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Harsh sunlight
日差しが強い Intense sunlight
Intense Sunlight Field III.png
Sunny Day VII 2.png
Move Ability
Sunny Day
Max Flare
Drought
Desolate Land

Harsh sunlight (Japanese: 日差しが強い intense sunlight), sometimes referred to as Sunny, is a type of weather introduced in battle in Generation II. It was introduced in the overworld in Generation III.

It will last for five turns if created using Drought (Generation VI onwards), Sunny Day, or eight if created by a Pokémon holding a Heat Rock. If created using Drought (prior to Generation VI) or encountered in the overworld, it will last until replaced. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Max Flare causes harsh sunlight after dealing damage.

There is also a variation of harsh sunlight called extremely harsh sunlight (Japanese: 日差しがとても強い very intense sunlight). Extremely harsh sunlight can be encountered in the overworld or created using Desolate Land; if the latter, it lasts until the summoner is removed from the field (and no other Pokémon with Desolate Land remain on the field), the summoner is rotated out in a Rotation Battle, the summoner has Desolate Land suppressed or replaced, or heavy rain or strong winds are created by Primordial Sea or Delta Stream respectively.

Contents

Description

Event Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI Gen VII Gen VIII
If naturally occurring N/A "The sunlight is strong." N/A "The sunlight turned harsh!" "The sunlight is harsh!"
Sunny Day used "The sunlight got bright!" "The sunlight turned harsh!" "The sunlight turned harsh!" "The sunlight turned harsh!"
Drought activated N/A "(Wild/Foe) <Pokémon>'s Drought intensified the sun's rays!" "(The wild/foe's) <Pokémon>'s Drought intensified the sun's rays!"
After turn is complete "The sunlight is strong." (no text)
When intense sunlight ends "The sunlight faded." "The harsh sunlight faded."

Extremely harsh sunlight

Event Gen VI Gen VII
If naturally occurring "The sunlight turned extremely harsh!" N/A
Desolate Land activated "The sunlight turned extremely harsh!"
Preventing changing weather "The extremely harsh sunlight was not lessened at all!"
Negating Water-type attack "The Water-type attack evaporated in the harsh sunlight!"
When extremely harsh sunlight ends "The harsh sunlight faded."

On the field

Main series

Game Region Location Conditions
E Hoenn Route 114 When Terra Cave is there
E Hoenn Route 115 When Terra Cave is there
E Hoenn Route 116 When Terra Cave is there
E Hoenn Route 118 When Terra Cave is there
R Hoenn Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Sootopolis City,
Ever Grande City, Routes 124, 125, 126, 127,
128
After Groudon is awakened but before battling it
E Hoenn Lilycove City, Mossdeep City, Sootopolis City,
Ever Grande City, Sky Pillar*, Routes 124,
125, 126, 127, 128, 129*, 130*, 131*
After Groudon is awakened but before solving the crisis. Interchanges with rain.
SMUSUM Alola Haina Desert 10:00 AM - 4:59 PM
SwSh Galar Various areas of the Wild Area Random days, all day

Extremely harsh sunlight

Game Region Location Conditions
OR Hoenn Lilycove City*, Mossdeep City, Sootopolis City,
Secret Islet, Secret Shore, Secret Meadow,
Routes 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130
After Groudon is awakened but before battling it

Mystery Dungeon series

Game Dungeon Floors Notes
MDRB Uproar Forest 3 and 6 Might be any of the other six weather conditions instead
MDRB Sky Tower 24 and Summit 2
MDRB Howling Forest 3, 6, 9 and 13 Might be any of the other six weather conditions instead
MDRB Fiery Field 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25
MDRB Lightning Field 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 Might be any of the other six weather conditions instead
MDRB Mt. Faraway 4, 8, 10, 14, 17, 22,
24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34
and 36
Might be any of the other six weather conditions instead
MDRB Western Cave 5, 15, 18, 21, 27, 40,
45, 56, 59, 66, 84 and 95
Might be overridden by Sand Stream sandstorms on floors 56 and 59
MDRB Northern Range 4, 8, 11 and 15 Might be any of the other six weather conditions instead
MDRB Pitfall Valley 3, 6, 10 and 15 Might be any of the other six weather conditions instead
MDRB Wyvern Hill 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24
and 28
Might be any of the other six weather conditions instead
MDRB Purity Forest 15, 21, 24, 28, 32, 38,
43, 48, 52, 57, 61, 67,
81 and 89
Might be any of the other six weather conditions instead

Effects

Harsh sunlight in the anime

Extremely harsh sunlight

Variations

Harsh sunlight

The screen brightens and dims alternately. The screen may also turn a shade of orange that flows while dark spots ride across.

Extremely harsh sunlight

The horizon turns orange and yellow. The screen turns to bright, daytime appearance, regardless of actual time, with the upper portion of it becoming especially bright. Pillars of light randomly appear.

In the anime

In the manga

Harsh sunlight in the Pokémon Adventures manga
Main article: Sunny Day (move) → In the manga
Main article: Drought (Ability) → In the manga
Main article: Desolate Land (Ability) → In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, in addition to the aforementioned move and Abilities, harsh sunlight also appeared at the Battle Arcade as a result of the game board in Interrupting Ivysaur.

In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Sunny Day II.png Sunny Day III.png Sunny Day IV.png Sunny Day V.png Sunny Day VI 2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Extremely harsh sunlight
Extremely harsh sunlight ORAS.png Extremely harsh sunlight VII.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Side series games

Sunny Day Stad2.png Sunny Day Colo.png Sunny Day XD.png Sunny Day PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Sunny Day PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Interface elements

Sunlight icon BW.png Sunlight icon B2W2.png Harsh sunlight battle interface SM.png
Harsh sunlight battle interface USUM.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS BW BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Extremely harsh sunlight
Extremely harsh sunlight battle interface SM.png
Extremely harsh sunlight battle interface USUM.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In the overworld

Intense Sunlight Field III.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大晴天 Daaihchìhngtīn
Mandarin 大晴天 Dàqíngtiān
France Flag.png French Soleil
Germany Flag.png German Sonne
Gleißendes Sonnenlicht
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Sinar matahari yang terik
Sinar matahari menyengat
Italy Flag.png Italian Luce solare intensa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 햇살이 강한 Haessali ganghan
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Panas terik
Cuaca cerah
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sol
Thailand Flag.png Thai อากาศแจ่มใส Akat Chaemsai
แดดแรงจัด Daetraengchat
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nắng gắt

Extremely harsh sunlight

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大日照 Daaiyahtjiu
Mandarin 大日照 Dàrìzhào
France Flag.png French Soleil intense
Germany Flag.png German Sehr starker Sonnenlicht
Italy Flag.png Italian Luce solare accecante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 햇살이 아주 강한 Haessali aju ganghan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sol abrasador
Calor abrasador


Weather conditions
Harsh sunlightRainSandstormHailShadowy auraFog
Extremely harsh sunlightHeavy rainStrong winds