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Hidden Power
(めざめるパワー Awakening Power)
 Generation: II
Battle Data
 Type: Varies 100% 15 (Max. 24) Selected target None 0 No
Affected by
 Magic Coat: No Yes Yes No Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
 Type: 3 ♥♥♥ 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
 Type: 1 ♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
 Type: 3 ♥♥♥ 0

Hidden Power is a Normal-type special move introduced in Generation II. It has been TM10 since Generation II.

EffectsEdit

In battleEdit

Hidden Power always varies from Pokémon to Pokémon and may or may not give the Pokémon STAB. There are certain protocols that determine the type, effect, and damage.

It can be easy to find the type of the Hidden Power when battling a Kecleon.

The formula used to determine the type number is:

$HP_{type}=\frac{5a+10b+20c+40d+160e+80f}{21}$

• a depends on the HP IV.
• b and c depend on the Attack and Defense IV's respectively.
• d depends on the Speed IV.
• e and f depend on the Special Attack and Special Defense IV's respectively

The formula used to determine the power is:

$HP_{power}=\frac{40u+80v+160w+320x+640y+1,280z}{63}+30$

The variables u through z (the "damage bits") represent the second to last bit of each IV. If a variable has a remainder of 2 or 3 when divided by 4, this bit is 1. Otherwise, the bit is zero.

• u depends on the HP stat.
• v and w depend on the Attack and Defense stats respectively.
• x depends on the Speed stat.
• y and z depend on the Special Attack and Special Defense stats respectively.

Pokémon Edit

Generation II Edit

Level-Up Edit

 # Pokémon Type Level #201 Unown Psychic --

TM10 Edit

All, save for Caterpie, Metapod, Weedle, Kakuna, Magikarp, Ditto, and Wobbuffet can learn Hidden Power in Generation 2.

Generation III Edit

Level-Up Edit

# Pokémon Type Level
#201 Unown Psychic --
#307 Meditite Fighting/Psychic 18 RSE
#307 Meditite Fighting/Psychic 17 FRLG
#308 Medicham Fighting/Psychic 18 RSE
#308 Medicham Fighting/Psychic 17 FRLG

TM10 Edit

All, save for Caterpie, Metapod, Weedle, Kakuna, Ditto, Magikarp, Wobbuffet, Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, and Wynaut can learn Hidden Power in Generation 3.

Generation IV Edit

Level-Up Edit

# Pokémon Type Level
#199 Slowking Water/Psychic --
#201 Unown Psychic --
#307 Meditite Fighting/Psychic 15
#308 Medicham Fighting/Psychic 15
Plant Cloak
Bug/Grass 20
Sandy Cloak
Bug/Ground 20
Trash Cloak
Bug/Steel 20
#414 Mothim Bug/Flying 20
#422 Shellos
West Sea
Water 16
#422 Shellos
East Sea
Water 16
#423 Gastrodon
West Sea
Water/Ground 16
#423 Gastrodon
East Sea
Water/Ground 16

TM10Edit

All, save for Caterpie, Metapod, Weedle, Kakuna, Magikarp, Ditto, Wobbuffet, Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Wynaut, Kricketot, and Combee can learn Hidden Power in Generation IV.

TriviaEdit

• Prior to Generation IV, it was the only move that could be Physical and Special.
• The man to the left of the arena in southern Driftveil City can teach your Pokémon Hidden Power.

GalleryEdit

 Moves in the games Rayquaza using Hidden Power Serperior using Hidden Power
 Moves in the anime Gary's Umbreon using Hidden Power Norman's Slakoth using Hidden Power Dawn's Mamoswine using Hidden Power Serena's Braixen using Hidden Power