Lightning Rod (Ability)

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Effect

In battle

Generation III

Lightningrod forces all single-target  type moves used by foes to strike the Pokemon with this Ability. type moves used by foes will never miss the Pokemon with this Ability.

Lightningrod cannot redirect type Hidden Power.

If another Pokemon becomes the center of attention, type moves will be directed to it instead of the Pokemon with Lightningrod.

Generation IV

Lightningrod now also forces all single-target  type moves used by allies to strike the Pokemon with this Ability, also type moves used by allies will never miss the Pokemon with this Ability.

Lightningrod cannot redirect type Judgment or Natural Gift.

If another Pokemon becomes the center of attention, type moves will be directed to it instead of the Pokemon with Lightningrod.

Generation V and VI

Along with its previous effects, Lightning Rod also gives the Pokemon immunity to all type moves, and raises the Pokemon’s Special Attack by one stage whenever they are hit by one. This effect will not activate if the Pokemon is protected from the type move.

If the Pokemon is type, its type-granted immunity to damaging type moves and type Thunder Wave takes precedence over the Ability so the Pokemon’s Special Attack will not be raised, unless it is holding a Ring Target.

Lightning Rod can now redirect type Hidden Power, Judgment and Natural Gift.

If a Pokemon with Lightning Rod is holding a Cell Battery, Lightning Rod absorbs the move so the Cell Battery’s effect is not triggered.

In Triple Battles, Lightning Rod cannot redirect type moves if the Pokemon is out of range.

Outside of battle

In Pokemon Emerald, Trainers registered with the PokeNav’s Match Call function will call more often if a Pokemon with Lightning Rod leads the party.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon

In Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, a Pokemon with Lightning Rod draws in all Electric attacks used within the same floor, and (like Generation V) takes no damage or side effects from the attack. Unlike the main series, Lightning Rod will attract and neutralize the effect of multi-target Electric attacks.

Dungeon enemies that have the Ability Lightning Rod can also negate the Lightning Rod of the player’s team member(s).

Pokemon with Lightning Rod

MS
Pokemon
Types
Ability 1
Ability 2
Hidden
Pikachu Electric Static None Lightning Rod
Pikachu Pikachu
Cosplay Pikachu
Electric Lightning Rod None None
Pikachu Pikachu
Pikachu Rock Star
Electric Lightning Rod None None
Pikachu Pikachu
Pikachu Belle
Electric Lightning Rod None None
Pikachu Pikachu
Pikachu Pop Star
Electric Lightning Rod None None
Pikachu Pikachu
Pikachu, Ph. D
Electric Lightning Rod None None
Pikachu Pikachu
Pikachu Libre
Electric Lightning Rod None None
Raichu Electric Static None Lightning Rod
Cubone Ground Rock Head Lightning Rod Battle Armor
Marowak Ground Rock Head Lightning Rod Battle Armor
Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod Rock Head Reckless
Rhydon Ground Rock Lightning Rod Rock Head Reckless
Goldeen Water Swift Swim Water Veil Lightning Rod
Seaking Water Swift Swim Water Veil Lightning Rod
Pichu Electric Static None Lightning Rod
Sceptile Sceptile
Mega Sceptile
Grass Dragon Lightning Rod None None
Electrike Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
Manectric Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
Plusle Electric Plus None Lightning Rod
Rhyperior Ground Rock Lightning Rod Solid Rock Reckless
Blitzle Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper
Zebstrika Electric Lightning Rod Motor Drive Sap Sipper

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