Lightning Rod
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Draws in all Electric-type moves to up Sp. Attack.

Lightning Rod is an Ability. Three Pokémon can have this ability, all of which are Electric-type.


In battle[]

Lightning Rod forces all single-target Electric-type moves used to strike the Pokémon with the Ability, regardless of whether they are an enemy or ally to the user. Electric-type moves cannot miss the target with Lightning Rod, but will not have any effect. When Lightning Rod is activated, the Special Attack of the user will raise by one stage. If the user is Ground-type, its type-granted immunity takes precedence over the Ability, so its Special Attack will not raise, unless the user is holding a Ring Target.

Lightning Rod cannot redirect Hidden Power, Judgment or Natural Gift.

If another Pokémon becomes the center of attention, it will be attacked instead of the Pokémon with Lightning Rod.

Pokémon with Lightning Rod[]

Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Hurricanine Hurricanine Water Electric Lightning Rod Intimidate Drizzle
Atomite Atomite Normal Electric Lightning Rod Eccentric None
Orbatom Orbatom Normal Electric Lightning Rod Eccentric None