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Hail (weather condition)

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Hail
あられ Hail
Dragonspiral Tower hail.png
Hail V.png
Move Ability
Hail Snow Warning

Hail (Japanese: あられ Hail) is a weather condition introduced in battle in Generation III. It was introduced in the overworld in Generation IV.

It will last for five turns if created using Hail (eight if the user is holding a Icy Rock) or Snow Warning (Generation VI only). If encountered in the overworld or created using Snow Warning (prior to Generation VI), it will last until replaced.

Description

Event Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI
If naturally occurring N/A "It started to hail!" "It started to hail!"
Hail used "It started to hail!"
Snow Warning activated N/A "(The wild/foe's) <Pokémon>'s Snow Warning whipped up a hailstorm!"
After turn is complete "Hail continues to fall." (no text)
When damaging Pokémon "(Wild/Foe) <Pokémon> is pelted by Hail!" "(The wild/foe's) <Pokémon> is buffeted by the Hail!" "(The wild/foe's) <Pokémon> is buffeted by the hail!"
When hail ends "The hail stopped."

On the field

Game Region Location Conditions
DPPt Sinnoh Route 216 Always
DPPt Sinnoh Route 217 Always
DPPt Sinnoh Acuity Lakefront Always
DPPt Sinnoh Mt. Coronet peak Always
HGSS Johto Mt. Silver peak Always
BWB2W2 Unova Route 6 During winter
BWB2W2 Unova Route 7 During winter
BWB2W2 Unova Route 8 During winter
BWB2W2 Unova Icirrus City During winter
BWB2W2 Unova Dragonspiral Tower During winter
XY Kalos Frost Cavern Outside only
XY Kalos Route 17 Always

Effects

In battle

Advantages

Disadvantages

Outside of battle

Since Generation IV, Sweet Scent will fail if it is hailing in the area, or if any other weather condition is present.

Variations

Light snow

Found in Snowpoint City (Also occasionally found in Dendemille Town). No battles take place outside any buildings in Snowpoint City or Dendemille Town so it is unclear if any weather condition is assumed in battle.

Heavy snow

Snow falls more quickly and heavily, falling diagonally from one of the top corners of the screen (leaving the impression that it is being carried by strong winds), and sometimes appears to be mixed with hail. Found on Route 216, Acuity Lakefront and sometimes in Icirrus City and Route 8 during the Winter.

Blizzard

Snow whips around, making it difficult to see. Found on Route 217, and less often on Route 216.

In the anime

Main article: Hail (move) → In the anime
Main article: Snow Warning (ability) → In the anime

In the manga

Main article: Hail (move) → In the manga
Main article: Snow Warning (ability) → In the manga

In other generations

In battle

Hail III.png Hail IV.png Hail V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Hail PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In the overworld

Light snow Snowpoint City.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Heavy snow Acuity Lakefront.png Dragonspiral Tower hail.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Blizzard snow Route 216.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Unused snow weather in Generation III

Trivia

  • An unused hail quote appears within the code of the games.
The hail crashes down.BWB2W2


Weather conditions
Intense sunlightRainSandstormHailShadowy auraFog