Static (Ability)

Static せいでんき
Static Electricity
Flavor text
Generation III
Paralyzes on contact.
Generation IV
Contact with the Pokémon may cause paralysis.
Generation V
Contact with the Pokémon may cause paralysis.
Generation VI
Contact with the Pokémon may cause paralysis.
Generation VII
The Pokémon is charged with static electricity, so contact with it may cause paralysis.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon is charged with static electricity, so contact with it may cause paralysis.

Static (Japanese: せいでんき Static Electricity) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with this Ability is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a 30% chance that the attacking Pokémon will become paralyzed. This can affect Ground-type Pokémon.

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.

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.

Pokémon with Static

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Pikachu
Electric Electric Static None Lightning Rod
  Pikachu
Pikachu in a cap
Electric Electric Static None None
  Raichu
Electric Electric Static None Lightning Rod
  Voltorb
Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
  Voltorb
Hisuian Form
Electric Grass Soundproof Static Aftermath
  Electrode
Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
  Electrode
Hisuian Form
Electric Grass Soundproof Static Aftermath
  Electabuzz
Electric Electric Static None Vital Spirit
  Zapdos
Electric Flying Pressure None Static
  Pichu
Electric Electric Static None Lightning Rod
  Pichu
Spiky-eared Pichu
Electric Electric Static None None
  Mareep
Electric Electric Static None Plus
  Flaaffy
Electric Electric Static None Plus
  Ampharos
Electric Electric Static None Plus
  Elekid
Electric Electric Static None Vital Spirit
  Electrike
Electric Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
  Manectric
Electric Electric Static Lightning Rod Minus
  Emolga
Electric Flying Static None Motor Drive
  Stunfisk
Ground Electric Static Limber Sand Veil
  Toxel
Electric Poison Rattled Static Klutz
  Arctozolt
Electric Ice Volt Absorb Static Slush Rush
  Pawmi
Electric Electric Static Natural Cure ???
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.

In other games

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Static is Pikachu's Ability. It slows down all enemies nearby by paralyzing them for a short time when receiving damage. This Ability goes on a 30s cooldown after it's triggered.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Paralyzes attackers.
MDTDS Paralyzes an attacker who lands a direct-contact attack.
BSL こうげきしてきた ポケモンを まひじょうたいに してしまう
Conq. Shock the target, with a potential to inflict paralysis.
MDGtI May inflict the Paralysis status condition on an attacker when the Pokémon is hit by a direct attack.*
When the Pokémon is hit with a direct attack like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker is sometimes afflicted with the Paralysis status condition!*
SMD When the Pokémon is hit with a contact move like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker sometimes gets paralysis!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon is hit with a contact move, like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker is sometimes afflicted with Paralysis.


In the anime

       
Elekid Pikachu Emolga Effect
The Pokémon is charged with static electricity, so contact with it may cause paralysis.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pikachu 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
  Elekid 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
  Emolga 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

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 靜電 Jihngdihn
Mandarin 靜電 / 静电 Jìngdiàn
  Czech Statická elektřina
  Dutch Statisch
  Finnish Staattinen
  French Statik
  German Statik
  Italian Statico
  Korean 정전기 Jeongjeon'gi
  Polish Statyczność
  Portuguese Estática
  Romanian Static
  Russian Статическое электричество Staticheskoe elektrichestvo
  Spanish Elec. Estática*
Elec. Estát.*
  Turkish Statik
  Vietnamese Tĩnh điện



Variations of the Ability Cute Charm
Cute CharmEffect SporeFlame BodyPoison PointStatic
Wild Pokémon type-influencing Abilities
Flash FireHarvestLightning RodMagnet PullStaticStorm Drain


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