Weather Ball (move)

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Weather Ball
ウェザーボール Weather Ball
Weather Ball IX.png
Weather Ball IX 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Weather Ball (Japanese: ウェザーボール Weather Ball) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Castform. It was TM46 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM193 in Generation IX.

Effect

Weather Ball deals damage. When the weather is clear, Weather Ball is a Normal-type move. During any type of weather except strong winds, Weather Ball's power doubles to 100. (Type-based power boosts from weather apply as normal, in addition to Weather Ball's effect.)

Weather Ball's type changes depending on the weather at the time it is used.

Weather Ball can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Hail, Rain Dance, Sandstorm, or Sunny Day was used in the previous turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination, giving the user three extra appeal points if a weather summoning move was used in the prior turn.

Generation III

Because damage category depends on the type of the move in Generation III, Weather Ball's category depends on its type. Unlike Hidden Power where Counter always activates while Mirror Coat never does, Weather Ball will activate Mirror Coat if it is a special move.

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, when used during a shadowy aura, Weather Ball's power doubles to 100, and the move becomes a typeless physical move; as a typeless move, it bypasses Wonder Guard, deals regular damage against all Pokémon regardless of types, and the user does not receive STAB. (If a Pokémon with Color Change is hit by typeless Weather Ball, it becomes Normal-type.)

Generation IV

Weather Ball is affected by Normalize.

Generation V onwards

Weather Ball is unaffected by Normalize, Pixilate, Refrigerate, Aerilate, and Galvanize. However, it is affected by Ion Deluge (if the move would be Normal-type) and Electrify.

Weather Ball has no effect on targets with Bulletproof.

When used as a Z-Move with Normalium Z, Weather Ball will be turned into Breakneck Blitz, but then Breakneck Blitz will turn into the Z-Move of the type corresponding to the type Weather Ball would be in that weather. This does not occur if Weather Ball is turned into a Z-Move via another move like Sleep Talk.

The same effect happens when Weather Ball is used as a Max Move, displaying as Max Strike but changing into the appropriate Max Move or G-Max Move corresponding to the type Weather Ball would be in the current weather.

