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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
Rain V Field.png
Rain.png
Move Ability
Rain Dance Drizzle
Primordial Sea

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.

A variation of rain called heavy rain can also be created in battle by Primordial Sea. Heavy rain lasts as long as its summoner is in battle.

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

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Game Region Location Conditions
E Hoenn Route 105 When Marine Cave is there
RSE Hoenn Route 119 Every three out of four days, with a Thunderstorm one out of every four
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 Some days
DPPt Sinnoh Route 214 Always (south leg only); Occasional Heavy Rain and/or Thunderstorms
DPPt Sinnoh Route 215 Always
HGSS Johto Route 33 Always
HGSS Johto Lake of Rage Every day except Wednesday
BW Unova Any route, except for Routes 1 and 17 Wherever TornadusB or ThundurusW appears; HurricaneB or ThunderstormW
BWB2W2 Unova Driftveil City, Cold StorageBW, Route 6 Spring and Autumn (Days 4-5, 12-13, 20-21, 28-29)
BWB2W2 Unova Mistralton City, Route 7, Twist Mountain Spring and Autumn (Days 3-6, 11-14, 19-22, 27-30);
Summer (9-10, 20-21)
BWB2W2 Unova Icirrus City, Dragonspiral Tower Spring and Autumn (Days 3-7, 11-15, 19-23, 27-31);
Summer (8-11, 19-22)
BWB2W2 Unova Route 8 Spring and Autumn (Days 3-7, 11-15, 19-23, 27-31);
Summer (1-2, 6-13, 18-24); October 17, 28-31; June 17, 29-30)
BWB2W2 Unova Route 12 Sometimes
B2W2 Unova Virbank City and Virbank Complex Spring and Autumn (Days 4-5, 12-13, 20-21, 28-29);
February 10 and 20
B2W2 Unova Floccesy Town, Route 20, Floccesy Ranch Spring (Days 3, 5, 11, 13, 20, 27, 29) and Summer (9-10, 20-21)
XY Kalos Route 8, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City,
Route 10, Geosenge Town
Some days*
XY Kalos Route 9 Some days
XY Kalos Route 14, Laverre City, Poké Ball Factory Some days
XY Kalos Route 15, Route 16 Some days
XY Kalos Route 18, Couriway Town Some days
XY Kalos Route 19 Some days
XY Kalos Route 21 Some days
XY Kalos Shalour City Some days
XY Kalos Kiloude City Some days

Effects

In battle

Advantages

Disadvantages

Heavy rain

Outside of battle

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

From Generation IV onward, Sweet Scent and Honey 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.

In battle, this only causes the normal rain weather condition, not heavy rain.

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 Pokémon White, after the player obtains the Legend Badge, a thunderstorm will occur on Route 7, where the player may meet Thundurus. After the player has met Thundurus, thunderstorms will occur on whatever route Thundurus is currently roaming on.

Hurricane

Rain falls heavily, although at a normal angle, and periodically strong gusts of wind will blow. It is only found in Pokémon Black. After the player obtains the Legend Badge, a hurricane will occur on on Route 7, where the player may meet Tornadus. After the player has met Tornadus, hurricanes will occur on whatever route Tornadus is roaming on.

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 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
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 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
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 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

Normal rain

Rain III Field.png Rain IV Field.png Rain V Field.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 rain weather in FRLG

Heavy rain

Rain IV 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

Thunderstorm

Rain III Field Thunderstorm.png Rain IV Field Thunderstorm.png Rain V Field Thunderstorm.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

Hurricane

Rain V Field Hurricane.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

  • 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