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In double battles,the pokemon with the ability storm drain and lightningrod take all the damage from electric and water attacks instead of the other pokemon.What is so useful about that?

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Lets say you have a Rydon with lightingrod, and a water type. instead of doing harsh damage when aimed at your water type, any electric move will hit rydon instead, who is immune- very helpful

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And vice versa to protect rhydon if the water type has storm drain
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Lightning rod is useful to protect your pokemon from electric attack in 2 on 2 battles. pokemon that are weak to those attacks can safely switch in. same for storm drain. If you have a pokemon with volt absorb or water absorb, try using charge beam or surf respectively, it will restore their health while damaging foes.

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It protects it's ally. The bad thing is if the other pokemon has water absorb.

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