Rain Dance (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM18
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM18
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM18
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM18
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM18

Effects

Rain Dance causes a rain shower that lasts for 5 turns, and induces these additional effects:

  • The power of Water-type moves increases by 50%.
  • The power of Fire-type moves and SolarBeam decreases by 50%.
  • The accuracy of Thunder and Hurricane rises to 100%.
  • In Diamond/Pearl only, Thunder has a 30% chance to break through Protect and Detect.
  • Pokemon with the ability Dry Skin recover 18 of their max HP each turn.
  • Pokemon with the ability Swift Swim double their speed.
  • The move Weather Ball changes to Water type and doubles in power.
  • The moves Synthesis, Morning Sun and Moonlight recover 14 of the user's max HP (instead of 12 HP normally).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the entire field.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Boosts water-type moves for 5 turns.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Boosts the power of WATER-type moves for 5 turns.
FireRed/LeafGreen A heavy rain falls for five turns, powering up WATER-type moves.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.
X/Y The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Rain Dance 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.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 37
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 44
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 53
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 18
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 18
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 49
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 55
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 38
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 22
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 57
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 31
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 35
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Level 37
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Level 41
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 71
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 15
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 29
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 37
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 33
Castform
#351 / Normal
Level 20
Shellos
#422 / Water
Level 22
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 22
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Finneon
#456 / Water
Level 13
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Level 13
Phione
#489 / Water
Level 69
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Level 69
Tympole
#535 / Water
Level 31
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 33
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 33
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 48
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 56
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 34
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 34
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 37
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 37
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 61
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 25
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 25
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 25

Learnt by TM

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
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
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · 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
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Politoed
#186 / Water
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Castform
#351 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
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
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Regice
#378 / Ice
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Audino
#531 / Normal
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Tympole
#535 / Water
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Basculin
#550 / Water
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Froakie
#656 / Water
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Hoopa
#720 / Psychic · Ghost