Magic Powder (move)

Magic Powder
まほうのこな Magic Powder
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Magic Powder IX 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Magic Powder (Japanese: まほうのこな Magic Powder) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Hatterene.


Magic Powder changes the target's type to pure Psychic. The effect lasts as long as the target remains in battle; however, changing form, transforming or Terastallizing overrides the effect.

Magic Powder fails if the target has a substitute, is already a pure Psychic type, is Terastallized, or its Ability is RKS System.

Being a powder move, it fails on Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with the Ability Overcoat, or holding Safety Goggles.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Magic Powder cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SwShLA The user scatters a cloud of magic powder that changes the target to Psychic type.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The user scatters a cloud of magic powder that changes the target's type to Psychic.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Fairy Fairy 64 64
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 generations


  • Magic Powder is the only powder-based move that cannot be learned by a Grass or Bug-type Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 魔法粉 Mōfaat Fán
Mandarin 魔法粉 Mófǎ Fěn
  French Poudre Magique
  German Magiepuder
  Italian Magipolvere
  Korean 마법가루 Mabeop Garu
  Brazilian Portuguese Pólvora Mágica
  Spanish Polvo Mágico

Variations of the move Soak
  SoakMagic Powder

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.