Teravolt (Ability)

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Teravolt テラボルテージ
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Generation V
Moves can be used regardless of Abilities.
Generation VI
Moves can be used on the target regardless of its Abilities.

Teravolt (Japanese: テラボルテージ Teravoltage) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. It is the signature Ability of Zekrom, which Black Kyurem adopts.


In battle

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:

In Generation VI, a Pokémon with Overcoat will be affected by powder and spore moves as well.

When a Pokémon with Teravolt is brought out, the message "<name> is radiating a bursting aura!" will be displayed.

Abilities affected

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):

Generation Ability
Generation V onwards Battle Armor, Big Pecks, Clear Body, Contrary, Damp, Dry Skin, Filter, Flash Fire, Flower Gift, Friend Guard, Heatproof, Heavy Metal, Hyper Cutter, Immunity, Inner Focus, Insomnia, Keen Eye, Leaf Guard, Levitate, Light Metal, Lightning Rod, Limber, Magic Bounce, Magma Armor, Marvel Scale, Motor Drive, Multiscale, Oblivious, Own Tempo, Sand Veil, Sap Sipper, Shell Armor, Shield Dust, Simple, Snow Cloak, Solid Rock, Soundproof, Sticky Hold, Storm Drain, Sturdy, Suction Cups, Tangled Feet, Telepathy, Thick Fat, Unaware, Vital Spirit, Volt Absorb, Water Absorb, Water Veil, White Smoke, Wonder Guard, Wonder Skin
Generation VI Aroma Veil, Bulletproof, Flower Veil, Fur Coat, Overcoat, Sweet Veil

Outside of battle

Teravolt has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Teravolt

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric Teravolt None None
Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Dragon Ice Teravolt None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Téra-Voltage
Germany Flag.png German Teravolt
Italy Flag.png Italian Teravolt
South Korea Flag.png Korean 테라볼티지 Teravoltage
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Teravolt
Spain Flag.png Spanish Terravoltaje

Variations of the Ability Mold Breaker
Mold BreakerTurboblazeTeravolt

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