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Castform (Pokémon)

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Castform
ポワルン Powalen
#351
351Castform.png
Normal art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
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
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Fairy and
Indeterminate 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 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 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 of the body changes into a mint green cumulonimbus cloud that also appears to resemble a decorative ice sculpture. Strangely, 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 and fog). Castform is capable of various Fire-, Water-, Ice-, Electric- and Template:Type2 moves. Castform is one of the few Pokémon that can learn Weather Ball.

Behavior

This Pokémon's feelings change with the weather.

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

A Castform in the anime

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

A Castform also appeared in Saved by the Beldum.

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

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

File:Adventures Castform.png
A Castform in the 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 Ruru, Popo was Ruby's Smart contest Pokémon.

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

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 {{{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
Rare Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Treehouse
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/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

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

Normal

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
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
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

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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:#C6C6A7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution or alternate form 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

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
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A 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

  • Castform's weather-based transformations are the same color whether or not it is Shiny.
  • When Castform undergoes a weather-based transformation, the graphical interlude is the same as that of a Pokémon using the move Transform.
  • It is the only Pokémon able to learn both Ember and Water Gun, as well as the only Pokémon able to learn both Ember and Powder Snow.
  • Castform will not transform in fog, during a sandstorm or in Shadow Sky.
    • However, in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, fog transforms it into its Rain form.
    • Weather Ball will become a Template:Type2 attack in a sandstorm, despite Castform not having an elemental form for it.
  • Castform's Weather Ball will always receive STAB, even when its form is changed, except in a sandstorm, when Shadow Sky is active, or if it loses its ability because of Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, or Skill Swap.
    • Castform is the only Pokémon to receive this benefit from Weather Ball.
  • Castform and Cherrim are the only Pokémon to date that change with the weather.
    • They are also the only fully-evolved Pokémon that can change forms freely and are not banned from tournaments.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Castform is a body size 4 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 is probably for game balance reasons.
  • Castform's weather-based transformations cannot be viewed in the forms section of the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl or Pokémon Platinum Pokédex, nor do they appear on the field in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. They do, however, appear in the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokédex forms section.
  • Despite several Pokédex entries stating that its molecules are just like water, it is not a Water-type Pokémon, though it does become one in rain. It may also be a reference to the fact that it resembles a living cloud.

Origin

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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 as well.

Powalen may be a combination of 天気予報 tenkyohō, weather forecast, and 変わる kawaru, to change or transform.

In other languages

  • German: Formeo - From form.
  • French: Morphéo - From morph and météo (weather forecast).
  • Korean: 캐스퐁 Caspong
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 漂浮泡泡 Piāo Fú Pào Pào - "Floating puff/bubble".

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