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* Castform's forms will appear in the forms section of the HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokédex upon obtaining one, even if never transformed.
 
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Revision as of 18:21, 3 July 2013

Milotic #350: Milotic
Pokémon
#352: Kecleon Kecleon
Castform
ポワルン Powalen
#351
351Castform Rainy Form Dream.png
Rainy Form Dream World art
Type
Water Unknown
Category
Weather Pokémon
Ability
Forecast
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#142
Unova
#163
Regional Browser numbers
Height
1'00"
Imperial
0.3 m
Metric
Weight
1.8 lbs.
Imperial
0.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
White
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F351.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Fairy and
Amorphous groups
26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 145 Battle Exp.: 1451*

Castform (Japanese: ポワルン Powalen) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has the ability to change forms depending on the current weather.

  • While the weather is calm, foggy, a sandstorm, or Shadow Sky, it is in Normal form and is a Normal type.
  • While the weather is sunny, it is in Sunny Form and is a Fire type.
  • While the weather is rain, it is in Rainy Form and is a Water type.
  • While the weather is snow or hail, it is in Snowy Form and is an Ice type.

Biology

Physiology

Castform is an artificial Pokémon created by the Weather Institute in Hoenn. It was designed to help scientists predict the weather, and consequently changes its appearance (and type) when the weather changes.

In its natural state, Castform is small, gray and resembles a cloud. When it is extremely sunny, Castform's lower half becomes pure white while the head turns orange with smaller orange balls surrounding it. This gives Castform's head a shape that is similar to the sun. During rain, Castform's lower half becomes a darker shade of gray. The head is blue, resembling a drop of rain. In hail or snowy weather, Castform's head turns purplish-blue. The rest of the body changes into a mint green cumulonimbus cloud that also appears to resemble a decorative ice sculpture. Castform does not have a form for sandstorms or fog.

In all forms, Castform has markings around its eyes similar to a pair of sunglasses.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Castform has the aforementioned ability to change its form with the weather (although it lacks forms for sandstorms, fog, and Shadow Sky). In normal weather, sandstorms, fog, and Shadow Sky, Castform is in its Normal-type Normal form; in sunny weather, it is in its Fire-type Sunny Form; in rain, it is in its Water-type Rainy Form; in hail, it is in its Ice-type Snowy Form.

Castform is capable of learning many Fire-, Water-, Ice- and Normal-type moves. Castform is one of the few Pokémon that can learn Weather Ball.

Behavior

This Pokémon's feelings change with the weather.

Habitat

They usually live in grassland areas. Their Ability allows them to adapt to any habitat.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

A Rainy Form Castform in the anime

Major appearances

A Castform from the Weather Institute changed into various forms in Unfair Weather Friends.

Minor appearances

A Castform appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

A Castform made an appearance in Clamperl of Wisdom as one of the random Pokémon Spoink used to replace its lost pearl.

A Castform appeared in Saved by the Beldum.

A Coordinator's Castform appeared in its Sunny Form in Spontaneous Combusken!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG083 Castform Ash's Pokédex Castform, the Weather Pokémon. Castform is able to transform its appearance depending on the weather. It uses the power of nature to transform in order to protect its small body.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

A Rainy Form Castform in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Castform, nicknamed Popo, belongs to Ruby in Pokémon Adventures. Previously, she belonged to Mr. Stone, who was injured in an attack by Team Aqua. Popo was then given to Gabby and Ty to be cared for while he was being healed. She later decided to travel with Ruby when he began traveling with the reporters because she was lonely. Until he was reunited with Rara, Popo was Ruby's Smart Contest Pokémon.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Rainy Form Castform in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Castform makes an appearance in Descent Of The Weather God!! of Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire. In that chapter, it showed the ability of transforming into many forms depending on the current weather.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS189 This Pokémon changes its form according to the weather. It has learned to protect its small body using the powers of the nature.*

In the TCG

Main article: Castform (TCG)

Other appearances

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: image.

Castform was featured as one of the Pokémon released from a Poké Ball in the demo of Super Smash Bros. Brawl that appeared at Jumpfesta.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Castform's appearance changes with the weather. This Pokémon gained the ability to use the vast power of nature to protect its tiny body.
Sapphire Castform borrows the power of nature to transform itself into guises of the sun, rain clouds, and snow clouds. This Pokémon's feelings change with the weather.
Emerald It alters its form depending on the weather. Changes in the climate such as the temperature and humidity appear to affect its cellular structure.
FireRed It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold This Pokémon can change its cells, taking different forms based on the temperature and humidity.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
White
Black 2 Temperature and weather affect its cellular structure, so this Pokémon changes form according to the weather.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
One Weather Institute
Emerald
One Weather Institute
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Trophy Garden
Platinum
Rare Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Treehouse
Generation V
Black White
None Dream World or Trade
Black 2 White 2
Rare Route 6 (rustling grass)
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Plains
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Faraway (20F-29F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)
Pokémon Ranger Fall City
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Seabreeze Trail (Normal; post-ending)
Glacier: Frozen Tundra (Snowy Form; post-ending)
Lake: Shimmering Lake (Rainy Form; post-ending)
Desert: Rugged Flats (Sunny Form; post-ending)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Mystic Water Mystic Water (100%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Mystic Water Mystic Water (100%)
Platinum
Black 2 White 2 Mystic Water Mystic Water (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Speed: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total: 420   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
2/4 ★★☆☆
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
14/20 ★★☆☆