Description

Games Description
RSEColoXD The move's type and power change with the weather.
FRLG An attack that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
This attack move varies in power and type depending on the weather.
SV This move's type and power change depending on the weather at the time the move is used.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1HGSS 1 1 1 1 1 1
0250 Ho-Oh FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1HGSS 1 1 1 1 1 1
0351 Castform NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous 30 30 40BW
30B2W2
30XY
25ORAS
25 25
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 50
0362 Glalie IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 54
0407 Roserade GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1
0437 Bronzong SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
0584 Vanilluxe IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
0721 Volcanion FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 40 12 12
0875 Eiscue IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field 12 12
0938 Tadbulb ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 36
0939 Bellibolt ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 36
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0001 Bulbasaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0002 Ivysaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0003 Venusaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0004 Charmander FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0005 Charmeleon FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0006 Charizard FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0007 Squirtle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0008 Wartortle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0009 Blastoise WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0037 Vulpix FireIC Big.png Field Field
0037 Vulpix
Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
0038 Ninetales FireIC Big.png Field Field
0038 Ninetales
Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
0045 Vileplume GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0060 Poliwag WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0061 Poliwhirl WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0062 Poliwrath WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0070 Weepinbell GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0073 Tentacruel WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0079 Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0086 Seel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0087 Dewgong WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0091 Cloyster WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0117 Seadra WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0131 Lapras WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0133 Eevee NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0134 Vaporeon WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0135 Jolteon ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
0136 Flareon FireIC Big.png Field Field
0144 Articuno IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145 Zapdos ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146 Moltres FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0148 Dragonair DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0149 Dragonite DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0154 Meganium GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0182 Bellossom GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0186 Politoed WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0191 Sunkern GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0192 Sunflora GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0196 Espeon PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
0197 Umbreon DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0199 Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0225 Delibird IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0230 Kingdra WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0243 Raikou ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0244 Entei FireIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0245 Suicune WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250 Ho-Oh FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0260 Swampert WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0270 Lotad WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0271 Lombre WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0272 Ludicolo WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0279 Pelipper WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0284 Masquerain BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
0315 Roselia GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0320 Wailmer WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
0321 Wailord WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
0324 Torkoal FireIC Big.png Field Field
0337 Lunatone RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0338 Solrock RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0340 Whiscash WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0350 Milotic WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0362 Glalie IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0380 Latias DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0393 Piplup WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0394 Prinplup WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0395 Empoleon WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0406 Budew GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0407 Roserade GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0420 Cherubi GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0421 Cherrim GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0423 Gastrodon
Gastrodon
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0437 Bronzong SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0449 Hippopotas GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0450 Hippowdon GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0460 Abomasnow GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0466 Electivire ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0467 Magmortar FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0470 Leafeon GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0471 Glaceon IceIC Big.png Field Field
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0489 Phione WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
0490 Manaphy WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
0526 Gigalith RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0535 Tympole WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0536 Palpitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0537 Seismitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0549 Lilligant GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0549 Lilligant
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0556 Maractus GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0581 Swanna WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0584 Vanilluxe IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0641 Tornadus
Tornadus
All forms
FlyingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642 Thundurus
Thundurus
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0643 Reshiram DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644 Zekrom DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645 Landorus
Landorus
All forms
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
All forms
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0658 Greninja
Greninja
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0666 Vivillon
Vivillon
All forms
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0692 Clauncher WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0695 Heliolisk ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0698 Amaura RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0699 Aurorus RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0700 Sylveon FairyIC Big.png Field Field
0706 Goodra DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0706 Goodra
Goodra
Hisuian Form
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0721 Volcanion FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0730 Primarina WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0753 Fomantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0754 Lurantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0756 Shiinotic GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0814 Raboot FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0815 Cinderace FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0816 Sobble WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0817 Drizzile WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0818 Inteleon WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0830 Eldegoss GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0845 Cramorant FlyingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0873 Frosmoth IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0875 Eiscue IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0905 Enamorus
Enamorus
All forms
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0928 Smoliv GrassIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0929 Dolliv GrassIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0930 Arboliva GrassIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0936 Armarouge FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0938 Tadbulb ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0939 Bellibolt ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0940 Wattrel ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0941 Kilowattrel ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0953 Rellor BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0954 Rabsca BugIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Bug Bug
1009 Walking Wake WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1020 Gouging Fire FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1021 Raging Bolt ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1024 Terapagos NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0420 Cherubi GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0753 Fomantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0928 Smoliv GrassIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0940 Wattrel ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0953 Rellor BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0243 Raikou ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Shiny Crown Raikou
Shinsegae Raikou
Korean Crown Raikou
GameStop Raikou
Winter 2011 Raikou
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0001 Bulbasaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass Sticker Promotional Egg Bulbasaur
Kanto First Partner Egg Bulbasaur
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Effect in Strong Winds, Rainbow Light

Weather Ball deals damage. Its type and power changes depending on the weather.

In the Rescue Team series, Weather Ball is a Normal-type in Clear and Cloudy weather; Fire-type in Sun; Water-type in Rain and Fog; Ice-type in Hail and Snow; and Rock-type in Sandstorm. Its power is increased in all types of weather except Clear and Cloudy weather.

In the Explorers series, Weather Ball no longer changes type in Fog, and its power is not increased in Snow or Fog.

From Super Mystery Dungeon, Cloudy, Fog and Snow are no longer present in the game.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 10 - 15 - 90% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDTDS 5 - 15 - 85.5% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 5 - 15 - 85.5% - 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 2 50 14 30 85% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Missing images

In Pokémon GO, the Fire-type, Ice-type, and Water-type Weather Ball moves are Charged Attacks that have been available since March 30, 2019. The Rock-type Weather Ball move is a Charged Attack that has replaced the Normal-type Weather Ball on May 31, 2021. On August 30, 2021, the Normal-type Weather Ball was added back to the game with updated stats. Unlike in the core series, Weather Ball's type is fixed and does not depend on the weather. The game's data instead stores its type variations as separate move entries.

