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|Boosts the Speed stat when it's hit by an Electric-type move.
|Boosts its Speed stat if hit by an Electric-type move, instead of taking damage.
|Boosts its Speed stat if hit by an Electric-type move instead of taking damage.
|The Pokémon takes no damage when hit by Electric-type moves. Instead, its Speed stat is boosted.
Motor Drive (Japanese: でんきエンジン Electric Engine) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Electivire.
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 on that Pokémon.
Multi-strike moves that are turned into Electric-type moves, such as by being affected by Electrify or Galvanize, will only activate this Ability once. Motor Drive will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Electric-type move.
If a Pokémon with Motor Drive is holding a Cell Battery, Motor Drive absorbs the move so the Cell Battery's effect is not triggered.
Outside of battle
Motor Drive has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Motor Drive
Pokéstar Studios opponents with Motor Drive
In other games
|Lets Pokémon avoid damage of Electric-type attacks, then boosts its Movement Speed.
|でんきタイプの わざをうけると ダメージがなく いどうそくどが あがる
|Raises Speed if hit by an Electric-type move.
|Electric-type moves increase Travel Speed instead of damaging the Pokémon.*
Electric-type moves not work on the Pokémon, they will raise its Travel Speed!*
|Electric-type moves don't work on the Pokémon, and they cause the Pokémon's Travel Speed to go up!
|The Pokémon absorbs Electric-type moves to raise its Travel Speed.
In the anime
|The Pokémon absorbs Electric attacks to increase its speed.
|First Used In
|Electivire can absorb Electric-type attacks that are sent at it. When it does, yellow sparks of electricity surround its body, and it spins its arms rapidly, giving it a golden aura. Electivire's speed then increases. However, the Ability can become overcharged by a sufficiently strong Electric move, thereby damaging Electivire.
|The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World!
|Battling a Thaw in Relations!
In the manga
|The Pokémon's speed increases if hit by an Electric-type move.
|First Chapter Used In
|When Zebstrika gets hit by an Electric-type move, it doesn't take any damage and its speed increases.
|Battle on a Roller Coaster
In other languages