Weather Ball (move)

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Weather Ball
ウェザーボール Weather Ball
Weather Ball VIII.png
Weather Ball VIII 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 is TM46 in Generation VIII.

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.

Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to Weather Ball, regardless of the weather.

Weather Ball can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, giving the user four extra appeal points if a weather summoning move was used in the prior 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.

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, when used during a shadowy aura, Weather Ball's power doubles to 100, and the move becomes typeless; the move then is a physical move that deals regular damage against all Pokémon regardless of types, and the user will not receive STAB.

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.

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 corresponding to the type Weather Ball would be in the current weather.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD 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.
SMUSUM
SwSh
This attack move varies in power and type depending on the weather.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1HGSS 1 1 1 1
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1HGSS 1 1 1 1
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous 30 30 40BW
30B2W2
30XY
25ORAS
25
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
721 Volcanion Volcanion
FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 40 12
875 Eiscue Eiscue
IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field 12
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM46
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
037 Vulpix Vulpix
FireIC Big.png Field Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
FireIC Big.png Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
091 Cloyster Cloyster
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
FireIC Big.png Field Field
144 Articuno Articuno
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
199 Slowking Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
225 Delibird Delibird
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
279 Pelipper Pelipper
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
324 Torkoal Torkoal
FireIC Big.png Field Field
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
340 Whiscash Whiscash
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
526 Gigalith Gigalith
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
535 Tympole Tympole
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643 Reshiram Reshiram
DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
White Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
700 Sylveon Sylveon
FairyIC Big.png Field Field
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
721 Volcanion Volcanion
FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
730 Primarina Primarina
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
753 Fomantis Fomantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
754 Lurantis Lurantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass
816 Sobble Sobble
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
817 Drizzile Drizzile
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
830 Eldegoss Eldegoss
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
845 Cramorant Cramorant
FlyingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
873 Frosmoth Frosmoth
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
875 Eiscue Eiscue
IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass HGSS
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral HGSS
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass HGSS
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous HGSS
753 Fomantis Fomantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
361 Snorunt 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.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass Sticker Promotional Egg Bulbasaur
Kanto Starter 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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Weather Ball has 10 base power, 15PP and 90% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy. It becomes Ice-type in the snow and Water-type in the fog. Cloudy weather does not affect the move at all.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's base power has been decreased to 5, and its accuracy to 85.5%. Additionally, it doesn't change typing in the fog anymore, and the power isn't affected by snow or fog.

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, Weather Ball is a Charged Attack that has been available since March 30, 2019. 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.

Normal

GO Normal.png Weather Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 35 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

Fire

GO Fire.png Weather Ball (Fire)
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 35 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility

Vulpix Ninetales Castform Cherrim

By Elite Charged TM

Roserade

By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Ice

GO Ice.png Weather Ball (Ice)
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 35 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility

Vulpix Ninetales Castform Abomasnow

By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Water

GO Water.png Weather Ball (Water)
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 60
Energy cost 35 35
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility

Politoed Pelipper Castform

By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

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 Bart Castform Weather Ball Fire.png Gardenia Roserade Weather Ball.png None.png
Rainy Form Castform Sunny Form Castform Roserade
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
351R 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
351S 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
407 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


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 Qì​xiàng​ 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 Weather Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Meteokula
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Esfera Climática
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola Temporal
Bola Metereológica
Romania Flag.png Romanian Weather Ball
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Meteorološka Lopta
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bola de Clima(AG083)
Bola Climatica(EP503-Present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Meteorobola
Thailand Flag.png Thai เวเธอร์บอล
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Quả Cầu Khí Tượng




Variations of the move Weather Ball
Special Weather BallTerrain Pulse



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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