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Volt Absorb (Ability)

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Volt Absorb ちくでん
Electricity Storage
Flavor text
Generation III
Turns electricity into HP.
Generation IV
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
Generation V
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
Generation VI
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.

Volt Absorb (Japanese: ちくでん Electricity Storage) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Seven Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Electric types.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Volt Absorb is hit by an Electric-type move, its HP is restored by one quarter of its maximum HP, and the move will have no effect (if a Pokémon with this Ability already has full HP, the Electric-type move will do nothing). This includes moves used under the effect of Ion Deluge or Electrify, and Judgment when holding a Zap Plate.

If the Pokémon is also holding a Cell Battery, Volt Absorb will activate first, and the Cell Battery's effect is not triggered.

Generation III

Volt Absorb did not protect against Thunder Wave in Generation III; this was changed in later generations.

Outside of battle

Volt Absorb has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Volt Absorb

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric Volt Absorb None Quick Feet
Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric Volt Absorb Illuminate Water Absorb
Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric Volt Absorb Illuminate Water Absorb
Raikou Raikou Electric Electric Pressure None Volt Absorb
Minun Minun Electric Electric Minus None Volt Absorb
Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric Run Away Pickup Volt Absorb
Thundurus Thundurus
Therian Forme
Electric Flying Volt Absorb None None
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.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Volt Absorb

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
F-00 F-00 Steel Normal Volt Absorb None None
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 other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蓄電 Xùdiàn
France Flag.png French Absorb Volt
Germany Flag.png German Voltabsorber
Italy Flag.png Italian Assorbivolt
South Korea Flag.png Korean 축전 Chukjeon
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Absorção de Volts
Spain Flag.png Spanish Absorbe Elec*
Absor. Elec.*


Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb


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