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This article is about a/an set of power ups in the Power Rangers franchise.
"Enhancement Modes" is a title based upon conjecture.

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The Super Mega Rangers in Legendary Mode using Enhancement Modes, with Super Megaforce Gold.

Throughout the series of Power Rangers, the Rangers have received special enhancements to their powers, allowing them to be able to defeat new foes that have also gotten stronger. There are currently 18 enhancement modes in Power Rangers. They consist of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' Metallic Armor, Ninja Ranger Mode, Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy's Lights of Orion, Power Rangers: Ninja Storm's Samurai Ranger in Super Samurai Mode, Power Rangers: Dino Thunder's Super Dino Mode & Triassic Ranger, Power Rangers: S.P.D.'s S.W.A.T. Mode, Power Rangers: Mystic Force's Mystic Muscles, Legend Mode & Ancient Mystic Mode, Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive's Defender Vest, Power Rangers: Jungle Fury Jungle Master Mode, Power Rangers Super Samurai's Super Samurai Mode and Shark Attack Mode (was also utilized by RPM Red Ranger Scott Truman in Clash of the Red Rangers - The Movie), Power Rangers Megaforce's Ultra Mode, Power Rangers Super Megaforce's Super Mega Mode, Power Rangers Dino Charge's Dino Steel Mode and Armor X.

In the New Saban Era, the are enhancement modes used as pilot suits for their Zords with cockpits. There are 5: Power Ranger Samurai and Super Samurai's Mega Mode, Super Mega Mode and Mega Shark Mode, Power Rangers Dino Charge's Dino Drive Mode, Power Rangers Dino Super Charge's Dino Super Drive Mode.

Super Sentai

While not actual Battlizers, Super Sentai did come up with several ranger upgrades prior to Power Rangers; there was DynaBlack's Battle Tector Armor and Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman's Five Tector Armor. There was also the Mega Tector Armors which appeared in Denji Sentai Megaranger vs. Carranger; however, they didn't appear in Power Rangers in Space. In Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, GingaRed's motorcycle the Mobile Steed Galeo Pulsar which is accessible by their Ginga Lights upgrades (though it also removes them while it is in use), but in Lost Galaxy this was not included, instead it's counterpart the Capsular Cycle was created from the Red Astro Cycle, a Power Rangers-original item. In Mahou Sentai Magiranger there was a upgraded version of the Green Muscles (Mystic Muscles) called the Rock Armor only accessed while in Legend Mode which never appeared in Power Rangers: Mystic Force. Upgrades that were used in their respective Power Rangers series include Dragon Armor (Dragon Shield), Ginga Lights (Lights of Orion), Fire Mode (Super Samurai Mode), Abare Mode (Super Dino Mode), AbareMax (Triassic Ranger), SWAT Mode, Green Muscles (Mystic Muscles), Legend Mode, and the Acceltector (Defender Vest).

Mighty Morphin Modes

Dragon Shield

The Dragon Shield is used by Tommy Oliver, Jason Lee Scott, and Zack Taylor.

  • Stats:
    • Gold chest shield
    • Protection against injury and magical spells
  • Activation:
  • Tommy was the first to use this as it came with his Green Ranger powers, though he could temporarily transfer the shield to other Rangers when needed.[1] After Tommy lost his powers as the Green Ranger, he gave his coin to Jason, which gave him more power than before using the Dragon Shield, and enabled the Rangers to control the Dragonzord using the Dragon Dagger weapon. Tommy then got his powers back a short time later.
  • As the primary user, Tommy has two golden forearm bands in addition to the shield, as well as the Dragon Dagger. When he temporarily transfers the shield to other Rangers, they gain the shield only, and he keeps the arm bands and Dragon Dagger. When Jason permanently took the Green Ranger powers and called for them, he received the shield, both arm bands, the Dragon Dagger, and a color change of his morpher from its normal gray hue to a gold tint.

Ninja Ranger Mode

Ninja Ranger Mode is used by Tommy Oliver, Billy Cranston, Rocky DeSantos, Adam Park, Aisha Campbell, Kimberly Ann Hart and later Katherine Hillard.

