Storm Drain (ability)


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.

Other languages

English Storm Drain
Japanese よびみず (Yobimizu)
German Sturmsog
French Lavabo
Italian Acquascolo
Spanish Colector

Pokémon with Storm Drain

Storm Drain as a hidden ability