Storm Drain (Ability)
Storm Drain forces all single-target Water-type attacks to strike the Pokémon with this Ability in Double Battles, including those used by allies. In a Single Battle, it will cause the Pokémon with this Ability to always be hit by Water-type moves. Storm Drain cannot redirect Surf, as it targets multiple Pokémon. Storm Drain cannot redirect Water-type Hidden Power or Judgment.
If another Pokémon becomes the center of attention, Water-type moves will be directed to it instead of the Pokémon with Storm Drain.
Along with its previous effects, Storm Drain also gives the Pokémon immunity to all Water-type attacks and raises the Pokémon's Special Attack by one stage whenever they are hit by one.
Storm Drain draws Soak in a Double Battle.
Storm Drain can redirect a Water-type Hidden Power.
Outside of battle
Storm Drain has no effect outside of battle.
In Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, a Pokémon with Storm Drain draws in all enemy Water-type attacks on the floor, and their damage/effect is completely neutralized. Dungeon enemies with Storm Drain can negate the Storm Drain of the player's team member(s).
Pokémon with Storm Drain
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Lileep||Rock||Grass||Suction Cups||None||Storm Drain|
|Cradily||Rock||Grass||Suction Cups||None||Storm Drain|
|Shellos||Water||Sticky Hold||Storm Drain||Sand Force|
|Gastrodon||Water||Ground||Sticky Hold||Storm Drain||Sand Force|
|Finneon||Water||Swift Swim||Storm Drain||Water Veil|
|Lumineon||Water||Swift Swim||Storm Drain||Water Veil|
|Maractus||Grass||Water Absorb||Chlorophyll||Storm Drain|
| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
- Unlike with Lightningrod, no types are immune to Water, therefore, in Generation IV, the four Pokémon with this Ability took half or full damage from Water attacks, rendering it less useful in general than a Ground-type with Lightningrod.
In other languages
|Lightningrod • Storm Drain|
|Stat raising Abilities|
|Justified • Lightningrod • Motor Drive • Sap Sipper • Storm Drain|
|Abilities that alter damage taken|
|Dry Skin • Flash Fire • Lightningrod • Motor Drive • Sap Sipper • Storm Drain • Volt Absorb • Water Absorb|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|