Mega Launcher (Ability)

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

Mega Launcher (Japanese: メガランチャー Mega Launcher) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI.

Effect

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 BlastoiseClauncherClawitzer {{{6}}}
Dark Pulse  Dark  Special 80 100 BlastoiseClauncherClawitzer {{{6}}}
Dragon Pulse  Dragon  Special 85 100 BlastoiseClauncherClawitzer {{{6}}}
Heal Pulse  Psychic  Status Clawitzer {{{6}}}
Terrain Pulse  Normal  Special 50 100 ClauncherClawitzer {{{6}}}
Water Pulse  Water  Special 60 100 BlastoiseClauncherClawitzer {{{6}}}

Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Mega Launcher. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Mega Launcher by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.

Move Type Cat. Pow. Acc.
Origin Pulse  Water  Special 110 85 {{{5}}} {{{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 IX 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 or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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 20%, while Heal Pulse heals 48% of the target's maximum HP rather than the usual 40%.

Description

Games Description
SMD Water Pulse, Dark Pulse, Dragon Pulse, and Aura Sphere become more powerful!
MDRTDX Aura Sphere and moves with "Pulse" in their names become more powerful.


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
Blastoise Blastoise Mega Blastoise's pulse and aura moves become more powerful than normal.
Siebold's Blastoise Mega Evolution Special I Debut
Clawitzer Clawitzer Clawitzer's pulse and aura moves become more powerful than normal.
Sawyer's Clawitzer A Full-Strength Battle Surprise! None


Trivia

  • 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 Spanish Megadisparador
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Megaavfyrare



Variations of the Ability Mega Launcher
Mega LauncherStrong JawSharpness


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