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Rain (Japanese: あめ 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 Rain Dance (eight is the user is holding a Damp Rock), and will remain until the battle ends or it is replaced if a Pokémon with Drizzle is sent out or it is encountered naturally.
- "It started to rain!"
- "Rain continues to fall."
- After five (eight if Damp Rock is held) turns have passed
- "The rain stopped."
On the field
Effects in battle
| 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 than normal rain. It is found occasionally on Route 212.
|| 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 rain-thunderstorm-rain-clear cycle. 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 the overworld