Powder covers the target in powder for the remainder of the turn. If a Pokémon affected by Powder attempts to use a Fire-type move, they take damage equal to 25% of their maximum HP and cannot execute the move (PP is still consumed).
Powder has a priority of +1, so is used before all moves that do not have increased priority. It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.
Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with Overcoat, and Pokémon holding Safety Goggles cannot become affected by Powder (but a Pokémon already affected by Powder will remain affected even if it gains one of these properties). Powder fails if the target is already under the effect of Powder.
If a Pokémon with Magic Guard affected by Powder attempts to use a Fire-type move, it will fail to execute the move but take no damage. If a Pokémon affected by Powder uses Shell Trap, it will take damage regardless of whether it was hit by a physical move. If a Pokémon affected by Powder attempts to use multiple Fire-type moves in one turn (such as due to Dancer), Powder will activate for each one. Powder can prevent a Pokémon from using a Fire-type Z-Move, but status Z-Moves still gain their Z-Power effects.
Powder does not prevent a Pokémon from thawing itself by using a move like Flame Wheel. If a Pokémon affected by Powder attempts to use Natural Gift while holding a Berry that makes the move Fire-type, the Pokémon takes damage from Powder but the Berry is not consumed. If a Pokémon affected by Powder has Protean and uses a Fire-type move, it will not change type. If a Pokémon affected by Powder attempts to use a Fire-type dance move (such as Fiery Dance), that move will not trigger Dancer.
If a Pokémon affected by Powder uses Fire Pledge after an ally uses Water Pledge, such that the Pokémon ends up using Water Pledge as a combination move, Powder will not affect that move. If a Pokémon affected by Powder uses Fire Pledge otherwise (including as the first move of a combination move, or when using Grass Pledge as a combination move after an ally's Fire Pledge), Fire Pledge will be prevented by Powder like any other Fire-type move.
If powered up by a Buginium Z into Z-Powder, the user's Special Defense stat is raised by two stages.
Powder will damage the Pokémon even during heavy rain.
Powder will not damage the Pokémon during heavy rain.
|| The user covers the target in a powder that explodes and damages the target if it uses a Fire-type move.
| The user covers the target in a combustible powder. If the target uses a Fire-type move, the powder explodes and damages the target.
In other games
|| If an enemy uses a Fire-type move, the move fails and the enemy takes damage.*|
It gives your enemies in the same room the Powder status condition. But it has no effect on Grass-type Pokémon.*
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
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