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Primordial Sea はじまりのうみ
Sea of the Beginning
Flavor text
Generation VI
Affects weather and nullifies any Fire-type attacks.
Generation VII
The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Fire-type attacks.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Primordial Sea (Japanese: はじまりのうみ Sea of the Beginning) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature Ability of Primal Kyogre.



In battle

When a Pokémon with Primordial Sea enters the battle or a Pokémon gains the Ability Primordial Sea, the Ability creates heavy rain, a unique variation of rain. In a Rotation Battle, Primordial Sea will not activate if the Pokémon is sent out in a rotated-out position, nor will it activate when that Pokémon is rotated in. In addition, Primordial Sea will not activate if heavy rain is already present on the battlefield.

Along with the usual effects of rain, heavy rain causes damage-dealing Fire-type moves to fail (unless a Pokémon on the field has the Air Lock or Cloud Nine Ability). Additionally, heavy rain 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 Primordial Sea active (even if it is not the Pokémon who created it), the heavy rain will remain in effect unless it is replaced. (If the only Pokémon on the field with Primordial Sea is rotated out or switched out, or has its Ability suppressed or replaced, the heavy rain will dissipate.) The heavy rain can be replaced by Desolate Land or Delta Stream.

Outside of battle

Primordial Sea has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Primordial Sea

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Kyogre Kyogre
Primal Kyogre
Water Water Primordial Sea 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 have heavy rain!

In the anime

In Pokémon Generations

None.png Primal Kyogre Primordial Sea PG.png None.png None.png
Primal Kyogre
Dark clouds appear in the sky when the Pokémon comes out and it starts to rain heavily.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
382P Kyogre When Primal Kyogre appears on the battlefield, dark clouds appear in the sky and it starts to rain heavily.
A wild Kyogre The Cavern Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 始源之海 Chíyùhn-jī Hói
Mandarin 始源之海 Shǐyuán-zhī Hǎi
France Flag.png French Mer Primaire
Germany Flag.png German Urmeer
Italy Flag.png Italian Mare Primordiale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시작의바다 Sijak-ui Bada
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Mar Primordial
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mar del Albor

Variations of the Ability Primordial Sea
Primordial SeaDesolate LandDelta Stream

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