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Rain

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This article is about the weather condition rain. For the Badge given by Wallace or Juan, see Badge → Rain Badge.

Rain
あめ Rain
Virbank City rain.png
Rain.png
Move Ability
Rain Dance Drizzle

Rain (Japanese: あめ Rain) is a weather condition introduced in battle in Generation II. It was introduced in the overworld in Generation III.

Rain will last for five turns if created using Rain Dance or, since Generation VI, Drizzle; it will last eight turns if the user is holding a Damp Rock. If encountered in the overworld or created using Drizzle prior to Generation VI, rain will last until it is replaced.

Description

Event Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI
If naturally occurring N/A "It is raining." "It started to rain!" "It started to rain!"
Rain Dance used "A downpour started!" "It started to rain!"
Drizzle activated N/A "(Wild/Foe) <Pokémon>'s Drizzle made it rain!" "(The wild/foe's) <Pokémon>'s Drizzle made it rain!"
After turn is complete "Rain continues to fall." (no text)
When rain ends "The rain stopped."

On the field

Game Region Location Conditions
HGSS Johto Route 33 Always
HGSS Johto Lake of Rage Every day except Wednesday
E Hoenn Route 105 When Marine Cave is there
RSE Hoenn Route 119 Some days
RSE Hoenn Route 120 Always
RSE Hoenn Route 123 Some days
E Hoenn Route 125 When Marine Cave is there
E Hoenn Route 127 When Marine Cave is there
E Hoenn Route 129 When Marine Cave is there
SE Hoenn Eastern water routes After Kyogre is awakened but before battling it
DPPt Sinnoh Route 212 Always
DPPt Sinnoh Route 213 Sometimes
DPPt Sinnoh Route 214 Always (south leg only)
DPPt Sinnoh Route 215 Always
BW Unova Any route Wherever TornadusB or ThundurusW appears
BW Unova Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15,
16, 19, 20
Cycles based on time
BW Unova Driftveil City Sometimes
BW Unova Icirrus City Spring and Summer
B2W2 Unova Virbank City Sometimes
XY Kalos Route 8, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City,
Route 10, Geosenge Town
Sometimes
XY Kalos Route 14 Sometimes
XY Kalos Route 15 Sometimes
XY Kalos Route 16 Sometimes
XY Kalos Route 19 Sometimes
XY Kalos Route 21 Sometimes
XY Kalos Couriway Town Sometimes
XY Kalos Laverre City Sometimes
XY Kalos Kiloude City Sometimes

Effects

In battle

Advantages

Disadvantages

Outside of battle

Sliggoo will evolve into Goodra when leveled up while it is raining in the overworld.

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

Variations

Normal rain

Rain falls. Found in all places where rain is found on the field.

Heavy rain

Rains falls heavily, at a lower angle than normal rain. It is found occasionally on Route 212.

Thunderstorm

Rain falls heavily, much like heavy rain does, and occasionally lightning will strike and thunder will rumble. It is found on Route 119 as part of the four-day weather cycle of rain, thunderstorm, rain, and clear. It can be found on Route 212 on occasion. It happens on predetermined days, such as the anniversaries of the game's release in each country. It also appeared on St. Patrick's Day; February 29, 2008; and Christmas Day (December 25).

In the anime

Main article: Rain Dance (move) → In the anime
Main article: Drizzle (ability) → In the anime

Like in the real world, rain is quite common, appearing in many episodes. Most of these occasions are not caused by Rain Dance or Drizzle. The first appearance of rain in the anime was in the first episode, Pokémon - I Choose You!. The first time it has appeared caused by a Pokémon was in A Shadow of a Drought.

In the manga

Main article: Rain Dance (move) → In the manga
Main article: Drizzle (ability) → In the manga

In other generations

In battle

Rain Dance II.png Rain Dance III.png Rain Dance IV.png Rain Dance 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
Rain Dance Stad2.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
Rain Dance 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

Rainy Field.png Sinnoh Route 214 rain.png Virbank City rain.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

Trivia

  • Several lines of unused rain quotes appear within the code of the games. These appear to be weather-triggered quotes from previous games.
It is raining.DPPtHGSS
A downpour started!DPPtHGSS
The downpour continues.DPPtHGSS


Weather conditions
Intense sunlightRainSandstormHailShadowy auraFog