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:
Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Rainy Form

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 35
01010 01010 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
01010 01010 Ember Fire Special 04040 100}}100% 25
01010 01010 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100}}100% 25
02020 01515 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
03030 02020 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
03030 02020 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
03030 02020 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
04040 03030 Weather Ball Water Special 05050 100}}100% 10
05050 04040 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 080}}80% 5
05050 04040 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
05050 04040 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Castform obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Castform
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Castform
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Castform
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Castform
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlugmaMagcargoGulpinSwalot Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
KoffingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
JigglypuffWigglytuffGrimerMukDuskullDusclops
DusknoirYamaskCofagrigus
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusMismagiusShuppet
BanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirDrifloonDrifblim
YamaskCofagrigusFrillishJellicentLitwickLampent
Chandelure
Hex Ghost Special 50 100% 10
RaltsKirliaGardevoirGalladeDuskullDusclops
DusknoirSolosisDuosionReuniclus
Future Sight Psychic Special 100 100% 10
ClefairyClefableRaltsKirliaGardevoirGallade
CherubiCherrimMismagius
Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
DrifloonDrifblimSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusFrillish
Jellicent
Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 100% 5
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Castform in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Castform in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Castform
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Castform
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Castform can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Castform cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Castform
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Castform
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pleasant Forest Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 100% 5
Pleasant Forest Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Castform can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Castform
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Castform
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS351.png PinRS351.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani351.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP351.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.4%
Friend Area: Thunder Meadow
Phrases
51%-100% HP My appearance changes with the power of nature.
26%-50% HP My health is down to half already...
1%-25% HP I'm helpless... I have almost no power left...
Level up Yay! I leveled up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yay! I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP351.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Normal weather
Castform
Normal
Castform
 Normal 




Sunny weather
Castform
Sunny Form
Castform
 Fire 




Rainy weather
Castform
Rainy Form
Castform
 Water 




Snowy weather
Castform
Snowy Form
Castform
 Ice 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 351.png Spr 3e 351.png Spr 3r 351.png Spr b 3r 351.png
Spr 3r 351S.png Spr 3r 351S.png Spr 3r 351S.png Spr b 3r 351S.png
Spr 3r 351R.png Spr 3r 351R.png Spr 3r 351R.png Spr b 3r 351R.png
Spr 3r 351H.png Spr 3r 351H.png Spr 3r 351H.png Spr b 3r 351H.png
Spr 3r 351 s.png Spr 3e 351 s.png Spr 3r 351 s.png Spr b 3r 351 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 351.png Spr 4d 351.png Spr 4d 351.png Spr b 4d 351.png
Spr 4d 351S.png Spr 4d 351S.png Spr 4d 351S.png Spr b 4d 351S.png
Spr 4d 351R.png Spr 4d 351R.png Spr 4d 351R.png Spr b 4d 351R.png
Spr 4d 351H.png Spr 4d 351H.png Spr 4d 351H.png Spr b 4d 351H.png
Spr 4d 351 s.png Spr 4d 351 s.png Spr 4d 351 s.png Spr b 4d 351 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 351.png Spr 5b 351.png Spr b 5b 351.png
Spr 5b 351S.png Spr 5b 351S.png Spr b 5b 351S.png
Spr 5b 351R.png Spr 5b 351R.png Spr b 5b 351R.png
Spr 5b 351H.png Spr 5b 351H.png Spr b 5b 351H.png
Spr 5b 351 s.png Spr 5b 351 s.png Spr b 5b 351 s.png
CastformCastformCastformCastform For other sprites and images, please see Castform images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • When Castform undergoes a weather-based transformation, the graphical interlude is the same as that of a Pokémon using the move Transform.
  • No other Pokémon have same dual Egg Group as Castform. In this case, both in Fairy and Amorphous are unique.
  • Castform's Weather Ball will always receive STAB, even when its form is changed, except in a sandstorm or Shadow Sky, or if it loses Forecast.
    • Castform is the only Pokémon to receive this benefit from Weather Ball.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Castform is a body size 4 Pokémon, despite it being a body size 1 in the first Mystery Dungeon games, and its in-game sprite still being the same size in the second Mystery Dungeon games. This change might be for reasons related to game balance.
  • Castform's weather-based transformations cannot be viewed in the forms section of the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Pokédex, nor do they appear on the field in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. They do, however, appear in the forms section of the HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokédex.
  • Castform is the lightest Normal-type Pokémon.
  • Castform's forms will appear in the forms section of the HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokédex upon obtaining one, even if never transformed.
  • Castform's cry slightly resembles the sound of rain hitting an object.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

It appears to be intended to resemble and act like a living cloud. Its ability to change shape and type depending on the weather condition makes similar to a weather balloon. It's also similar both in concept and design to a teru teru bozu, a Japanese charm doll used to wish for good weather. Its forms, especially their typing, may have originated from the English saying "Rain, Hail or Shine".

Name origin

Castform may be a combination of forecast (the prediction of weather) and transform or form (referring to its ability to change form depending on the weather). The German and French names reflect this.

Powalen may be a combination of ポワン powan (onomatopoeia of a sudden transformation, similar to "poof" in English) and 変わる kawaru (to change or transform).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポワルン Powalen From ポワン powan and 変わる kawaru
France Flag.png French Morphéo From morph and météo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Castform Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Formeo From Form and Meteorologie
Italy Flag.png Italian Castform Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 캐스퐁 Caspong Transliteration of English name


External links

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