Snow Warning (Ability)

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Snow Warning ゆきふらし
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Generation IV
The Pokémon summons a hailstorm in battle.
Generation V
The Pokémon summons a hailstorm in battle.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Snow Warning (Japanese: ゆきふらし Snowfall) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature Ability of Snover and Abomasnow.


In battle

Snow Warning will summon a hailstorm in battle. Its effects are the same as Hail but, instead of lasting for five turns, it lasts for the whole battle until replaced. If a Pokémon with Snow Warning is sent out in the same turn as another Pokémon whose Ability affects the weather, the slower Pokémon's Ability will override the faster Ability.

Outside of battle

Snow Warning has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Snow Warning

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Snover Snover Grass Ice Snow Warning None Soundproof
Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice Snow Warning None Soundproof
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.


  • Just like the move Hail debuted one generation after all three other weather moves, this Ability debuted one generation after the three other weather-summoning Abilities.
  • Currently, this is the only weather-changing Ability that is exclusive to a single evolutionary family.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 降雪 Jiàngxuě
France Flag.png French Alerte Neige
Germany Flag.png German Hagelalarm
Italy Flag.png Italian Scendineve
South Korea Flag.png Korean 눈퍼뜨리기 Nun Peotteurigi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Aviso da Neve
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nevada

Variations of the Ability Drizzle
DrizzleDroughtSand StreamSnow Warning
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