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Terrain (Japanese: フィールド field) is a type of field effect in the Pokémon games that affects Pokémon on the ground. The mechanic was introduced in Generation VI. In battle, there is often no initial terrain, but it can be changed by Pokémon's moves and Abilities. Only one type of terrain may be present at a time, with any new terrain put in place overwriting the previous terrain.
In the games
There are four types of terrain: Electric Terrain, Grassy Terrain, Misty Terrain, and Psychic Terrain.
Each terrain has a corresponding move, Max Move, and Ability that will create it. Psychic Terrain can be invoked by a certain Z-Move as well.
Terrain normally lasts for 5 turns regardless of how it is created, but if the Pokémon with that move or Ability held a Terrain Extender when the terrain was put into effect, it lasts 8 turns.
Terrain can be removed using certain moves.
A terrain can be removed using any of the following moves.
Pokémon that are in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move are considered to not be on the ground for the purposes of terrain.
Natural objects disappear and cannot be destroyed while terrain is in effect.
Effect on moves
Some moves can have their effects changed depending on the terrain.
Terrain causes moves that vary with environment to ignore the current location and determine their effect based on the terrain, regardless of whether the move's user is on the ground.
Effect on Abilities
Certain Abilities are activated under certain terrains.
| Grass Pelt
|| While Grassy Terrain is active, the Defense of the Pokémon with this Ability is increased by 50%
|| Changes the Pokémon's type depending on the terrain
| Surge Surfer
|| While Electric Terrain is active, doubles the Speed of Pokémon with this Ability
If a Pokémon is holding one of these four held items when the appropriate terrain is created, or switches in while the appropriate terrain is in effect, the item will be consumed and boost one of the holder's stats by one stage. The item will activate regardless of whether or not the Pokémon is grounded.
- Psychic Terrain is the only terrain to not be introduced in Generation VI.
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