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Hail (Japanese: あられ Hail) is a non-damaging Ice-type move introduced in Generation III. It has been TM07 since Generation III.
When Hail is used, a hailstorm will begin on the field. This effect will last for 5 turns. This clears any other type of weather.
While Hail is in effect, all Pokémon not of the Ice-type will be damaged for 1/16 of their maximum HP at the end of each turn. Synthesis, Morning Sun and Moonlight will recover only ¼ of the user's maximum HP. Additionally, Castform and the move Weather Ball become Ice-type.
Blizzard's accuracy increases to 100% during Hail. In Diamond and Pearl, it can strike through Protect and Detect with 30% accuracy. This was fixed in Platinum.
Pokémon with the Ice Body Ability recover 1/16 of their maximum HP each round. Pokémon with the Snow Cloak Ability increase their evasion by 20%. If an Icy Rock is held by the Pokémon using Hail at the time of use, the duration of Hail will increase from 5 to 8 turns.
Blizzard will now hit during Hail regardless of target's evasion and user's accuracy.
If heavy rain, extremely harsh sunlight, or strong winds are present, the move will fail.
|| Summons a hailstorm that strikes every turn.*|
Summons a hailstorm that hurts all types except Ice.RS*
Creates a hailstorm that damages all types except Ice.E*
|| A hailstorm lasting five turns damages all Pokémon except the Ice-type.
|| The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.*|
Summons a hailstorm that lasts for five turns. The hailstorm damages all types except Ice.*
| The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.
In the anime
| The user summons a hail storm.
|| First Used In
|| Froslass's body glows light blue and it floats into the sky. Then, thick clouds appear above the battlefield and a thick fog forms. Froslass then floats into the clouds. Snow starts to fall from the clouds, and occasionally large balls of hail fly down and hit the opponent repeatedly. When Froslass takes a lot of damage, the clouds fade away and disappear.
| Paul's Froslass
|| A Real Rival Rouser!
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other generations
- Hail is the only weather-inducing move that was not introduced in Generation II.
In other languages