Weather Ball (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Special
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM46

Effects

The power and type of Weather Ball changes with the weather. With no weather condition it is Normal and has a base power of 50. If a weather condition is in effect, its power doubles to 100 and the move becomes a different type:

  • Bright sunlight: Fire type
  • Heavy rain: Water type
  • Sandstorm: Rock type
  • Hailstorm: Ice type
  • Fog: stays Normal type (but power still doubles)

Weather Ball will receive STAB where appropriate - for example by Vanilluxe during a hailstorm, or Castform during sun, rain or hail since it transforms into the appropriate type.

In sun and rain, the power of Weather Ball will gain an additional 50% power because Fire- and Water-type moves are boosted respectively in those conditions. (Other weather conditions don't receive any type boost.)

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Weather Ball turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Weather Ball
Japanese ウェザーボール (Weather Ball)
German Meteorologe
French Ball'Météo
Italian Palla Clima
Spanish Meteorobola

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
The move’s type and power change with the weather.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen An attack that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
An attack move that varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
This attack move varies in power and type depending on the weather.
Sword​/​Shield This attack move varies in power and type depending on the weather.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Weather Ball 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.

Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Level 12

Learnt by TM

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Milotic
#350 / Water
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Tympole
#535 / Water
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Sobble
#816 / Water
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice