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Recently I just went on a Metronome Battle streak, and then this guy came in with two shiny Volcanion with the following abilities:

• Lightning Rod
• Magic Bounce

I don't know how that's possible, is it because Metronome Battles allow AAA (Almost Any Ability) or what? I've been playing Metronome Battles for quite a while, and I haven't seen a single user using a Lighting Rod or Magic Bounce Volcanion.

Here's the link to the battle, for your reference:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7metronomebattle-988391447

As you can see, at Turn 3, the first Volcanion responded to Shock Wave with the Lightning Rod ability, and in Turn 5, Growl was countered with the Magic Bounce ability.

Any explanations?

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This is a Custom Game based format with even fewer restrictions than BH in terms of legality.
Restrictions
Here's what is not allowed:
Abilities:
Healing abilities (Grassy Surge, Poison Heal...)
Harming abilities (Iron Barbs, Rough Skin, Cursed Body)
Weather abilities (Snow Warning, Sand Stream, Desolate Land, Primordial Sea)
Delta Stream, Drought and Drizzle are NOT banned!
Wonder Guard, Fluffy, Fur Coat, Stamina, Huge Power, Pure Power, Moody, Cursed Body, Pressure, Protean
Sturdy + Shedinja
Dry Skin, Rain Dish

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