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Trainers of note that specialize in the Ice-type include Lorelei of the Kanto Elite Four, Pryce of Mahogany Town, Glacia of the Hoenn Elite Four, and Candice of Snowpoint City.
The Ice-type is considered by many to be the worsed of all types defensively. It only resists itself, while carriying many common weaknesses in Fire, Fighting, Rock and Steel, such as Stealth Rock, Scizor's Bullet Punch and the randomly-carried Fire Blast meant to cover the much sturdier Steel-types. These defensive weaknesses are reduced somewhat by the rarity of pure Ice-types.
Offensive-wise, thought, Ice is one of the most powerful and most commonly used types. Double-Ice weaknesses are very common (expecially among Dragon-types), while no more than two non-Ice types doubly-resist Ice-Empoleon and Heatran. Ice also pairs strongly with other common attacking types, notably Ground and Electric. Water-types can also effetively use Ice attacks, which cover the Grass and Dragon-types who resist Water, leaving only other Water-types to resists this Water+Ice combo.
When used in contests, Ice-type moves typically become Beauty-type, but some may be Cool-type.
In total, there are 22 Pokémon with the Ice-type.
Pure Ice-type Pokémon
Half Ice-type Pokémon
Primary Ice-type Pokémon
Secondary Ice-type Pokémon
|| Causes Hail to fall for 5 turns
|| Resets stat changes in all Pokémon
|| One foe
|| Nullifies opponent's stat-changing moves for 5 turns
- Pure Ice-type species were not introduced until Generation III. In fact, there are only four pure Ice-types.
- Thirteen of the fifteen Ice-type moves are Beauty moves in Contests. The only two that aren't are new in Generation IV, meaning that in Hoenn Contests, all Ice-type moves were Beauty moves.
- Ice has the lowest number of resistances (counting immunities), being resistant to only itself.
- Each type that is weak to Ice up to now has been found combined with Ice except for Dragon.
In other languages
- Dutch: IJs
- French: Glace
- German: Eis
- Italian: Ghiaccio
- Japanese: こおり (氷) kōri
- Korean: 얼음 eol'eum
- Spanish: Hielo