Castform

Castform is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Weather Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 351
Type Normal
Species Weather Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
Abilities Forecast
Local № 142 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
163 (Black 2/White 2)
147 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
181 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
220 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 147
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous, Fairy
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 70
130 262
Total 420 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Castform.

Pokédex data

National № 351
Type Fire
Species Weather Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
Abilities Forecast
Local № 142 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
163 (Black 2/White 2)
147 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
181 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
220 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 147
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous, Fairy
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 70
130 262
Total 420 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Castform.

Pokédex data

National № 351
Type Water
Species Weather Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
Abilities Forecast
Local № 142 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
163 (Black 2/White 2)
147 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
181 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
220 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 147
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous, Fairy
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 70
130 262
Total 420 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Castform.

Pokédex data

National № 351
Type Ice
Species Weather Pokémon
Height 1′00″ (0.3 m)
Weight 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
Abilities Forecast
Local № 142 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
163 (Black 2/White 2)
147 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
181 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
220 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 147
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous, Fairy
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 70
130 262
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 70
130 262
Speed 70
130 262
Total 420 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Castform.

Evolution chart

Castform changes

Pokédex entries

Castform

Ruby CASTFORM’s appearance changes with the weather. This POKéMON gained the ability to use the vast power of nature to protect its tiny body.
Sapphire CASTFORM borrows the power of nature to transform itself into the guises of the sun, rain clouds, and snow clouds. This POKéMON’s feelings change with the weather.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.
Emerald It alters its form depending on the weather. Changes in the climate such as the temperature and humidity appear to affect its cellular structure.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
This Pokémon can change its cells, taking different forms based on the temperature and humidity.
Black
White
Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
Black 2
White 2
Temperature and weather affect its cellular structure, so this Pokémon changes form according to the weather.
X This Pokémon can change its cells, taking different forms based on the temperature and humidity.
Y It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.
Omega Ruby Castform’s appearance changes with the weather. This Pokémon gained the ability to use the vast power of nature to protect its tiny body.
Alpha Sapphire Castform borrows the power of nature to transform itself into the guises of the sun, rain, and snow-clouds. This Pokémon’s feelings change with the weather.
Sun It changes its form depending on the weather. Changes in the temperature or humidity appear to affect its cellular structure.
Moon Its form changes on its own, due to its cells’ sensitive reactions to temperature and humidity.
Ultra Sun Although its form changes with the weather, that is apparently the result of a chemical reaction and not the result of its own free will.
Ultra Moon Its form changes depending on the weather. The rougher conditions get, the rougher Castform’s disposition!

Sunny Form

Sun This is the form Castform takes on the brightest of days. Its skin is unexpectedly hot to the touch, so approach with care.
Moon This is Castform’s form when basking in fair weather. Its body is warm and toasty.
Ultra Sun This is the form Castform takes on bright days. In an experiment where Castform was placed in front of a heater, it didn’t change to this form.
Ultra Moon Castform changes to this form when it basks in bright sunlight. When you touch its glowing skin, it feels all dried out!

Rainy Form

Sun This is the form Castform takes when soaked with rain. When its body is compressed, water will seep out as if from a sponge.
Moon This is Castform’s form during a downpour of rain. Its body retains moisture and gets slippery.
Ultra Sun Castform changes to this form when rain hits it. Its body is soft and slightly swollen with water.
Ultra Moon This is Castform’s form when pelted by rain. In an experiment where it was placed in a shower, this Pokémon didn’t change to this form.

Snowy Form

Sun This is the form Castform takes when covered in snow. Its body becomes an ice-like material, with a temperature near 23 degrees Fahrenheit.
Moon This is Castform’s form when caught in a hailstorm. Its cold skin is as smooth as ice.
Ultra Sun This is the form Castform takes when hit by hail. In an experiment where it was placed in a freezer, it didn’t change to this form.
Ultra Moon This is Castform’s form when caught in a hailstorm. Its whole body is chilled, and its skin is partially frozen!

Moves learned by Castform

Moves learnt by level up

Castform learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
10EmberFire 40 100
10Powder SnowIce 40 100
10Water GunWater 40 100
15HeadbuttNormal 70 100
20HailIce
20Rain DanceWater
20Sunny DayFire
25Weather BallNormal 50 100
35BlizzardIce 110 70
35Fire BlastFire 110 85
35Hydro PumpWater 110 80
45HurricaneFlying 110 70

Egg moves

Castform learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Castform egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Clear SmogPoison 50
Cosmic PowerPsychic
DisableNormal 100
Future SightPsychic 120 100
Guard SwapPsychic
HexGhost 65 100
Lucky ChantNormal
Ominous WindGhost 60 100
Reflect TypeNormal

Move Tutor moves

Castform can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlying
Icy WindIce 55 95
Last ResortNormal 140 100
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Castform is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Castform can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Castform learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormal 40 100
10EmberFire 40 100
10Powder SnowIce 40 100
10Water GunWater 40 100
15HeadbuttNormal 70 100
20HailIce
20Rain DanceWater
20Sunny DayFire
25Weather BallNormal 50 100
35BlizzardIce 110 70
35Fire BlastFire 110 85
35Hydro PumpWater 110 80
45HurricaneFlying 110 70

Egg moves

Castform learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Castform egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AmnesiaPsychic
Clear SmogPoison 50
Cosmic PowerPsychic
DisableNormal 100
Future SightPsychic 120 100
Guard SwapPsychic
HexGhost 65 100
Lucky ChantNormal
Ominous WindGhost 60 100
Reflect TypeNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Castform is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Castform can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
AvalancheIce 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Castform sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Castform  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Castform  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Castform  sprite from Black & White Castform  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Castform Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Castform Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Castform Shiny sprite from Black & White Castform Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Castform

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 119
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 119
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trophy Garden
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Route 6
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 119
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 17, Lush Jungle, Tapu Village, Haina Desert, Malie Garden, Mount Lanakila, Exeggutor Island

Other languages

English Castform
Japanese ポワルン (Powalen)
German Formeo
French Morphéo

Name origin

forecast
to predict, esp. weather
form
state or shape (referring to Castform’s ability)