Snow Warning (Japanese: ゆきふらし Snowfall) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Four Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Ice types. Prior to Generation VI, it was the signature Ability of Snover and Abomasnow.
Snow Warning summons a hailstorm in battle as soon as a Pokémon with Snow Warning enters the battle. Its effects are the same as Hail, but instead of lasting for five turns, it lasts for the whole battle until replaced. If a Pokémon with Snow Warning is sent out in the same turn as another Pokémon whose Ability affects the weather, the slower Pokémon's Ability will override the faster Ability.
In Generation VI, the hail will last only for five turns instead. This can be extended to eight turns if the Pokémon is holding an Icy Rock.
Outside of battle
Snow Warning has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Snow Warning
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
In the anime
|The user summons a snowstorm on the field.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Abomasnow||When Abomasnow is sent out, a brief blizzard occurs, covering the field with snow.|
|Morana's Abomasnow||Survival of the Striaton Gym!||Debut|
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Drizzle|
|Drizzle • Drought • Sand Stream • Snow Warning|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|