Power Construct (Ability)

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Power Construct スワームチェンジ
Swarm Change
Flavor text
Generation VII
Other Cells gather to aid when its HP becomes half or less. Then the Pokémon changes its form to Complete Forme.

Power Construct (Japanese: スワームチェンジ Swarm Change) is an Ability introduced in Generation VII. It is one of the signature Abilities of Zygarde.

Effect

In battle

At the end of a turn, if the HP of a Zygarde 10% Forme or 50% Forme with Power Construct is below half, it changes into Complete Forme.

Since Zygarde Complete Forme has a higher base HP stat, Zygarde's maximum HP will increase and its current HP will be revised to its new maximum HP minus the amount of HP it had lost before changing form. Additionally, its type becomes Dragon/Ground (if it had been changed by some effect).

At the end of the battle, Zygarde will change back to the Forme it started battle as, retaining the HP it had at the end of the battle. If this is above the maximum HP of its original Forme, its HP will become equal to its maximum HP.

Power Construct cannot be copied with Trace, suppressed with Gastro Acid, or replaced with Entrainment or Skill Swap. The increase in base HP is not considered healing, so it is not prevented by Heal Block. If a Pokémon other than Zygarde obtains Power Construct with Transform, the Pokémon cannot change Formes.

Outside of battle

Zygarde with the Ability Power Construct cannot be separated back into Cores and Cells; however, the Zygarde Cube can be used to switch a Zygarde with this Ability between its 10% and 50% Formes.

Zygarde cannot switch between Abilities using an Ability Capsule.

Pokémon with Power Construct

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Zygarde Zygarde
10% Forme
Dragon Ground Aura Break Power Construct None
Zygarde Zygarde
50% Forme
Dragon Ground Aura Break Power Construct None
Zygarde Zygarde
Complete Forme
Dragon Ground Power Construct 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 other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 群聚變形 Kwàhnjeuih Binyìhng
Mandarin 群聚變形 / 群聚变形 Qúnjù Biànxíng
France Flag.png French Rassemblement
Germany Flag.png German Scharwandel
Italy Flag.png Italian Sciamefusione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스웜체인지 Swarm Change
Russia Flag.png Russian Концепт Силы Kontsept Sily
Spain Flag.png Spanish Agrupamiento


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