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If soak is used on a Pokemon with lightning rod ability, will electric damage hurt it?

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For example, if soak is used on a rhydon with lightningrod will electric damage hurt rhydon?

asked Aug 5, 2012 by Chimcharizard
I'm assuming No
i would have thought no coz abiltys dont change with soak

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It would be the same case as a Goldeen/Seaking getting hit with an electric move when it has LightingRod. It would absorb it and get a Special Attack Boost.

Gives an immunity to Electric-type attacks and, if the wielder is hit by an Electric-type attack, grants a Special Attack boost to the Pokemon. In double battles, it redirects Electric attacks towards the Lightningrod Pokemon, unless the move hits multiple Pokemon. If Hidden Power is Electric-type, it will be redirected and absorbed as well. If Follow Me is being used, an Electric-type move will hit the Follow Me user instead. Electric type Judgment hits through Lightningrod. There is no out of battle effect.


answered Aug 5, 2012 by Aura Warrior
selected Aug 6, 2012 by Chimcharizard
Great answer. I thought it would not become damaged but I was unsure if it lost the lightning rod ability. Thx. : )