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
Sword​/​Shield 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

Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
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
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
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
Furret
#162 / Normal
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
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
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
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Piplup
#393 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Buizel
#418 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Finneon
#456 / Water
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
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Dewott
#502 / Water
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Panpour
#515 / Water
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
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
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
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
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
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Froakie
#656 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
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
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
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
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