Generations III to V
Drought summons harsh sunlight in battle as soon as a Pokémon with Drought enters the battle. Its effects are the same as the move Sunny Day, but instead of lasting for a limited amount of turns, it lasts for the whole battle (unless it is replaced by another weather condition). If a Pokémon with Drought 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.
The sunlight now lasts only for five turns. This can be extended to eight turns if the Pokémon is holding a Heat Rock.
Outside of battle
Drought has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Drought
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
Mega Charizard Y
|Torkoal||Fire||White Smoke||Drought||Shell Armor|
| Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
In the anime
|Groudon||Effect activating||Mega Charizard Y|
|The Pokémon makes the sky clear and sunny.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Groudon||Groudon's body glows white and it fires a pillar of white light from it into the sky. The sky then becomes sunny and clear, and no clouds can be seen.|
|Groudon (anime)||The Scuffle of Legends||Debut|
|Charizard||When Mega Charizard Y enters the battle, the sunlight intensifies, powering up Fire-type moves.|
|Trevor's Charizard||A League of His Own!||None|
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
|The Pokémon releases an extremely hot temperature off its body, causing a large heat wave to appear where ever it is.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Groudon||Groudon releases an extremely hot temperature off its body while it is conscious, causing a large heat wave to appear wherever it is.|
|Groudon (Adventures)||The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon III||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.|