Wonder Launcher

The Wonder Launcher (Japanese: ミラクルシューター Miracle Shooter) is a multiplayer battle feature only available in Generation V.

Art of the Wonder Launcher by Ken Sugimori

In the core series games

If both players have the Wonder Launcher enabled during a multiplayer battle, they will be able to purchase the use of certain items using points that are accumulated each turn.

During Wonder Launcher battles, the player characters have alternate sprites. The Wonder Launcher itself is something worn around the wrist, similarly to the Fine Styler, and shoots items in the form of discs at a Pokémon during battle.

Wonder Launcher items

Unlike in-game battles, the player cannot use items from their Bag; instead, there is a select set of items available to the player, including several items exclusive to the Wonder Launcher.

Each item has a certain point value which must be paid in order to use the item. At the start of their turn, the player gains one point to use or accumulate, or two points if the player is in a Triple Battle and has fewer than three Pokémon on their side of the field. A player cannot have more than 14 points.

Wonder Launcher items are often simply different versions of regular items such as Potions, Revives, and battle items like X Attacks. However, there are also new items, such as upgraded versions of battle items, labelled by their level afterwards; for example, X Defend 2.

In the anime

A Wonder Launcher in the anime

The Wonder Launcher style of battling appeared in the beginning of Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"! as part of a movie named Wonder Fighters the Movie Part 24: The Mystery of the Wonder Launcher. In the advertisement Ash, Iris, and Cilan saw, two Trainers battled using a Golurk and an Escavalier and used the Wonder Launchers to power up their Pokémon. The Wonder Fighter used an X Attack on her Golurk, while her opponent used an X Speed on his Escavalier.

Cilan had to find a Wonder Launcher as part of the Wishing Bell Festival scavenger hunt in Climbing the Tower of Success!.

A Wonder Launcher was briefly seen in The Clubsplosion Begins!.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 奇蹟發射器 Kèihjīk Faatsehhei
Mandarin 奇蹟發射器 Qíjī Fāshèqì
  Danish Vidunderkasteren*
  Finnish Ihmeheitin
  French Shooter-Miracle
  German Wunderwerfer
  Italian Mirabilancere
  Korean 미라클슈터 Miracle Shooter
  Norwegian Mirakelutskytare
  Polish Magiczna Wyrzutnia
  Spanish Superlanzador
  Swedish Underkastare*

Pokémon battle variations
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