  • Stats:
    • Ninja suit
  • Activation
    • Ninja Ranger Power Now!

With new coins came new powers. With the increased strength of the Tenga Warriors in comparison to the Putty Patrollers, the Rangers required a form stronger than their civilian forms could provide. Their new Ninja powers granted them powers that lied intermediate to their morphed and unmorphed forms, in which they would appear in ninja robes that corresponded to their color. Aside from the basic enhancements to strength, speed, stamina, and agility, this set of powers also granted them ninja-like abilities, such as super-speed, the ability to walk through solid objects, and the ability to create illusions. This form was activated without their Morphers, and with the phrase, Ninja Ranger Power Now!

Battle Mode

Battle Mode is used by Ninjor.

  • Stats:
    • Samurai-styled armor.
    • Fireball Projection
  • Activation: Ninjor Battle Mode, Now!
  • Whenever monster fights are taken to Zord level, Ninjor is able to grow to the size of a Megazord and enter this mode in order to help the rangers take the giant monster down.

Metallic Armor

The Metallic Armor is used by Tommy Oliver, Kat Hillard, Adam Park, Rocky DeSantos, Aisha Campbell, and Billy Cranston.

  • Stats:
    • Enhanced speed
    • Enhanced strength
    • Resistance to injury and magical spells
    • Suit gains a coat of glitter and becomes shinier.
  • Activation: "Metallic Armor, Power Up!"
  • The Metallic Armor is special armor created for battling the new-and-improved Tenga Warriors. The power comes directly from the Morphing Grid and the armor cannot be used outside the Earth's atmosphere. It enhances the Rangers' speed, strength & resistance to injury or magic spells. It was given to the Rangers by Zordon after Master Vile had powered up the Tengas.

Lost Galaxy Modes

Lights of Orion

The Lights of Orion are used by the Galaxy Power Rangers.

  • Stats:
    • Upgraded Quasar Sabers
    • Upgraded Quasar Launchers
    • Orion Claw on left hand
    • Green gem arm band on left arm
    • Gold trim around boots and gloves
    • Upgraded belt buckle
  • Activation:
    • "Lights of Orion, Activate!"
  • These Powers were given to the rangers after showing that they would destroy the lights rather than to allow them to fall into evil hands. They first used these new amazing powers against Destruxo. By calling "Lights of Orion, power up mode", the five Rangers merge into a flaming ball of light which pierces the foe, most often destroying them. The Lights of Orion would give the team special golden armor that encased not only the Rangers, but upgraded their Quasar Sabers as well as the Galaxy Megazord on occasion. However, the Lights of Orion couldn't be summoned unless all five Rangers were present, with the sole exception of the Red ranger who gained the ability to summon his upgrade on his own when using his Battlizer.
  • The Lightspeed Rescue Omega Megazord was at one point powered-up with the Lights of Orion.

Ninja Storm Modes

Super Samurai Mode (Ninja Storm)

Super Samurai Mode is used by Cam Watanabe, the Green Samurai Ranger.

  • Stats:
    • Rotated visor
    • Shed shield
    • Increased strength
  • Activation:
    • "Super Samurai Mode!"
  • The Super Samurai Mode was used by Cam. This mode automatically came with his morpher; he didn't have to unlock it. In this mode, he appears to use a sword better than usual. This mode also increases his speed and strength, more than that of the average ninja (probably related to the removal of an overweight chestplate, weighted clothing enhancing strength and reflexes being a cliché in Japanese series).

Dino Thunder Modes

Super Dino Mode

Super Dino Mode is used by Conner McKnight, Kira Ford, Ethan James, Tommy Oliver, and Trent Fernandez.

  • Stats:
    • Spiked armor projecting from patterns on Ranger suit
    • Wings (Yellow Ranger only)
    • Spikes in hands (White Ranger only)
    • Spikes on shoulders (White Ranger only)
    • Increased strength
  • Activation:
    • "Super Dino Mode!"
  • Super Dino Mode is an ability all five Dino Rangers eventually utilize. By drawing energy from their Dino Gems, they go through an almost feral transformation. Their helmets roar, the patterns on their suits transform into spiked armor, and their strength increases greatly. Kira is also granted a pair of wings in this state. The White Ranger Clone could also access this ability.

