Utility Umbrella

The Utility Umbrella (Japanese: ばんのうがさ Utility Umbrella) is a type of held item introduced in Generation VIII.

Utility Umbrella
Utility Umbrella
Bag Utility Umbrella Sprite.png
Utility Umbrella
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet artwork
Introduced in Generation VIII
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Generation IX Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Power 60

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
SwSh N/A $2,000
SV $15,000 $3,750


In battle

The Pokémon holding the Utility Umbrella is unaffected by effects of rain and harsh sunlight. All effects of sandstorm, hail, and snow work as normal.

The holder's Abilities and self-targeting moves behave as if there was no rain or sunlight present (with the exceptions of Protosynthesis and Orichalcum Pulse). For example, if the holder has Chlorophyll or uses Growth or Synthesis in harsh sunlight, it will not have its Speed doubled, boost stats by only 1 stage, and heal only half of its HP, respectively.

Water-type and Fire-type moves that target the holder do not have their power increased or decreased in rain or sun. Moves with a different accuracy in rain or sun (such as Thunder) have their normal accuracy when they target the holder. Conversely, these weather effects are applied as normal to the holder's moves.[1]

In rain or harsh sunlight, Solar Beam's number of turns to charge and power is unaffected by weather if used by a Pokémon holding the Utility Umbrella. During rain or harsh sunlight, the holder's Weather Ball will be Normal-type and its power will not be doubled (as if no weather was present). During harsh sunlight, Hydro Steam's power is not boosted by 50% if used by a Pokémon holding the Utility Umbrella, but is instead be reduced by 50% like other Water-type moves. These effects are only removed if the move's user is holding a Utility Umbrella; they are not affected by a target's held Utility Umbrella.[1]

A Pokémon holding the Utility Umbrella can be frozen during harsh sunlight.

Overcast Form Cherrim holding the Utility Umbrella cannot change to Sunshine Form. If a Sunshine Form Cherrim gains the Utility Umbrella (through a move such as Trick), it will immediately change to Overcast Form. Likewise, a Cherrim losing the Utility Umbrella in the sun will immediately change to Sunshine Form.[1] A Pokémon holding a Utility Umbrella is still affected by its allies' Flower Gift, however.

Outside of battle

The Utility Umbrella has no effect outside of battle, so Sliggoo can still evolve even when holding the Utility Umbrella.


Games Description
SwSh* An item to be held by a Pokémon. This sturdy umbrella protects the holder from the effects of weather.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. This sturdy umbrella protects the holder from the effects of rain and harsh sunlight.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
SwSh Hammerlocke
SwShIA Cram-o-matic (Steel: 52-60 points)
SwShCT Freezington
SV Delibird Presents (Cascarrafa Branch, after earning 4 Gym Badges)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 萬能傘 Maahnnàhng Saan
Mandarin 萬能傘 / 万能伞 Wànnéng Sǎn
  French Parapluie Solide
  German Allzweckschirm
  Italian Superombrello
  Korean 만능우산 Maneung Usan
  Spanish Parasol Multiuso

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