Solar Power (Ability)

Solar Power サンパワー
Sun Power
Flavor text
Generation IV
Boosts Sp. Atk, but lowers HP in sunshine.
Generation V
In sunshine, Sp. Atk is boosted but HP decreases.
Generation VI
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat in sunny weather, but HP decreases.
Generation VII
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat in sunny weather, but HP decreases every turn.SM
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat in harsh sunlight, but HP decreases every turn.USUM
Generation VIII
Boosts the Sp. Atk stat in harsh sunlight, but HP decreases every turn.

Solar Power (Japanese: サンパワー Sun Power) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

During harsh sunlight, Solar Power increases the Pokémon's Special Attack by 1.5×, but the Pokémon loses 1/8 of its maximum HP at the end of each turn.

Outside of battle

Solar Power has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Solar Power

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Charmander Fire Fire Blaze None Solar Power
  Charmeleon Fire Fire Blaze None Solar Power
  Charizard Fire Flying Blaze None Solar Power
  Sunkern Grass Grass Chlorophyll Solar Power Early Bird
  Sunflora Grass Grass Chlorophyll Solar Power Early Bird
  Houndoom
Mega Houndoom
Dark Fire Solar Power None None
  Tropius Grass Flying Chlorophyll Solar Power Harvest
  Helioptile Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
  Heliolisk Electric Normal Dry Skin Sand Veil Solar Power
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Solar Power increases the Pokémon's Special Attack by one stage in sunny weather. The Pokémon loses 3HP every 9-10 turns, but does not prevent the natural HP recovery.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Solar Power sharply boosts the Pokémon's Special Attack when the weather is sunny or in harsh sunlight. The Pokémon also loses 1 HP every 10 turns and is unable to recover HP naturally.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts Special Attack in sunny weather, though the Pokémon also loses HP.
BSL ひざしがつよい てんきだと ダメージをうけるが とくこうがあがる
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD When it's sunny or in harsh sunlight, the Pokémon's Sp. Atk goes up sharply, but the Pokémon can't restore its HP naturally and keeps taking damage!
MDRTDX During Sunny weather or in Extremely Harsh Sunlight, the Pokémon's Sp. Atk goes up sharply, but the Pokémon can't restore its HP naturally and keeps taking damage.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 太陽之力 Taaiyèuhng-jī Lihk *
太陽能量 Taaiyèuhng Nàhngleuhng *
Mandarin 太陽之力 / 太阳之力 Tàiyáng-zhī Lì *
太陽能量 Tàiyáng Néngliàng *
  French Force Soleil
  German Solarkraft
  Italian Solarpotere
  Korean 선파워 Sun Power
  Portuguese Poder Solar
  Spanish Poder Solar
  Turkish Güneş Gücü



Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand RushSlush Rush


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