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| Generation IV
| The Pokémon makes it sunny if it appears in battle.
| Generation VI
| Turns the sunlight harsh when the Pokémon enters a battle.
Drought (Japanese: ひでり Drought) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Groudon.
Generations III to V
Drought summons harsh sunlight in battle as soon as a Pokémon with Drought enters the battle. Its effects are the same as the move Sunny Day, but instead of lasting for a limited amount of turns, it lasts for the whole battle (unless it is replaced by another weather condition). If a Pokémon with Drought is sent out in the same turn as another Pokémon whose Ability affects the weather, the slower Pokémon's Ability will override the faster Pokémon's Ability.
The sunlight now lasts only for five turns. This can be extended to eight turns if the Pokémon is holding a Heat Rock.
If heavy rain, extremely harsh sunlight, or a mysterious air current is present, Drought will fail to activate.
Outside of battle
Drought has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Drought
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other languages