Primordial Sea (Ability)

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When a Pokemon with this Ability is rotated out in a Rotation Battle or has its Ability suppressed or replaced, does the heavy rain remain or disappear if another Pokemon with this Ability is still on the field?
Primordial Sea はじまりのうみ
Sea of the Beginning
Flavor text
Generation VI
Affects weather and nullifies any Fire-type attacks.
Generation VII
The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Fire-type attacks.

Primordial Sea (Japanese: はじまりのうみ Sea of the Beginning) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature Ability of Primal Kyogre.

Effect

In battle

When a Pokémon with Primordial Sea enters the battle or a Pokémon gains the Ability Primordial Sea, the Ability creates heavy rain, a unique variation of rain. In a Rotation Battle, Primordial Sea 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, Primordial Sea will not activate if heavy rain is already present on the battlefield.

Along with the usual effects of rain, heavy rain causes damage-dealing Fire-type moves to fail (unless a Pokémon on the field has the Air Lock or Cloud Nine Ability). Additionally, heavy rain 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 heavy rain will lift if the Pokémon is removed from the field (and no other Pokémon with Primordial Sea 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 Desolate Land or Delta Stream Ability activates.

Outside of battle

Primordial Sea has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Primordial Sea

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Kyogre Kyogre
Primal Kyogre
Water Water Primordial Sea 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 anime

In Pokémon Generations

None.png Primal Kyogre Primordial Sea PG.png None.png None.png
Primal Kyogre
Dark clouds appear in the sky when the Pokémon comes out and it starts to rain heavily.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
382P Kyogre When Primal Kyogre appears on the battlefield, dark clouds appear in the sky and it starts to rain heavily.
A wild Kyogre The Cavern Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 始源之海 Chíyùhn-jī Hói
Mandarin 始源之海 Shǐyuán-zhī Hǎi
France Flag.png French Mer Primaire
Germany Flag.png German Urmeer
Italy Flag.png Italian Mare Primordiale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시작의바다 Sijak-ui Bada
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mar Primordial
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mar del Albor


Variations of the Ability Primordial Sea
Primordial SeaDesolate LandDelta Stream

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