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Lightning Rod(JP) is a Pokémon ability introduced in the third generation.

Description

When a single-target Electric-type move is used, the ability holder draws all Electric moves towards it, even if it was used by an ally. Originally, the ability would absorb the attacks but, it was updated in the fifth generation, to give the Pokémon a Special Attack boost by one stage when hit except for ground types. This was fixed in the seventh generation. Cell Battery will not trigger while Lightning Rod is active. In Triple Battles, Lightning Rod cannot draw attacks that are out of range.

If another Pokémon becomes the center of attention via Follow Me or Rage Powder or the target of Spotlight, Electric-type moves will be directed to it instead of the Pokémon with Lightning Rod.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, a Pokémon with Lightning Rod draws in all enemy Electric-type attacks on the floor, and their damage/effect is completely neutralized. Dungeon enemies with Lightning Rod can negate the Lightning Rod of the player's team.

Pokémon with the Ability

Cubone Marowak Rhyhorn Rhydon Mega Sceptile
PKMN104 PKMN105 PKMN111 PKMN112 PKMN254-M
Electrike Manectric Rhyperior Blitzle Zebstrika
PKMN309 PKMN310 PKMN464 PKMN522 PKMN523
Togedemaru Pincurchin
PKMNSM777 PKMNSS871

As a Hidden Ability

Pikachu Raichu Goldeen Seaking Pichu Plusle
PKMN025 PKMN026 PKMN118 PKMN119 PKMN172 PKMN311

Trivia

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