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Secret Power inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing a secondary effect. The effect and animation are determined by environment. The effect and animation caused by each environment changes between games, as do the environments recognized.
Pokémon Contest, Secret Power uses Needle Arm's animation (but not the effects).
Pokémon Colosseum and XD
Secret Power uses the animation for
Needle Arm, regardless of location.
(Areas 1-3) Mt. Battle , Colo
S.S. Libra causes
, Outskirt Stand , Phenac City (outside)
Cipher Lab lowers by one stage
, Pyrite Town , The Under (outside), Cipher Key Lair (outside), Citadark Isle , Rock Poké Spot , Pyrite Colosseum (Areas 7-10)
Mt. Battle causes
Phenac Stadium lowers by one stage
, Agate Village Relic Stone , Colo (outside), Mt. Battle , Pokémon HQ Lab , Kaminko's House (Areas 1-3) Mt. Battle
, Pyrite Cave , Relic Cave (Areas 4-6), Mt. Battle , Cave Poké Spot
Deep Colosseum causes
Gateon Port lowers by one stage
Oasis Poké Spot lowers by one stage
Pokémon Super Contest, Secret Power uses Body Slam's animation (but not the effects).
Secret Power's secondary effect chance is doubled by
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Pokémon Battle Revolution, Secret Power's animation is the same for all Colosseums, but the move still has different secondary effects depending on which Colosseum is being fought at:
Secret Power's secondary effect chance is not doubled by
Secret Power's secondary effect chance is doubled by
Pokémon Contest Spectacular, Secret Power uses Last Resort's animation (but not the effects).
Secret Power cannot be selected in a battle.
Out of battle
Secret Power allows the user to create their own
Secret Base. When used on certain trees, a vine drops down. When used on indented walls, a cave opens. When used on certain bushes, an entrance opens.
Generations IV and V
It no longer has the out-of-battle effect of creating a Secret Base.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Secret Power can again be used to create Secret Bases at Secret Spots. Secret Power can only be used in the field once the player has obtained its TM ( TM94).
Generation VII onward
Secret Power can no longer be used outside of battle.
R S E An attack with effects that vary by location. * Adds an effect to attack depending on the location. *
FR LG An attack that may have an additional effect that varies with the terrain.
XD An attack with effects that vary by location.
D P Pt HG SS The user attacks with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user's environment. * An attack move with effects that vary depending on the user's environment. *
P B R The user attacks with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user's environment.
B W B2 W2 The user attacks the target with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user's environment.
X Y The user attacks the target with a secret power. Its additional effects vary depending on the user's environment.
OR AS An attack whose additional effects depend on where it was used. Can also be used to make a Secret Base.
S M US UM P E The additional effects of this attack depend upon where it was used.
Sw Sh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
X Y 25
OR AS 25
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains from this move. STAB Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
This section is incomplete. Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it. Reason: Missing dungeons, and Rumble games other than World.
The effect depends on the dungeon's current terrain. In
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, it is also affected by moves that change terrain.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, the animation was always that of Needle Arm. Since then, Secret Power has its own unique animation that remains the same regardless of the dungeon terrain.
