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* In ''[[EP058|Riddle me This]]'', {{AP|Pikachu}} is able to defeat [[Blaine]]'s {{p|Rhydon}} by aiming {{m|Thunderbolt|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 {{t|Ground|normal immunity}} to Electric attacks, ironically working almost the exact opposite way that the later Lightningrod ability would.
 
* In ''[[EP058|Riddle me This]]'', {{AP|Pikachu}} is able to defeat [[Blaine]]'s {{p|Rhydon}} by aiming {{m|Thunderbolt|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 {{t|Ground|normal immunity}} to Electric attacks, ironically working almost the exact opposite way that the later Lightningrod ability would.
 
* {{p|Electrike}} and its [[evolution]], {{p|Manectric}}, are the only Pokémon with the Lightningrod ability that aren't immune to Electric-type moves.
 
* {{p|Electrike}} and its [[evolution]], {{p|Manectric}}, are the only Pokémon with the Lightningrod ability that aren't immune to Electric-type moves.
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* While {{p|Rhyhorn}} and {{p|Rhydon}} have Lightningrod as their primary ability (having it if their [[personality value]] is even), {{p|Rhyperior}} has it as its ''secondary'' ability, and a Rhyperior will only have Lightningrod if it evolved from a Rhydon with {{a|Rock Head}}.
 
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Revision as of 05:11, 14 May 2010

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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. Seven Pokémon have this ability. Five of the Pokémon with this ability are not affected by Electric-type attacks, and the other two only take half the damage from them.

Effect

In battle

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.

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

Outside of battle

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

Pokémon with Lightningrod

Single ability

No Pokémon have Lightningrod as their only ability.

Dual ability

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In the anime

File:Lightningrod rhydon.png
The Lighningrod ability demonstrated in the anime

Rhydon. When Rhydon's opponent uses an electric attack, the attack changed direction and hits Rhydon's horn instead.

In other languages

  • Hindi: Bijli Ka Rod
  • Italian: Parafulmine
  • Spanish: Pararrayos

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 almost the exact opposite way that the later Lightningrod ability would.
  • Electrike and its evolution, Manectric, are the only Pokémon with the Lightningrod ability that aren't immune to Electric-type moves.
  • While Rhyhorn and Rhydon have Lightningrod as their primary ability (having it if their personality value is even), Rhyperior has it as its secondary ability, and a Rhyperior will only have Lightningrod if it evolved from a Rhydon with Rock Head.