Desolate Land (ability)


Desolate Land creates extremely harsh sunlight when the ability is activated (by Groudon reverting to its Primal form).

Extremely harsh sunlight has the same effects as harsh sunlight but with some additions:

  • The weather stays active as long as the ability-bearer remains in battle, but stops when the Pokémon is switched out.
  • Water type attacks evaporate and have no effect.
  • The extremely harsh sunlight cannot be replaced by a regular weather condition - in other words the moves Hail, Rain Dance, Sunny Day, and Sandstorm, and the abilites Drizzle, Drought, Sand Stream, and Snow Warning will fail.

The abilities Cloud Nine or Air Lock are still able to bypass the effects of Desolate Land, but Mold Breaker is not.

Game descriptions

O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire Affects weather and nullifies any Water-type attacks.
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Water-type attacks.
Sword​/​Shield The Pokémon changes the weather to nullify Water-type attacks.

Other languages

English Desolate Land
Japanese おわりのだいち (Owari no Daichi)
German Endland
French Terre Finale
Italian Terra Estrema
Spanish Tierra del Ocaso

Pokémon with Desolate Land

2nd ability
Hidden ability
383 Groudon
Primal Groudon

Desolate Land as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Desolate Land as a hidden ability.