Storm Drain (ability)

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Storm Drain forces all single-target Water-type moves - used by any other Pokémon on the field - to target this Pokémon, and with 100% accuracy. The ability is most useful in double/triple 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.

Storm Drain will activate for an Water-type Hidden Power, but not Water-type Judgment.

The ability is overridden by other Pokémon becoming the center of attention from the moves Follow Me or Rage Powder.


In Generations 3-4, Storm Drain did not increase Special Attack nor give immunity to Water-type attacks. It also did not activate for Hidden Power.

Game descriptions

The Pokémon draws in all Water-type moves.
Black 2/White 2
Draws in all Water-type moves to up Sp. Attack.
X/Y Draws in all Water-type moves to boost its Sp. Atk stat.

Pokémon with Storm Drain

2nd ability
Hidden ability
422 Shellos Sticky Hold Sand Force
423 Gastrodon Sticky Hold Sand Force
456 Finneon Swift Swim Water Veil
457 Lumineon Swift Swim Water Veil

Storm Drain as a hidden ability

Other abilities
345 Lileep Suction Cups
346 Cradily Suction Cups
556 Maractus Water Absorb