Forecast (Ability)

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Forecast てんきや
Flavor text
Generation III
Changes with the weather.
Generation IV
Castform transforms with the weather.
Generation V
Castform transforms with the weather.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Forecast (Japanese: てんきや Weatherman) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. It is the signature Ability of Castform.


In battle

During weather conditions, Forecast will change the type of the Pokémon with this Ability.
The type of a Pokémon with this Ability will change as follows:

This Ability is made specifically for Castform, so if other Pokémon obtains this Ability, it will have no effect. Conversely, if Castform loses Forecast, it will be stuck in whatever form it was in at the time until it regains the ability.

If a Pokémon with this ability has its type changed through other means, such as Soak or Conversion, its type will be reverted to match that of the current weather condition at the end of the turn.

Outside of battle

Forecast has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Forecast

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Castform Castform Fire Fire Forecast None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Bart Castform Forecast Rain Dance.png Bart Castform Forecast.png None.png
Castform in heavy rain Castform
The user's body glows and changes to an alternate form depending on the weather.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
351H Castform Castform's body glows white when the weather is calm and it transforms into its Normal form.
Bart's Castform Unfair-Weather Friends Debut
351 Castform Castform's body glows blue when it starts to rain and it transforms into its Rainy form.
Bart's Castform Unfair-Weather Friends None
351R Castform Castform's body glows red when there isn't a cloud in the sky and it transforms into its Sunny form.
Bart's Castform Unfair-Weather Friends None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 天氣預報 Tiānqì Yùbào
France Flag.png French Météo
Germany Flag.png German Prognose
Greece Flag.png Greek Πρόγνωση
Italy Flag.png Italian Previsioni
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기분파 Gibunpa
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Previsão do Tempo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Predicción

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