Terrain Alterations

Following on from the introduction of Weather moves in Pokémon Gold & Silver, Pokémon X & Y has introduced a variety of new moves, essentially called Terrain moves. These moves will alter the terrain of the battlefield for 5 turns. During this time, various additional effects can be in place. These effects vary depending upon which terrain move was utilised, and whether or not the Pokémon is actually on the ground. If a Pokémon is Flying-type, or is off the ground, then it will not be affected by the special effects. Pokémon Sun & Moon pushed Terrain even further by adding a new terrain

You can now also extend Terrain by using the new hold item, the Terrain Extender which extends the terrain from 5 turns to 8 turns when activated. This works akin to the Damp Rock etc. with weather. Weather can also still be in effect at the same time as Terrain

Electric Terrain

Activation Means:
Use of the move Electric Terrain
A Pokémon activates the ability Electric Surge

Effects:
If the Pokémon is on the ground, it will wake up from Sleep, and be unable to fall asleep
If the Pokémon is on the ground, the Pokémon's Electric-type move power is increased by 50%
The move Nature Power becomes Thunderbolt
The ability Surge Surfer activates, causing the Pokémon's Speed to double. Pokémon holding the Electric Seed item have their Defense boosted 1 stage. The item is then consumed.

Grassy Terrain

Activation Means:
Use of the move Grassy Terrain
A Pokémon activates the ability Grassy Surge

Effects:
If the Pokémon is on the ground, it will recover 1/16th of its Hit Points each turn
If the Pokémon is on the ground, its Grass-type moves will be boosted 50%
The move Nature Power becomes Energy Ball
Power of moves Earthquake, Bulldoze & Magnitude is reduced by 50%
Pokémon holding the Grassy Seed item have their Defense boosted 1 stage. The item is then consumed.

Misty Terrain

Activation Means:
Use of the move Misty Terrain
A Pokémon activates the ability Misty Surge

Effects:
If the Pokémon is on the ground, it will not be able to be affected by a status condition
If the Pokémon is on the ground, and so is its target, their Dragon-type moves are reduced in power by 50%
The move Nature Power becomes Moon Blast
Pokémon holding the Misty Seed item have their Special Defense boosted 1 stage. The item is then consumed.

Psychic Terrain

Activation Means:
Use of the move Psychic Terrain
Completion of Mew's Special Z-Move, Genesis Supernova
A Pokémon activates the ability Psychic Surge

Effects:
If the Pokémon is on the ground, it will not be affected by moves with a Speed Priority of 1 or higher. This does not affect moves with increased priority that the user uses on itself or moves that effect the field
The move Nature Power becomes Psychic
If the Pokémon is on the ground, the Pokémon's Psychic-type move power is increased by 50%
Pokémon holding the Psychic Seed item have their Special Defense boosted 1 stage. The item is then consumed.

 
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