Hunger Switch (Ability)

Hunger Switch はらぺこスイッチ
Hunger Switch
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Generation VIII
The Pokémon changes its form, alternating between its Full Belly Mode and Hangry Mode after the end of each turn.
Generation IX
The Pokémon changes its form, alternating between its Full Belly Mode and Hangry Mode after the end of every turn.

Hunger Switch (Japanese: はらぺこスイッチ Hunger Switch) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Morpeko.

Effect

In battle

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At the end of each turn, Hunger Switch switches a Morpeko with the Ability between its Full Belly Mode and Hangry Mode. In Full Belly Mode, Aura Wheel is an Electric-type move; in Hangry Mode, it is a Dark-type move.

Entrainment fails if the user has Hunger Switch. Hunger Switch cannot be copied by Trace or traded by Wandering Spirit. If Morpeko's Hunger Switch is negated or replaced, it remains in its current form. If a Pokémon other than Morpeko obtains Hunger Switch with Transform or Imposter, the Pokémon will not change forms.

Outside of battle

Hunger Switch has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Hunger Switch

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Morpeko
Electric Dark Hunger Switch None None
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In the anime

       
Morpeko
Morpeko changes its form depending on its hunger level.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Morpeko When Full Belly Mode Morpeko gets hungry, it changes into its Hangry Mode.
James's Morpeko Sobbing Sobble! Debut
  Morpeko When Hangry Mode Morpeko has eaten its fill, it changes into its Full Belly Mode.
James's Morpeko Trade, Borrow, and Steal! None


  • Marnie's Morpeko was confirmed to have Hunger Switch via the Official Anime Pokémon Twitter.[1]

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

       
Full Belly Mode Morpeko Hangry Mode Morpeko
Morpeko changes its form depending on its hunger level.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Morpeko When Full Belly Mode Morpeko gets hungry, it changes into its Hangry Mode.
Marnie's Morpeko Watch Out!! Strong Rivals Debut
  Morpeko When Hangry Mode Morpeko has eaten its fill, it changes into its Full Belly Mode.
Marnie's Morpeko PASS18 None


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 飽了又餓 Báaulíuh yauh Ngoh
Mandarin 飽了又餓 / 饱了又饿 Bǎole yòu È
  French Déclic Fringale
  German Heißhunger
  Italian Pancialterna
  Korean 꼬르륵스위치 Kkoreureuk Switch
  Russian Голодное Переключение Golodnoye Pereklyucheniye
  Spanish Mutapetito


References


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