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Static (Ability)

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Static せいでんき
Static Electricity
Flavor text
Generation III
Paralyzes on contact.
Generation IV
Contact with the Pokémon may cause paralysis.
Generation V
Contact with the Pokémon may cause paralysis.
Generation VI
Currently unknown

Static (Japanese: せいでんき Static Electricity) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Fourteen Pokémon have this Ability, all of which are Electric-type.

Effect

In battle

When Pokémon with this Ability are hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance that the attacking foe will become paralyzed. This can affect Ground-type Pokémon.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onward, having a Pokémon with this Ability at the front of the player's party also increases the chances of finding Electric-type Pokémon in the area by 50%.

Pokémon with Static

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric Static None Lightningrod
Raichu Raichu Electric Electric Static None Lightningrod
Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
Electrode Electrode Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric Static None Vital Spirit
Pichu Pichu Electric Electric Static None Lightningrod
Mareep Mareep Electric Electric Static None Plus
Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric Static None Plus
Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric Static None Plus
Elekid Elekid Electric Electric Static None Vital Spirit
Electrike Electrike Electric Electric Static Lightningrod Minus
Manectric Manectric Electric Electric Static Lightningrod Minus
Emolga Emolga Electric Flying Static None Motor Drive
Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric Static Limber Sand Veil
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

Paul Elekid Static 1.png Paul Elekid Static 2.png Iris Emolga Static 1.png Iris Emolga Static 2.png
Elekid Paralyzes Emolga Effect
When the opponent makes physical contact with the user, they become paralyzed.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
025 Pikachu When Pikachu gets hit by a physical attack, or uses a physical attack, yellow static electricity appears around the opponent, paralyzing it.
Ash's Pikachu Balance of Power Debut
239 Elekid When Elekid gets hit by a physical attack, or uses a physical attack, yellow static electricity appears around the opponent, paralyzing it.
Paul's Elekid Shapes of Things to Come! None
587 Emolga When Emolga gets hit by a physical attack, yellow static electricity appears around the opponent's body, paralyzing it.
Iris's Emolga The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Trivia

  • Voltorb and its evolved form Electrode are the only Pokémon with Static that don't have it as their first Ability.
  • Emolga and Stunfisk are the only dual-type Pokémon that can have Static as their Ability. They are also the only Pokémon with this Ability introduced on Generation V.
  • Generation IV is currently the only Generation with no Pokémon that can have Static as an Ability.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 靜電 Jìngdiàn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Statisch
Finland Flag.png Finnish Staattinen
France Flag.png French Statik
Germany Flag.png German Statik
Italy Flag.png Italian Statico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 정전기 Jeongjeongi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Estática
Romania Flag.png Romanian Static
Spain Flag.png Spanish Elec. Estát.


Variations of the Ability Effect Spore
Effect SporeFlame BodyPoison PointStatic
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