Pokémon Legends: Arceus has introduced new weather effects to the large, open-world of Hisui. Each of these weather effects affects a certain type and also influences how different status conditions work. Here are all of the different weather effects in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
New weather effects in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Snow is a new ice-based weather effect introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Previously, the only weather effect that favored Ice-types was Hail. In the presence of Snow, all Pokémon are more likely to be afflicted by Frostbite – a new status condition that deals damage every time and reduces the special attack stat of the affected Pokémon. Hail also makes it less likely for Pokémon to move when afflicted by Drowsy. Finally, all Ice-type Pokémon gain a speed boost in the presence of snow. When going through areas with snow weather, keep in mind that Ice-type might attack first!
Rain is another common weather effect in past Pokémon games. Several competitive VGC teams have been built around the Rain. However, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has introduced changes to Rain. Rain no longer increases the power of Water-type moves, and only decreases the power of Fire-type moves. A word for warning to the Cyndaquil enjoyers out there: It is probably not the best idea to lead with a Fire-type Pokémon while battling in the Rain.
Sunlight is a new weather effect that sounds like it would be favorable to Fire-types, but Strong Sunlight is for Grass-types instead. Just like Snow, all Grass-types get a speed boost under Strong Sunlight. The Sunny weather effect used to power up Fire-Type moves and reduce the strength of Water-type moves, but things have changed in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Fog is nowhere near as annoying as it was in the Generation four games. No longer will players have to use Defog in order to see three feet in front of them. Instead, Fog reduces the accuracy of all moves while under its effects. However, Fog does not reduce the accuracy of moves that are always sure to hit. When entering Foggy areas, be sure to use Aerial Ace as much as possible!
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