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Storm Drain (Ability)

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Storm Drain よびみず
Pump Priming
Flavor text
Generation IV
The Pokémon draws in all Water-type moves.
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.

Effect

In battle

Generation IV

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.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

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 Lileep Rock Grass Suction Cups None Storm Drain
Cradily Cradily Rock Grass Suction Cups None Storm Drain
Shellos Shellos
West Sea
Water Water Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Shellos Shellos
East Sea
Water Water Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Gastrodon Gastrodon
West Sea
Water Ground Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Gastrodon Gastrodon
East Sea
Water Ground Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Finneon Finneon Water Water Swift Swim Storm Drain Water Veil
Lumineon Lumineon Water Water Swift Swim Storm Drain Water Veil
Maractus Maractus Grass Grass Water Absorb Chlorophyll Storm Drain
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.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 引水 Yǐnshuǐ
France Flag.png French Lavabo
Germany Flag.png German Sturmsog
Italy Flag.png Italian Acquascolo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마중물 Majungmul
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Tempestade Drenadora
Spain Flag.png Spanish Colector


Move-drawing Abilities
Lightning RodStorm Drain
Stat raising Abilities
JustifiedLightning RodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm Drain
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireLightning RodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb


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