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
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 Water-type and the remaining being Grass-type.


In battle

Generation IV

Storm Drain forces all single-target Water-type attacks to strike the Pokémon with this Ability in Double Battles, including those used by allies. In a Single Battle, it will cause the Pokémon with this Ability to always be hit by Water-type moves. Storm Drain cannot redirect Surf, as it targets multiple Pokémon. Storm Drain cannot redirect Water-type Hidden Power or Judgement.

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

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

Storm Drain does not draw Soak in a Double Battle.

Storm Drain can redirect a Water-type Hidden Power.

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 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
Maractus Maractus 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 Ground-type with Lightningrod.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 引水 Yǐnshuǐ
France Flag.png French Lavabo
Germany Flag.png German Sturmsog
Greece Flag.png Greek Θυελλώδης Απορρόφηση
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
LightningrodStorm Drain
Stat raising Abilities
JustifiedLightningrodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm Drain
Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireLightningrodMotor DriveSap SipperStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb
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