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
Currently unknown
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Storm Drain (Japanese: よびみず Pump Priming) is an ability introduced in Generation IV. Seven Pokémon have this ability, four of which are Template:Type2 and the remaining being Template:Type2.


In battle

Generation IV

Storm Drain is only effective in double battles, and a Pokémon with this ability will force all single-target Template:Type2 attacks used by other Pokémon to exclusively strike it, including those used by allies. Water-type moves have 100% accuracy whether they are aimed at a Storm Drain user or not. Storm Drain cannot redirect Surf, as it targets all Pokémon.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: 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.

Generation V

Along with its previous effects, Storm Drain also gives Pokémon immunity to all Water-type attacks and raises the Pokémon's Special Attack whenever they are hit by one.

Outside of battle

Storm Drain has no effect outside of battle.

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 Water Water Sticky Hold Storm Drain Sand Force
Gastrodon Gastrodon 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
Marakacchi Marakacchi Grass Grass Water Absorb Chlorophyll Storm Drain
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.


  • Unlike with Lightningrod, no types are immune to Water, therefore, in Generation IV, the four Pokémon with this ability took half or full damage from Water attacks, rendering it less useful in general than a Template:Type2 with Lightningrod.

In other languages

  • French: Lavabo
  • German: Sturmsog
  • Greek: Θυελλώδης Απορρόφηση
  • Italian: Acquascolo
  • Korean: 마중물 Majungmul
  • Spanish: Colector
Move-drawing abilities
LightningrodStorm Drain
Stat raising abilities
LightningrodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm Drain
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireLightningrodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb
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