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Ancient Power
(げんしのちから Primeval Power)
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Rock
Category Type Special
Power: 60
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5*
Affects: Selected Target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
BrightPowder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest data
Pokémon Contest Spectacular (RSEORAS)
Type: Type Tough
Appeal: 1
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Tough
Appeal: 2 ♥♥

Ancient Power (Japanese: げんしのちから Primeval Power) is a Rock move.

In Pokémon Platinum, one can purchase it in exchange for shards, and in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions, one can purchase it in exchange for Battle Points. It can make Tangela evolve into Tangrowth, and Piloswine into Mamoswine and also Yanma into Yanmega.


Tirtouga AncientPower

Tirtouga using Ancient Power

In Battle

It enables a Pokémon to use prehistoric power and has a one-in-five chance of raising all of the Pokémon's stats. The user picks up ancient rocks and throws them at the foe.

When the move is used, the Pokémon's body, shell, or otherwise usually glows white before becoming a see-through afterimage of the move user. The afterimage then spins quickly, turning into a silver ball in front of them that is then launched at the opposing Pokémon.


Moves in the anime
Dawn Mamoswine Ancient Power
Dawn's Mamoswine using Ancient Power
Carracosta Ancient Power
Carracosta using Ancient Power

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