How does Weather Boost in Pokemon GO work?

Different types of weather in Pokemon GO powers up different Pokemon (Image via Niantic)
Different types of weather in Pokemon GO powers up different Pokemon (Image via Niantic)

Weather Boost in Pokemon GO, is what makes the current weather more than just a nice aesthetic feature. This is because certain Pokemon in the game can power up depending on what weather is active.

Weather Boos in Pokemon GO is where Pocket Monsters benefit from certain real-world weather conditions depending on their elemental type. This can be helpful for trainers, but it can boost enemy Pokemon like raid bosses as well.

Since Weather Boost can benefit both a trainer and their opponents, it's worth keeping an eye on it in order to make informed decisions during your battles.

Weather Boost in Pokemon GO influences a few facets of the game, and it's best for trainers to be aware of all of them.


What is Weather Boost in Pokemon GO?

Shiny Raikou receiving a Weather Boost in Pokemon GO from stormy weather (Image via YouTube user Ultimate Sachin)
Shiny Raikou receiving a Weather Boost in Pokemon GO from stormy weather (Image via YouTube user Ultimate Sachin)

When Pokemon GO trainers tap the weather icon in the top-right of their map screen, they will be greeted with some weather information. The page will display which Pokemon types are boosted via the current weather as well. These Pokemon will appear more often in the wild and will also provide additional Stardust when captured.

When Pocket Monsters affected by Weather Boost in Pokemon GO appear in the wild, they will often have a higher combat power. Moves of a Pokemon-type boosted by the current weather will also deal increased damage.

With that in mind, trainers may want to use Pokemon that currently fit the weather in order to deal increased damage.

Below, trainers can find a list of weather types and the corresponding Pokemon they improve with Weather Boost in Pokemon GO:

  • Sunny/Clear - Grass, Fire, and Ground-type Pokemon
  • Rainy - Water, Electric, and Bug-type Pokemon
  • Partly Cloudy - Normal and Rock-type Pokemon
  • Cloudy - Fairy, Fighting, and Poison-type Pokemon
  • Windy - Flying, Dragon, and Psychic-type Pokemon
  • Snow - Ice and Steel-type Pokemon
  • Fog - Dark and Ghost-type Pokemon

As previously stated, trainers will still need to keep an eye on opposing Pokemon. If an enemy raid boss or an opposing trainer's Pokemon receives a Weather Boost, it's best to keep a player's lower defense/HP Pokemon out of the line of fire.

Just like type advantage, Weather Boost is also a very important factor that the trainers will have to account for in the battles. Proper preparation or a lack thereof can cause the tide of the battle to turn around, and players will need any advantage that they can get to succeed in Pokemon GO.


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