Air Lock (Ability)

Air Lock エアロック
Air Lock
Flavor text
Generation III
Negates weather effects.
Generation IV
Eliminates the effects of weather.
Generation V
Eliminates the effects of weather.
Generation VI
Eliminates the effects of weather.
Generation VII
Eliminates the effects of weather.
Generation VIII
Eliminates the effects of weather.
Generation IX
Eliminates the effects of weather.

Air Lock (Japanese: エアロック Air Lock) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. It is the signature Ability of Rayquaza.


In battle

When a Pokémon with Air Lock is in battle, all effects of weather are negated (though the weather itself does not disappear).

Generation V

When a Pokémon with Air Lock is brought out, the message "The effects of weather disappeared." will be displayed after the Ability is announced.

Generation VI

During extremely harsh sunlight, heavy rain, and strong winds, even if a Pokémon is negating the effects of weather with Air Lock, the moves Sunny Day, Rain Dance, Sandstorm, and Hail will still fail if used, and the Abilities Drought, Drizzle, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will still fail to activate. However, all other effects of these weather conditions are negated by Air Lock.

Outside of battle

Air Lock has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Air Lock

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0384   Rayquaza
Dragon Flying Air Lock None None
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness, Air Lock changes the current weather to Clear upon entering a floor, and then every subsequent 36 turns. Air Lock will take precedence over Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning. Additionally, this Ability prevents the use of the moves Sunny Day, Rain Dance, Hail, and Sandstorm.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Air Lock nullifies the effects of the weather rather than changing the weather to Clear. Abilities such as Drizzle, and moves such as Rain Dance will still activate, but the effects of the weather will remain negated.


Games Description
MDRB Changes the weather to clear.
MDTDS Changes the weather to a clear condition.
BSL てんきを はれに してしまう
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD It changes the floor to have ineffective weather!
MDRTDX This Ability causes the floor to have Ineffective Weather, removing the effects of weather.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

  • Rayquaza is revealed to have Air Lock as its Ability.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 氣閘 Heijaahp
Mandarin 氣閘 / 气闸 Qìzhá
  French Air Lock
  German Klimaschutz
  Italian Riparo
  Korean 에어록 Air-Lock
  Spanish Esclusa de AireIX+
  Turkish Hava Kilidi
  Vietnamese Trấn Áp Khí Quyển

Variations of the Ability Air Lock
Air LockCloud Nine

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