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Is it confirmed in Generation VI and V that a Pokémon will not take damage with Levitate from a Pokémon using Sky Drop?
| Generation VII
| By floating in the air, the Pokémon receives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Levitate (Japanese: ふゆう Floating) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
Levitate renders the Pokémon with this Ability immune to damaging Ground-type moves (except Thousand Arrows) and, since Generation VII, damage from Sky Drop. It also is unaffected by the effects of Arena Trap, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, Sticky Web, Rototiller, and terrain. Additionally, a Poison-type Pokémon with Levitate cannot remove Toxic Spikes.
These immunities are lost during Gravity or if the Pokémon with Levitate is holding an Iron Ball, is under the effects of Ingrain, or has been hit by Smack Down or Thousand Arrows. This Ability can also be suppressed by Gastro Acid or ignored by Mold Breaker, Teravolt, or Turboblaze.
Many Pokémon with this Ability are eligible to enter Sky Battles; however, some Pokémon with this Ability—such as Gengar—are ineligible, due to them landing on the ground when entering the battle.
Outside of battle
Levitate has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Levitate
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| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
- For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
- For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
- For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
- For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga
- Many non-Flying-type Pokémon that have been seen to be capable of floating or flying, such as Beedrill, cannot have this Ability.
- Despite the fact that its descriptions from Generation IV on state that Levitate gives immunity to all Ground-type moves, Pokémon with Levitate are affected by the status move Sand Attack.
- Fan Rotom is the only Pokémon with this Ability to be naturally immune to Ground-type moves due to being Flying-type in Generation V and onward.
- Bronzor and Bronzong are the only Pokémon that can have this Ability that also have a secondary Ability.
- Despite having this Ability, Gengar, Vibrava, Eelektrik, and Eelektross (the latter three only in Generation V) land on the ground when sent out of their Poké Balls. All others with this Ability float without touching the ground.
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