Weather Ball (move)

Weather Ball
ウェザーボール Weather Ball
Weather Ball IX.png
Weather Ball IX 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 was TM46 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM193 in Generation IX.

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.

Weather Ball can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Hail, Rain Dance, Sandstorm, or Sunny Day was used in the previous 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. Unlike Hidden Power where Counter always activates while Mirror Coat never does, Weather Ball will activate Mirror Coat if it is a special move.

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, when used during a shadowy aura, Weather Ball's power doubles to 100, and the move becomes a typeless physical move; as a typeless move, it bypasses Wonder Guard, deals regular damage against all Pokémon regardless of types, and the user does not receive STAB. (If a Pokémon with Color Change is hit by typeless Weather Ball, it becomes Normal-type.)

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.

Weather Ball has no effect on targets with Bulletproof.

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 or G-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
SwShBDSPLA
This attack move varies in power and type depending on the weather.
SV This move's type and power change depending on the weather at the time the move is used.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - 1HGSS 1 1 1 1 1 1
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - 1HGSS 1 1 1 1 1 1
0351     Fairy Amorphous 30 30 40BW
30B2W2
30XY
25ORAS
25 25
0361     Fairy Mineral - - - - - - - 50
0362     Fairy Mineral - - - - - - - 54
0407    
 
Fairy Grass 1 1 1 1 - -
0437    
 
Mineral Mineral - - - - 1 1 1
0584     Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 40 12 12
0875     Water 1 Field 12 12
0938     Water 1 Water 1 36
0939     Water 1 Water 1 36
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 Compatibility
0001    
 
Monster Grass
0002    
 
Monster Grass
0003    
 
Monster Grass
0004     Monster Dragon
0005     Monster Dragon
0006    
 
Monster Dragon
0007     Monster Water 1
0008     Monster Water 1
0009     Monster Water 1
0037     Field Field
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0038     Field Field
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0045    
 
Grass Grass -
0060     Water 1 Water 1 -
0061     Water 1 Water 1 -
0062    
 
Water 1 Water 1 -
0069    
 
Grass Grass
0070    
 
Grass Grass
0071    
 
Grass Grass
0073    
 
Water 3 Water 3 -
0079    
 
Monster Water 1
0079  
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
0080    
 
Monster Water 1
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0086     Water 1 Field
0087    
 
Water 1 Field
0091    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0116     Water 1 Dragon -
0117     Water 1 Dragon -
0131    
 
Monster Water 1
0133     Field Field
0134     Field Field
0135     Field Field
0136     Field Field
0144    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0148     Water 1 Dragon -
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon -
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0154     Monster Grass
0182     Grass Grass -
0186     Water 1 Water 1
0191     Grass Grass
0192     Grass Grass
0196     Field Field
0197     Field Field
0199    
 
Monster Water 1
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0225    
 
Water 1 Field
0230    
 
Water 1 Dragon -
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0244     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0245     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0260    
 
Monster Water 1 -
0270    
 
Water 1 Grass -
0271    
 
Water 1 Grass -
0272    
 
Water 1 Grass
0274    
 
Field Grass -
0275    
 
Field Grass -
0279    
 
Water 1 Flying
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug
0315    
 
Fairy Grass
0320     Field Water 2
0321     Field Water 2
0324     Field Field
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0340    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0350     Water 1 Dragon
0361     Fairy Mineral
0362     Fairy Mineral
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0393     Water 1 Field
0394     Water 1 Field
0395    
 
Water 1 Field
0406    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0407    
 
Fairy Grass
0420     Grass Grass
0421     Grass Grass
0423  
Gastrodon
All forms
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0437    
 
Mineral Mineral
0449     Field Field -
0450     Field Field -
0459    
 
Monster Grass
0460    
 
Monster Grass
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0470     Field Field
0471     Field Field
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0489     Water 1 Fairy
0490     Water 1 Fairy
0526     Mineral Mineral
0535     Water 1 Water 1
0536    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0537    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0549     Grass Grass
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0556     Grass Grass
0581    
 
Water 1 Flying
0584     Mineral Mineral
0641  
Tornadus
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642  
Thundurus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0643    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645  
Landorus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646  
Kyurem
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0658  
Greninja
All available forms
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
0666  
Vivillon
All forms
 
 
Bug Bug
0692     Water 1 Water 3 -
0693     Water 1 Water 3 -
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0698    
 
Monster Monster
0699    
 
Monster Monster
0700     Field Field
0706     Dragon Dragon
0706  
Goodra
Hisuian Form
 
 
Dragon Dragon
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0730    
 
Water 1 Field
0753     Grass Grass
0754     Grass Grass
0756    
 
Grass Grass
0814     Field Human-Like -
0815     Field Human-Like -
0816     Water 1 Field
0817     Water 1 Field
0818     Water 1 Field
0830     Grass Grass
0845    
 
Water 1 Flying
0873    
 
Bug Bug
0875     Water 1 Field
0905  
Enamorus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0928    
 
Grass Grass
0929    
 
Grass Grass
0930    
 
Grass Grass
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0938     Water 1 Water 1
0939     Water 1 Water 1
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying
0953     Bug Bug
0954    
 
Bug Bug
1009    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1020    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1021    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1024     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0069    
 
Grass Grass -
0361     Fairy Mineral -
0420     Fairy Grass
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0459    
 
Monster Grass - - - - -
0753     Grass Grass -
0928    
 
Grass Grass
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0953     Bug Bug
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
0361     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
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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
0001    
 
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

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Effect in Strong Winds, Rainbow Light

Weather Ball deals damage. Its type and power changes depending on the weather.

In the Rescue Team series, Weather Ball is a Normal-type in Clear and Cloudy weather; Fire-type in Sun; Water-type in Rain and Fog; Ice-type in Hail and Snow; and Rock-type in Sandstorm. Its power is increased in all types of weather except Clear and Cloudy weather.

In the Explorers series, Weather Ball no longer changes type in Fog, and its power is not increased in Snow or Fog.

From Super Mystery Dungeon, Cloudy, Fog and Snow are no longer present in the game.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 10 - 15 - 90% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDTDS 5 - 15 - 85.5% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 5 - 15 - 85.5% - 10 tiles away All Yes
SMD 2 50 14 30 85% 98% 4 tiles away Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Missing images

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
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
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
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
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
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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Weather Ball
★★
Attack power 38.68866
Charge time 0.74 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect 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
 
Wailord
The user fires a ball of energy that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  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 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
  Wailord forms four balls of energy in front of its body; one light blue, one orange, one light green, and one dark blue. The balls then merge together into a single ball of orange energy, which is launched upwards. When it comes back down, Wailord hits it with its tail, launching it at the opponent.
A wild Wailord Ride, Lapras, Ride! None


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 Wedeobol
  Polish Meteokula
Portuguese   Brazil Esfera Climática (GO, DP037–present, manga)
Bola Climática (AG083)
  Portugal Bola Meteorológica (DP037–present)
Balão do Tempo (AG083)
  Romanian Weather Ball
  Serbian Meteorološka Lopta
Spanish   Latin America Bola Climatica (DP037–present)
Bola de Clima (AG083)
  Spain Meteorobola
  Thai เวเธอร์บอล
  Vietnamese Quả Cầu Khí Tượng


Variations of the move Weather Ball
  Weather BallTerrain Pulse


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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