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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 (Japanese: ふゆう Floating) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Thirty-three Pokémon can have this Ability.
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
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| 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
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga
- 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.
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