Mega Launcher (Ability)

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Mega Launcher メガランチャー
Mega Launcher
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Generation VI
Powers up aura and pulse moves.
Generation VII
Powers up aura and pulse moves.

Mega Launcher (Japanese: メガランチャー Mega Launcher) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Water types.


In battle

Mega Launcher boosts the strength of aura and pulse moves used by a Pokémon with this Ability. Damage-dealing moves are boosted in power by 50%, while Heal Pulse heals 75% of the target's maximum HP rather than the usual 50%, including Z-Heal Pulse.

Affected moves

The table below lists the moves affected by Mega Launcher, as well as the Pokémon that can have Mega Launcher and learn those moves.

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc. Learned by
Aura Sphere  Fighting  Special 80 BlastoiseClawitzer {{{6}}}
Dark Pulse  Dark  Special 80 100 BlastoiseClawitzer {{{6}}}
Dragon Pulse  Dragon  Special 85 100 BlastoiseClauncherClawitzer {{{6}}}
Heal Pulse  Psychic  Status Clawitzer {{{6}}}
Origin Pulse  Water  Special 110 85 000 {{{6}}}
Water Pulse  Water  Special 60 100 BlastoiseClauncherClawitzer {{{6}}}

Outside of battle

Mega Launcher has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Mega Launcher

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Blastoise Blastoise
Mega Blastoise
Water Water Mega Launcher None None
Clauncher Clauncher Water Water Mega Launcher None None
Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water Mega Launcher None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In the anime

None.png Siebold Mega Blastoise Dragon Pulse.png Sawyer Clawitzer Heal Pulse.png None.png
Mega Blastoise Clawitzer
The Pokémon's pulse and aura moves are more powerful than normal.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
009M Blastoise Mega Blastoise's pulse and aura moves become more powerful than normal.
Siebold's Blastoise Mega Evolution Special I Debut
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer's pulse and aura moves become more powerful than normal.
Sawyer's Clawitzer A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! None


  • This Ability affects moves containing はどう hadō in their Japanese names, which can be translated as either wave or aura.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超級發射器 Chīukāp Faatsehhei *
超級噴射 Chīukāp Panseh *
Mandarin 超級發射器 / 超级发射器 Chāojí Fāshèqì
Denmark Flag.png Danish Mega Bazooka
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Megawerper
Finland Flag.png Finnish Megaheitin
France Flag.png French Méga Blaster
Germany Flag.png German Megawumme
Italy Flag.png Italian Megalancio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 메가런처 Mega Launcher
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Mega Launcher
Poland Flag.png Polish Megawyrzutnia
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Megalançamento
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Megalançador
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Megadisparador
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Megaavfyrare
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bệ phóng Mega

Variations of the Ability Mega Launcher
Mega LauncherStrong JawSteelworker

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