Rain Dance (move)

Move data

Type Water
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

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
Sword​/​Shield TM33

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 21
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 25
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 25
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 28
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 50
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Level 4
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 33
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 43
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 44
Shellos
#422 / Water
Level 40
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Level 46
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 56
Tympole
#535 / Water
Level 44
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 54
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 62
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 16
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 16
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 30
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 30
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 30
Sobble
#816 / Water
Level 36
Drizzile
#817 / Water
Level 48
Inteleon
#818 / Water
Level 54

Learnt by TM

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Shellos
#422 / Water
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
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
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Tympole
#535 / Water
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Sobble
#816 / Water
Chewtle
#833 / Water
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice