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Water Absorb (Ability)

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Water Absorb ちょすい
Water Storage
Flavor text
Generation III
Changes water into HP.
Generation IV
Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move.
Generation V
Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move.
Generation VI
Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move.

Water Absorb (Japanese: ちょすい Water Storage) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twenty-one Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Water Absorb is hit by a Water-type move, its HP is restored by one quarter of its maximum HP, and the move will have no effect on that Pokémon (if a Pokémon with this Ability already has full HP, the Water-type move will do nothing).

Water Absorb will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Water-type move.

If a Pokémon with Water Absorb is holding an Absorb Bulb or Luminous Moss, Water Absorb absorbs the move so the item's effect is not triggered.

Outside of battle

Water Absorb has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Water Absorb

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Poliwag Poliwag Water Water Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
Lapras Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb Shell Armor Hydration
Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water Water Absorb None Hydration
Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric Volt Absorb Illuminate Water Absorb
Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric Volt Absorb Illuminate Water Absorb
Politoed Politoed Water Water Water Absorb Damp Drizzle
Wooper Wooper Water Ground Damp Water Absorb Unaware
Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground Damp Water Absorb Unaware
Mantine Mantine Water Flying Swift Swim Water Absorb Water Veil
Suicune Suicune Water Water Pressure None Water Absorb
Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass Sand Veil None Water Absorb
Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil None Water Absorb
Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying Swift Swim Water Absorb Water Veil
Tympole Tympole Water Water Swift Swim Hydration Water Absorb
Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground Swift Swim Hydration Water Absorb
Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground Swift Swim Poison Touch Water Absorb
Maractus Maractus Grass Grass Water Absorb Chlorophyll Storm Drain
Frillish Frillish Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost Water Absorb Cursed Body Damp
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

None.png Wooper Water Absorb.png None.png None.png
Wooper
The user gets healed if a Water-type attack is used on it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
194 Wooper When a Water-type attack is used on Wooper, the injuries on its body fade away.
A Wooper Matt was Pokésitting Pinch Healing! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 儲水 Chúshuǐ
France Flag.png French Absorb Eau
Germany Flag.png German H2O-Absorber
Italy Flag.png Italian Assorbacqua
South Korea Flag.png Korean 저수 Jeosu
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Absorção de água
Spain Flag.png Spanish Absorbe Agua*
Absor. Agua*


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


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