Weather Ball (move)

Weather Ball
ウェザーボール Weather Ball
Weather Ball VIII.png
Weather Ball VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Weather Ball (Japanese: ウェザーボール Weather Ball) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Castform. It is TM46 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Weather Ball deals damage. When the weather is clear, Weather Ball is a Normal-type move. During any type of weather except strong winds, Weather Ball's power doubles to 100. (Type-based power boosts from weather apply as normal, in addition to Weather Ball's effect.)

Weather Ball's type changes depending on the weather at the time it is used.

Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to Weather Ball, regardless of the weather.

Weather Ball can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, giving the user four extra appeal points if a weather summoning move was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination, giving the user three extra appeal points if a weather summoning move was used in the prior turn.

Generation III

Because damage category depends on the type of the move in Generation III, Weather Ball's category depends on its type.

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, when used during a shadowy aura, Weather Ball's power doubles to 100, and the move becomes typeless; the move then is a physical move that deals regular damage against all Pokémon regardless of types, and the user will not receive STAB.

Generation IV

Weather Ball is affected by Normalize.

Generation V onwards

Weather Ball is unaffected by Normalize, Pixilate, Refrigerate, Aerilate, and Galvanize. However, it is affected by Ion Deluge (if the move would be Normal-type) and Electrify.

When used as a Z-Move with Normalium Z, Weather Ball will be turned into Breakneck Blitz, but then Breakneck Blitz will turn into the Z-Move of the type corresponding to the type Weather Ball would be in that weather. This does not occur if Weather Ball is turned into a Z-Move via another move like Sleep Talk. The same effect happens when Weather Ball is used as a Max Move, displaying as Max Strike but changing into the appropriate Max Move corresponding to the type Weather Ball would be in the current weather.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD The move's type and power change with the weather.
FRLG An attack that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
SMUSUM
SwSh
This attack move varies in power and type depending on the weather.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1HGSS 1 1 1 1
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1HGSS 1 1 1 1
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous 30 30 40BW
30B2W2
30XY
25ORAS
25
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 40 12
875   Eiscue
  Water 1 Field 12
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM46
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
133   Eevee
  Field Field
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
136   Flareon
  Field Field
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1
196   Espeon
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
340   Whiscash
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass
420   Cherubi
  Grass Grass
421   Cherrim
  Grass Grass
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
470   Leafeon
  Field Field
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass
816   Sobble
  Water 1 Field
817   Drizzile
  Water 1 Field
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
830   Eldegoss
  Grass Grass
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug
875   Eiscue
  Water 1 Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass HGSS
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral HGSS
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass HGSS
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous HGSS
753   Fomantis
  Grass Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Shiny Crown Raikou
Shinsegae Raikou
Korean Crown Raikou
GameStop Raikou
Winter 2011 Raikou
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass Sticker Promotional Egg Bulbasaur
Kanto Starter Egg Bulbasaur
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Weather Ball has 10 base power, 15PP and 90% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy. It becomes Ice-type in the snow and Water-type in the fog. Cloudy weather does not affect the move at all.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's base power has been decreased to 5, and its accuracy to 85.5%. Additionally, it doesn't change typing in the fog anymore, and the power isn't affected by snow or fog.

Pokémon GO

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In Pokémon GO, the Fire-type, Ice-type, and Water-type Weather Ball moves are Charged Attacks that have been available since March 30, 2019. The Rock-type Weather Ball move is a Charged Attack that has replaced the Normal-type Weather Ball on May 31, 2021. On August 30, 2021, the Normal-type Weather Ball was added back to the game with updated stats. Unlike in the core series, Weather Ball's type is fixed and does not depend on the weather. The game's data instead stores its type variations as separate move entries.

Fire

  Weather Ball (Fire)
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
    
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms and Raids
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55

Ice

  Weather Ball (Ice)
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
      
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms and Raids
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55

Water

  Weather Ball (Water)
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
   
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms and Raids
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55


Rock

  Weather Ball (Rock)
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
  
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms and Raids
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Power: 60 → 55


Normal

  Weather Ball (Normal)
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 55
Energy cost 33  
Duration 1.6 seconds
Damage window 1.35 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 35  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
 
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance, using the weather's power.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. The move's type and power changes with the weather.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる げんざいの てんきによって タイプや いりょくが へんかする
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD The weather determines its type and power.*
It damages a Pokémon, even one far away. The move's type varies, depending on the weather. The power goes up except when the weather is clear.*


In the anime

       
Rainy Form Castform Sunny Form Castform Roserade
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Castform Rainy Form Castform fires a blue energy ball with water streams around it at the opponent from its mouth.
Bart's Castform Unfair Weather Friends Debut
Dealt Water-type damage
  Castform Sunny Form Castform fires a red energy ball with fire streams around it at the opponent from its mouth.
Bart's Castform Unfair Weather Friends Dealt Fire-type damage
  Roserade Roserade holds its arms up and creates an orange ball with fire streams around it and fires it at the opponent.
Gardenia's Roserade The Grass Menagerie! Dealt Fire-type damage


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Main article: Weather Ball (move)/Gallery

Trivia

  • Despite Weather Ball becoming a Rock-type move in a sandstorm, Castform itself will not change form under these conditions.
  • Prior to Generation IV, Weather Ball was one of the only two moves (along with Hidden Power) which could be either physical or special, due to the damage category being determined by the type.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 氣象球 Heijeuhng Kàuh
Mandarin 氣象球 / 气象球 Qìxiàng Qiú
  Danish Vejr Bold
  Dutch Weerbal
  Finnish Sääpallo
  French Ball'Météo
  German Meteorologe
  Greek Μετεωρολογόσφαιρα
  Hindi Mausami Gola
  Indonesian Bola Cuaca
  Italian Palla Clima
  Korean 웨더볼 Weather Ball
  Polish Meteokula
Portuguese   Brazil Esfera Climática
  Portugal Bola Temporal
Bola Metereológica
  Romanian Weather Ball
  Serbian Meteorološka Lopta
Spanish   Latin America Bola de Clima(AG083)
Bola Climatica(EP503-Present)
  Spain Meteorobola
  Thai เวเธอร์บอล
  Vietnamese Quả Cầu Khí Tượng




Variations of the move Weather Ball
  Weather BallTerrain Pulse



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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