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  Upgrade is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Galvanic Mechamorph from Galvan Prime's moon, Galvan B.


Upgrade has a black exterior with green stripes that resemble circuitry all over him. The green circle on his head is his eye, which glows whenever he talks.

In the original series, Upgrade wore white clothing on his front torso and the Omnitrix symbol was on his chest.

In Destroy All Aliens, Upgrade looks the same except for the fact that he has more of a metallic shine, making him look more like a machine.

In Ultimate Alien, Upgrade has green and black stripes where the white was in the original series.

In Omniverse, 16 year old Upgrade wears the Omnitrix symbol inside the ring of his eye and he is more muscular. His circuit pattern has changed slightly. He sounds like teenage Ben, but has a robotic tone in his voice that is similar to Malware's.

11 year old Upgrade in Omniverse looks exactly as he does in the original series, save for a green Omnitrix symbol and his neck being longer.

Powers and Abilities

Upgrade Fused With Car

Upgrade fused with Kevin's car

Upgrade is not completely solid, as he can be both liquid and gelatinous. Due to this, he can reshape himself to let projectiles or blows pass through him by creating a hole in his body at will.

Upgrade can use his internal nanotechnology to merge with and possess any technology by encasing himself over it. The size of the device is not significant and he controls it as naturally as he would his own body. When he merges, he upgrades the technology, making the technology he possess far more advanced and futuristic and causing new features to form on it. It was shown in Road Trip Rumble that Upgrade can reconfigure technology to suit for any situation, like transform the Rust Bucket into a battle armor with an arsenal of heavy energy weapons, or even retractible robotic manipulator arms. Possessing technology allows him to transform it with seemingly no limit, such as merging with a baseball launching machine and turning it into a tripod-like robot that fired a seemingly infinite amount of baseballs, while the moment he un-merged with it, it returned to normal. He can also make his head or his face appear anywhere on the machines he possesses.

Occasionally, he can merge with organic beings, as long as there is machinery integrated within them, such as with Rojo and Rex or beings that are mechanical in nature like a Chronosapien.

Upgrade can also merge with non-electrical machinery, as seen in The Alliance when he merged with a row machine in the gym.


Upgrade in Battle Mode with Kevin's Car

In Something Zombozo This Way Comes, he displays the ability to upgrade Rook's Proto-Tool just by touching it.

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Upgrade firing optic laser

Upgrade has displayed the ability to launch a powerful green energy blast from his eye, as shown in Tourist Trap and From Hedorium to Eternity.

As shown in Side Effects, Upgrade can form energy constructs such as an energy spike, though mostly while merged with machinery and upgrading them into weapons.

Upgrade has the capability to travel through electrical currents, shown in Midnight Madness. He can also phase through most any metal or technology.

Upgrade vision

Upgrade's Vision

Upgrade can gently descend through the air, similar to a parachute. This was demonstrated in Secrets.

Being inorganic, Upgrade is also able to survive in the vacuum of space.

In Battle Ready, Upgrade can make lasers with his hands and cause energy pikes.

Upgrade also possesses enhanced strength as shown in Be Afraid of the Dark, when he is trying to overpower Viktor in space.

Due being made of living metal, Upgrade is able to regenerate himself.


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Upgrade's sensitivity to electromagnetic pulse

Upgrade is weak against electricity (being living metal), as shown in Tourist Trap when he was battling the Megawhatts.

Upgrade is sensitive to electromagnetic pulse/fields and magnetic fields.

Upgrade can be hurt if he is pulled long and hard enough as shown in Divided We Stand, by the Mutant Squid.

According to Derrick J. Wyatt, Upgrade can be affected by technorganic viruses.[1]

In The Color of Monkey, it is revealed that when Upgrade is attached to technology while it is damaged, he will be harmed as well.


  • In Framed, Kevin took control over a bus.
Max 10



16 year old Ben
11 year old Ben


16 year old Ben
11 year old Ben

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Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Arabic أبغرَيد Apgreid
Bulgarian Биотек From био, bio and тек, tech
Chinese 变形怪 From 变形 (Biàn Xíng), transform, and (Guài), monster
Croatian Tehno From tehno, techno
French BioTech From the abbreviation bio, biologique and tech, technologie
German Upgrade From the original English name
Greek Αναβαθμιστής From αναβαθμιστής (anavathmistis), upgrader
Hebrew אפגרייד From the original English name
Hungarian Meti
Italian PlusUltra From PlusUltra, upgrade
Japanese アップグレード From アップグレード (appugurēdo), upgrade
Korean 업그레이드 From 업그레이드, upgrade
Polish Upgrade From the original English name
Portuguese (Br) Ultra T From ultra, high and from T, abbreviation of technology
Romanian Upgrade From the original English name
Russian Плазма (Plazma) From плазма (plazma), plasma
Serbian Tehno From tehno, techno
Spanish (HA) Ultra-T
Upgrade (DAA)
From ultra, high, and T, abbreviation of technology
From the original English name
Spanish (Spain) Actualizador From actualizador, updater
Swedish Upgrade From the original English name
Turkish Güncelleme From güncelleme, update


See Also

Ben 10 Aliens
Introduced in Ben 10
ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEye GuyFour ArmsFrankenstrikeGhostfreakGrey MatterHeatblastRipjawsSnare-ohStinkflyUpchuckUpgradeWay BigWildmuttWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Ben 10: Alien Force Introduced in Ben 10: Alien Swarm
Alien XBig ChillBrainstormChromastoneEcho EchoGoopHumungousaurJetrayLodestarRathSpidermonkeySwampfire Nanomech
Introduced in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Introduced in Heroes United
AmpFibianArmodrilloChamAlienClockworkEatleFasttrackJury RiggNRGTerraspinWater Hazard Shocksquatch
Introduced in Ben 10: Omniverse
AstrodactylAtomixBall WeevilBloxxBullfragCrashhopperFeedbackGravattackGutrotKickin HawkMole-StachePesky DustThe WorstToepickWalkatroutWhampire
Ultimate Forms
Big ChillCannonboltEcho EchoHumungousaurSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Future Aliens Fusion Aliens See Also
SandboxShellheadSnakepitSpitter Diamond MatterHeat JawsStink Arms Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorThriller WhaleVentrilosquid
PortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypse

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