Castform

Castform
ポワルン
Castform.png
Milotic < Castform > Kecleon
Species
Type
Weather Pokémon
Normal.gif
Number
Ability
#351
Height
Weight
1' (0.3m)
1.8 lbs (0.8kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
351.gif

Castform (ポワルン) is the 142nd Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Normal type, and is known as the Forecast Pokémon.

Castform uses the Forecast Ability. This Ability changes Castform's Type and appearance depending on the weather conditions that exist in the battle.

Castform does not evolve and does not have a pre-evolved form.

Castform is in the Egg Groups Fairy and Amorphous, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes Castform One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Castform takes on the appearance of a round, floating creature.

When the Weather is Sunny, Castform transforms into its Fire-Type Form, which resmebles a red sphere floating on fairweather clouds and smaller red spheres dotting the sphere.

When it is Raining, Castform transforms into its Water-Type Form, resembling a blue raindrop floating on rainclouds. When it is Hailing, Castform changes into its Ice-Type Form, resembling a blue-green twister sitting on top of a cloud that has formed an icicle underneath it.

Castform forms.png

Gender Differences

Despite the several different forms, Castform doesn't have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

Castform is obtainable at the Weather Research Institute in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. In Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Castform appears at the Trophy Garden as the Daily Pokémon, which doesn't occur until after the National Pokédex is obtained.

Castform can be found at Route 6 in Black 2 and White 2. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it gets given as a gift at the Weather Research Institute.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Castform can be caught in the wild at Route 17, Exeggutor Island, Haina Desert, Lush Jungle, Malie Garden, Mount Lanakila and Tapu Village when called on in an S.O.S. Battle during certain weather conditions.

Spin-off Games

Castform is limited to appearing at Huge Storage 5 and and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Castform appears at Mt. Faraway 20F-29F in the first Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky, Castform appears at Blizzard Island 1F-20F and Shimmer Hill 1F-17F. Castform appears in all 3 versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at each games Unown-themed area.

Castform has yet to appear in the Pokémon Ranger series as of writing.

In Pokémon Rumble Blast, Castform appears after completing the game, but each of its forms can be found in different areas. Non-transformed Castform can be found at Seabreeze Trail Meadow 1-2. Rain Form Castform inhabit Shimmering Lake Lake 2-4; Sunny Form Castform appear at Desolated Ruins Desert 3-1; and Snowy Form Castform appear at Frozen Tundra Glacier 4-1.

Trading Card Game

There are a total of 13 different Castform cards. The regular Castform appears as an Uncommon Card in the EX Hidden Legends, EX Delta Species, EX Holon Phantoms (Holon's Castform) and Legends Awakened sets.

Each of Castform's 3 forms appears in three different sets. These three forms are listed as Uncommon Cards in the Legends Awakened set, and are listed as Rare Cards in the EX Hidden Legends and EX Delta Species sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

In a parallel to Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, a Castform appeared in the episode Unfair Weather Friends, which took place at the Weather Institute and involved the Weather Institute coming under attack by both Team Magma and Team Aqua.

A Wild Castform appeared in the episode Clamperl of Wisdom, and other trainers have used Castform in Pokémon Contests as well.

Movies

Wild Castform appeared in the film Arceus and the Jewel of Life, the only film appearance for Castform to date.

Manga

Sapphire would protect Castform from Team Aqua in Chapter 189, and would later join Ruby from Chapter 211 onward.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Castform finds itself in the Never-Utilized Tier of Competitive Battling as a result of low Statistics overall. The only thing that it does well is use Weather Ball after a weather condition has been set up, or one that it sets up on its own. It doesn't perform well in the Metagame other than that, save for using weather-based combinations.

Survive its attacks and it is relatively easy to defeat.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Only One Weather Research Institute
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Unknown% Trophy Garden (Daily Pokémon)
Heart Gold/Soul Silver None Transfer from PokéWalker or Trade
PokéWalker 30% Treehouse (>5000 Steps)
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 5% Route 6 (Shaking Spots)
Dream World Unknown% Pleasant Forest (>7500 Dream Points)
X/Y None Transfer or Trade
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Only One Weather Research Institute
Sun/Moon -- Route 17, Exeggutor Island, Haina Desert, Lush Jungle, Malie Garden, Mount Lanakila, Tapu Village (S.O.S. Battle) (Weather)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
III 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.
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.
FireRed It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.
LeafGreen It has the ability to change its form into the sun, the rain, or a snow cloud, depending on the weather.
IV Diamond Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
Pearl Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
Platinum Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
HeartGold This Pokémon can change its cells, taking different forms based on the temperature and humidity.
SoulSilver This Pokémon can change its cells, taking different forms based on the temperature and humidity.
V Black Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
White Its appearance changes with the weather. Recently, its molecules were found to be just like water.
Black 2 Temperature and weather affect its cellular structure, so this Pokémon changes form according to the weather.
White 2 Temperature and weather affect its cellular structure, so this Pokémon changes form according to the weather.
VI 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.
VII 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.

Hail

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VII 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.

Sunny Day

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VII 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.

Rain Dance

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VII 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.

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
. 250 344 .
Atk
70
130 145 239 262
Def
70
130 145 239 262
Sp. Atk
70
130 145 239 262
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Speed
70
130 145 239 262

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Tackle Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
10 Water Gun Water.gif 40 100 Special.png
10 Ember Fire.gif 40 100 Special.png
10 Powder Snow Ice.gif 40 100 Special.png
15 Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
20 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
20 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
20 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
25 Weather Ball Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
35 Hydro Pump Water.gif 110 80 Special.png
35 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
35 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
45 Hurricane Flying.gif 110 70 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Work Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM14 Blizzard Ice.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Amnesia Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Clear Smog Poison.gif 50 -- Special.png
Disable Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Future Sight Psychic.gif 120 100 Special.png
Hex Ghost.gif 65 100 Special.png
Lucky Chant Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 185 -- Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 100 -- Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 160 -- Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 185 -- Special.png
Hydro Vortex Water.gif 185 -- Special.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 190 -- Special.png
Gigavolt Havoc Electric.gif 185 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 190 -- Special.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 185 -- Special.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200 -- Physical.png
Subzero Slammer Ice.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Past Moves

Via Dream World

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Water Pulse Water.gif 60 100 [[File:|link=]]

Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

Emerald

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Defense Curl Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Generation IV Exclusive Moves

Via TM/HM

Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

351.gif
Castform

Type Matchups

Normal

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Normal.gif
Ghost.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Ghost.gif
Fighting.gif

Hail

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Ice.gif
Dragon.gif
Flying.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Fire.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Ice.gif
Fighting.gif
Fire.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif

Sunny Day

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Fire.gif
Bug.gif
Grass.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Dragon.gif
Fire.gif
Rock.gif
Water.gif
Bug.gif
Fairy.gif
Fire.gif
Grass.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Ground.gif
Rock.gif
Water.gif

Rain Dance

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Water.gif
Fire.gif
Ground.gif
Rock.gif
Dragon.gif
Grass.gif
Water.gif
Fire.gif
Ice.gif
Steel.gif
Water.gif
Electric.gif
Grass.gif

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