Lightning Rod is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Lightning Rod
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Draws in all Electric-type movesto up Sp. Attack.


In battle

Lightning Rod forces all single-target Electric-type moves - used by any other Pokémon on the field - to target this Pokémon, and with 100% accuracy. This includes the status move Thunder Wave. The ability is most useful in double battles.

When hit by the move, it deals no damage to the ability-bearer but raises its Special Attack by one stage. Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Lightning Rod will activate for an Electric-type Hidden Power.

The ability is overridden by other Pokémon becoming the center of attention from the moves Follow Me or Rage Powder.

Outside of battle

Lightning Rod has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Lightning Rod

Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
RushotMini Rushot Electric Electric Lightning Rod Unburden Steadfast
MersidonMini Mersidon Water Electric Swift Swim Lightning Rod Intimidate
CheetricMini Cheetric Electric Dark Quick Feet Lightning Rod Insomnia
RinolarMini Rinolar Ice Ground Hustle Guts Lightning Rod
RinoticMini Rinotic Ice Ground Hustle Guts Lightning Rod
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