Restores HP if hit by a Water-type move, instead of taking damage.
Water Absorb (Japanese: ちょすい Water Storage) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.
When a Pokémon with Water Absorb is hit by a
Water-type move, its HP is restored by one quarter of its maximum HP, and the move will have no effect on that Pokémon (if a Pokémon with this Ability already has full HP, the Water-type move will do nothing).
Multi-strike moves, such as Water Shuriken, will only activate the Ability once.
Water Absorb will not activate if the Pokémon is
protected from the Water-type move.
If a Pokémon with Water Absorb is holding an
Absorb Bulb or Luminous Moss, Water Absorb absorbs the move, so the item's effect is not triggered.
Outside of battle
Water Absorb has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Water Absorb In other games In the anime In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga In
volume 42, Gold's Polibo was revealed to have Water Absorb as his Ability. Gold's Mantine, Tibo, was revealed to have Water Absorb as his Ability. In other languages