power is affected by Normalize.

Generation V

Hidden Power is no longer affected by Normalize.

Generations VI and VII

Due to never being a Normal-type move, Hidden Power is unaffected by Pixilate, Refrigerate, Aerilate, and Ion Deluge. If the user is under the effect of Electrify, Hidden Power's type will become Electric, regardless of the user's IVs.

Hidden Power is always treated as Normal-type for Z-Move mechanics, and can be upgraded to Breakneck Blitz by a Normalium Z.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Hidden Power cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Hidden Power is usable and functions as it did in previous generations.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  50  30  70
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?

Hidden Power now changes its own type to be super effective against the opposing Pokémon, prioritizing double weaknesses (if any) of dual-typed opponents. While selecting a move, Hidden Power displays the type that it will become against the selected opponent if used that turn. If multiple types are equally effective, Hidden Power's type is chosen at random from those types. This calculation is done on each turn, so if there are multiple valid types, Hidden Power's type may vary between them each turn.

Generation IX

Hidden Power cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
Stad2 A peculiar move that changes type and power depending on the Pokémon using it.
GSC The power varies with the Pokémon.
RSEColo.XD The effectiveness varies with the user.*
The attack power varies among different Pokémon.*
FRLG An attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the user.
DPPtHGSS A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.*
A variable move that changes type and power depending on the hidden ability of the Pokémon using it.*
A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.
A unique attack that varies in type depending on the Pokémon using it.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
LA Through some mysterious power, this move changes type to deal supereffective damage to the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
199   Slowking
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1
201   Unown
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSPLA
307   Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like 18RSE
15 15 15XY
308   Medicham
Human-Like Human-Like 18RSE
15 15 15XY
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
414   Mothim
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous 16 16 16 16
423   Gastrodon
Water 1 Amorphous 16 16 16 16
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
013   Weedle
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
Bug Bug
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon
132   Ditto
  Ditto Ditto
201   Unown
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous
235   Smeargle
  Field Field
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
360   Wynaut
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
374   Beldum
Mineral Mineral
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug
415   Combee
Bug Bug
602   Tynamo
  Amorphous Amorphous
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug
665   Spewpa
  Bug Bug
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1
789   Cosmog
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
790   Cosmoem
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Hidden Power is a move with 12 PP and 88% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in front, cutting corners. The type and base power of Hidden Power is randomly calculated whenever a Pokémon enters a dungeon, and does not change between floors. The type is selected among each of the 17 types with roughly equal probability (the game chooses from the 18 types, including typeless, choosing again if typeless is chosen; if this is done 100 times consecutively, Hidden Power will be of the Fire-type). The base power of the move is chosen among the following values with equal probability: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, and 17. On description menu, Hidden Power is shown as a typeless move.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's base power range is now 2–15.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Hidden Power is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017. While Hidden Power is a Normal-type move in the game data, its actual type varies between individual Pokémon and is visible on the status screen of that Pokémon. Like in the core series, Hidden Power cannot be Normal- or Fairy-type; however, Hidden Power's type is not dependent on IVs and is instead randomly determined. If two players catch the same instance of a wild Pokémon that knows Hidden Power, the resulting Hidden Power type may still differ between the two players. If a Pokémon evolves, its Hidden Power type will also be randomly re-rolled. Hidden Power's type cannot be changed using a Fast TM or Elite Fast TM. If the player uses an Elite Fast TM on a Pokémon that can learn Hidden Power, its Hidden Power type will be displayed on the move selection screen.

If the player battles against a Pokémon that knows Hidden Power in a Raid Battle or Team GO Rocket Battle, the Hidden Power type will always be Fighting. However, its Hidden Power type will be randomly re-rolled if the player ends up capturing that same Pokémon.

Unlike other moves, Hidden Power's type effectiveness is not announced in Trainer Battles.

  Hidden Power
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 15
Energy boost 15
Duration 1.5 seconds
Damage window 1.1 - 1.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 9
Energy boost 8
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible


Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 15

Pokémon Masters EX

Hidden Power's type is always Psychic.

Type Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 2 50 60 100% An opponent No additional effect. Caitlin & Reuniclus
Scottie/Bettie & Tyranitar (in Victory Road)

Pokémon Rumble series

Hidden Power is randomly assigned any of the 18 types whenever a Toy Pokémon has it as one of its moves. The type does not change for as long as the Pokémon keeps the move.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, Hidden Power can only be used by opposing Unown, and cannot be obtained by the player. Hidden Power's type varies with each opposing Unown.

  Hidden Power
Attack power 54.82626 (all types except Steel), 57.52357 (Steel-type)
Charge time 0.94 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None


Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. Its type and power change with the dungeon.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. The move's type and power change with the dungeon.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる ダンジョンにはいるごとに タイプと いりょくが へんかする
MDGtI It damages an enemy. The move's type and power change on each adventure.
It damages an enemy. The move's type changes on each adventure.

In the anime

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

  • Multiple wild Unown were revealed to know Hidden Power on the official web site, but they were never shown using the move.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 覺醒力量 Goksíng Lihkleuhng
Mandarin 覺醒力量 / 觉醒力量 Juéxǐng Lìliàng *
催醒 Cuīxǐng *
覺醒的力量 Juéxǐng-de Lìliàng *
出动能量 Chūdòng Néngliàng *
  Czech Skrytá síla
  Danish Skjult Kraft
  Dutch Verborgen kracht
  Finnish Piilovoima
  French Puissance CachéeVI+
Puis. CachéeIIV
  German Kraftreserve
  Greek Κρυφή Δύναμη
  Hindi छुपी शक्ति Chupi Shakti
  Indonesian Kekuatan Tersembunyi
Kekuatan Dahsyat
  Italian Introforza
  Korean 잠재파워 Jamjae Pawo
  Polish Ukryta Moc*
Ukryta Siła*
Niszcząca Siła*
Portuguese   Brazil Poder Oculto
  Portugal Poder Oculto
  Romanian Puterea Ascunsă
  Serbian Skrivena moć
Spanish   Latin America Poder Oculto
Poder Escondido (DP129)
  Spain Poder Oculto
  Swedish Gömda kraften
  Thai พลังเร้นลับ
  Turkish Saklı Güç
  Vietnamese Đánh Thức Sức Mạnh

Generation II TMs
Generation II HMs
Generation III TMs
Generation III HMs
Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
Generation VI TMs
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
Generation VII TMs

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