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Read this on the weather effects in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH). This includes weather symbols, type chart, effect on wild Pokemon, and more!.

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Essential Tips For Beginner Trainers

Weather Symbol & Types

All Weather Types

DroughtDroughtSunnySunnyCloudyCloudy
RainyRainyThunderstormThunderstormSnowSnow
HailHailSandstormSandstormFogFog

Check Weather By Pressing the + Button

Weather Map

Pressing the + button while on the map will show you the weather in each zone! Get accustomed to checking this often, as it changes in real time!

Weather Changes Every Day

Weather Changes Every Day
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The weather at Wild Areas change every day at 0:00 sharp. You'll need to wait a whole day to pass if you're targeting certain weather types.

Same Weather For Every Device & Versions

The weather is the same for every device, among Sword and Shield, and even between different versions. You won't get conflicting weather when you play with friends!

Weather Type & Effects

Random Effects That Influence Gameplay

Random Effects That Influence Gameplay

Weather affects Pokemon with regards to how they move & how they interact with the environment. Weather changes can be manipulated with specific Pokemon moves, or changes automatically in wild area.

Check out our Wild Area Guide here!

Each Pokemon Type Has Preferred Weather

Each Pokemon type has its own favored or preferred weather type which will greatly benefit them if they are in battle under that weather type. This is based mainly on the Pokemon's natural preference; water Pokemon love the rain, Ice Pokemon like Snow, etc!

See List of All Pokemon here!

Favored Types Appear More Often

Favored Types Appear More Often

In the Wild Area, if a certain weather is active, then the Pokemon that favor it will appear more often. Players can use this to target certain types of Pokemon to catch or fight.

Outside Weather May Not Affect Raids

Raids and the Pokemon in them are sometimes unaffected by outside weather. Some Pokemons may appear in raids even if the weather is different from their stated conditions.

Check Out Our Max Raid Battles Guide Here!

Increased Damage Under Favored Weather

Increased Damage Under Favored Weather

Pokemon fighting in their favored weather will deal more damage in battle. Some Pokemon have the skills to change the weather in battle, but most will have to rely on the random weather in the Wild Area to reap these benefits.

What Are Base Stats explained here

Happier When In Pokemon Camp

If you set up a Pokemon camp & the preferred weather occurs, the Pokemon will be happier and more active.

Pokemon Camp - Merits & How To Use

Favored Weather Chart By Pokemon Type

Pokemon TypeFavored Weather
fireSunny
waterRain, Thunderstorm
GrassClear
bugRain
FlyingClear
DragonRain, Thunderstorm
NormalClear
darkFog
electricRain, Thunderstorm
PsychicFog
SteelSnow, Hail
IceSnow, Hail
GroundSunny, Sandstorm
FairyCloudy
GhostFog, 8pm~6am In-game
RockSunny, Sandstorm
PoisonCloudy
Fighting IconCloudy

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