Fire

GO Fire.png Weather Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Weather Ball Fire GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
VulpixNinetalesCastformCherrim
By Elite Charged TM
Roserade
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None
Updates
Gyms and Raids
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55

Ice

GO Ice.png Weather Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
VulpixNinetalesCastformAbomasnowAmauraAurorus
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None
Updates
Gyms and Raids
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55

Water

GO Water.png Weather Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Weather Ball Water GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
PolitoedPelipperCastform
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None
Updates
Gyms and Raids
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55


Rock

GO Rock.png Weather Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Weather Ball Rock GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
CastformHippowdon
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None
Updates
Gyms and Raids
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55


Normal

GO Normal.png Weather Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Weather Ball Normal GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
Castform
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

NormalIC RR.png Weather Ball
★★
Attack power 38.68866
Charge time 0.74 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Weather Ball Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance, using the weather's power.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. The move's type and power changes with the weather.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる げんざいの てんきによって タイプや いりょくが へんかする
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD The weather determines its type and power.*
It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. The move's type varies, depending on the weather. The power goes up except when the weather is clear.*


In the anime

Bart Castform Weather Ball Water.png
Rainy Form Castform
Bart Castform Weather Ball Fire.png
Sunny Form Castform
Gardenia Roserade Weather Ball.png
Roserade
Wailord Weather Ball.png
Wailord
The user fires a ball of energy that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Castform Rainy Form Castform fires a blue energy ball with water streams around it at the opponent from its mouth.
Bart's Castform Unfair Weather Friends Debut
Dealt Water-type damage
Castform Sunny Form Castform fires a red energy ball with fire streams around it at the opponent from its mouth.
Bart's Castform Unfair Weather Friends Dealt Fire-type damage
Roserade Roserade holds its arms up and creates an orange ball with fire streams around it and fires it at the opponent.
Gardenia's Roserade The Grass Menagerie! Dealt Fire-type damage
Wailord Wailord forms four balls of energy in front of its body; one light blue, one orange, one light green, and one dark blue. The balls then merge together into a single ball of orange energy, which is launched upwards. When it comes back down, Wailord hits it with its tail, launching it at the opponent.
A wild Wailord Ride, Lapras, Ride! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Main article: Weather Ball (move)/Gallery

Trivia

  • Despite Weather Ball becoming a Rock-type move in a sandstorm, Castform itself will not change form under these conditions.
  • Prior to Generation IV, Weather Ball was one of the only two moves (along with Hidden Power) which could be either physical or special, due to the damage category being determined by the type.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 氣象球 Heijeuhng Kàuh
Mandarin 氣象球 / 气象球 Qìxiàng Qiú
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vejr Bold
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Weerbal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sääpallo
France Flag.png French Ball'Météo
Germany Flag.png German Meteorologe
Greece Flag.png Greek Μετεωρολογόσφαιρα
India Flag.png Hindi Mausami Gola
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bola Cuaca
Italy Flag.png Italian Palla Clima
South Korea Flag.png Korean 웨더볼 Wedeobol
Poland Flag.png Polish Meteokula
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Esfera Climática (GO, DP037–present, manga)
Bola Climática (AG083)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola Meteorológica (DP037–present)
Balão do Tempo (AG083)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Weather Ball
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Meteorološka Lopta
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bola Climatica (DP037–present)
Bola de Clima (AG083)
Spain Flag.png Spain Meteorobola
Thailand Flag.png Thai เวเธอร์บอล
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Quả Cầu Khí Tượng


Variations of the move Weather Ball
SpecialIC HOME.png Weather BallTerrain Pulse


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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Generation IX TMs
SV
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020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
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