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The Shock Drive as seen in the anime

A Drive (Japanese: カセット Cassette) is a type of held item introduced in Generation V, used for changing the type of Genesect's signature move, Techno Blast to the corresponding type of Drive.

In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, they are obtained by showing Genesect to a certain Scientist at the P2 Laboratory. The Burn Drive and Shock Drive are obtained in Pokémon Black or Black 2, while the Douse Drive and Chill Drive are obtained in Pokémon White or White 2.

In X and Y, the Drives can be obtained by showing Genesect to a Hiker at the Fossil Lab in Ambrette Town. He says that he received the plans for the Drives from an acquaintance of his in Unova and made the Drives from them himself.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Drives can be obtained by showing Genesect to a Street Thug on the second floor of Mauville City. He claims that they are rare items that came from the Unova region through some shady market.

List of Drives

In the anime

All of the four Drives appeared in the anime in the movie Genesect and the Legend Awakened, attached to the members of the Genesect Army, with the exception of the Red Genesect. While in the movie it was used with the same purpose of changing the type of Techno Blast, it was also the key item to tell each Genesect apart, with the one holding the Douse Drive having a different personality from its group.

It wasn't shown or mentioned in any point of the movie that Genesect could switch or take off the Drives.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Colress battled Lack-Two's Dewott using a Genesect with apparently no drive. After being severely taunted, the scientist used a Shock Drive to put the Dewott at a disadvantage with the legendary Pokémon.


This is the artwork of the Drives as seen on the Pokémon Global Link.

Dream Burn Drive Sprite.png Dream Chill Drive Sprite.png Dream Douse Drive Sprite.png Dream Shock Drive Sprite.png
Burn Drive Chill Drive Douse Drive Shock Drive

In other languages


Language Title
France Flag.png French Module
Germany Flag.png German Module
Italy Flag.png Italian Modulo
Spain Flag.png Spanish ROM

Burn Drive

Language Title
France Flag.png French Module Pyro
Germany Flag.png German Flammenmodul
Italy Flag.png Italian Piromodulo
Spain Flag.png Spanish PiroROM

Chill Drive

Language Title
France Flag.png French Module Cryo
Germany Flag.png German Gefriermodul
Italy Flag.png Italian Gelomodulo
Spain Flag.png Spanish CrioROM

Douse Drive

Language Title
France Flag.png French Module Aqua
Germany Flag.png German Aquamodul
Italy Flag.png Italian Idromodulo
Spain Flag.png Spanish HidroROM

Shock Drive

Language Title
France Flag.png French Module Choc
Germany Flag.png German Blitzmodul
Italy Flag.png Italian Voltmodulo
Spain Flag.png Spanish FulgoROM

Held items
In-battle effect items
BerriesDrivesEV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held itemsExperience-affecting items
GemsIncensePlatesMega StonesStat-enhancing itemsType-enhancing items

Out-of-battle effect items
EV-enhancing itemsEvolution-inducing held itemsIncenseMailScarves

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