Weather Ball (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Special
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

The power and type of Weather Ball changes with the weather. With no weather condition it is Normal and has a base power of 50. If a weather condition is in effect, its power doubles to 100 and the move becomes a different type:

  • Bright sunlight: Fire type
  • Heavy rain: Water type
  • Sandstorm: Rock type
  • Hailstorm: Ice type
  • Fog: stays Normal type (but power still doubles)

Weather Ball will receive STAB where appropriate - for example by Vanilluxe during a hailstorm, or Castform during sun, rain or hail since it transforms into the appropriate type.

In sun and rain, the power of Weather Ball will gain an additional 50% power because Fire- and Water-type moves are boosted respectively in those conditions. (Other weather conditions don't receive any type boost.)

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Weather Ball turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
The move’s type and power change with the weather.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Sun/Moon This attack move varies in power and type depending on the weather.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Weather Ball at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
Level 25
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 40

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Weather Ball as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
CherubiCherubi
#420 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Fairy, Mineral

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Weather Ball in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
Gen 4 — Special