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Avalanche (Japanese: ゆきなだれ Snow Avalanche) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM72 in Generation IV.
Avalanche deals damage and is a decreased priority move, causing the user to attack after other Pokémon that are using ordinary priority moves. If the user takes damage in the same turn, Avalanche's power is doubled to 120.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Similar to Bide, the user will store energy for a few turns and then release the energy to inflict damage, the amount of damage equaling the amount the user received during the "charging." The move will fail if the opposing Pokémon doesn't attack, if the user is under certain statuses like sleep or paralyze, or if the user faints.
|| An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the foe in the same turn.
|| Gives the user a Bide status. A Pokémon that has a Bide status waits, then does double any damage it took under Bide status.
| An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Due to being introduced at different times, Avalanche (Alud) and Rock Slide (Avalancha) have Spanish game version names that would be more accurate if swapped around.
- In Generations IV and V, Secret Power has the animation of Avalanche when used on snow or ice. In Generation VI, Secret Power instead shows the animation of Ice Shard if used on ice.
In other languages