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Weather Ball (Japanese: ウェザーボール Weather Ball) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Castform.
When no weather condition is under effect, Weather Ball deals Normal-type damage. During any weather condition, Weather Ball attacks with a different type and its base power doubles to 100. The type that Weather Ball is depends on the weather conditions at the time it is used. It will be:
Type power-ups from the weather will be put into effect, as well as STAB caused by Castform's type changing from its Ability, Forecast (unless there is a Sandstorm or Shadow Sky is in effect).
|| The move's type and power change with the weather.
|| An attack that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
| An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Despite Weather Ball becoming a Rock-type move in a sandstorm and a ???-type move in Shadow Sky, Castform itself will not change form under these conditions.
- Prior to Generation IV, Weather Ball was one of the only two moves (along with Hidden Power) which could be either physical or special, due to the damage category being determined by the type. Weather Ball depended on the Weather conditions to determine this.
In other languages