LightningRod VS Motor Drive

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    Default LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Yes, an Ability poll.

    In this poll, we have LightningRod and Motor Drive. Both of these Abilities are very similar to each other. They're both predominantly equipped by Electric-types, they both completely neutralize incoming Electric attacks (even Status-based ones), and they both raise a stat upon doing so: Sp. Attack for LightningRod (Gen. V), and Speed for Motor Drive. They're also more widespread because of the Dream World.

    Which ability do you prefer?

    I'm not totally used to the new LightningRod, and I always loved luring Electric attacks for my Electivire, so Motor Drive for me. However, LightningRod has its uses, particularly on Zapdos (Dream World).
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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    I'mma choose Lightningrod because, since these abilities are predominantly given to Electric types (who, by extension, are fast... most of the time), I think a Sp. Attack boost is usually more useful than a Speed boost.

    Of course, it all depends on the Pokemon. Electivire would benefit more from Motor Drive while Raichu probably prefers Lightningrod, for example.
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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy View Post
    ...while Raichu probably prefers Lightningrod...
    I know Pikachu does. I made a post about that earlier.
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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Motor Drive for me. It sounds cool, and I'm always up for speed improvement. Lightningrod on the otherhand, is good at times, but not always. (Dream World Seaking has Lightningrod...-_-')

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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Motor Drive. I find it more useful.

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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Since when does Lightningrod raise SpecialAttack?

    I think that it depends on the pokemon. If you have a slow-medium pokemon, you need Motordrive. But I think a SpA boost can help anytime, unless your poke is a physical sweeper or something.

    I'll go with LightningRod I guess, as it has that nice perk in double battles.

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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Roulette Dares View Post
    Since when does Lightningrod raise SpecialAttack?

    I think that it depends on the pokemon. If you have a slow-medium pokemon, you need Motordrive. But I think a SpA boost can help anytime, unless your poke is a physical sweeper or something.

    I'll go with LightningRod I guess, as it has that nice perk in double battles.
    It got buffed in Gen V. It now absorbs Electric attacks (making the user immune to them) and boosts your special attack in the process.
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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    I'm a fan of the speed boost of Motor Drive, but I voted before I knew about Lightningrod being changed. Both are pretty amazing, but I think I'll stick with Motor Drive.

    Seaking with Lightningrod is epic cause that means its only weakness is grass type. Talk about screwing with someone's head if they don't know.
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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    im with motor drive
    its how my e-vire sweeps
    and after you said conbining the regargable battey onto e-vire in gen V
    i saw how much of a threat that he was going to become ;P

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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    I am glad Lightning Rod gets a boost this time, considering how some Pokemon got the ability and cannot fully capitalise its advantages, since they are not so bulky themselves.

    The distribution of Lightning Rod is interesting to say the least. Aside from Ground-type Pokemon would would be immune to the effects of any Electric move, we have some Pokemon who would make use of this ability like Zapdos, Pikachu and Raichu, and an oddity, which is Seaking, who appreciates the immunity. Motor Drive has less distribution, with only three fully-evolved Pokemon getting it. Electivire is the only one who needs to make use of it, though, I suppose. The only Pokemon with both abilities are the electric zebras.

    I think I prefer Motor Drive, for its speed boost, but I prefer the other ability Lightning Rod more, because most of the Pokemon that gets it benefit from it more than the ones with Motor Drive.

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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    I think motor drive is slightly better.
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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Lightningrod isn't always useful (only if you focus on Double Battles), and Motor Drive is always on E-vire, so the only way to take advantage of it is through your partner, switching or poor AI. Motor Drive switching is beast, though, and it's earned me its share of wins, it gets my vote.

    EDIT: Missed the note on the new Lightingrod. I'll have to recast my vote once I try it out.

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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Of course it depends on the Pokemon, but the only instance when I've relied on either of them was with Electivire, in which Motor Drive came in handy.
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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Motor Drive sounds cooler :P

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    Default Re: LightningRod VS Motor Drive

    Lightning Rod is better now. Things like Pikachu will really like it.

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