Where To Get TM07 Hail in Pokémon Platinum

Finding the Hail TM on Route 217 in Pokémon Platinum

The only copy of TM07 Hail is located on Route 217, which is far to the southwest of Snowpoint City. The TM is half-visible as a Poké Ball item in the snow next to the Hiker’s cottage on this route.

As for the move itself:

Hail is an Ice-type status move that summons a hailstorm to do incremental damage to all non-Ice types in play. It also affects various moves and Abilities in different ways.

TM07 Hail Location (Step-by-Step)

TM07 Hail’s location on the Town Map / Pokémon Platinum
TM07 Hail’s location on the Town Map.

TM07 Hail is found in the most blustery part of Route 217, close to the Rock Climb Hiker’s house on the left side of the map.

This TM can be obtained as soon as you have access to Route 217, and there are no required HMs needed to reach this area.

The quickest way to reach this location is to start in Snowpoint City and head northwest from the PokéCenter here.

Moving northwest from the Snowpoint Pokémon Center / Pokémon Platinum
Moving northwest from the Snowpoint Pokémon Center.

Then quickly turn southward to move through the gap in the trees.

Moving through the southern gaps in the trees / Pokémon Platinum
Moving through the southern gaps in the trees.

Then descend the staircase, and then head westward past the Snowpoint City shipyard.

Passing the ship at the Snowpoint docks / Pokémon Platinum
Passing the ship at the Snowpoint docks.

Climb the western staircase at the end of this path and leave town for the Acuity Lakefront.

Leaving Snowpoint City through the western entrance / Pokémon Platinum
Leaving Snowpoint City through the western entrance.

Now cut through the grassy plains of Acuity Lakefront as you continue traveling to the west.

Moving westward through Acuity Lakefront / Pokémon Platinum
Moving westward through Acuity Lakefront.

You’ll then want to turn and go south at the Lake Acuity sign. You’ll pass through the gap in the trees to the south.

Turning south at the sign / Pokémon Platinum
Turning south at the sign.

Once you reach Route 217, a blizzard will hit, limiting your movement and visibility.

Slowly trudge down the linear path leading to the southwest.

Moving southwest through the blizzard / Pokémon Platinum
Moving southwest through the blizzard.

Follow the path southward, passing the Black Belt trainer.

Heading south past the Black Belt trainer / Pokémon Platinum
Heading south past the Black Belt trainer.

Continue going further south, passing the Skier trainer.

Passing the Skier while traveling southward / Pokémon Platinum
Passing the Skier while traveling southward.

Head south just past the Rock Climb Hiker’s cottage, then turn and head towards the right immediately after passing the cottage.

There will be a Poké Ball item half-buried in the snow to the east.

The Poké Ball item to the east of the Hiker’s cottage / Pokémon Platinum
The Poké Ball item to the east of the Hiker’s cottage.

Pick up this item to obtain TM07 Hail.

Obtaining TM07 Hail / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining TM07 Hail.

Note: While it was possible to buy copies of TM07 Hail in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl using shards, this is not the case in Platinum. So this TM on Route 217 is the only copy of TM07 you can get in Platinum.

Hail Details and Uses

In-game description of TM07 Hail / Pokémon Platinum
In-game description of TM07 Hail.

Hail is an Ice-type status move that calls a hailstorm to the battlefield for five turns, damaging non-Ice-type Pokémon on every turn. It also has various effects on weather-based moves and Abilities.

Hail Move Details
Type Ice
Category Status
Accuracy —%
PP 10 (max. 16)

Hail does damage to the opponent at the end of every turn equal to one-sixteenth of the target’s maximum HP.

But its real value is in how Hail interacts with other elements of battle.

In a hailstorm, Blizzard—which usually has a stunted accuracy stat of 70%—will have perfect accuracy.

This is very useful and uncommon for a move with a 120 base power. But bear in mind that this means taking up two move slots just for stronger accuracy.

Other moves and Abilities are also affected by the presence of a hailstorm on the battlefield, too.

In hail:

  • The HP regeneration moves Synthesis, Moonlight, and Morning Sun will only recover ¼ of the user’s maximum HP.
  • Castform will become an Ice-type Pokémon.
  • Weather Ball will become an Ice-type Move.
  • Pokémon with the Ability Ice Body will regain one-sixteenth of their maximum HP at the end of every turn. This will also make them immune to Hail’s damage.
  • Pokémon with the Snow Cloak Ability will see a 20% increase in their evasion stat. Hail will not damage a Pokémon with this Ability, either.

As with most environmental status moves, the real value of Hail presents itself in niche situations in conjunction with other Pokémon, moves, and Abilities.

It’s worth taking time to consider Hail’s best uses within the context of your whole team before trying to work it into a Pokémon’s moveset.

Tip: If you plan on having Hail factor into your overall team strategy, consider giving the user an Icy Rock to hold. This will extend the duration of Hail from five turns to eight.

Miscellaneous Info about Hail:

  • If heavy rain, strong winds, or extremely harsh sunlight are present, Hail will fail.
  • TM07 can be sold for 1,500 PokéDollars.
  • If Hail is used in a Pokémon Contest, it will earn the user 2 Appeal Points and prevent the Voltage from going up in the same turn.

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