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.
Draws in all Water-type moves to boost its Sp. Atk stat.
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
Draws in all Water-type moves. Instead of being hit by Water-type moves, it boosts its Sp. Atk.

Pokémon with Storm Drain

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

Storm Drain as a hidden ability

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