If a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a multi-strike move that makes contact, each hit has an independent chance to activate this Ability.
Generation IV onward
The chance for Static to paralyze is lowered to 30%.
Outside of battle
From Pokémon Emerald onward, if a Pokémon with Static is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), then there is a 50% chance the game will force an encounter with an Electric-type Pokémon, if one is possible. As of Pokémon Sword and Shield, it shares this effect with Lightning Rod.
In Pokémon Sword and Shield only, this chance is 51% instead.
In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, this Ability has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Static
In other games
In the anime
|The Pokémon is charged with static electricity, so contact with it may cause paralysis.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|When Pikachu uses or gets hit by a physical attack, yellow static electricity appears around the opponent, paralyzing it.|
|Ash's Pikachu||Balance of Power||Debut|
|When Elekid uses or gets hit by a physical attack, yellow static electricity appears around the opponent, paralyzing it.|
|Paul's Elekid||Shapes of Things to Come!||None|
|When Emolga gets hit by a physical attack, yellow static electricity appears around the opponent's body, paralyzing it.|
|Iris's Emolga||The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk!||None|
In the manga
|The Pokémon is charged with static electricity and may paralyze attackers with it.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Alakazam raises its hands and points them at the opponent. Static electricity then comes out of its hands and hits the opponent, paralyzing it.|
|Blue's Alakazam||Secrets from Sneasel||Debut |
Used via Role Play
- In Secrets from Sneasel, Yellow's Pikachu, Chuchu, was revealed to have Static as her Ability.
- In volume 23, Red's Pikachu, Pika, was revealed to have Static as his Ability.
- Gold's Pichu, Pibu, is revealed to have Static as his Ability in the PokéSPedia data-book.
- Crystal's Flaaffy, Lt. Surge's Electabuzz and Raichu, and Jasmine's Ampharos, Amphy, are revealed to have Static as their Ability.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Cute Charm|
|Cute Charm • Effect Spore • Flame Body • Poison Point • Static|
|Wild Pokémon type-influencing Abilities|
|Flash Fire • Harvest • Lightning Rod • Magnet Pull • Static • Storm Drain|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|