Triassic Ranger

The Triassic Ranger is a power-up mode used by Conner McKnight, the Red Dino Ranger, formed by the Blue and Yellow Rangers (Kira and Ethan) giving their power to him temporarily. He was eventually able to use this without borrowing other Ranger's powers.

  • Stats:
    • Suit color changes from red and white to red with gold, yellow, and blue accents
    • Gold embroider added to the helmet
    • Gold shoulder pads
    • Sufficient physical strength to throw giant-sized monsters (with one hand)
  • Activation:
    • Activating the Shield of Triumph "Triassic Power, engage!"
  • As Triassic Ranger, Conner can use the Shield of Triumph to transport him and his enemies to his "Triassic Dimension" where he has the advantage against his opponents. Conner can also battle enemies in outer space using the shield.

S.P.D. Modes

S.W.A.T. Mode

S.W.A.T. Mode is used by the B-Squad Rangers.

  • Stats:
    • Thermal scanner, night vision, and communication device added to helmet
    • Torso armor containing the Delta Morpher and their assigned numbers
    • Elbow and knee pads
    • Delta Enforcer (shotgun-like) weapons.
  • Activation:
    • "S.P.D. S.W.A.T. Mode!"
  • Special Weapons And Tactics - This technology, created by Kat and stolen by Piggy, was rebuilt and given to the B-Squad Rangers once they learned to work together. Once the Rangers completed their training with Sergeant Silverback, the Morphers were integrated with the S.W.A.T. technology. The S.W.A.T. mode gives each Ranger a heavy flak-jacket like black upper armor, headset microphones, and most importantly, their Delta Enforcer weapons. Going into S.W.A.T. Mode is the only way to access the S.W.A.T. Flyers to activate the S.W.A.T. Megazord. S.W.A.T. has many other valuable functions, including a thermal scanner and night vision built into their helmets.
  • S.W.A.T. mode armaments are roughly equivalent to the standard equipment of A-Squad Rangers.

Mystic Force Modes

Mystic Muscles

The Mystic Muscles are used by Xander Bly on two occasions. According to Super Sentai continuity that the Green Mystic Ranger could access an upgraded form of the Mystic Muscles while in Legend Mode it was called the Rock Armor although the footage for this upgrade was never used in Power Rangers.

  • Stats:
    • Hulk-like muscles
    • Enhanced strength
  • Activation:
    • Dialing 10 "Mystic Muscles!" (Galwit Neramax)

Legend Mode

Legend Mode is used by the core Mystic Rangers.

  • Stats:
    • Helmet extensions
    • Mystic Lion Staffs
    • White additions on gloves, boots, and chest with gold trim
    • Gem on the Armor
    • Loss of capes
  • Activation:
    • Dialing 120 "Legendary Source, Mystic Force!" (Galwit Mysto Neramax)
  • Legend Mode is a power-up for the five core Rangers given to them by the Tribunal of Magic, after they learned that the easy way is not always the best way. This enables them to transform from Rangers into the Legend Warriors with a call of "Legendary Source, Mystic Force!". Included are extra armor and the Mystic Lion Staffs. The Rangers lose their capes in this form and also gain small helmet attachments modeled after their visors (Nick and Chip have wings protruding from the sides of their helmets, Madison has a fin on the top of her helmet, Vida has wing-like ridges, and Xander has horns that sweep backwards)
  • While in Legend Mode, they have access to the "Legendary Mystic Titan" spells, transforming Nick into the Mystic Firebird and Vida, Xander, Madison, and Chip into the Mystic Lion.
  • This is the first, and so far only team power up which the rangers can access directly from their civilian forms, rather than having to morph into their standard ranger forms first, although this has occurred in Power Rangers: S.P.D. on one occasion.

Ancient Mystic Mode

Ancient Mystic Mode is used by Clare, Niella, Imperious, Daggeron, and Leanbow.

