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Strong Sunlight

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The Strong Sunlight weather condition was introduced in the second generation of Pok�mon games (GSC). It can be brought about by use of the move Sunny Day (TM11) or by the ability Drought.

Strong Sunlight will not damage any type of Pokémon inbetween turns in battle (unless an ability would cause HP loss).

The Frozen status effect is ineffective when the sunlight is strong, however, it will not cure the status condition if it is already in effect.

heat rock A Pokémon holding the item Heat Rock will prolong the duration of Strong Sunlight for three more turns than normal (from five turns to eight turns).

Strong Sunlight's affect on Abilities

Ability Weather Effect
Drought This ability will summon sun which will last the entirety of the battle, unless another weather condition is introduced to the battlefield or it's effect is nullified by Cloud Nine or the Air Lock abilities.
Chlorophyll The Speed stat of Pokémon with this ability is doubled.
Dry Skin A Pokémon with this ability will lose 12.5% of it's maximum HP at the end of every turn. It will also recieve 25% more damage from fire moves.
Flower Gift When this ability is activiated the Pokémon's Attack and Special Defense stats are boosted +1 stage (to 150% or 1.5 times their initial value). If in a double battle the teammate's stats are also boosted +1 stage.
Leaf Guard Any status conditions that would be inflicted upon Pokémon with this ability are nullified, however, this ability will not cure self-inflicted statuses.
Solar Power This ability will increase the Pokémon's Special Attack +1 stage (to 150% or 1.5 times it's initial value) and will cause the loss of 12.5% (1/8) of the owner's maximum HP.

Strong Sunlight's affect on Moves

Move Weather Effect
Sunny Day This move will summon (or prolong) Strong Sunlight for 5 turns.
Morning Sun 66.66% (2/3) of the user's HP is restored, when Morning Sun used.
Moonlight 66.66% (2/3) of the user's HP is restored, when Moonlight used.
Synthesis 66.66% (2/3) of the user's HP is restored, when Synthesis used.
Solarbeam Solarbeam does not require a charge turn in Strong Sunlight.
Thunder Thunder's accuracy is reduced to 50% (for a loss of 20% it's initial accuracy of 70%) .
Weatherball Weatherball becomes rock type. It's base power doubles from 50 to 100. Castform will recieve STAB from Weatherball in Strong Sunlight.
Generalized Effects
fire Fire type moves get a boost of 150% (or an increase in strength of 1.5 times) their initial value. This ability does stack on initial STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus).
water Water type moves get a reduction of 50% (or a decline in strength of .5 times) their initial value.

Strong Sunlight's affect on Castform

The ability Forecast will affect Castform based on what weather condition is active, if any. In this case...

#351 - Castform (Sun Forme) castform sprite Typing Becomes: fire

Strong Sunlight's affect on Cherrim

The ability Flower Gift will change Cherrim's appearance to it's Sunny Forme while in battle, in addition to the ability's aforementioned affects.

From: cherrim to: cherrim sunny