Zero to Hero (Ability)

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Zero to Hero マイティチェンジ
Mighty Change
Flavor text
Generation IX
The Pokémon transforms into its Hero Form when it switches out.

Zero to Hero (Japanese: マイティチェンジ Mighty Change) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of Palafin.


In battle

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After switching out for the first time in battle (not due to fainting), a Palafin with the Ability switches to its Hero Form until the end of battle. This includes through the use of moves that switch the user out, such as Baton Pass, U-turn, and Flip Turn; the Eject Button; and moves used by opposing Pokémon that force it to switch, such as Whirlwind, Roar, and Dragon Tail. If Hero Form Palafin faints and revives later, it does not revert to its Zero Form.

Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, and Simple Beam fail if the target has the Ability Zero to Hero. Role Play, Skill Swap, and Entrainment fail if either Pokémon has Zero to Hero. Zero to Hero cannot be copied by Trace, Power of Alchemy, or Receiver. Zero to Hero cannot be replaced by Mummy or Lingering Aroma, suppressed by Neutralizing Gas, or traded by Wandering Spirit.

Outside of battle

Zero to Hero has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Zero to Hero

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0964 Palafin Palafin
Zero Form
Water Water Zero to Hero None None
0964 Palafin Palafin
Hero Form
Water Water Zero to Hero None None
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In the anime

Palafin Zero to Hero.png
Zero Form Palafin

The Pokémon transforms into its Hero Form.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Palafin Zero Form Palafin becomes surrounded by a yellow glow and transforms into its Hero Form.
A wild Palafin HZ042 Debut


  • Zero to Hero is the last Ability in alphabetical order.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 全能變身 Chyùhnnàhng Binsān
Mandarin 全能變身 / 全能变身 Quánnéng Biànshēn
France Flag.png French Supermutation
Germany Flag.png German Superwechsel
Italy Flag.png Italian Supercambio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마이티체인지 Mighty Change
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cambio Heroico

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