  • Stats:
    • Resistance to injury and magical spells
    • Ancient Titan-like appearance
  • Activation:
    • "Ancient Mystic Mode!"
  • Clare has an Ancient Mystic Mode as the Gatekeeper, dubbed the Shining Moon Warrior. This form appears as a woman in an Arabian-style dress that resembles a bell. Niella had this form when she was alive.
  • Calindor had an Ancient Mystic Mode where he assumed the form of a creature with many lightning bolt-like extensions and two lightning bolt-like wings. When he became a master of dark magic, his face mask is removed to reveal a fanged mouth.
  • During Daggeron's morphing sequence, the viewer is given a brief glimpse of his Ancient Mystic Mode that represents the sun (as his powers as the Solaris Knight are derived from the sun). This form appears as a golden being with various wing-like appendages. He was shown in this form during a flashback to the Great Battle. He is also capable of using it in the present.
  • Leanbow has an Ancient Mystic Mode, a red and purple-colored fiery demon-like form; similar to Koragg, he uses a sword and shield as his weapons.
  • The "spirits of the Ancient Titans" that appear when the Rangers morph/use the Titan Megazord's finisher later on in the season are the Titans that grant the Rangers their powers.

Operation Overdrive Modes

Defender Vest

The Defender Vest can be used by any Ranger. However, only Mack, Will, and Dax are seen using it in the show.

  • Stats:
    • Resistance to injury and recoil from the Drill Blaster.
  • Activation:
    • "Defender Vest!"
  • During its testing by Mack Hartford and Ronny Robinson, the new Drill Blaster weapon was too powerful. Andrew created a shield to protect the Rangers from the subsequent recoil caused by the weapon. In order for this new shield to work, a dragon's scale was required. Andrew had contacted Toby in Briarwood; Toby told him about Fire Heart and sold a scale from the dragon to him. While the scale was being transported, Moltor and Volcon ambushed the truck driver. The Rangers fought Moltor and Volcon only for the both of them to get away. Later on, they found the scale inside a factory Moltor was using in an attempt to make Volcon a Powerful Dragon. Their plot was foiled by the DriveMax Megazord Mixer Formation, as well as by the Rangers managing to recover the scale before escaping the factory. After the Megazord battle, the Rangers confronted Moltor and Volcon. Ronny called for the vest, and then handed both the scale and shield to Mack, who then inserted the scale into the underside of the shield. He yelled out "Defender Vest!" and held the shield to his chest, causing the full armor to form. Then he wielded the Drill Blaster in Mixer Mode (inspired by the Cement Driver) and fired at Volcon, which incased the monster in cement. Mack then switched the weapon to Drill Mode (inspired by the Drill Driver), and as the other Rangers gathered around him, he fired the weapon and destroyed Volcon. In Face to Face I and II both Dax and Will used the Defender Vest and Drill Blaster against Bullox. In Once A Ranger II, Adam Park had used the Defender Vest in his battle against Thrax for protection (which was overpowered by the villain).

Jungle Fury Modes

Jungle Master Mode

Jungle Master Mode is used by the three main Rangers.

  • Stats:
    • Helmet Modification
    • Claw Boosters
    • Suit changes to primarily white
    • Jets added
    • Neck turns from white to black
  • Activation:
    • "Jungle Master Mode!"
  • When RJ was captured by Jarrod, Casey, Theo, and Lily travel to the dimension of spirits to train with the masters that live there. There they faced their greatest fears, they where sent back to earth to face Jarrod and his guards again. They soon find that they are still no match for Jarrod, Casey stands tall and summons the power within him. Then the claw summoner appears and Casey activates his master mode, then Lily and Theo do soon after. They rechallenge Jarrod and his guard and they defeat them easily. When two guard grow and Jarrod leaves, The rangers summon their new master zords and defeat the white guard, whose power is absorbed by the blue. To fight the enhanced guard, the rangers combine to create the Jungle Master Megazord and defeat the guard.

Phantom Beast Mode

Phantom Beast Mode is used by Dai Shi while he possessed Jarrod and Camille while she was evil.

