Hadron Engine (Ability)

Hadron Engine ハドロンエンジン
Hadron Engine
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Generation IX
Turns the ground into Electric Terrain when the Pokémon enters a battle. The futuristic engine within the Pokémon also boosts its Sp. Atk stat on Electric Terrain.

Hadron Engine (Japanese: ハドロンエンジン Hadron Engine) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature Ability of Miraidon.


In battle

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Hadron Engine creates the effect of the move Electric Terrain on the battlefield as soon as a Pokémon with Hadron Engine enters the battle. The Electric Terrain lasts for five turns. This can be extended to eight turns if the Pokémon is holding a Terrain Extender.

Hadron Engine also boosts the Pokémon's Special Attack stat by roughly 33% (or more precisely, by a factor of 5461/4096) on Electric Terrain. This boost will occur even if the Pokémon is not grounded.

Hadron Engine displays a message when the Pokémon enters the battle, even if there already is an Electric Terrain. However, if Electric Terrain is summoned while a Pokémon with Hadron Engine already is in battle, no message is displayed (contrary to Quark Drive).

Skill Swap fails if either Pokémon has Hadron Engine. Trace can copy Hadron Engine.

Outside of battle

Hadron Engine has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Hadron Engine

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
1008   Miraidon
Electric Dragon Hadron Engine None None
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In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 強子引擎 Qiángzǐ Yáhnkìhng
Mandarin 強子引擎 / 强子引擎 Qiángzǐ Yǐnqíng
  French Moteur à Hadrons
  German Hadronen-Motor
  Italian Motore Adronico
  Korean 하드론엔진 Hadron Engine
  Brazilian Portuguese Motor Hadrônico
  Spanish Motor Hadrónico

Variations of the Ability Orichalcum Pulse
Orichalcum PulseHadron Engine
Abilities affected by terrain
Grass PeltSurge SurferMimicryQuark DriveHadron Engine

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