Hail (move)

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Move data

Type Ice
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM07
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM07
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM07
X/Y TM07

Effects

Hail creates a hailstorm that lasts for 5 turns and induces these additional effects:

  • All Pokémon except Ice types and those with the Ice Body or Snow Cloak abilities lose 116 of their max HP at the end of each turn.
  • Pokémon with the Ice Body ability recover 116 of their max HP each turn.
  • Pokémon with the Snow Cloak ability increase their evasion by 20%.
  • From Generation 4, Blizzard has 100% accuracy.
  • In Diamond/Pearl only, Blizzard has a 25% chance to break through Protect and Detect.
  • The move Weather Ball changes to Ice type and doubles in power.
  • The power of SolarBeam decreases by 50%.
  • The moves Synthesis, Morning Sun and Moonlight recover 14 of the user's max HP (instead of the usual 12 HP).
  • Castform changes to its Hail form.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the entire field.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Summons a hailstorm that strikes every turn.
FireRed/LeafGreen A hailstorm lasting five turns damages all POKéMON except the ICE-type.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.
X/Y The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Hail at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Seel
#086 / Water
Level 53
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 65
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 57
Castform
#351 / Normal
Level 20
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 40
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 40
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 31
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 31
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 31
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 37
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 25
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 40
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 40
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 42
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 42
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 49
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 53
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 38
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 38

Learnt by Machine

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Politoed
#186 / Water
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Suicune
#245 / Water
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Castform
#351 / Normal
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Tympole
#535 / Water
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Basculin
#550 / Water
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy