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* When Castform undergoes a weather-based transformation, the graphical interlude is the same as that of a Pokémon using the move {{m|Transform}}.
 
* When Castform undergoes a weather-based transformation, the graphical interlude is the same as that of a Pokémon using the move {{m|Transform}}.
 
* Castform will not transform in [[Weather conditions#Fog|fog]] or during a [[Weather conditions#Sandstorm|sandstorm]].
 
* Castform will not transform in [[Weather conditions#Fog|fog]] or during a [[Weather conditions#Sandstorm|sandstorm]].
**However, in [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon]], fog transforms it into its Rain form. Also, despite Castform not changing type in a sandstorm, Weather Ball ''will'' still change type.
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**However, in [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon]], fog transforms it into its Rain form. Also, despite Castform not changing type in a sandstorm, [[Weather Ball]] ''will'' still change type.
 
* Castform's Weather Ball will always receive [[Same-type attack bonus|STAB]], even when its form is changed, except in a sandstorm.
 
* Castform's Weather Ball will always receive [[Same-type attack bonus|STAB]], even when its form is changed, except in a sandstorm.
 
* Along with {{p|Cherrim}} it is the only Pokémon to date to change when the weather changes.
 
* Along with {{p|Cherrim}} it is the only Pokémon to date to change when the weather changes.

Revision as of 11:16, 2 December 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Milotic
Pokémon
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Castform
ポワルン Powalen
#351
130
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Normal '
Category
Weather Pokémon
Ability
Forecast
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#142
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
Genderless
Breeding
Fairy and
Indeterminate groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon whose type can change to Fire, Water, or Ice depending on the current weather.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Castform is a small, grayish Pokémon that resembles a cloud. Castform appears to have a pair of white goggles; however, Castform's appearance (and type) can change depending on the weather.

In strong sunlight, 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 of the body changes into a greenish tornado.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Castform has the aforementioned ability to change its form with the weather (even though it lacks forms for sandstorms and fog). Castform is capable of various Fire-, Water-, Ice-, Electric- and Template:Type2 moves. Castform is one of only two Pokémon that can learn Weather Ball (the other is Roserade).

Behavior

Habitat

Castform prefers grassland.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Bart.jpg
A Castform in the anime.

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

In the manga

A Castform, nicknamed Popo, belongs to Ruby in Pokémon Special. 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 Ruru, Popo was Ruby's Smart contest Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Castform (TCG)

Other appearances

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 It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.
Generation IV
Diamond Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
Pearl Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
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 and Blue)
Mt. Faraway (20F-29F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Blizzard Island (1F-20F)
Shimmer Hill (1F-17F)

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.


Type effectiveness

Normal Castform

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

Sunny Castform

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

Rain Castform

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

Snow-cloud Castform

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

Template:Learnset intro Moves in Italics aren't STAB in normal form, but are for some of its other forms.

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0formes4

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

  • Castform's weather-based transformations are the same color whether or not it is Template:Shiny2.
  • When Castform undergoes a weather-based transformation, the graphical interlude is the same as that of a Pokémon using the move Transform.
  • Castform will not transform in fog or during a sandstorm.
  • Castform's Weather Ball will always receive STAB, even when its form is changed, except in a sandstorm.
  • Along with Cherrim it is the only Pokémon to date to change when the weather changes.

Origin

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.

Name origin

Castform's name seems to be a combination of forecast, predict the weather, and transform, referring to its ability to change type depending on the weather. The German and French names refer to this also. Its Japanese name may be a combination of 天気予報 tenkyohō, weather forecast, and 変わる kawaru, to change or transform.

In other languages

External links

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