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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
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 numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages 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 21
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 TM

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
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy