Air Lock (Ability)

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Air Lock エアロック
Air Lock
Flavor text
Generation III
Negates weather effects.
Generation IV
Eliminates the effects of weather.
Generation V
Eliminates the effects of weather.
Generation VI
Eliminates the effects of weather.

Air Lock (Japanese: エアロック Air Lock) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. It is the signature Ability of Rayquaza. Possessing this Ability ties Rayquaza to its mythology of stopping the battle between Kyogre and Groudon by stopping their influence on the weather.


In battle

When a Pokémon with Air Lock is in battle, all effects of weather are negated (though the weather itself does not disappear).

Generation V

When a Pokémon with Air Lock is brought out, the message "The effects of weather disappeared." will be displayed after the Ability is announced.

Generation VI

During extremely harsh sunlight, heavy rain, and a mysterious air current, even if a Pokémon is negating the effects of weather with Air Lock, the moves Sunny Day, Rain Dance, Sandstorm, and Hail will still fail if used, and the Abilities Drought, Drizzle, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will still fail to activate. However, all other effects of these weather conditions are negated by Air Lock.

Outside of battle

Air Lock has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, the current weather will be changed to Clear every 36 turns. Air Lock will take precedence over Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning. Additionally, this Ability prevents the use of the moves Sunny Day, Rain Dance, Hail, and Sandstorm.

Pokémon with Air Lock

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying Air Lock None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 氣閘 / 气闸 Qìzhá
France Flag.png French Air Lock
Germany Flag.png German Klimaschutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Riparo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에어록 Air-Lock
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Bloqueio Aéreo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bucle Aire
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Hava Kilidi

Variations of the Ability Air Lock
Air LockCloud Nine

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