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| Volt Absorb
| Electricity Storage
| Generation VII
| Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move, instead of taking damage.
Volt Absorb (Japanese: ちくでん Electricity Storage) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Electric types.
When a Pokémon with Volt Absorb is hit by a damaging Electric-type move, its HP is restored by one quarter of its maximum HP, and the move will have no effect on that Pokémon (if a Pokémon with this Ability already has full HP, the Electric-type move will do nothing).
Volt Absorb will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Electric-type move.
Generation IV onward
Volt Absorb will now also activate when a Pokémon with it is hit by an Electric-type status move.
Multi-strike moves that are turned into Electric-type moves, such as by being affected by Electrify or Galvanize, will only activate this Ability once.
If a Pokémon with Volt Absorb is holding a Cell Battery, Volt Absorb absorbs the move, so the Cell Battery's effect is not triggered.
Outside of battle
Volt Absorb has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Volt Absorb
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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.
In other games
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, and the Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare) games, when a Pokémon with Volt Absorb is hit by an Electric-type move, its HP is restored by the amount of damage it would have inflicted.
In Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Volt Absorb instead restores 20% of the Pokémon's maximum HP when hit by an Electric-type move.
|| Restores HP if damaged by an Electric-type move.
|| Restores the Pokémon's HP if the Pokémon is hit by an Electric-type move.
|| でんきタイプの わざの ダメージをうけると ＨＰが かいふくする
|| Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
|| Electric-type moves restore HP instead of damaging the Pokémon.*|
The Pokémon absorbs Electric-type moves, which restore its HP!*
|| The Pokémon absorbs Electric-type moves, which restore its HP!
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