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Desolate Land おわりのだいち
Land of the End
Flavor text
Generation VI
Affects weather and nullifies any Water-type attacks.
Generation VII
The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Water-type attacks.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Desolate Land (Japanese: おわりのだいち Land of the End) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature Ability of Primal Groudon.



In battle

When a Pokémon with Desolate Land enters the battle or a Pokémon gains the Ability Desolate Land, the Ability creates extremely harsh sunlight, a unique variation of harsh sunlight. In a Rotation Battle, Desolate Land will not activate if the Pokémon is sent out in a rotated-out position, nor will it activate if the Pokémon is rotated in. In addition, Desolate Land will not activate if extremely harsh sunlight is already present on the battlefield.

Along with the usual effects of harsh sunlight, extremely harsh sunlight causes damage-dealing Water-type moves to fail (unless a Pokémon on the field has the Air Lock or Cloud Nine Ability). Additionally, extremely harsh sunlight causes the weather-modifying moves Sunny Day, Rain Dance, Sandstorm, and Hail to fail if used; and causes the Abilities Drought, Drizzle, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning to fail to activate.

Once in effect, as long as there is a Pokémon on the field with the Ability Desolate Land active (even if it is not the Pokémon who created it), the harsh sunlight will remain in effect unless it is replaced. (If the only Pokémon on the field with Desolate Land is rotated out or switched out, or has its Ability suppressed or replaced, the harsh sunlight will dissipate.) The harsh sunlight can be replaced by Primordial Sea or Delta Stream.

Outside of battle

Desolate Land has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Desolate Land

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Groudon Groudon
Primal Groudon
Ground Fire Desolate Land None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

In other games


Games Description
SMD The floor will get harsh sunlight!

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 終結之地 Jūnggit-jī Deih
Mandarin 終結之地 / 终结之地 Zhōngjié-zhī Dì
France Flag.png French Terre Finale
Germany Flag.png German Endland
Italy Flag.png Italian Terra Estrema
South Korea Flag.png Korean 끝의대지 Kkeut-ui Daeji
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Área Desolada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tierra del Ocaso

Variations of the Ability Primordial Sea
Primordial SeaDesolate LandDelta Stream

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