Hidden Power (move)

Hidden Power
めざめるパワー Awakening Power
Hidden Power VII.png
Hidden Power VII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  60
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.


Main article: Hidden Power (move)/Calculation

Generations II and III

Hidden Power inflicts damage using a type and power determined by the user's IVs. The power varies between 31 and 70 in Generation II, and varies between 30 and 70 in Generations III to V. It can be any type that exists in Generation II other than Normal and ???.

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.

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

Hidden Power's base power is now always 60. The method for determining the type of Hidden Power is the same as Generations III to V, so a Fairy-type Hidden Power is not possible.

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

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.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
199   Slowking
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1
201   Unown
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1
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
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous
235   Smeargle
  Field Field
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
790   Cosmoem
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Rumble series

Hidden Power is randomly assigned any of the 17 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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 50 60 100% An opponent No additional effect.*

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.

  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


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 was 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 Cachée*
Puis. Cachée*
  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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