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(ふんじん Dust)
Powder XY.png
General Information
Type: Type Bug.gif
Generation: VI
Battle Data
Category Status
Power: -
Accuracy: 100
PP: 20*
Effects: Adjacent target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: +1
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No

Powder (Japanese: ふんじん Dust) is a Bug-type move introduced in the Generation VI games, Pokémon X and Y. It is the signature move of Vivillon.

Game info


In battle

Powder prevents the targeted Pokémon from using any Fire-type moves on the user and its allies. If the targeted Pokémon attempts to use a Fire-type move, it will take 25% damage based upon their maximum HP instead of using the move.

However, if the targeted Pokémon uses a move that would thaw themselves, such as Flame Wheel, the user is still thawed but the move does not execute on the user or its allies.

This move does not work against Grass-type Pokémon, Pokémon with the ability Overcoat, and any Pokémon holding the item Safety Goggles.

Outside of battle

Powder has no affect outside of battle.


Version(s) Description
X/Y The user covers the target in a powder that explodes and damages the target if it uses a Fire-type move.


By leveling

Sprite Pokémon Type Level
666.png Vivillon Bug/Flying --, 55
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Powder has not yet appeared in the anime.

In the manga

Powder has not yet appeared in the manga.