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Motor Drive (Ability)

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Motor Drive でんきエンジン
Electric Engine
Flavor text
Generation IV
Raises Speed if hit by an Electric-type move.
Generation V
Raises Speed if hit by an Electric-type move.
Generation VI
Boosts the Speed stat when it's hit by an Electric-type move.

Motor Drive (Japanese: でんきエンジン Electric Engine) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Four Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Electric types. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Electivire.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Motor Drive is hit by an Electric-type move, its Speed is increased by one stage, and the move will have no effect, along with not activating a Cell Battery.

Outside of battle

Motor Drive has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Motor Drive

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Electivire Electivire Electric Electric Motor Drive None Vital Spirit
Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
Emolga Emolga Electric Flying Static None Motor Drive
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Motor Drive

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Transport Transport Steel Steel Motor Drive None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Volkner Electivire Motor Drive.png Paul Electivire Motor Drive.png None.png
Volkner's Electivire Paul's Electivire
The user absorbs Electric attacks to increase its speed.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
466 Electivire Electivire can absorb Electric-type attacks that are sent at it. When it does, yellow sparks of electricity surrounds its body, and it spins its arms rapidly, giving it a golden aura. Electivire's speed then increases.
Volkner's Electivire The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World! Debut
Paul's Electivire Battling a Thaw in Relations! None

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 電氣引擎 Diànqì Yǐnqíng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Starthulp
Finland Flag.png Finnish Moottoriveto
France Flag.png French Motorisé
Germany Flag.png German Starthilfe
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Mesin Listrik
Italy Flag.png Italian Elettrorapid
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전기엔진 Jeongi Engine
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Eletromotor
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Motor Elétrico
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Motor Fuerte
Spain Flag.png Spain Electromotor


Stat raising Abilities
JustifiedLightning RodMotor DriveRattledSap SipperStorm Drain
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb


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