Static (Ability)

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Static せいでんき
Static Electricity
Flavor text
Generation III
Paralyzes on contact.
Generation IV
Contact with the Pokémon may cause paralysis.
Generation V
Contact with the Pokémon may cause paralysis.
Generation VI
Contact with the Pokémon may cause paralysis.
Generation VII
The Pokémon is charged with static electricity, so contact with it may cause paralysis.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon is charged with static electricity, so contact with it may cause paralysis.

Static (Japanese: せいでんき Static Electricity) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance that the attacking Pokémon will become paralyzed. This can affect Ground-type Pokémon.

If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a multi-strike move that makes contact, each hit has an independent chance to activate this Ability.

Outside of battle

From Pokémon Emerald onward, if a Pokémon with Static is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), then there is a 50% chance the game will force an encounter with an Electric-type Pokémon, if one is possible. As of Pokémon Sword and Shield, it shares this effect with Lightning Rod.

Pokémon with Static

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Pikachu Pikachu
Electric Electric Static None Lightning Rod
Pikachu Pikachu
Pikachu in a cap
Electric Electric Static None None
Raichu Raichu
Electric Electric Static None Lightning Rod
Voltorb Voltorb
Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
Voltorb Voltorb
Hisuian Form
Electric Grass Soundproof Static Aftermath
Electrode Electrode
Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
Electrode Electrode
Hisuian Form
Electric Grass Soundproof Static Aftermath
Electabuzz Electabuzz
Electric Electric Static None Vital Spirit
Zapdos Zapdos
Electric Flying Pressure None Static
Pichu Pichu
Electric Electric Static None Lightning Rod
Pichu Pichu
Spiky-eared Pichu
Electric Electric Static None None
Mareep Mareep
Electric Electric Static None Plus
Flaaffy Flaaffy
Electric Electric Static None Plus
Ampharos Ampharos
Electric Electric Static None Plus
Elekid Elekid
Electric Electric Static None Vital Spirit
Electrike Electrike
Electric Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
Manectric Manectric
Electric Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
Emolga Emolga
Electric Flying Static None Motor Drive
Stunfisk Stunfisk
Ground Electric Static Limber Sand Veil
Toxel Toxel
Electric Poison Rattled Static Klutz
Arctozolt Arctozolt
Electric Ice Volt Absorb Static Slush Rush
Pawmi Pawmi
Electric Electric Static Natural Cure ???
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.

In other games

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Static is Pikachu's Ability. It slows down all enemies nearby by paralyzing them for a short time when receiving damage. This Ability goes on a 30s cooldown after it's triggered.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Paralyzes attackers.
MDTDS Paralyzes an attacker who lands a direct-contact attack.
BSL こうげきしてきた ポケモンを まひじょうたいに してしまう
Conq. Shock the target, with a potential to inflict paralysis.
MDGtI May inflict the Paralysis status condition on an attacker when the Pokémon is hit by a direct attack.*
When the Pokémon is hit with a direct attack like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker is sometimes afflicted with the Paralysis status condition!*
SMD When the Pokémon is hit with a contact move like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker sometimes gets paralysis!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon is hit with a contact move, like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker is sometimes afflicted with Paralysis.


In the anime

Paul Elekid Static 1.png Ash Pikachu Static.png Iris Emolga Static 1.png Iris Emolga Static 2.png
Elekid Pikachu Emolga Effect
The Pokémon is charged with static electricity, so contact with it may cause paralysis.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Pikachu Pikachu When Pikachu uses or gets hit by a physical attack, yellow static electricity appears around the opponent, paralyzing it.
Ash's Pikachu Balance of Power Debut
Elekid Elekid When Elekid uses or gets hit by a physical attack, yellow static electricity appears around the opponent, paralyzing it.
Paul's Elekid Shapes of Things to Come! None
Emolga Emolga When Emolga gets hit by a physical attack, yellow static electricity appears around the opponent's body, paralyzing it.
Iris's Emolga The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 靜電 Jihngdihn
Mandarin 靜電 / 静电 Jìngdiàn
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Statická elektřina
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Statisch
Finland Flag.png Finnish Staattinen
France Flag.png French Statik
Germany Flag.png German Statik
Italy Flag.png Italian Statico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 정전기 Jeongjeon'gi
Poland Flag.png Polish Statyczność
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Estática
Romania Flag.png Romanian Static
Russia Flag.png Russian Статическое электричество Staticheskoe elektrichestvo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Elec. Estática*
Elec. Estát.*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Statik
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tĩnh điện



Variations of the Ability Cute Charm
Cute CharmEffect SporeFlame BodyPoison PointStatic
Wild Pokémon type-influencing Abilities
Flash FireHarvestLightning RodMagnet PullStaticStorm Drain


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