Harsh sunlight

Sunny redirects here. For the Week Sibling named Sunny, see Week Siblings.

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Harsh sunlight
日差しが強い Intense sunlight
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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.

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
SMUSUM Alola Haina Desert 10:00 AM - 4:59 PM
SwSh Galar Route 6 Always
SwSh Galar Various areas of the Wild Area, Isle of Armor, and Crown Tundra Random days, all day

In Galar, there are different types of weather occurring in the Wild Area, the Isle of Armor, and the Crown Tundra. The type of weather will affect which wild Pokemon appear in the area. During Harsh sunlight overworld weather, the in-battle weather condition will be Harsh sunlight. There are nine types of weather in the Wild Area.

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

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

 
Harsh sunlight in the anime
Main article: Sunny Day (move) → In the anime
Main article: Drought (Ability) → In the anime

In the manga

 
Harsh sunlight in Pokémon Adventures
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

Extremely harsh sunlight

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Interface elements

Extremely harsh sunlight

In the overworld

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大晴天 Daaihchìhngtīn
Mandarin 大晴天 Dàqíngtiān
  French Soleil
  German Sonne
Gleißendes Sonnenlicht
  Indonesian Sinar matahari yang terik
Sinar matahari menyengat
  Italian Luce solare intensa
  Korean 햇살이 강한 Haessali ganghan
  Malaysian Panas terik
Cuaca cerah
  Spanish Sol
  Thai อากาศแจ่มใส Akat Chaemsai
แดดแรงจัด Daetraengchat
  Vietnamese Nắng gắt


Extremely harsh sunlight

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大日照 Daaiyahtjiu
Mandarin 大日照 Dàrìzhào
  French Soleil intense
  German Sehr starker Sonnenlicht
  Italian Luce solare accecante
  Korean 햇살이 아주 강한 Haessali aju ganghan
  Spanish Sol abrasador
Calor abrasador



Weather conditions
Harsh sunlightRainSandstormHailShadowy auraFog
Extremely harsh sunlightHeavy rainStrong winds