Lightning Rod

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


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.

Out-of-Battle Effect

If the lead Pokémon has this ability, there is a 50% chance that encounters will be with an Electric Pokémon, if applicable.

Pokémon with Lightning Rod as a standard ability (6)

Phoenixdex Pokémon (6)

Pokémon with Lightning Rod as a hidden ability (2)

Phoenixdex Pokémon (2)