  • Stats:
    • Rinzin Power
    • New armor reflecting their Phantom Beast animal spirits.
  • Activation:
    • Jarrod and Camille summon their animal spirits to form armor, just as when enter their regular armored forms.
  • When the Phantom Beast Generals joined their power with Dai Shi, he became the Phantom Beast King and was granted the spirit of the gryphon. After words, he demanded that the generals give Camille Rinzin power, making her a Phantom Beast General as well with the spirit of the phoenix.

Samurai and Super Samurai Modes


All Super Powered Samurai Rangers (Except Lauren and Antonio)

Unlike previous seasons, Samurai and Super Samurai has not one power-up mode, but six. However, only two out of the six forms are used for ground battles, with the rest serving as pilot suits.

Mega Mode

Mega Mode are used by the Samurai Rangers as their pilot suits for their Zords with cockpits that show a statue face of their zord. In Samurai Forever, the rangers de-morphed and put their Spin Swords in the cockpits like their counterparts Shinkengers do when their in their machinery.

  • Stats:
    • Helmet Modification with embossed mouthplates (except for the Gold Ranger)
    • Suit changes to armor
    • No skirts for the female Rangers
    • Black accents for the Gold Ranger
  • Activation:
    • The Rangers write the kanji for "super" (超, chō) "Mega Mode Power!"
  • When a Nighlok grows to Megazord size after its first life, the Rangers use FoldingZords to defeat them. However, their suits change to an armored mode while being transported to their Zords.

Super Samurai Mode (Samurai)

Super Mode is used by the Samurai Rangers to boost their power in battle to slay powerful Nighlok. It is used by one ranger at a time.

  • Stats:
  • Activation:
    • The Rangers place the Super Power Disc into the Black Box, then press the button on top of it. "Super Samurai Mode!" or "Super Mode".
  • The Gold Ranger never used Super Mode. The Black Box can't connect to his Barracuda Blade, or his Lightzord weapon, thus making it impractical. Although his counterpart was given a Super Mode in Goseiger vs. Shinkenger, it was through the use of a special Gosei Card.

Super Mega Mode (Super Samurai)

Super Mega Mode is the result of activating Mega Mode while in Super Mode. As it is a form-change of Super Mode, it is used by one ranger at a time. It is similar to Mega Mode but with added-on white armor, as well as the Black Box now being attached to the Mega Blade. When in Super Mega Mode, Jayden has been shown piloting the Samurai Battlewing and the Battlewing Megazord on his own, and Kevin has been shown summoning Antonio's Clawzord and Octozord even though Antonio himself wasn't present.

  • Super Mega Mode was designed for all seven rangers by PLEX, but the Gold Ranger never used it in the show.

Shark Attack Mode

Shark Attack Mode is used by the Samurai Rangers when things get desperate. The main user of this form is Jayden, but others have used it occasionally. Because of it's simple activation, any Ranger with a sword can use it.  This included the Gold Ranger in unused Shinkenger footage, and even Ranger Operator Series Red.

  • Stats:
    • Long two-tailed cloak similar to Super Mode, but it is primarily red and is adorned with the symbol of the Samurai team. Scott Truman was shown using this in Clash of the Red Rangers - The Movie.
    • Only one Ranger can be in Shark Attack Mode at a time.
  • Activation:
    • Place the Shark Attack Disc onto a sword, then spin the Disc. "Shark Attack Mode!".  The sword will either morph into the Shark Sword, or gain its powers.

Mega Shark Mode

Shark Attack Mega Mode is the result of activating Mega Mode while in Shark Attack Mode. As there is only one Shark Disc, it carries the same single user limit as Super Mega Mode. It is identical to that mode in appearance, but with the crimson and light blue color scheme of Shark Attack Mode.

Megaforce and Super Megaforce Modes

Ultra Mode

Ultra Mode is the powered up form to the Mega Rangers. The rangers achieve this form after retrieving the Wild Sword. The morphing call is "Megaforce Ultra Mode, Activate!"[2] To morph the Rangers use Power Cards that says "Miracle Gosei Power". The Morpher calls out "Summon Zords” and the Ultra Zords appears. With its power, the Ultra Zords summon the Ultra Sword. The Rangers say "Megaforce Ultra Mode Activate!" and put it in the dome on top, initiating the morphing, the morpher than calls out "Ultra Mode Morph". Once the transformaion is complete, the rangers shout "Ultra Mode, Ready!". Also new is the rangers' role call, which the rangers gain their own elements.

