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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?

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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.

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Great answer. I thought it would not become damaged but I was unsure if it lost the lightning rod ability. Thx. : )