Learn More about the Pokémon GO battle parties and Weather Boosts!

Battle parties pokemon go

Battle parties allow Pokémon GO players to choose up to six Pokémon to quickly select for Gym and Raid Battles. You might have a favorite set of Pokémon that you always bring to battle with you, or maybe you have a few Pokémon that deal significant damage against Raid Boss Pokémon. Battle parties make selecting your preferred Pokémon fast and easy.

To create a Battle party:

  1. In Map View, touch the Main Menu button.
  2. Touch the Pokémon button.
  3. At the top of the screen, touch the Party tab.
  4. Touch the Create Party CreateParty.png button.

Once you have selected your Battle parties, join a Gym or Raid Battle to use them. Choose your party by swiping to the left over the recommended Pokémon list.


Note: This feature is currently in development. Some functionality may change. While in beta, Battle parties preferences will reset if you switch devices or reinstall the app.

Pokémon GO weather boosts and changes

Pokémon GO now responds to the real-world weather conditions around you. Weather changes cause certain Pokémon types appear more frequently, have more powerful moves in battle, and give extra Stardust when caught.

As you search for Pokémon, the current weather conditions appear visually in Map View. You can also tell which weather conditions are in effect by viewing the weather indicator icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. Touch the icon to see which Pokémon types are boosted by the weather outside.

Don’t get rid of your favorite weather app. The weather information in Pokémon GO might occasionally be incorrect or unavailable at some times or in some places. We don’t want you to get caught in the rain without an umbrella.

Catching Pokémon with weather boosts

Certain Pokémon will appear more frequently in weather conditions that correspond to their type. For example, you’re more likely to see a Water-type Pokémon, like Squirtle or Magikarp, during rainfall. These Pokémon also tend to have higher CP and perform better in battle. As an added bonus, you will receive extra Stardust when you catch a Pokémon that is boosted by the current weather conditions.

Battling Pokémon with weather boosts

Move types will be more effective when performed during certain conditions. For example, Charizard with the Fire Spin quick move will be more powerful in battles on sunny days. You can view which moves are enhanced by viewing your Pokémon’s summary.

Weather conditions and boosted types

Weather conditionsBoosted types
Sunny/clearGrass, Fire, Ground
RainyWater, Electric, Bug
Partly cloudyNormal, Rock
CloudyFairy, Fighting, Poison
WindyFlying, Dragon, Psychic
SnowIce, Steel
FogDark, Ghost

Issues with weather data?

If you believe that incorrect weather conditions are being displayed, you may report issues with the quality of the weather data. Note: you will not receive a response to your submission but we will use your feedback to improve Pokémon GO.

Hazardous Weather alert during Clear Weather Conditions

Pokémon GO players in areas with less-than-ideal weather may be met with an Extreme Weather screen with the following warning message: “Pokémon seem to dislike these conditions. Weather conditions are potentially dangerous – be aware of your surroundings!

Check your local weather service for details.” However, there is now a way to dismiss this warning and continue playing even during potentially dangerous weather. This can be accomplished by clicking the new I am Safe virtual button.

For some reason, hazardous weather alerts sometimes appear during clear weather conditions as well, as shown in the screenshot below.

pokemon go hazardous weather screenshot with clear sky

pokemon go hazardous weather screenshot with clear sky

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