Drizzle (Ability)

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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.

Drizzle (Japanese: あめふらし Rainfall) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Two Pokémon can have this Ability. 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

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

If heavy rain, extremely harsh sunlight, or a mysterious air current is present, Drizzle will fail to activate.

Outside of battle

Drizzle has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Drizzle

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Politoed Politoed Water Water Water Absorb Damp Drizzle
Kyogre Kyogre Water Water Drizzle None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Kyogre Drizzle.png None.png None.png
Dark clouds appear when the user comes out and it starts to rain.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
382 Kyogre When Kyogre appears on the battlefield, dark clouds appear in the sky and it starts to rain heavily.
A wild Kyogre Gaining Groudon Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 毛毛雨 Máo máo yǔ
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
Poland Flag.png Polish Ulewa
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Garoa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Llovizna

Variations of the Ability Drizzle
DrizzleDroughtSand StreamSnow Warning

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