Drizzle (Ability)

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Not to be confused with Drizzile.
Drizzle あめふらし
Flavor text
Generation III
Summons rain in battle.
Generation IV
The Pokémon makes it rain if it appears in battle.
Generation V
The Pokémon makes it rain if it appears in battle.
Generation VI
The Pokémon makes it rain when it enters a battle.
Generation VII
The Pokémon makes it rain when it enters a battle.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon makes it rain when it enters a battle.
Generation IX
The Pokémon makes it rain when it enters a battle.

Drizzle (Japanese: あめふらし Rainfall) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature Ability of Kyogre.


In battle

Generations III to V

Drizzle summons rain in battle as soon as a Pokémon with Drizzle enters the battle. Its effects are the same as the move Rain Dance, but instead of lasting for a limited amount of turns, it lasts for the whole battle (unless it is replaced by another type of weather). If a Pokémon with Drizzle 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.

Generation VI onward

The rain now lasts only for five turns. This can be extended to eight turns if the Pokémon is holding a Damp Rock.

Rain called by Drizzle does not allow Sliggoo to evolve into Goodra.

Drizzle will not activate if the Pokémon it's on is a Kyogre that's in position to undergo Primal Reversion; in that case the Primal Reversion will happen instead, its ability will be replaced by Primordial Sea, and only that ability will activate. Drizzle will also fail to activate if heavy rain, extremely harsh sunlight, or strong winds are already in effect.

Outside of battle

Drizzle has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Drizzle

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0186 Politoed Politoed
Water Water Water Absorb Damp Drizzle
0279 Pelipper Pelipper
Water Flying Keen Eye DrizzleGen VII+ Rain Dish
0382 Kyogre Kyogre
Water Water Drizzle None None
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Drizzle changes the weather to Rain upon entering a floor, and then every subsequent 36 turns.

In Super Mystery Dungeon, Drizzle changes the weather to rain upon entering a floor. Rain lasts a certain number of turns (in multiples of 66) before clearing. After the weather has cleared, Drizzle will again activate after waiting a certain number of turns (in multiples of 66).


Games Description
MDRB Changes the weather to rainy.
MDTDS Changes the weather to a rain condition.
BSL てんきを あめに してしまう
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The weather on the floor will be rain!
MDRTDX The weather condition on the floor will be Rain.

In the anime

Kyogre Drizzle.png

Dark clouds appear when the Pokémon comes out and it starts to rain.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Kyogre When Kyogre appears on the battlefield, dark clouds appear in the sky and it starts to rain heavily.
Kyogre (Ruby and Sapphire series) Gaining Groudon Debut
A wild Kyogre The One That Didn't Get Away! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In the TCG

Drizzle debuted as an attack in the Pokémon Trading Card Game with Azumarill from the EX Sandstorm expansion. At its debut, when used, the attack allows the player to attach as many Water Energy cards from their hand to their Active Pokémon. The current iteration of the attack as of the Legends Awakened expansion instead allows the player to attach up to 2 Water Energy cards from their hand to 1 of their Pokémon.

The following is a list of Pokémon cards with the Drizzle attack.

Pokémon cards with Drizzle
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type Mark English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Azumarill Water EX Sandstorm SetSymbolSandstorm.png Rarity Uncommon.png 30/100 Miracle of the Desert SetSymbolSandstorm.png Rarity Rare.png 017/053
Kyogre Water Legends Awakened SetSymbolLegends Awakened.png Rarity Rare.png 32/146 Cry from the Mysterious SetSymbolCry from the Mysterious Temple of Anger.png Rarity Rare.png  

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 降雨 Gongyúh *
毛毛雨 Mòuhmòuhyúh *
Mandarin 降雨 Jiàngyǔ *
毛毛雨 Máomáoyǔ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Motregen
France Flag.png French Crachin
Germany Flag.png German Niesel
Italy Flag.png Italian Piovischio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 잔비 Janbi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Chuvisco
Spain Flag.png Spanish Llovizna
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Mưa phùn

Variations of the Ability Drizzle
DrizzleDroughtSand StreamSnow Warning

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