Levitate (Ability)

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
By floating in the air, the Pokémon receives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
Generation VIII
By floating in the air, the Pokémon receives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.

Levitate (Japanese: ふゆう Floating) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Levitate renders the Pokémon with this Ability immune to damaging Ground-type moves (except Thousand Arrows). It also is unaffected by the effects of Arena Trap, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, Sticky Web, Rototiller, and terrain. Additionally, Poison-type Pokémon with Levitate do not remove Toxic Spikes upon switching in.

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.

Pokémon with this Ability are eligible to enter Sky Battles, except Gengar because its model lands on the ground when entering the battle.

Generation V

If an opponent uses a Ground-type move that targets a Pokémon with Levitate, the message "It doesn't affect [Pokémon]..." will be displayed.

Outside of battle

Levitate has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Levitate

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

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Levitate

 
Brycen-Man
 Dark  Psychic 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100
 
UFO
 Flying  Electric 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100
 
UFO 2
 Psychic  Electric 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100

In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Blocks all Ground-type moves.
MDTDS Keeps all Ground-type moves from hitting the Pokémon.
BSL じめんタイプの わざを うけない
Conq. Gives full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
MDGtI Ground-type moves don't damage the Pokémon.*
Ground-type moves won't damage the Pokémon!*
SMD Ground-type moves won't damage the Pokémon!
MDRTDX Ground-type moves, such as Magnitude, won't damage the Pokémon.


In the anime

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


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Trivia

  • Many non-Flying-type Pokémon that have been seen to be capable of floating or flying, such as Beedrill, cannot have this Ability.
  • Despite the fact that its descriptions from Generation IV on 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.
  • This is the most common Ability among the winning Video Game World Championships teams.
  • This is the most common Ability in Generation VII, with 40 different cases of it, including Mega Evolution and Pokémon with alternate forms.
  • This is the most common Ability to be a Pokémon's only Ability option.

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 *
  Dutch Levitatie
  French Lévitation
  German Schwebe
  Italian Levitazione
  Korean 부유 Buyu
  Polish Lewitacja
  Portuguese Levitação
  Romanian Levitație
  Russian Левитация Levitatsiya
  Spanish Levitación
  Turkish Havalanma
  Vietnamese Lơ lửng



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