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
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 24
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 24
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 42
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Level 42
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 46
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Level 42
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 55
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 65
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 28
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 50
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 50
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Level 45
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Level 53
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 53
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Level 27
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Level 35
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Level 4
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Level 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 42
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Level 42
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 65
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 66
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 66
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 63
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
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Level 39
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Level 41
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Level 16
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Level 16
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 60
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 60
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 60
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 60
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
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
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
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Mudkip
#258 / Water
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
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Shellos
#422 / Water
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
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
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Audino
#531 / Normal
Tympole
#535 / Water
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / 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
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
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
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water