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AncientPower

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Rock 60 100% 5 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 10% chance to boost the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage.

Competitive Use

AncientPower is not an especially useful move competitively. It is not even the most powerful special Rock-type attack, as Hidden Power Rock packs greater power and considerably more PP. When you add this to the fact that the majority of Rock-types have abysmal Special Attack, and that most do not even learn the move, you will realize that the damage output from AncientPower is never going to be great. Therefore, unless you plan on getting very lucky with AncientPower's 10% effect chance, it is probably not worth using. It may, however, see some use in finishing off weakened Pokemon, giving a potential sweeping chance with no obvious drawback, and may be used with a Serene Grace Pokemon such as Togekiss, since the chance of a stat increase is doubled.

Related Moves

Power Gem is a more powerful option, but with no secondary effect.

Silver Wind is a Bug-type equivalent.

Ominous Wind is Ghost-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aerodactyl Rock / Flying RU Rock Head / Pressure / Unnerve 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
Anorith Rock / Bug LC Battle Armor / Swift Swim 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Archen Rock / Flying LC Defeatist 55 112 45 74 45 70 401
Archeops Rock / Flying RU Defeatist 75 140 65 112 65 110 567
Armaldo Rock / Bug NU Battle Armor / Swift Swim 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Articuno Ice / Flying NU Pressure / Snow Cloak 90 85 100 95 125 85 580
Baltoy Ground / Psychic LC Levitate 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Carracosta Water / Rock NU Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 74 108 133 83 65 32 495
Celebi Psychic / Grass OU Natural Cure 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Charmander Fire LC Blaze / Solar Power 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Chikorita Grass LC Overgrow / Leaf Guard 45 49 65 49 65 45 318
Claydol Ground / Psychic UU Levitate 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Corsola Water / Rock NU Hustle / Natural Cure / Regenerator 55 55 85 65 85 35 380
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Cranidos Rock LC Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
Cubone Ground LC Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
Dialga Steel / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 100 120 120 150 100 90 680
Diglett Ground LC Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
Donphan Ground OU Sturdy / Sand Veil 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
Dugtrio Ground OU Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Dunsparce Normal NU Serene Grace / Run Away / Rattled 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Feraligatr Water RU Torrent / Sheer Force 85 105 100 79 83 78 530
Giratina Ghost / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 150 100 120 100 120 90 680
Giratina-O Ghost / Dragon Uber Levitate / Levitate 150 120 100 120 100 90 680
Groudon Ground Uber Drought 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
Heatran Fire / Steel OU Flash Fire / Flame Body 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Kecleon Normal NU Color Change 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
Kingler Water NU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Sheer Force 55 130 115 50 50 75 475
Krabby Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Sheer Force 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
Kyogre Water Uber Drizzle 100 100 90 150 140 90 670
Kyurem Dragon / Ice BL Pressure 125 130 90 130 90 95 660
Lapras Water / Ice NU Water Absorb / Shell Armor / Hydration 130 85 80 85 95 60 535
Larvitar Rock / Ground LC Guts / Sand Veil 50 64 50 45 50 41 300
Lileep Rock / Grass LC Suction Cups / Storm Drain 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Lugia Psychic / Flying Uber Pressure / Multiscale 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Mamoswine Ice / Ground OU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 110 130 80 70 60 80 530
Marowak Ground NU Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Meganium Grass NU Overgrow / Leaf Guard 80 82 100 83 100 80 525
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Moltres Fire / Flying RU Pressure / Flame Body 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Mudkip Water LC Torrent / Damp 50 70 50 50 50 40 310
Numel Fire / Ground LC Oblivious / Simple / Own Tempo 60 60 40 65 45 35 305
Omanyte Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 35 40 100 90 55 35 355
Omastar Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 60 125 115 70 55 495
Palkia Water / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 90 120 100 150 120 100 680
Phanpy Ground LC Pickup / Sand Veil 90 60 60 40 40 40 330
Piloswine Ice / Ground NU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 100 100 80 60 60 50 450
Quagsire Water / Ground RU Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 95 85 85 65 65 35 430
Rampardos Rock NU Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
Rayquaza Dragon / Flying Uber Air Lock 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Regice Ice NU Clear Body / Ice Body 80 50 100 100 200 50 580
Regirock Rock NU Clear Body / Sturdy 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
Registeel Steel UU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 75 150 75 150 50 580
Relicanth Water / Rock NU Swift Swim / Rock Head / Sturdy 100 90 130 45 65 55 485
Reshiram Dragon / Fire Uber Turboblaze 100 120 100 150 120 90 680
Sharpedo Water / Dark UU Rough Skin / Speed Boost 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Slugma Fire LC Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
Swampert Water / Ground UU Torrent / Damp 100 110 90 85 90 60 535
Swinub Ice / Ground LC Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 50 50 40 30 30 50 250
Tangela Grass NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Tirtouga Water / Rock LC Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim 54 78 103 53 45 22 355
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Togepi Normal LC Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Togetic Normal / Flying NU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Totodile Water LC Torrent / Sheer Force 50 65 64 44 48 43 314
Tyranitar Rock / Dark OU Sand Stream / Unnerve 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zapdos Electric / Flying UU Pressure / Lightningrod 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
Zekrom Dragon / Electric Uber Teravolt 100 150 120 120 100 90 680