Pokémon GO Castform is known as the “Weather Pokémon”, as it has the ability to change forms depending on the current weather. Castform has a max CP of 1486. Its stats are well balanced, but are all on the low side. Its ATK (139) is not strong enough for combat, and its defensive stats will not make Castform last in a battle as well. Its DEF (139) and STA (140) are too low.
Castform has 4 known forms. During normal weather, it is in Normal form and is a normal type. During harsh sunlight, it is in Sunny Form and is a fire type. During rain, it is in Rainy Form and is a water type. During hail, it is in Snowy Form and is an ice type.
Castform in the Pokémon GO meta
With its subdued stats, Castform will not have a place in any of the tier/rank lists. Its ability of have 3 other forms is a great addition to the meta, but we just don’t see how it could integrate well in the current meta.
It may be just a Pokémon for Pokédex collection, but we do welcome Castform with open arms into the game. With that said, we sure hope that Castform will be release together with the rest of the Third Generation Pokémon.
Castform does not have any further evolution.
Pokémon GO Castform Moves
Here are some moves that are expected to be a part of Castform’s very diverse move pool:
- Blizzard ice
- Body Slam normal
- Energy Ball grass
- Flamethrower fire
- Hydro Pump water
- Ice Beam ice
- Icy Wind ice
- Ominous Wind ghost
- Scald water
- Solar Beam grass
- Thunder electric
- Water Pulse water
Here are some moves that might be added to Castform’s move pool:
- Cosmic Power psychic
- Incinerate fire
- Retaliate normal
- Round normal
- Weather Ball normal
Shiny Castform in Pokemon GO
Note that only Castform’s Normal form/type has a shiny variation. All the other 3 forms have no obvious change in color.
A normal Castform is gray with a single wisp extending from the top of its head. It has white eyes and black pupils. A shiny Castform is light pink with yellow eyes and black pupils.
In the anime
Castform first appeared on the 357th episode of the Pokémon series (Advanced Generation: Episode 83) titled, “Unfair Weather Friends”.