Desolate Land (Ability)

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When a Pokémon with this Ability is rotated out in a Rotation Battle or has its Ability suppressed or replaced, does the extremely harsh sunlight remain or disappear if another Pokémon with this Ability is still on the field?
Desolate Land おわりのだいち
Land of the End
Flavor text
Generation VI
Affects weather and nullifies any Water-type attacks.
Generation VII
The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Water-type attacks.

Desolate Land (Japanese: おわりのだいち Land of the End) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature Ability of Primal Groudon.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Desolate Land enters the battle or a Pokémon gains the Ability Desolate Land, the Ability creates extremely harsh sunlight, a unique variation of harsh sunlight. In a Rotation Battle, Desolate Land will not activate if the Pokémon is sent out in a rotated-out position, nor will it activate if the Pokémon is rotated in. In addition, Desolate Land will not activate if extremely harsh sunlight is already present on the battlefield.

Along with the usual effects of harsh sunlight, extremely harsh sunlight causes damage-dealing Water-type moves to fail (unless a Pokémon on the field has the Air Lock or Cloud Nine Ability). Additionally, extremely harsh sunlight causes the weather-modifying moves Sunny Day, Rain Dance, Sandstorm, and Hail to fail if used; and causes the Abilities Drought, Drizzle, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning to fail to activate.

The extremely harsh sunlight will fade if the Pokémon is removed from the field (and no other Pokémon with Desolate Land remain on the field), if the Pokémon is rotated out in a Rotation Battle, if the Pokémon has its Ability suppressed or replaced, or if the Primordial Sea or Delta Stream Ability activates.

Outside of battle

Desolate Land has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Desolate Land

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Groudon Groudon
Primal Groudon
Ground Fire Desolate Land None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 終結之地 Jūnggit-jī Deih
Mandarin 終結之地 / 终结之地 Zhōngjié-zhī Dì
France Flag.png French Terre Finale
Germany Flag.png German Endland
Italy Flag.png Italian Terra Estrema
South Korea Flag.png Korean 끝의대지 Kkeut-ui Daeji
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Área Desolada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tierra del Ocaso


Variations of the Ability Primordial Sea
Primordial SeaDesolate LandDelta Stream

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