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Motor Drive


Motor Drive grants an immunity to all Electric-type moves that target the wielder, including status moves such as Thunder Wave, and gives a one stage boost to Speed when hit by an Electric-type move. If a Pokemon with Motor Drive is at +6 Speed and is targeted by an Electric-type move, it will still be immune to the Electric-type attack but will not receive further Speed boosts. Motor Drive also prevents a held Cell Battery from working.

Competitive Use

The one decent user of Motor Drive is Electivire, which was ridiculed last generation for being grossly overrated by new players. In actual fact, Electivire was never really a bad Pokemon, and this generation, with a lot of Electric attacks, specifically Thunder, roaming around due to Drizzle, it can be a more than viable option to tackle rain teams, especially thanks to a new STAB move in Wild Charge. Zebstrika is average but really doesn't boast the same qualities that Electivire does.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blitzle Electric LC Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Electivire Electric RU Motor Drive / Vital Spirit 75 123 67 95 85 95 540
Zebstrika Electric NU Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 75 100 63 80 63 116 497

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Emolga Electric / Flying NU Static / Motor Drive 55 75 60 75 60 103 428