Teravolt ignores the effects of Abilities that could potentially affect the damage or effects of a move that its user executes. For example, a Pokémon with Teravolt can hit opponents that possess Levitate by using Earthquake. Teravolt applies regardless of target Pokémon, but only to moves executed by its user (so if two Pokemon in a Double Battle both know Earthquake, only the Pokémon with Teravolt can hit a Pokémon with Levitate).
Unlike Gastro Acid, which completely negates a target's Ability, the opponents' Abilities otherwise remain in effect:
- Abilities that prevent status conditions (such as Immunity and Oblivious) will not protect the Pokémon from receiving the status condition; however, many of these Abilities also have effects to cure the Pokémon of the status condition if afflicted, which are not negated by Teravolt.
- Abilities that draw attacks to the user, such as Lightning Rod and Storm Drain, will still divert attacks regardless of Teravolt, but will not nullify the damage or boost the Pokémon's stats.
Teravolt can ignore the Abilities of Pokémon other than the target; for example, if a Pokémon with Teravolt uses Thunder Wave on a Grass-type Pokémon whose ally has Flower Veil, the target will still be paralyzed.
If a Pokémon with Teravolt forces a Pokémon to switch in with a move like Roar or Dragon Tail, immunities to entry hazards due to Abilities will be negated (except Magic Guard). If forced to switch in this way:
- Pokémon with Levitate will be affected by Spikes and Toxic Spikes, unless they are Flying-type or holding an Air Balloon.
- Poison-type Pokémon with Levitate can remove Toxic Spikes, if they are not Flying-type and not holding an Air Balloon.
- Pokémon with Immunity will be poisoned by Toxic Spikes (although Immunity will then activate and cure them of poison).
- Pokémon with Leaf Guard will be poisoned by Toxic Spikes even during intense sunlight.
- Pokémon with Clear Body or White Smoke will have their Speed lowered by Sticky Web.
When a Pokémon with Teravolt is brought out, the message "<name> is radiating a bursting aura!" will be displayed.
Teravolt ignores the following Abilities, even in situations where the Ability could increase the power of a move (such as using Low Kick on a Pokemon with Heavy Metal or using a Fire-type move on a Pokémon with Dry Skin):
Outside of battle
Teravolt has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Teravolt
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| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Mold Breaker|
|Mold Breaker • Turboblaze • Teravolt|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|