Ancient Power
Ancient Power VII
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
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Tough
Appeal: 1
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Tough
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Tough

Ancient Power (Japanese: げんしのちから Primeval Power) is a Rock-type move. It was introduced in Generation II.

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.


Games Description
An attack that may raise all stats.
FRLG An ancient power is used to attack. It may also raise all the user's stats.
The user attacks with a prehistoric power. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
SMUSUM The user hits the foe with prehistoric power. In addition, all the user's stats are raised.


In battle

Tirtouga AncientPower

Tirtouga using Ancient Power

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.


Main games

Main series


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