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 Pokémon in a Double Battle both know Earthquake, only the Pokémon with Teravolt can hit a Pokémon with Levitate).
Teravolt ignores all ignorable Abilities, not only the targets'—including the user's allies'. For example, if a Pokémon with Teravolt uses Spore on a Pokémon whose ally has Sweet Veil, the target will still fall asleep. Likewise, if a Pokémon with Teravolt uses Thunderbolt targeting an opponent while its own ally has Lightning Rod, it will still use the move on its original target. This also means that a Pokémon with Teravolt will not gain Attack due to an ally's Flower Gift.
The Abilities are only ignored while the move is being executed. They take effect again immediately after its execution.
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 will activate immediately after being inflicted with the status condition, even if it was inflicted by a Pokémon with Teravolt.
If a Pokémon with Own Tempo consumes a held Berry that may cause confusion in response to the move of a Pokémon with Teravolt, it will become confused if it dislikes the flavor. However, Own Tempo will then activate and cure it of confusion.
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 Pokémon with Heavy Metal or using a Fire-type move on a Pokémon with Dry Skin):
Damage dealt by the Pokémon's moves is not influenced by the foe's Ability.* The Pokémon's moves are not influenced by the target's Ability! Electric-type moves can damage even a Pokémon with the Volt Absorb Ability.*