Lightning Rod (ability)
Lightning Rod forces all single-target Electric-type moves - used by any other Pokémon on the field - to target this Pokémon, and with 100% accuracy. This includes the status move Thunder Wave. 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.
In Generations 3-4, Lightning Rod did not increase Special Attack nor give immunity to Electric-type attacks. It also did not activate for Hidden Power.
In Generations 3-5, this ability's name was formatted as Lightningrod.
|Draws electrical moves.|
|The Pokémon draws in all Electric-type moves.|
Black 2/White 2
|Draws in all Electric-type moves to up Sp. Attack.|
|Draws in all Electric-type moves to boost its Sp. Atk stat.|
|Sun/Moon||The Pokémon draws in all Electric-type moves. Instead of being hit by Electric-type moves, it boosts its Sp. Atk.|
Pokémon with Lightning Rod
|104||Cubone||Rock Head||Battle Armor|
|105||Marowak||Rock Head||Battle Armor|
|Cursed Body||Rock Head|
|522||Blitzle||Motor Drive||Sap Sipper|
|523||Zebstrika||Motor Drive||Sap Sipper|
Lightning Rod as a hidden ability