Snow Warning (Ability)
Generations IV and V
Snow Warning summons a hailstorm in battle as soon as a Pokémon with Snow Warning enters the battle. Its effects are the same as Hail, but instead of lasting for five turns, it lasts for the whole battle until replaced. If a Pokémon with Snow Warning is sent out in the same turn as another Pokémon whose Ability affects the weather, the slower Pokémon's Ability will override the faster Ability.
Generation VI onward
The hail will last only for five turns. This can be extended to eight turns if the Pokémon is holding an Icy Rock.
Outside of battle
Snow Warning has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Snow Warning
|#||Pokémon||Types||First Ability||Second Ability||Hidden Ability|
|Ice||Snow Cloak||None||Snow Warning|
|Ice||Fairy||Snow Cloak||None||Snow Warning|
|Vanilluxe||Ice||Ice Body||Snow Warning||Weak Armor|
|Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
In other games
In Super Mystery Dungeon, Snow Warning changes the weather to hail upon entering a floor. Hail lasts a certain number of turns (in multiples of 66) before clearing. After the weather has cleared, Snow Warning will again activate after waiting a certain number of turns (in multiples of 66).
In Pokémon UNITE, Snow Warning is Alolan Ninetales's Ability. It causes snow to fall on an enemy, dealing damage to it and decreasing their movement speed for a short time. Boosted attacks and moves (except Aurora Veil) sling snow, and hitting the same target with snow multiple times will freeze it for 1s. This Ability has an 8s cooldown.
In the anime
|Morana's Abomasnow||Wulfric's Abomasnow||Hail damage|
|When the Pokémon enters a battle, it summons a hailstorm that damages all combatants except Ice types.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Abomasnow||When Abomasnow is sent out, a brief blizzard occurs, covering the field with snow; optionally, Abomasnow releases a gust of cold air from its body, causing a hailstorm that damages all combatants that are not Ice types.|
|Morana's Abomasnow||Survival of the Striaton Gym!||Debut|
|Wulfric's Abomasnow||All Hail the Ice Battlefield!||None|
In the manga
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Drizzle|
|Drizzle • Drought • Sand Stream • Snow Warning|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|