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Levitate (Ability)

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Is it confirmed in Generation VI and V that a Pokémon will not take damage with Levitate from a Pokémon using Sky Drop?
Levitate ふゆう
Floating
Flavor text
Generation III
Not hit by Ground attacks.
Generation IV
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Generation V
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Generation VI
Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Levitate (Japanese: ふゆう Floating) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Thirty-three Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Levitate renders the Pokémon with this Ability immune to damaging Ground-type moves (except Thousand Arrows) and the damage from Sky Drop. It also is unaffected by the effects of Arena Trap, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, Sticky Web, Rototiller, and terrain. Additionally, a Poison-type Pokémon with Levitate cannot remove Toxic Spikes.

These immunities are lost during Gravity or if the Pokémon with Levitate is holding an Iron Ball, is under the effects of Ingrain, or has been hit by Smack Down or Thousand Arrows. This Ability can also be suppressed by Gastro Acid or ignored by Mold Breaker, Teravolt, or Turboblaze.

Many Pokémon with this Ability are eligible to enter Sky Battles; however, some Pokémon with this Ability—such as Gengar—are ineligible, due to them landing on the ground when entering the battle.

Outside of battle

Levitate has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Levitate

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate None None
Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison Levitate None None
Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate None None
Koffing Koffing Poison Poison Levitate None None
Weezing Weezing Poison Poison Levitate None None
Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost Levitate None None
Unown Unown Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon Levitate None None
Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon Levitate None None
Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic Levitate None None
Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic Levitate None None
Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic Levitate None None
Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic Levitate None None
Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost Levitate None Frisk
Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Latias Latias Dragon Psychic Levitate None None
Latias Latias
Mega Latias
Dragon Psychic Levitate None None
Latios Latios Dragon Psychic Levitate None None
Latios Latios
Mega Latios
Dragon Psychic Levitate None None
Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost Levitate None None
Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic Levitate Heatproof Heavy Metal
Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic Levitate Heatproof Heavy Metal
Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Heat Rotom
Electric Fire Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Mow Rotom
Electric Grass Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Fan Rotom
Electric Flying Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Frost Rotom
Electric Ice Levitate None None
Rotom Rotom
Wash Rotom
Electric Water Levitate None None
Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon Levitate None None
Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic Levitate None None
Tynamo Tynamo Electric Electric Levitate None None
Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric Levitate None None
Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric Levitate None None
Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice Levitate None None
Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon Levitate None None
Vikavolt Vikavolt Bug Electric Levitate None Unknown
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Levitate

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Brycen-Man Brycen-Man Dark Psychic Levitate None None
UFO UFO Flying Electric Levitate None None
UFO 2 UFO 2 Psychic Electric Levitate None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Fantina Gengar Levitate.png Liza Lunatone Levitate.png None.png
Gengar Lunatone
The user can float in the air. It can also dodge Ground-type attacks by floating into the air.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
337 Lunatone Lunatone has the ability to float through the air. It is also unaffected by Rock-type attacks while floating.
Liza's Lunatone It's Still Rocket Roll to Me! Debut
094 Gengar Gengar has the ability to float through the air.
Fantina's Gengar A Shield with a Twist! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


Trivia

  • Many non-Flying-type Pokémon that have been seen to be capable of floating or flying, such as Beedrill, cannot have this Ability.
    • Shedinja also cannot have this Ability, but its Wonder Guard Ability gives it immunity to Ground-type moves. However, Shedinja is still affected by the effects of Arena Trap, Spikes, and Toxic Spikes.
  • Despite the fact that its description from Generation IV to VI descriptions state that Levitate gives immunity to all Ground-type moves, Pokémon with Levitate are affected by the status move Sand Attack.
  • Fan Rotom is the only Pokémon with this Ability to be naturally immune to Ground-type moves due to being Flying-type in Generation V and onward.
  • Bronzor and Bronzong are the only Pokémon that can have this Ability that also have a secondary Ability.
  • Despite having this Ability, Gengar, Vibrava, Eelektrik, and Eelektross (the latter three only in Generation V) land on the ground when sent out of their Poké Balls. All others with this Ability float without touching the ground.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 飄浮 Pīufàuh *
漂浮 Pīufàuh *
浮游 Fàuhyàuh *
Mandarin 飄浮 / 飘浮 Piāofú *
漂浮 Piāofú *
France Flag.png French Lévitation
Germany Flag.png German Schwebe
Italy Flag.png Italian Levitazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부유 Buyu
Poland Flag.png Polish Lewitacja
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Levitação
Romania Flag.png Romanian Levitație
Russia Flag.png Russian Левитация Levitatsiya
Spain Flag.png Spanish Levitación
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Havalanma


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