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Weather guide for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). See how to change the weather, map symbols, rain cycle and its effects on Pokemon moves, and more!

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How To Change The Weather

Weather During Battle Can Be Changed By Move Or Ability


The weather during the battle is changed by using specific moves. Various effects can be obtained depending on the weather, so be sure to change the weather to match your Pokemon.

Weather Effects And Change Move/Ability

WeatherEffects • Moves • Ability
Intensified SunThe power of Fire type moves is increased by 1.5 times.
The power of Water type moves is increased by 0.5 times.
Will not become Frozen
Sunny Day, Orichalcum Pulse, Drought
RainThe power of Water type move is increased by 1.5 times.
The power of Fire type moves is increased by 0.5 times.
Rain Dance, Drizzle
SandstormSp. Defense of Rock type Pokemon is increased by 1.5 times.
At the end of each turn, it tanks 1/16th of its HP for all but Rock, Ground, and Steel types.
Sandstorm, Sand Stream, Sand Spit
SnowDefense of Ice type Pokemon is increased by 1.5 times.
Chilly Reception, Snowscape, Snow Warning

Weather Cannot Be Changed By Skills Or Abilities In Some Areas

If the area is a special environment with fixed weather conditions such as Rain or Sandstorm, you cannot change the weather even if you use skills or abilities that can change the weather.

Weather During Battle Does Not Carry Over To The Area

Even if you use moves like Rain Dance during battle, the rain will stop after the battle. Remember, you can't change the weather in the area.

The Weather In The Area Changes Over Time

Weather in the field changes over time.

The weather conditions of a particular area changes every 5 minutes or so. The weather is random and can change from being sunny to rainy in a matter of time.

You Can Also Change The Weather By Changing The Time On The Switch Itself

If you advance the time on the Switch unit by 5 minutes, you can switch the weather in the game. However, the weather is unpredictable, and sometimes the weather does not change, such as from sunny to rainy, so the time must be changed several times before the ideal weather is reached.

How To Change Date And Time

How To Check The Weather

Can Be Identified By Icons At The Top Of The Map Screen

Current Weather

Open a map with the Y Button and look at the icon in the upper center of the screen to determine the current weather conditions.

Icons By Weather

clear weatherSunny/CloudyRainSandstormSnow

There Are Nine Types Of Weather Conditions

The Paldea region has nine different types of weather that switch between sunny, rainy, and other rough weather conditions. Since heavy rain is similar to rain, its effect on battles is the same as rain (same as Blizzard). Although rarely seen, meteor showers also occur at night when shooting stars flow in large numbers.

List Of Weather Conditions
Heavy RainSnowBlizzard
SandstormRainbowMeteor Shower

Pokemon Evolving In Certain Weather Conditions

Evolution Limited To Rain Conditions

BeforeAfterEvolution Conditions
SliggooSliggooGoodraGoodraEvolves to Sliggoo at Lv 50 when the weather is Raining

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