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Revision as of 09:16, 25 February 2011

Lightningrod ひらいしん
Lightning Rod
Flavor text
Generation III
Draws electrical moves.
Generation IV
The Pokémon draws in all Electric-type moves.
Generation V
Currently unknown
Generation VI
Currently unknown

Lightningrod (Japanese: ひらいしん Lightning Rod) is an ability introduced in Generation III. Fifteen Pokémon can have this ability.

Effect

In battle

Generations III and IV

Lightningrod forces all single-target Template:Type2 attacks in a double battle to strike the Pokémon with this ability. In a single battle, it will only cause the Pokémon with this ability to always be hit by Electric-type moves, no matter their accuracy. Note that Lightningrod cannot redirect Discharge, as it targets all Pokémon.

Generation V

Along with its previous effects, Lightningrod also gives Pokémon immunity to all Electric-type attacks and raises the Pokémon's Special Attack by one stage whenever they are hit by one. If the Pokémon is Ground-type, its type-granted immunity will take place before the activation of the ability's new effect and the Special Attack will not be raised.

Outside of battle

In Pokémon Emerald, Trainers registered with the PokéNav's Match Call function will call more often if a Pokémon with Lightningrod leads the party.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, a Pokémon with Lightningrod draws in all Electric-type attacks, and the damage/effect is completely neutralized.

Pokémon with Lightningrod

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric Static None Lightningrod
Raichu Raichu Electric Electric Static None Lightningrod
Cubone Cubone Ground Ground Rock Head Lightningrod Battle Armor
Marowak Marowak Ground Ground Rock Head Lightningrod Battle Armor
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightningrod Rock Head Reckless
Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock Lightningrod Rock Head Reckless
Goldeen Goldeen Water Water Swift Swim Water Veil Lightningrod
Seaking Seaking Water Water Swift Swim Water Veil Lightningrod
Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure None Lightningrod
Pichu Pichu Electric Electric Static None Lightningrod
Electrike Electrike Electric Electric Static Lightningrod Minus
Manectric Manectric Electric Electric Static Lightningrod Minus
Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock Lightningrod Solid Rock Reckless
Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric Lightningrod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
Zeburaika Zeburaika Electric Electric Lightningrod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

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Rhydon
The user draws in Electric attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
112 Rhydon When Rhydon's opponent uses an electric attack, the attack changes direction and hits Rhydon's horn instead.
Unknown Trainer's Rhydon Tag! We're it...! Debut

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Trivia

  • In Riddle Me This, Pikachu is able to defeat Blaine's Rhydon by aiming its electric attack at the Rhydon's horn, with it being stated that the horn acts as a lightning rod, apparently allowing Pikachu to overcome Rhydon's normal immunity to Electric attacks, ironically working exactly the opposite way that the later Lightningrod ability would. This also inspired the popular meme among Pokémon fans: AIM FOR THE HORN!

In other languages

  • Finnish: Ukkosenjohdatin
  • French: Paratonnerre
  • German: Blitzfänger
  • Greek: Αλεξικέραυνο
  • Hindi: Bijli Ka Rod
  • Italian: Parafulmine
  • Spanish: Pararrayos
Move-drawing abilities
LightningrodStorm Drain
Stat raising abilities
LightningrodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm Drain
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireLightningrodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb
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