Castform

Forecast
Changes type according to weather.
Type Tier
Normal NU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
- 23 26 -
Atk
70
11 13 16 17
Def
70
11 13 16 17
SpA
70
11 13 16 17
SpD
70
11 13 16 17
Spe
70
11 13 16 17
  • Neverused

Overview

In X-Men, the superhero Storm possesses the power to control the weather, and was portrayed on the silver screen by the immaculately beautiful Halle Berry. In Pokemon, the artificially made Castform also has control over the weather, and is portrayed by the disembodied head of the Pillsbury Doughboy. I wonder which fans got the short end of the stick.

Name Item Nature

Everybody Look At Me I'm Using Castform

Life Orb / Expert Belt Modest
Moveset EVs
~ Sunny Day / Rain Dance
~ Weather Ball
~ Thunderbolt
~ Ice Beam
4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Let's face it, if you're using Castform at all, it's for the pure novelty value of Weather Ball. Having Castform on your team and not using Weather Ball is like visiting Paris without going to the Louvre, visiting New York without eating a hot dog, or visting Johannesburg without setting a car on fire. Start by using the weather move of your choice, and then once the skies have changed, it's time to pound away at the opponent with Weather Ball. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam are there to provide additional coverage, but you'll be so busy clicking Weather Ball you won't even realize these additional moves are there and that Castform got KOed 3 turns ago.

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Other Options

Castform has a lot of other coverage moves for you to consider, such as Shadow Ball, Energy Ball, and Flamethrower. But why use any of them when you can just go to town with Weather Ball. It's not like it'll make a lick of difference. The word on the street is that Hoenn scientists invented Castform in order to predict the weather. Maybe they should've just looked out their windows. Remember: "Red sky at night, sailor's delight."

Checks and Counters

If it's not hit super effectively, it counters Castform. If it's bulky enough, it counters Castform. If it has had a single song reach the Billboard Hot 100, it counters Castform. If it knows its 9 times tables, it counters Castform. It is said that Castform's molecules were found to be just like water, so presumably you could just stick it in a kettle and transform it into a nice cup of Earl Grey. Alternatively, mercilessly mock and taunt the trainer who sent out Castform and he'll soon forfeit out of sheer embarrassment.