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Castform (Pokémon)

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Milotic #350: Milotic
Pokémon
#352: Kecleon Kecleon
Castform
Weather Pokémon
ポワルン
Powalen
#351
Normal Castform
Normal Castform
Sunny Form Castform
Sunny Form Castform
Rainy Form Castform
Rainy Form Castform
Snowy Form Castform
Snowy Form Castform
Snowy Form Castform
Snowy Form Castform

Castform

Castform
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Normal Unknown
Normal
Fire Unknown
Sunny Form
Water Unknown
Rainy Form
Ice Unknown
Snowy Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Forecast Cacophony
Sunny Form
Cacophony
Rainy Form

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Castform Sunny Form

Mega Castform Rainy Form
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Fairy and Amorphous
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
Normal
0'0" 0 m
Sunny Form
0'0" 0 m
Rainy Form
0'0" 0 m
Snowy Form
Weight
1.8 lbs. 0.8 kg
Normal
0 lbs. 0 kg
Sunny Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Rainy Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Snowy Form
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#351
Kanto
#000
Johto
#142
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#163
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
145
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
147
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Normal
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Sunny Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Rainy Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Snowy Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
Sunny Form
Footprint
F351.png None.png
Sunny Form
Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
70
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Castform (Japanese: ポワルン Powalen) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has the ability to change forms depending on the current weather.

  • While the weather is calm, foggy, a sandstorm, or Shadow Sky, it is in Normal form and is a Normal type.
  • While the weather is sunny, it is in Sunny Form and is a Fire type.
  • While the weather is rain, it is in Rainy Form and is a Water type.
  • While the weather is snow or hail, it is in Snowy Form and is an Ice type.

Biology

Castform is an artificial Pokémon that changes appearance and attitude based on the weather. Its body is made of cells exactly like those of water molecules, causing its cellular structure to be altered by temperature and humidity. It uses this ability to protect its tiny body. In its Normal Form, it resembles a plain, gray cloud with a single wisp extending from the top of its head. When in its Sunny Form, its lower half becomes pure white, while the head turns orange has develops small orange spheres around it. This gives it the overall appearance of the sun above a small cloud. While in its Rain Form, it will have a dark gray lower half resembling a storm cloud. The head will be blue and resemble a raindrop. In its Snowy Form, its head turns purplish-blue. The rest of the body changes into the shape of a mint green, cumulonimbus cloud. Regardless of the form it takes, it will always have a large, spherical head and a lighter colored mask-like marking over its eyes. Aside from its various forms, Castform is able to utilize weather powers in the form of its previously signature move, Weather Ball. Despite its manmade origins, it can be found in grassland areas.

In the anime

A Snowy Form Castform in the anime

Major appearances

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

Minor appearances

A Castform appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

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

A Castform appeared in Saved by the Beldum.

A Coordinator's Castform appeared in its Sunny Form in Spontaneous Combusken!.

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

A Snowy Form Castform in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Castform, nicknamed Fofo, belongs to Ruby in Pokémon Adventures. Previously, she belonged to Mr. Stone, who was injured in an attack by Team Aqua. Fofo 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 Rara, Fofo was Ruby's Smart Contest Pokémon.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Snowy Form Castform in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Castform makes an appearance in Descent Of The Weather God!! of Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire. In that chapter, it showed the ability of transforming into many forms depending on the current weather.

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

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: image.

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 Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
White
Black 2 Temperature and weather affect its cellular structure, so this Pokémon changes form according to the weather.
White 2
Generation VI
X This Pokémon can change its cells, taking different forms based on the temperature and humidity.
Y It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Weather Institute
Emerald
Weather Institute
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trophy Garden
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Treehouse
Generation V
Black White
Dream World or Trade
Black 2 White 2
Route 6 (rustling grass)
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Seabreeze Trail (Normal; post-ending)
Glacier: Frozen Tundra (Snowy Form; post-ending)
Lake: Shimmering Lake (Rainy Form; post-ending)
Desert: Rugged Flats (Sunny Form; post-ending)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Mystic Water Mystic Water (100%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Mystic Water Mystic Water (100%)
Platinum
Black 2 White 2 Mystic Water Mystic Water (100%)

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

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Snowy Form

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
1010 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
1515 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2020 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —% 5
2020 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —% 5
2020 Hail Ice Status 0000 —% 10
3030 Weather Ball Ice Special 05050 100100% 10
4040 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
4040 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
4040 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Castform obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Castform
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Castform
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Castform
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Castform
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SlugmaMagcargoGulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Amnesia Psychic Status —% 20
KoffingWeezing Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
Clefairy Cosmic Power Psychic Status —% 20
JigglypuffWigglytuffGrimerMukDuskullDusclops
DusknoirYamaskCofagrigus
Disable Normal Status 100% 20
RaltsKirliaGardevoirGalladeDuskullDusclops
DusknoirSolosisDuosionReuniclus
Future Sight Psychic Special 120 100% 10
Mawile Guard Swap* Psychic Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusMismagiusShuppet
BanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirDrifloonDrifblim
YamaskCofagrigusFrillishJellicentLitwickLampent
Chandelure
Hex Ghost Special 65 100% 10
ClefairyRaltsKirliaGardevoirGalladeCherubi
CherrimMismagius
Lucky Chant Normal Status —% 30
DrifloonDrifblimSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusFrillish
Jellicent
Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 100% 5
Stunfisk Reflect Type* Normal Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Castform in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Castform in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Castform
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Castform
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Castform can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Castform cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Castform
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Castform
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

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
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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.gif 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.gif 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

  • When Castform changes forms with Forecast, the animation resembles the move Transform.
  • Castform is the only Pokémon in both the Fairy and Amorphous Egg Groups.
  • Castform's Weather Ball will always receive STAB in any of its forms unless in a sandstorm, under Shadow Sky, or if it loses Forecast.
    • Castform is the only Pokémon to receive this benefit from Weather Ball.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Castform has a body size of 4, despite it being a body size 1 in the first Mystery Dungeon games and having the same in-game sprite in the second Mystery Dungeon games. This may have been changed to balance gameplay.
  • Castform's weather-based transformations cannot be viewed in the forms section of the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Pokédex, nor do they appear on the field in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
    • All of Castform's forms will appear in the forms section of the HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokédex upon obtaining one, even if it never transformed.
  • Castform is the lightest Normal-type Pokémon.
  • Unlike most Pokémon with form differences, Castform's alternate forms have no Shiny variations of their own, so only the Normal form of a Shiny Castform will look different.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Castform resembles a living cloud and acts like weather in general, but it may also be based on a weather balloon. It is similar in both concept and design to a teru teru bōzu, a Japanese charm doll used to wish for good weather. Its forms and their types may have originated from the English saying "rain, hail, or shine". As Castform is said to be composed of molecules similar to water, its shape of a large sphere with two smaller orbs resembles an H2O molecule.

Name origin

Castform may be a combination of forecast (the prediction of weather) and transform or form (referring to its ability to change form depending on the weather). The German and French names reflect this.

Powalen may be a combination of ポワン powan (onomatopoeia of a sudden transformation, similar to "poof" in English) and 変わる kawaru (to change or transform).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポワルン Powalen From ポワン powan and 変わる kawaru
France Flag.png French Morphéo From morph and météo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Castform Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Formeo From Form and Meteorologie
Italy Flag.png Italian Castform Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 캐스퐁 Caspong Transliteration of English name


External links

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