Storm Drain (ability)

Effect

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.

Changes

In Generation 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

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The Pokémon draws in all Water-type moves.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Draws in all Water-type moves to up Sp. Attack.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Draws in all Water-type moves to boost its Sp. Atk stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
Draws in all Water-type moves. Instead of being hit by Water-type moves, it boosts its Sp. Atk.
Sword​/​Shield 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