Tiny Woods, Thunderwave Cave, Sinister Woods (1-12F), Howling Forest (1-7F), Buried Relic (1-20F), Wyvern Hill, Purity Forest (1-3F, 8-12F, 30-99F), and Oddity Cave (1-5F)
Mt. Steel, Silent Chasm, Mt. Thunder, Rock Path, Mt. Blaze, Snow Path, Mt. Freeze, Magma Cavern, Meteor Cave, Fiery Field, Northwind Field (20-30F), Mt. Faraway (1-19F), Western Cave (40-99F), Northern Range (8-25F), Pitfall Valley, Wish Cave (60-69F), Southern Cavern (1-23F), Oddity Cave (11-15F), and Remains Island
Great Canyon, Uproar Forest, Desert Region, and Purity Forest (4-7F, 21-29F)
Lapis Cave, Frosty Forest, Sky Tower, Northwind Field (1-19F), Mt. Faraway (21-29F, 40F), Western Cave (1-39F), Wish Cave (30-39F, 70-99F), Southern Cavern (24-50F), Darknight Relic, Waterfall Pond, Joyous Tower, Far-off Sea (16-32F), and Oddity Cave (6-10F)
Howling Forest (8-15F) Silver Trench (70-99F), Mt. Faraway (10-20, 30-39F), Northern Range (1-7F), Buried Relic (21-99F), Wish Cave (1-29F, 40-59F), Murky Cave, Solar Cave, and Unown Relic
Stormy Sea, Silver Trench (1-69F), Grand Sea, Far-off Sea (1-15F, 33-50F), Marvelous Sea, and Fantasy Strait
Sinister Woods (13F), Lightning Field
Purity Forest (4-7F)
Beach Cave, Drenched Bluff, Mt. Bristle, Waterfall Cave, Craggy Coast, Side Path, Mt. Horn, Rock Path, Amp Plains, Quicksand Cave *, Chasm Cave, Dark Hill, Sealed Ruin, Brine Cave *, Aegis Cave *, Mt. Travail, Landslide Cave, Labyrinth Cave, Mt. Mistral, Shimmer Hill, Zero Isle North (35-75), Zero Isle East (1-7F), Zero Isle South (4-7F; 13-20F), Zero Isle West (20-29F), Sky Peak Mountain Path 3, 6 and 9, Zero Isle Center (28-30F), Destiny Tower (4-7F; 13-20F), and Inferno Cave
Apple Woods, Forest Path, Foggy Forest, Dusk Forest, Deep Dusk Forest, Treeshroud Forest, Hidden Land *, Mystifying Forest *, Marine Resort, Mystery Jungle *, Lush Prairie, Tiny Meadow, Oran Forest, Midnight Forest, Zero Isle North (1-34F), Zero Isle South (44-60F), Zero Isle West (10-19F), Sky Peak Mountain Path 1, 2, 4 and 5; Zero Isle Center (8-13F; 17-27F; 31-32F; 36-42F), Destiny Tower (44-60F), and Oblivion Forest
Northern Desert, Quicksand Cave *, Brine Cave *, Temporal Tower *, Mystifying Forest *, Dark Crater, Shimmer Desert, Giant Volcano, World Abyss *, Lost Wilderness, Zero Isle Center (33-35F), and Southeastern Islands
Spacial Rift, World Abyss *, Mystery Jungle *, and Sky Peak Mountain Path *
Crystal Cave, Crystal Crossing, Blizzard Island, Crevice Cave, Mt. Avalanche, Sky Stairway, Zero Isle East (15-40F), Zero Isle South (1-3F), Zero Isle West (20-29F), Sky Peak Mountain Path 7 and 8, Star Cave, Zero Isle Center (1-7F; 14-16F), Destiny Tower (1-3F), and Treacherous Waters (1-15F)
Hidden Land *, Temporal Tower *, Aegis Cave *, Concealed Ruins, Happy Outlook, Zero Isle Center (43-45F), and Destiny Tower (96-99F)
Surrounded Sea, Miracle Sea, Bottomless Sea, Serenity River, Lake Afar, and Treacherous Waters (16-30F)
Inflora Forest, Breezy Meadow, Eastern Savanna, Forest of Shadows, Daybreak Ridge, Withered Savanna, Grove of Whispers, Canyon Foot, Moonlit Forest, Rusty Mountain, Uncharted Road *
Hazy Pass, Stompstump Peak, Forest Grotto, Tempting Path, Holehills, Worldcore, Smoking Mountain, Uncharted Road *
Desolate Canyon, Mountain Pass, Crags of Lament, Redland Reaches, Ochre Quarry, Scorching Desert, Miragesands, Jaws of the Abyss, Cape at the Edge
Windy Shoreline, Dreamy Island, Uncharted Road *
Eternal Ruins, Seasound Ruins, Hoarfrost Tower, Ivory Peak, Obsidian Edge, Turbulent Tor, Gilded Hall, Buried Ruins
Great Glacier, Freezing Pillar, Silent Tundra, Slumbering Cave
Open Pass, Lush Forest, Foreboding Forest, School Forest, Nectar Meadow, Revelation Mountain, Sunbathed Garden, Pledge Hill, Maze Meadow, Thrash Dungeon, Stone Field, Odd Field, Peewee Meadow, Mystical Forest, Mysterious Plains, Berry Forest, Super Apple Forest, Ghost Island, Forest of Bounty, Mystery Jungle, Thorny Shadow Path, Heart Lake, Path of Fallen Leaves, Sunny Spot Hill, Friendly Meadow, Giant Stone Meadow, Fresh Meadow, Triangle Temple, Lake of Enlightenment, Forest of Fairies, Pumpkaboo Forest, Holey Meadow, Road to Primeval Forest, Tree of Life: Roots, Tree of Life: Trunk, Destiny Tower (6-10F), Pelipper Dungeon: Middle, During Grassy Terrain
