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Hail new effect?

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I heard Hail got a new effect. What is it?

asked Oct 1, 2010 by trachy

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It has now been confirmed that Hail did not get this boost in Gen V. Hail is the same as it was before.
Battling in a hailstorm

    Damages all Pokémon who are not Ice-type.
    Does not damage Pokémon with the following abilities: Ice Body, Snow Cloak, Magic Guard, Overcoat.
    Allows Blizzard to bypass accuracy check.
        In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, allows it to hit through Protect and Detect 25% of the time. 
    Causes SolarBeam to deal only half of its normal damage.
    Causes Moonlight, Synthesis, and Morning Sun to recover ¼ of max HP.
    Activates the abilities: Forecast, Ice Body, Snow Cloak.
    Changes Weather Ball to an Ice-type move and doubles its power, and Castform to its Hail form.
    Can be lengthened from 5 to 8 turns with the use of the Icy Rock. 
Activating move: Hail
Activating ability: Snow Warning
Routes where it is encountered naturally: Route 216, 217, Mt. Coronet peak, Mt. Silver peak. 

From Bulbapedia

answered Feb 22, 2012 by Speed freak
5 votes

After a bit of checking around, I'm hearing the same thing: Ice type moves are now boosted by 1.5, and Ice type pokemon have their defense raised in the same way Rock types get their special defense boosted in a sandstorm. Of course, it hasn't been confirmed yet, so it could be wrong. So It would be a good idea to throw in hail on some ice pokemon now. It's good that they're getting more attention, they were always getting the cold shoulder.

answered Oct 2, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion