Lightning Rod is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
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.
Outside of battle
Lightning Rod has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Lightning Rod
|Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Mersidon||Water||Electric||Swift Swim||Lightning Rod||Intimidate|
|Cheetric||Electric||Dark||Quick Feet||Lightning Rod||Insomnia|