Snow Warning (Ability)

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Snow Warning ゆきふらし
Snowfall
Flavor text
Generation IV
The Pokémon summons a hailstorm in battle.
Generation V
The Pokémon summons a hailstorm in battle.
Generation VI
The Pokémon summons a hailstorm when it enters a battle.
Generation VII
The Pokémon summons a hailstorm when it enters a battle.
Generation VIII
The Pokémon summons a hailstorm when it enters a battle.

Snow Warning (Japanese: ゆきふらし Snowfall) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Generation VI, it was the signature Ability of Snover and Abomasnow.

Effect

In battle

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.

If heavy rain, extremely harsh sunlight, or strong winds are present, Snow Warning will fail to activate.

Outside of battle

Snow Warning has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Snow Warning

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Vulpix
Alolan Form
Ice Ice Snow Cloak None Snow Warning
  Ninetales
Alolan Form
Ice Fairy Snow Cloak None Snow Warning
  Snover Grass Ice Snow Warning None Soundproof
  Abomasnow Grass Ice Snow Warning None Soundproof
  Abomasnow
Mega Abomasnow
Grass Ice Snow Warning None None
  Vanilluxe Ice Ice Ice Body Snow Warning Weak Armor
  Amaura Rock Ice Refrigerate None Snow Warning
  Aurorus Rock Ice Refrigerate None Snow Warning
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII 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.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness, Snow Warning changes the weather to Hail upon entering a floor, and then every subsequent 36 turns.

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).

Pokémon UNITE

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.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Changes the weather to a hail condition.
BSL てんきを あられに してしまう
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The weather on the floor will be hail!


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.
Pokémon Method
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

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 降雪 Gongsyut
Mandarin 降雪 Jiàngxuě
  French Alerte Neige
  German Hagelalarm
  Italian Scendineve
  Korean 눈퍼뜨리기 Nun Peotteurigi
  Polish Śnieżny Krzyk
Portuguese   Brazil Alerta de Neve
  Portugal Alerta de Neve
  Spanish Nevada



Variations of the Ability Drizzle
DrizzleDroughtSand StreamSnow Warning


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