Where To Get TM18 Rain Dance in Pokémon Black & White

Using Rain Dance in battle in Pokémon Black

TM18 Rain Dance can only be purchased in the Mistralton Pokémon Center for 50,000 Pokédollars. You’ll find it at the desk where TMs are sold.

The Mistralton Pokémon Center is found directly north of the entrance to the city.

But to reach Mistralton City, you’ll first need to defeat Gym Leader Clay in Driftveil City and also make it through Chargestone Cave.

In Pokémon Black and White, Poké Marts are no longer a separate building and are instead included inside Pokémon Centers. The desk where items are sold can be found to the right of the Center’s entrance.

TM18 Rain Dance Location

Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Mistralton City, head a few steps northeast and enter the Pokémon Center.

Entering the Mistralton Pokémon Center / Pokémon Black/White
Entering the Mistralton Pokémon Center.

Step 2: Speak to the clerk closest to the entrance to buy TM18 Rain Dance.

Buying TM18 Rain Dance from the clerk near the entrance / Pokémon Black/White
Buying TM18 Rain Dance from the clerk near the entrance.

Along with TM18 Rain Dance, the clerk also sells the following TMs:

TM Price
TM07 Hail 50,000
TM11 Sunny Day 50,000
TM37 Sandstorm 50,000

Rain Dance Details + Uses

In-game details for TM18 Rain Dance / Pokémon Black/White
In-game details for TM18 Rain Dance.

Rain Dance is a Weather move that changes the condition of battle.

When Rain Dance is used, the base power of Water-type moves is increased by 50%, while the base power of Fire-type moves is decreased by 50%.

Rain Dance Move Details
Type Water
Category Status
PP 5

Here are some things to note about Rain Dance:

  • Using TM18 Rain Dance creates rainfall conditions. This event lasts 5 turns or until another type of Weather move is used.
  • Rain Dance is largely used as a damage modifier. Water-type moves are boosted by 50% power, while Fire-type moves are nerfed 50%. The move Solar Beam is also decreased by 50% damage.
  • Certain abilities benefit from the use of Rain Dance.
    • Pokémon with the Rain Dish ability will heal for 1/16th of their max HP each turn.
    • Pokémon with the Dry Skin ability heal for 1/8th of max HP each turn.
    • Pokémon with the Hydration ability will have status conditions cured at the end of each turn.
    • Pokémon with the Swift Swim ability will have their Speed doubled.
  • Rain Dance will last 8 turns (increased from 5) if the user is also holding a Damp Rock. Water-type Pokémon will enjoy increased strength for much longer in battle.
  • Rain Dance will fail if used in extreme weather conditions. These conditions include heavy rain, extremely harsh sunlight, or strong winds.

Rain Dance is widely-considered to be the weakest weather move.

It provides fewer benefits compared to Sunny Day, Hail, and Sandstorm, and should only be used as a way to neutralize opposing Fire-type Pokémon.

Rain Dance can also be learned by a wide variety of Pokémon regardless of typing. This is why it’s best used to counter your opponent’s Water types, rather than it being the centerpiece of a Water-type battle party.

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