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| Storm Drain
| Pump Priming
| Generation V
| Draws in all Water-type moves to up Sp. Attack.
| Generation VI
| Draws in all Water-type moves to boost its Sp. Atk stat.
Storm Drain (Japanese: よびみず Pump Priming) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability.
Storm Drain forces all single-target Water-type moves to strike the Pokémon with this Ability, including those used by allies. Water-type moves will never miss the Pokémon with this Ability. Storm Drain cannot redirect Water-type Hidden Power, Judgment or Natural Gift.
If another Pokémon becomes the center of attention, Water-type moves will be directed to it instead of the Pokémon with Storm Drain.
Generation V and VI
Along with its previous effects, Storm Drain also gives the Pokémon immunity to all Water-type moves, and raises the Pokémon's Special Attack by one stage whenever it is hit by one. This effect will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Water-type move.
Storm Drain can now redirect Water-type Hidden Power, Judgment and Natural Gift.
If a Pokémon with Storm Drain is holding an Absorb Bulb or Luminous Moss, Storm Drain absorbs the move so the item's effect is not triggered.
In Triple Battles, Storm Drain cannot redirect Water-type moves if the Pokémon is out of range.
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
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