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This article is about the weather condition rain. For the Badge given by Wallace or Juan, see Badge → Rain Badge.
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Rain
Rain
Rain V Field.png
Rain.png
Move Ability
Rain Dance Drizzle
Primordial Sea

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

It will last for five turns if created using Drizzle (Generation VI only) or Rain Dance, or eight if created while holding a Damp Rock. If created using Drizzle (prior to Generation VI) or encountered in the overworld, it will last until replaced.

There is also a variation of rain called heavy rain (Japanese: 強い雨 heavy rain). Heavy rain can be encountered in the overworld or created using Primordial Sea; if the latter, it 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."

Heavy rain

Event Gen VI
If naturally occurring "A heavy rain began to fall!"
Primordial Sea activated
Preventing changing weather "There is no relief from this heavy rain!"
Negating Fire-type attack "The Fire-type attack fizzled out in the heavy rain!"
When heavy rain ends "The heavy rain has lifted!"

On the field

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Game Region Location Conditions
E Hoenn Route 105 When Marine Cave is there
RSEORAS Hoenn Route 119 Every three out of four days, with a thunderstorm one out of every four
RSEORAS Hoenn Route 120 Always
RSEORAS 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
S Hoenn Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Sootopolis City,
Ever Grande City, Routes 124, 125, 126, 127,
128
After Kyogre is awakened but before battling it
E Hoenn Eastern water routes After Kyogre is awakened but before solving the crisis. Interchanges with harsh sunlight.
DPPt Sinnoh Route 212 Always
DPPt Sinnoh Route 213 Some days
DPPt Sinnoh Route 214 Always (south leg only); occasional heavier 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

Heavy rain

Game Region Location Conditions
AS Hoenn Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Sootopolis City,
Secret Islet, Secret Shore, Secret Meadow
Routes 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130
After Kyogre is awakened but before battling it

Effects

In battle

Heavy rain

Outside of battle

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

From Pokémon Diamond and Pearl to Pokémon X and Y, Sweet Scent and Honey will fail if it is raining in the area, or if any other weather condition is present. In the Generation III games and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sweet Scent and Honey are unaffected by the weather.

Variations

Normal rain

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

Heavier rain

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

The difference from normal rain is purely aesthetic.

Thunderstorm

Rain falls heavily, much like heavier 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 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS 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)
XY ORAS 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)
XY ORAS 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 rain

Primordial Sea.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)
XY ORAS 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 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS 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

Heavier 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 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS 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 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS 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 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS 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

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pluie
Germany Flag.png German Regen
Italy Flag.png Italian Pioggia
South Korea Flag.png Korean Bi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lluvia

Heavy rain

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pluie battante
Germany Flag.png German Strömender Regen
Italy Flag.png Italian Acquazzone
South Korea Flag.png Korean 강한 비 Ganghan bi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Diluvio


Weather conditions
Intense sunlightRainSandstormHailShadowy auraFog
Extremely harsh sunlightHeavy rainStrong winds