Hidden Power (move)

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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  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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.

Effect

Main article: Hidden Power (move)/Calculation

Hidden Power deals damage.

Hidden Power can be any type, other than Normal and Fairy, based on its user's IVs. Hidden Power receives a same-type attack bonus if its type matches the user's type. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it instead changes its type to be super effective against the opposing Pokémon.

From Generation III to V, its power also depends on its user's IVs. From Generation VI onward, its power is fixed at 60.

Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VIVII, BDSP LA
Type Varies
Power 31–70 30–70 60 See below
Category Varies Special
Thaws a frozen target
(Fire-type Hidden Power)
Affected by Normalize N/A

In Generation II and III, it can be either physical or special, corresponding to its type. Due to being treated as a Normal-type move regardless, it can only activate Counter and will never activate Mirror Coat. Starting in Generation IV, it is always special.

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.

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 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
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
None

Hidden Power now changes its own type to be super effective against the opposing Pokémon, prioritizing any double weaknesses 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.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A peculiar move that changes type and power depending on the Pokémon using it.
GSC The power varies with the Pokémon.
RSEColoXD 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.*
PBR
BWB2W2
A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
BDSP
A unique attack that varies in type depending on the Pokémon using it.
SwSh
SV
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.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0199    
 
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1
0201  
Unown
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 18RSE
17FRLG
15 15 15XY
20ORAS
20
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 18RSE
17FRLG
15 15 15XY
20ORAS
20
0412  
Burmy
All forms
  Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
0413  
Wormadam
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
0414    
 
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20
0422  
Shellos
All forms
  Water 1 Amorphous 16 16 16 16
0423  
Gastrodon
All forms
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 16 16 16 16
0577     Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
0578     Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
0579     Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14
0605     Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
0606     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM10
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
0010     Bug Bug
0011     Bug Bug
0013    
 
Bug Bug
0014    
 
Bug Bug
0129     Water 2 Dragon
0132     Ditto Ditto
0201  
Unown
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0202     Amorphous Amorphous
0235     Field Field
0265     Bug Bug
0266     Bug Bug
0268     Bug Bug
0360     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0374    
 
Mineral Mineral
0401     Bug Bug
0412  
Burmy
All forms
  Bug Bug
0415    
 
Bug Bug
0602     Amorphous Amorphous
0664     Bug Bug
0665     Bug Bug
0771     Water 1 Water 1
0789     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0790     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Hidden Power deals damage, and its type and base power will vary each type the Pokémon enters a new dungeon.

In the Rescue Team series, 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 the description menu, Hidden Power is shown as a typeless move.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 2-17 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 2-15 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 2-15 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI - - 15 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 10 99 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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
None

Updates

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

Pokémon Masters EX

In Pokémon Masters EX, Hidden Power's type is always Psychic.

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Hidden Power 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

Description

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.
SMD
MDRTDX
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

Trivia

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
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
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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PE
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