Here's how Hidden Power works.

There are two formulas, but they're mostly the same. Hidden Power WILL change type (but not power) in Gen VI, though.

How the formulas work: you take the Pokemon's IVs and divide them by two. The remainder is either one or zero. If A, B, C, D, E, and F are the remainders for HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed respectively, then add (A + 2B + 4C + 8D + 16E + 32F), divide that by 63 (the maximum sum if A-F are all 1) and multiply that by 15. This number is rounded down. Each result corresponds to a type.

If you want to calculate the power, take the fraction with the 63 and instead of multiplying it by 15, you multiply it by 40 and add 30. Round down and you have a number between 30 and 70. This is your power.

The best powers possible are 70 (for non-Technician Pokemon) and either 60 or 59 (for Technician Pokemon). 59 is only good because 60 requires a lowered Sp. Atk stat.

nuskooI posted...

You nooblet mainstreamers and your reverse nostalgia.