Super Mega Mode (Super Megaforce)

Super Mega Mode is the secondary powered up form to the Mega Rangers in Super Megaforce. Coincidentally, its name is the exact same as one of the Megazord Mega Modes in Super Samurai. While this acts as a second layer to the base modes, they are also separate Ranger powers and can be accessed directly.

  • Activation: It is activated by inserting a ranger key into the Legendary Morpher with the activation call of "Super Mega Mode!". During the Super Mega Mode morph sequence they say Super Megaforce, Ready!

Dino Charge and Dino Super Charge Modes

Dino Steel

Dino Steel was developed by Keeper and Kendall as an enhancement to the Dino Charge Rangers' ranger forms.

  • Activation: To activate Dino Steel, the Rangers insert their respective color Dino Charger in their morphers. They then flip the mouth open and then close it again before sliding the barrel across their right arms. They shout out Dino Steel! Armor On!.
  • Stats:
    • Added layer of protection.
    • Individual weapons not originally accessible in their default forms.

Dino Drive

Dino Drive was developed by Kendall as an enhancement pilot suit to the Dino Charge Rangers' ranger forms to double the power of the Megazord's attacks.

  • Activation: To activate Dino Drive, the Rangers press the switch on their Dino Drive Chargers. They shout out Dino Drive! Activate!.
  • Stats:
    • Torso armor, with the form of a Dino Charger.
    • Enhanced power and protection.

Armor X

Armor X was developed by Kendall as an enhancement to the Dino Charge Rangers' ranger forms to add weaponry and enhance movement. However, it only works with the Red and Black Energems as of now. Using it with any other charger or Energem causes an explosive blowback.

  • Activation: To activate Dino Armor X, Tyler and Chase insert their Armor X charger into their morpher.

Dino Super Drive

Main article: Dino Super Drive Saber

Dino Super Drive was developed by Kendall as an enhancement pilot suit, more powerful than Dino Drive, to power the Rangers' Megazord formations. Unlike Dino Drive, this mode can improve the abilities of any Megazord's final attack.

  • Activation: To activate Dino Super Drive, one Ranger press the switch on the Dino Super Drive Charger and insert it in the Dino Super Drive Saber. That ranger morphs into the mode and shout out Dino Super Drive! Activate! overpowering the others Dino Charge Rangers, and completing the morph. Note: Multiple rangers can simultaneously summon a copy of this weapon ONLY if they are occupying different Megazords. 
  • Stats:
    • Torso armor, similar to Dino Drive.
    • Additional spikes protection, similar to Dino Steel, but in all extremities.
    • Helmet Modifications: black mouthplates, silver stripes at the top and around the "eyes".
      • Note: Ivan's silver stripes seem to be shaped after lightning.
    • Protection in the Dino Com.
    • Glove color changes from White to ranger color.

Ranger Keys


  • Power Rangers Dino Charge treats "Dino Steel" differently from its counterpart in Kyoryuger, the "Armed On" mode. In Kyoryuger, the Armed On mode is simply to access weapons and comes as default accessible to the Kyoryugers. However, in Dino Charge, it was developed as an Enhancement Mode instead. Furthermore Kendall developed Armor X (the counterpart to Deinosgrander) separately as well, in addition to Megazord-only modes not seen in Kyoryuger, which are Dino Drive and Dino Super Drive.

See also

  • Super Rangers - the Sentai equivalent, cataloged by ranger, using the official Sentai umbrella term
  • Battlizer - Special Power Up designed for Red Rangers only, up until the 19th season. Starting from the 23th season, Battlizers were adapted from Super Sentai.


  1. Tommy temporarily transferred his shield to Jason in "Gung Ho" and permanently when he lost his powers in "The Green Candle, Part II", and to Zack in "An Oyster Stew".
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  3. Super Megaforce (episode)


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