Quark Drive (Ability)
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When a Pokémon with Quark Drive is on the field and Electric Terrain is active, or the Pokémon is holding Booster Energy, its highest stat (other than HP and taking into account stat stages, but not held items) is increased by 30%, or 50% if Speed is the highest stat. Upon activation, a message tells which stat is increased to all the players. If multiple stats are tied for highest, Quark Drive breaks the tie by prioritizing Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed, in that order.
Quark Drive will activate even if the Pokémon is not grounded. Electric Terrain will activate Quark Drive before a held Booster Energy, so the Booster Energy will not be consumed if the Pokémon with Quark Drive is on Electric Terrain.
Outside of battle
Quark Drive has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Quark Drive
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|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
- The greatest difference between a Pokémon’s individual base stats so that this Ability can activate for any stat without external stat changes is 72 points. This assumes that maximum effort values, 31 individual values and a helpful nature was applied to the lowest stat and 0 effort and individual values with a hindering nature to the highest stat.
- Because of how the stat calculations work due to their base stats, the following Pokémon cannot have Quark Drive boost the following stat in battle without stat changes taking place. This accounts for with negative nature and 0 individual and effort values applied to the stat that will be higher by default and a positive nature, 31 individual values and maximum effort values applied to the stat that cannot be increased.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Protosynthesis|
|Protosynthesis • Quark Drive|
|Abilities affected by terrain|
|Grass Pelt • Surge Surfer • Mimicry • Quark Drive • Hadron Engine|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|