Mega Launcher (Ability)
Mega Launcher (Japanese: メガランチャー Mega Launcher) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. From Generation VIII onwards, it is the signature Ability of Clauncher and Clawitzer.
Mega Launcher boosts the strength of aura and pulse moves used by a Pokémon with this Ability. Damage-dealing moves are boosted in power by 50%, while Heal Pulse heals 75% of the target's maximum HP rather than the usual 50%, including Z-Heal Pulse.
The table below lists the moves affected by Mega Launcher, as well as the Pokémon that can have Mega Launcher and learn those moves.
Although the following moves are affected by the Ability, they currently cannot be learned by any Pokémon with Mega Launcher. They may, however, be called via Metronome, Copycat, or Mimic, or be used by a Pokémon that gained Mega Launcher by an Ability like Trace or Receiver or a move such as Skill Swap or Role Play.
Outside of battle
Mega Launcher has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Mega Launcher
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
In other games
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
Mega Launcher boosts the strength of aura and pulse moves used by a Pokémon with this Ability. Damage-dealing moves are boosted in power by 20%, while Heal Pulse heals 48% of the target's maximum HP rather than the usual 40%.
In the anime
|The Pokémon's pulse and aura moves are more powerful than normal.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Blastoise||Mega Blastoise's pulse and aura moves become more powerful than normal.|
|Siebold's Blastoise||Mega Evolution Special I||Debut|
|Clawitzer||Clawitzer's pulse and aura moves become more powerful than normal.|
|Sawyer's Clawitzer||A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!||None|
- This Ability affects moves containing はどう hadō in their Japanese names, which can be translated as either wave or aura.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Mega Launcher|
|Mega Launcher • Strong Jaw • Sharpness|
|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.|