Shock Drive

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Shock Drive
Lightning Cassette
Bag Shock Drive Sprite.png
Shock Drive
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation V
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Power 70

The Shock Drive (Japanese: イナズマカセット Lightning Cassette) is a type of held item introduced in Generation V. It is one of the Drives, which are associated with Genesect. It corresponds to the Electric type.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $500


In battle

If the holder uses Techno Blast, it becomes an Electric-type move.

Changes a Genesect holding this item to its Shock Drive form. Item-manipulating effects (such as Trick and Fling) cannot give Genesect a Drive or remove a Drive from Genesect.

Outside of battle

Changes a Genesect holding this item to its Shock Drive form.


Games Description
BWB2W2 A cassette to be held by Genesect. It changes Techno Blast to an Electric-type move.
A cassette to be held by Genesect. It changes Genesect's Techno Blast move so it becomes Electric type.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
BW P2 Laboratory (show Genesect to Scientist Dudley)B
B2W2 P2 Laboratory (show Genesect to Scientist Dudley)B2
XY Ambrette Town Fossil Lab (show Genesect to a Hiker)
ORAS Mauville City (show Genesect to a Street Thug)
SMUSUM Route 8 (from Colress after becoming Champion)
SwSh Stow-on-Side (from the bargain shop keeper, if the player owns a Genesect)

In the anime

The Shock Drive in the anime

The Shock Drive, along with the other Drives, appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, attached to a member of the Genesect Army. While it was used with the same purpose of changing the type of Techno Blast in the movie, it was also the key item to tell its owner apart from the other Genesect.

In the manga

The Drives in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Black 2 & White 2 arc

From Mr. Perfect to Innocent Scientist, Colress used a Genesect to battle against Blake. After falling for one of Blake's taunts, Colress angrily switched the Drive on Genesect's back for a Shock Drive in order to put Blake's Dewott at a disadvantage against the Paleozoic Pokémon. Once Blake had defeated and captured Genesect, he obtained the Shock Drive in the process. The Shock Drive was later given to the Magician in order to reverse-engineer another set of Burn, Chill, and Douse Drives.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 閃電卡帶 Símdihn Kāatdáai
Mandarin 閃電卡帶 / 闪电卡带 Shǎndiàn Kǎdài
France Flag.png French Module Choc
Germany Flag.png German Blitzmodul
Italy Flag.png Italian Voltmodulo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 번개카세트 Beongae Cassette
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Disco Elétrico
Spain Flag.png Spanish FulgoROM
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Şok Sürücüsü
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đĩa điện

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