Hail (weather condition)

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Hail
あられ Hail
Hail V Field Blizzard.png
Hail V.png
Move Ability
Hail Snow Warning

Hail (Japanese: あられ Hail) is a type of weather introduced in battle in Generation III. It was introduced in the overworld in Generation IV.

It will last for five turns if created using Snow Warning (Generation VI onwards) or Hail, or eight if created by a Pokémon holding an Icy Rock. If created using Snow Warning (prior to Generation VI) or encountered in the overworld, it will last until replaced.

Description

The battle interface during hail in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Event Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI Gen VII
If naturally occurring N/A "It started to hail!" "It started to hail!"
Hail used "It started to hail!"
Snow Warning activated N/A "(The wild/foe's) <Pokémon>'s Snow Warning whipped up a hailstorm!"
After turn is complete "Hail continues to fall." (no text)
When damaging Pokémon "(Wild/Foe) <Pokémon> is pelted by Hail!" "(The wild/foe's) <Pokémon> is buffeted by the Hail!" "(The wild/foe's) <Pokémon> is buffeted by the hail!" "(The wild/opposing) <Pokémon> is buffeted by the hail!" "(The wild/The opposing/Totem) <Pokémon> is buffeted by the hail!"
When hail ends "The hail stopped."


On the field

Game Region Location Conditions
DPPt Sinnoh Route 216 Always; mostly hailstorm, with the occasional blizzard
DPPt Sinnoh Route 217 Always a blizzard
DPPt Sinnoh Acuity Lakefront Always hailstorm
DPPt Sinnoh Snowpoint City Always light snow
DPPt Sinnoh Mt. Coronet peak Always hailstorm
HGSS Johto Mt. Silver peak Always hailstorm
BWB2W2 Unova Driftveil City, Cold StorageBW, Route 6 Most days during winter; light snow and hailstorm
BWB2W2 Unova Mistralton City, Route 7, Twist Mountain Most days during winter; light snow and hailstorm
BWB2W2 Unova Icirrus City, Dragonspiral Tower, Route 8 Most days during winter; light snow and blizzard
B2W2 Unova Floccesy Town, Route 20, Floccesy Ranch Most days during winter; light snow only
B2W2 Unova Virbank City, Virbank Complex Most days during winter; light snow only
XY Kalos Dendemille Town Occasionally; light snow only
XY Kalos Frost Cavern Occasionally, outside only;
hailstorm, day and night*, or light snow only, only during the day*
XY Kalos Route 17 Always
XY Kalos Anistar City Occasionally; light snow only
SMUSUM Alola Tapu Village Some days
SMUSUM Alola Mount Lanakila 6 PM - 11:59 PM

Effects

Hail in the anime

In battle

Outside of battle

Sweet Scent and Honey will fail if it is hailing in the area.

Variations

Light snow

Snow falls slowly to the ground. Only found in Snowpoint City in Generation IV. In Generation V, it is referred to as "Snowy" by the gate's bulletin and is found on many days during winter in all places snow falls. In Generation VI, it is occasionally found in Dendemille Town and Anistar City, and sometimes falls outside Frost Cavern in the day after rescuing Abomasnow. No battles take place outside any buildings in Snowpoint City, so it is unclear if any weather is assumed in battle in Generation IV. In Generation V, however, light snow does not cause hail in battle, while in Generation VI, it does.

Hailstorm

Precipitate falls more quickly and heavily, falling diagonally from one of the top corners of the screen, leaving the impression that it is being carried by strong winds, and sometimes appears to be mixed with hail. In Generation IV, it is found on Route 216, Acuity Lakefront, and at the summit of Mt. Silver. In Generation V, it is referred to as "Hail" by the gate's bulletin and is found on some days during the winter in Driftveil City, Cold StorageBW, Route 6, Mistralton City, Route 7, and Twist Mountain. In Generation VI, there is always a hailstorm on Route 17, as well as sometimes outside Frost Cavern, although only before rescuing Abomasnow.

Blizzard

Snow whips around, making it difficult to see. In Generation IV, it is found on Route 217, and less often on Route 216. In Generation V, it is only found occasionally in Icirrus City, Dragonspiral Tower, and Route 8 in the winter.

In the anime

Main article: Hail (move) → In the anime
Main article: Snow Warning (Ability) → In the anime

In the manga

Hail in the Pokémon Adventures manga
Main article: Hail (move) → In the manga
Main article: Snow Warning (Ability) → In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, in addition to the aforementioned move and Ability, hail also appeared at the Battle Arcade as a result of the game board in Interrupting Ivysaur.

In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Hail III.png Hail DP.png Hail PtHGSS.png Hail V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE DP Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Hail Colo.png Hail XD.png Hail PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Hail PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Interface elements

Hail icon BW.png Hail icon B2W2.png Hail battle interface SM.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS BW BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In the overworld

Light snow

Hail IV Field Light.png Hail V Field Light.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Unused snow weather in Generation III

Hailstorm

Hail IV Field Heavy.png Hail V Field Heavy.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Blizzard

Hail IV Field Blizzard.png Hail V Field Blizzard.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Despite being referred to as "hail" in the games, the way it is depicted is more similar to ice pellets. While hail cannot occur during a snowstorm or in snowy areas in the real world, ice pellets can.
    • However, in Generation V, hail falls in the same way as it does in real life, and since it only occurs in areas with a warmer climate (eg. Driftveil City), it reflects a more real life-like hail. Where as colder climates (eg. Icirrus City, Dragonspiral Tower and Route 8) have no hailstorm, but have light snow or blizzards instead. In real life, a hailstorm often occurs in winter in mild climates, and since a hailstorm only occurs in winter in the games, it shares the similarities.
  • An unused hail quote appears within the code of the games.
The hail crashes down.BWB2W2
The hail is crashing down.XYORASSM

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰雹 Bīngbohk
Mandarin 冰雹 Bīngbáo
Denmark Flag.png Danish Hagl
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lumimyrsky
France Flag.png French Grêle
Germany Flag.png German Hagelsturm
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Hujan es
Badai es
Salju basah
Italy Flag.png Italian Grandine
South Korea Flag.png Korean 싸라기눈 Ssalaginun
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Hagl
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Hujan ais
Hujan batu
Poland Flag.png Polish Grad
Spain Flag.png Spanish Granizo
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Hagel
Thailand Flag.png Thai ลูกเห็บ Lukhep
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Mưa đá


Weather conditions
Harsh sunlightRainSandstormHailShadowy auraFog
Extremely harsh sunlightHeavy rainMysterious air current