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Lightning Rod

Generation 3

Summary

Redirects single-target Electric moves to this Pokémon where possible. Absorbs Electric moves, raising Special Attack one stage.

Effect

All other Pokémon's single-target Electric-type moves are redirected to this Pokémon if it is an eligible target. Other Pokémon's Electric moves raise this Pokémon's Special Attack one stage, negating any other effect on it, and cannot miss it.

If the move's intended target also has this ability, the move is not redirected. When multiple Pokémon with this ability are possible targets for redirection, the move is redirected to the one with the highest Speed stat, or, in the case of a tie, to a random tied Pokémon. Follow Me takes precedence over this ability.

If the Pokémon is a Ground-type and thus immune to Electric moves, its immunity prevents the Special Attack boost.

History

Before Black, White

Redirects Electric moves without negating them or granting any Special Attack boost. Does not redirect Hidden Power.

Before Diamond, Pearl

Does not affect non-damaging Electric moves, i.e. Thunder Wave. Increases the frequency of Match Call calls on the overworld if any party Pokémon has this ability.

Before Emerald

Has no overworld effect.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen

Draws electrical moves.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The Pokémon draws in all Electric-type moves.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Draws in all Electric-type moves to up Sp. Attack.

Generation 6
X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Draws in all Electric-type moves to boost its Sp. Atk stat.

Generation 7
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon

The Pokémon draws in all Electric-type moves. Instead of being hit by Electric-type moves, it boosts its Sp. Atk.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ひらいしん (hiraishin)
ひらいしん
Korean
피뢰침
Chinese
避雷針
避雷针
French
Paratonnerre
German
Blitzfänger
Spanish
Pararrayos
Italian
Parafulmine
Czech
Hromosvod

Pokémon

Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Normal: May be found normally on Pokémon.
Cubone Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
Marowak Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Alolan Marowak Alolan Marowak Fire Ghost Cursed Body
Lightning Rod
Rock Head
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Marowak Marowak Fire Ghost Cursed Body
Lightning Rod
Rock Head
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
80 85 95 30 30 25 345
Rhydon Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
105 130 120 45 45 40 485
Rhyperior Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Solid Rock
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
115 140 130 55 55 40 535
Mega Sceptile Mega Sceptile Grass Dragon Lightning Rod ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
70 110 75 145 85 145 630
Electrike Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
Manectric Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
Blitzle Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Zebstrika Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
Togedemaru Electric Steel Iron Barbs
Lightning Rod
Sturdy
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
65 98 63 40 73 96 435
Totem Togedemaru Totem Togedemaru Electric Steel Iron Barbs
Lightning Rod
Sturdy
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
65 98 63 40 73 96 435
Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Hidden: Found on Pokémon from the Dream World and Dream Radar, as well as a few Pokémon from specific in-game encounters.
Pichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Cosplay Pikachu Cosplay Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Original Cap Pikachu Original Cap Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Hoenn Cap Pikachu Hoenn Cap Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Pikachu Rock Star Pikachu Rock Star Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Pikachu Belle Pikachu Belle Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Sinnoh Cap Pikachu Sinnoh Cap Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Pikachu Pop Star Pikachu Pop Star Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Unova Cap Pikachu Unova Cap Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Kalos Cap Pikachu Kalos Cap Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Pikachu Ph.D. Pikachu Ph.D. Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Alola Cap Pikachu Alola Cap Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Pikachu Libre Pikachu Libre Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Pikachu Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
Raichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 90 55 90 80 110 485
Goldeen Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
Seaking Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 80 92 65 65 80 68 450
Plusle Electric Plus
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 50 40 85 75 95 405

33 Pokémon

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