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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 in effect, Weather Ball is a Normal-type move. During any weather condition, Weather Ball's power doubles to 100 (type power-ups from the weather will be put into effect in addition to this boost).
Weather Ball's type changes depending on the weather conditions at the time it is used.
Weather Ball is unaffected by Normalize, Pixilate, Refrigerate, and Aerilate. However, it is affected by Ion Deluge (if the move would be Normal-type) and Electrify.
|| 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