Levitate (Ability)

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Levitate ふゆう
Floating
Flavor text
Generation III
Not hit by Ground attacks.
Generation IV
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Generation V
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Generation VI
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Generation VII
By floating in the air, the Pokémon receives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Generation VIII
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.

Effect

In battle

Levitate renders the Pokémon with this Ability immune to damaging Ground-type moves (except Thousand Arrows). It also is unaffected by the effects of Arena Trap, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, Sticky Web, Rototiller, and terrain. Additionally, Poison-type Pokémon with Levitate do not remove Toxic Spikes upon switching in.

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.

Pokémon with this Ability are eligible to enter Sky Battles, except Gengar because its model lands on the ground when entering the battle.

Generation V

If an opponent uses a Ground-type move that targets a Pokémon with Levitate, the message "It doesn't affect [Pokémon]..." will be displayed.

Outside of battle

Levitate has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Levitate

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Gastly Gastly
Ghost Poison Levitate None None
Haunter Haunter
Ghost Poison Levitate None None
Koffing Koffing
Poison Poison Levitate Neutralizing Gas Stench
Weezing Weezing
Poison Poison Levitate Neutralizing Gas Stench
Weezing Weezing
Galarian Form
Poison Fairy Levitate Neutralizing Gas Misty Surge
Misdreavus Misdreavus
Ghost Ghost Levitate None None
Unown Unown
Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Vibrava Vibrava
Ground Dragon Levitate None None
Flygon Flygon
Ground Dragon Levitate None None
Lunatone Lunatone
Rock Psychic Levitate None None
Solrock Solrock
Rock Psychic Levitate None None
Baltoy Baltoy
Ground Psychic Levitate None None
Claydol Claydol
Ground Psychic Levitate None None
Duskull Duskull
Ghost Ghost Levitate None Frisk
Chimecho Chimecho
Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Latias Latias
Dragon Psychic Levitate None None
Latias Latias
Mega Latias
Dragon Psychic Levitate None None
Latios Latios
Dragon Psychic Levitate None None
Latios Latios
Mega Latios
Dragon Psychic Levitate None None
Mismagius Mismagius
Ghost Ghost Levitate None None
Chingling Chingling
Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Bronzor Bronzor
Steel Psychic Levitate Heatproof Heavy Metal
Bronzong Bronzong
Steel Psychic Levitate Heatproof Heavy Metal
Carnivine Carnivine
Grass Grass Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Electric Ghost Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Heat Rotom
Electric Fire Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Wash Rotom
Electric Water Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Frost Rotom
Electric Ice Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Fan Rotom
Electric Flying Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Mow Rotom
Electric Grass Levitate None None
Uxie Uxie
Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Mesprit Mesprit
Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Azelf Azelf
Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon Levitate None None
Cresselia Cresselia
Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Tynamo Tynamo
Electric Electric Levitate None None
Eelektrik Eelektrik
Electric Electric Levitate None None
Eelektross Eelektross
Electric Electric Levitate None None
Cryogonal Cryogonal
Ice Ice Levitate None None
Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dark Dragon Levitate None None
Vikavolt Vikavolt
Bug Electric Levitate None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII 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.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Levitate

Spr 5b2 Brycenman.png
Brycen-Man
 Dark  Psychic 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100
Spr B2W2 UFO.png
UFO
 Flying  Electric 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100
Spr B2W2 UFO.png
UFO 2
 Psychic  Electric 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100

In other games

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Levitate is Gengar's Ability. When the user leaves combat, its movement speed is increased by 10% for 8s.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Blocks all Ground-type moves.
MDTDS Keeps all Ground-type moves from hitting the Pokémon.
BSL じめんタイプの わざを うけない
Conq. Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
MDGtI Ground-type moves don't damage the Pokémon.*
Ground-type moves won't damage the Pokémon!*
SMD Ground-type moves won't damage the Pokémon!
MDRTDX Ground-type moves, such as Magnitude, won't damage the Pokémon.


In the anime

None.png Fantina Gengar Levitate.png Liza Lunatone Levitate.png None.png
Gengar Lunatone
The Pokémon can float in the air. It can also dodge Ground-type attacks by floating into the air.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Lunatone Lunatone Lunatone has the ability to float through the air. It is also unaffected by Ground-type attacks while floating.
Liza's Lunatone It's Still Rocket Roll to Me! Debut
Gengar Gengar Gengar has the ability to float through the air.
Fantina's Gengar A Shield with a Twist! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Trivia

  • 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.
  • This is the most common Ability among the winning Video Game World Championships teams.
  • This is the most common Ability in Generation VII, with 40 different cases of it, including Mega Evolution and Pokémon with alternate forms.
  • This is the most common Ability to be a Pokémon's only Ability option.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 飄浮 Pīufàuh *
漂浮 Pīufàuh *
浮游 Fàuhyàuh *
Mandarin 飄浮 / 飘浮 Piāofú *
漂浮 Piāofú *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Levitatie
France Flag.png French Lévitation
Germany Flag.png German Schwebe
Italy Flag.png Italian Levitazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부유 Buyu
Poland Flag.png Polish Lewitacja
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Levitação
Romania Flag.png Romanian Levitație
Russia Flag.png Russian Левитация Levitatsiya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Levitación
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Havalanma
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Lơ lửng



Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater AbsorbLevitate
Wild Pokémon type-influencing Abilities
Flash FireHarvestLightning RodMagnet PullStaticStorm Drain


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