Rain Dance (move)

Move data

Type Water
Category   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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM18
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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, Solar Beam and Solar Blade decreases by 50%.
  • The moves Thunder and Hurricane ignore accuracy.
  • In Diamond/Pearl only, Thunder has a 30% chance to break through Protect and Detect.
  • The moves Synthesis, Morning Sun and Moonlight recover 14 of the user's max HP (instead of 12 HP normally).
  • The move Weather Ball changes to Water type and doubles in power.
  • Pokémon with the ability Dry Skin recover 18 of their max HP each turn.
  • Pokémon with the ability Rain Dish recover 116 of their max HP each turn.
  • Pokémon with the ability Hydration will be cured of major status conditions.
  • Pokémon with the ability Swift Swim double their speed.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Rain Dance turns into Z-Rain Dance and raises Speed one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the entire field.

Other languages

English Rain Dance
Japanese あまごい (Amagoi)
German Regentanz
French Danse Pluie
Italian Pioggiadanza
Spanish Danza Lluvia

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves. It lowers the power of Fire-type moves.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Rain Dance at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 37
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 45
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 54
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 51
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 1
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 15
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 29
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 27
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 47
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 55
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 25
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 25
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 25

Learnt by TM

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Regice
#378 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · 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
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water