Drilbur Coal Mine, Glittering Mountain, Ancient Barrow, Gentle Slope Cave, Showdown Mountain, Cave of the Deep, Calm Craggy Area, Reverse Mountain, Purifying Cave, Cave of Training, Leafy Highlands, Headwater Hollow, Bustling Valley, Rolling Pass, Uprise Range, Rough Tunnel, Elegant Gorge, Moonlit Cave, Red Point, Distress Mountain, Hidden Cave, Abundant Pass, Stealth Cavern, Crystalline Maze, Little Canyon, Magma Chamber, Zero Isle, Freedom Coast, Flagstone Cave, Frozen Falls, Apex Mountain, Yellow Sand Labyrinth, Secret Quarry, Jewel Road, Isle of Light, Golden Suite, Fire Island Volcano, Sea Shrine, Island of Storms, Destiny Tower (11-15F), Pelipper Dungeon: Start
Sheer Mountain Range, Abyssal Badlands, Longfield Cave, Serpentine Mountain Trail, Electric Wasteland, Small Sand Dune, Yellow Point, Temple Remains, Lake of Enlightenment, Buried Ruins, Sand Dune of Spirits, Valley of Strong Winds, Thirsty Desert, Sandy Cave, Mysterious Geoglyph, Destiny Tower (1-5F)
Poliwrath River, Gooey Bog, Pelipper Dungeon: End
Waterfall Basin Grotto, Submerged Cave, Deep Ocean Tunnel, Spiral Vortex, Cape of Wonders, Stone Tree Mountain, Snowy Cave, Ocean Tempest, Seafloor Ruins
World Tree, Sacred Ruins, Dragon Gate, Meteorite Crater, Hall of Magic, Prehistoric Ruins, Guidance Ruins, During Electric Terrain
Spring of Resolve, Frosty Tree Steps, Blue Point, Aurora's Edge, Midnight Sun Gorge, Frozen Mountain, Clear Lake, Fossil Excavation, Altar of Ice, Altar of Ice: Depths
The secondary effect depends on the type of stage it is used in. All other properties are the same regardless of area.
MD R B Inflicts damage on the target. It may also trigger other effects depending on the terrain.
MD T D S Inflicts damage on the target. It may also trigger other effects depending on the dungeon terrain.
B S L てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで まわりの ちけいにあわせた さまざまなこうかが はっせいする
S MD It damages an enemy. It could also trigger other effects depending on the scenery of the floor.
In the anime
Ursaring The user glows pink and attacks. It has an added effect that varies with environment.
First Used In
Nincada Nincada's claws glow white. Then, it raises its claws above its head and a blue orb appears. The orb turns into a blue beam and the beam is shot at the opponent.
A Three Team Scheme! Debut
Incorrectly referred to as in the dub Hidden Power Used on water
Glameow Glameow's body glows pink and it releases a pink wave from its body all around it.
Dawn's Early Night!! English dub debut
Happiny Happiny waves her arms and it releases a pink wave from her body all around her. When the wave hits the opponent, it becomes dazed.
Tanks for the Memories! Used on rocky terrain
Bibarel Bibarel's body glow pink and multiple green tentacle-like energy appears around it. Then, similar green tentacle-like energy surrounds the opponent's body and wrap around it, causing it to fall asleep.
Lost Leader Strategy! Used on grass
Glaceon Glaceon's body glows sparkling pink and it slams into the opponent. When hit, the opponent also glows sparkling pink.
Strategy With a Smile! None
Ursaring Ursaring grabs the opponent and its body becomes surrounded in a pink aura. The opponent then glows pinkish-white, hurting it.
Chim - Charred! Used on rocky terrain
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga
The user gives a different status infliction to the opponent that depends on the location.
First Chapter Used In
Gardevoir Gardevoir's body glows brightly and the opponent is stricken with a status infliction.
Stolen Memories Debut
In other generations
This section is incomplete. Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it. Reason: link battle images; Generations VI and VII images.
Core series games
In link battles
On plain terrain
In tall grass
In long grass
In pond water
In sea water
In snow or ice
In the Distortion World
Side series games
Spin-off series games
Outside of battle