Harsh sunlight is one of the weather conditions. It can be summoned by the move Sunny Day for five turns (8 if the user is holding a Heat Rock) or the ability Drought.

In-battle effect Edit

  • While harsh sunlight is active, Fire-types moves will be powered-up by 50% while Water-type moves will have their power decreased by 0.5x.
  • The moves Thunder and Hurricane will have their accuracy decreased to 50%.
  • The moves Solar Beam and Solar Blade will not need a charging turn before being executed.
  • The move Growth effect is doubled.
  • The move Weather Ball doubles it´s power and transforms into a Fire Type move.
  • The moves Synthesis and Moonlight will heal 2/3 of the user´s maximum HP.
  • Harvest will always find a berry at the end of every turn.

Abilities affected by Harsh Sunlight Edit

  • Pokémon with the ability Solar Power will have their Special Attack boosted by 50% but will lose 1/8 of their maximum HP at the end of every turn.
  • Pokémon with Chlorophyll will have their Speed doubled.
  • Pokémon with Leaf Guard cannot be afflicted by status conditions.
  • Pokémon with the ability Dry Skin will lose their HP by 12.5% each turn.
  • Castform´s ability, Forecast, will allow it to change forms, and become a Fire Type, as long as the weather is active.
  • Cherrim´s ability, Flower Gift, will allow it to change to the Sunshine Form, boosting the Attack and Special defense of the user and it´s allies by 50%.

Encounters affected by Harsh SunlightEdit

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