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Hail (weather condition)

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Hail
あられ Hail
Hail V Field Blizzard.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!" "(The wild/opposing) <Pokémon> is buffeted by the hail!"
When hail ends "The hail stopped."

On the field

Game Region Location Conditions
DPPt Sinnoh Route 216 Always; mostly heavy snow, with the occasional blizzard
DPPt Sinnoh Route 217 Always a blizzard
DPPt Sinnoh Acuity Lakefront, Mt. Coronet peak Always heavy snow
DPPt Sinnoh Snowpoint City Always light snow
DPPt Sinnoh Mt. Coronet peak Always heavy snow
HGSS Johto Mt. Silver peak Always heavy snow
BWB2W2 Unova Driftveil City, Cold StorageBW, Route 6 Most days during winter; light and heavy snow
BWB2W2 Unova Mistralton City, Route 7, Twist Mountain Most days during winter; light and heavy snow
BWB2W2 Unova Icirrus City, Dragonspiral Tower, Route 8 Most days during winter; light and blizzard snow
B2W2 Unova Floccesy Town, Route 20, Floccesy Ranch Most days during winter; light snow only
B2W2 Unova Virbank City, Virbank Complex Most days during winter; light snow only
XY Kalos Dendemille Town Occasionally; light snow only
XY Kalos Frost Cavern Occasionally, outside only;
heavy snow, day and night*, or light only, only during the day*
XY Kalos Route 17 Always
XY Kalos Anistar City Occasionally; light snow only

Effects

In battle

Advantages

Disadvantages

Outside of battle

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

Variations

Light snow

Snow falls slowly to the ground. Only found in Snowpoint City in Generation IV. In Generation V, it is found on many days during winter in all places snow falls. In Generation VI, it is occasionally found in Dendemille Town and Anistar City, and sometimes falls outside Frost Cavern in the day after rescuing Abomasnow. No battles take place outside any buildings in Snowpoint City, so it is unclear if any weather condition is assumed in battle in Generation IV. In Generation V, however, light snow does not create the Hail weather condition in battle, while in Generation VI it does.

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. In Generation IV, it is found on Route 216, Acuity Lakefront, and at the summit of Mt. Silver. In Generation V, it is found on some days during the winter in Driftveil City, Cold StorageBW, Route 6, Mistralton City, Route 7, and Twist Mountain. In Generation VI, heavy snow always falls on Route 17, as well as sometimes outside Frost Cavern, although only before rescuing Abomasnow.

Blizzard

Snow whips around, making it difficult to see. In Generation IV, it is found on Route 217, and less often on Route 216. In Generation V, it is only found occasionally in Icirrus City, Dragonspiral Tower, and Route 8 in the winter.

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 XY 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 XY 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

Hail IV Field Light.png Hail V Field Light.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 XY 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

Heavy snow

Hail IV Field Heavy.png Hail V Field Heavy.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 XY 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

Hail IV Field Blizzard.png Hail V Field Blizzard.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 XY 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

Trivia

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


Weather conditions
Intense sunlightRainSandstormHailShadowy auraFogStrong winds