Volt Absorb (Ability)

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Volt Absorb ちくでん
Electricity Storage
Flavor text
Generation III
Turns electricity into HP.
Generation IV
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
Generation V
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
Generation VI
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
Generation VII
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move, instead of taking damage.
Generation VIII
Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move instead of taking damage.
Generation IX
If hit by an Electric-type move, the Pokémon has its HP restored instead of taking damage.

Volt Absorb (Japanese: ちくでん Electricity Storage) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Generation III

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

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Jolteon Jolteon
Electric Electric Volt Absorb None Quick Feet
Chinchou Chinchou
Water Electric Volt Absorb Illuminate Water Absorb
Lanturn Lanturn
Water Electric Volt Absorb Illuminate Water Absorb
Minun Minun
Electric Electric Minus None Volt Absorb
Pachirisu Pachirisu
Electric Electric Run Away Pickup Volt Absorb
Thundurus Thundurus
Therian Forme
Electric Flying Volt Absorb None None
Zeraora Zeraora
Electric Electric Volt Absorb None None
Dracozolt Dracozolt
Electric Dragon Volt Absorb Hustle Sand Rush
Arctozolt Arctozolt
Electric Ice Volt Absorb Static Slush Rush
Pawmo Pawmo
Electric Fighting Volt Absorb Natural Cure Iron Fist
Pawmot Pawmot
Electric Fighting Volt Absorb Natural Cure Iron Fist
Wattrel Wattrel
Electric Flying Wind Power Volt Absorb Competitive
Kilowattrel Kilowattrel
Electric Flying Wind Power Volt Absorb Competitive
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX 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.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Volt Absorb

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F-00
 Steel  Normal 
Volt Absorb
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Volt Absorb is Zeraora's Ability. It converts 8% of the damage Zeraora was dealt as Attack, up to 200 Attack. This buff resets after not taking damage for 4s.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Restores HP if damaged by an Electric-type move.
MDTDS Restores the Pokémon's HP if the Pokémon is hit by an Electric-type move.
BSL 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
Conq. Restores HP if hit by an Electric-type move.
MDGtI Electric-type moves restore HP instead of damaging the Pokémon.*
The Pokémon absorbs Electric-type moves, which restore its HP!*
SMD The Pokémon absorbs Electric-type moves, which restore its HP!
MDRTDX The Pokémon absorbs Electric-type moves to restore its HP.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

  • Red's Eevee, Vee, is revealed to have Volt Absorb as his Ability when transformed into a Jolteon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蓄電 Chūkdihn
Mandarin 蓄電 / 蓄电 Xùdiàn
France Flag.png French Absorbe-VoltVIII+
Absorb VoltIIIVII
Germany Flag.png German Voltabsorber
Italy Flag.png Italian Assorbivolt
South Korea Flag.png Korean 축전 Chukjeon
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Absorção Voltaica
Spain Flag.png Spanish Absorbe ElecVI+
Absor. Elec.IIIV



Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb


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