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| Motor Drive
| Electric Engine
| Generation VI
| Boosts the Speed stat when it's hit by an Electric-type move.
| Generation VII
| Boosts its Speed stat if hit by an Electric-type move, instead of taking damage.
Motor Drive (Japanese: でんきエンジン Electric Engine) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Electric types. 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.
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
|| First Ability
|| Second Ability
|| Hidden Ability
|| Motor Drive
| 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 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!
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
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