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Ice (type)

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Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
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The Ice type (Japanese: こおりタイプ Ice type) is one of the eighteen types. Notable Trainers who specialize in Ice-type Pokémon are Lorelei of the Kanto Elite Four, Pryce of Mahogany Town, Glacia of the Hoenn Elite Four, Candice of Snowpoint City, Brycen of Icirrus City, and Wulfric of Snowbelle City. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all Ice-type moves were special, but they may now also be physical depending on the attack.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 73.93
Attack: 75.13
Defense: 71.57
Sp.Atk: 79.13
Sp.Def: 80.23
Speed: 69.60
Total: 449.60


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 81.89
Attack: 83.26
Defense: 83.26
Sp.Atk: 90.37
Sp.Def: 93.26
Speed: 79.21
Total: 511.26


Battle properties

Generation I

Offensive Ice Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Dragon
Flying
Grass
Ground
½× Ice
½× Ice
Water
Fighting
Fire
Rock
None None

Generation II onwards

Ice-type Pokémon are immune to Hail weather damage.

Starting in Generation IV, Ice-type Pokémon are immune to the Frozen status condition.

Offensive Ice Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Dragon
Flying
Grass
Ground
½× Ice
½× Fire
Ice
Steel
Water
Fighting
Fire
Rock
Steel
None None

Characteristics

Defense

The Ice type is considered by many to be the worst of all types defensively. It only resists itself and is immune to freezing, while carrying weaknesses to Fire, Fighting, Rock and Steel, making it weak to moves such as Stealth Rock, Bullet Punch and Fire Blast. Their sole resistance is nullified by the Swinub line's Ground, Articuno's and Delibird's Flying, The Snover line's Grass, and Kyurem's Dragon. Even with a second type, all but two Ice-type Pokémon—Froslass and Frost Rotom—have more weaknesses than resistances and immunities, and certain Ice-type Pokémon such as Articuno, Delibird, the Snover line, and the Amaura line have at least one double weakness.

Offense

Offensive-wise, because only two non-Ice types (Empoleon and Heatran, which are both Steel types), doubly resist Ice, and the fact that double weaknesses to Ice are fairly common (largely due to Dragon types, whose final forms are often doubly weak), Ice is, along with Ground, Fighting, Rock and Fire, one of the most commonly used attacking types. Ice also pairs well with other common attacking types, notably Ground and Electric. Water-type Pokémon can also effectively use Ice attacks, which cover their major weakness of Grass, as well as Dragon, which resists their moves.

Similarly, an Ice-type Pokémon can often use Water-type moves, which covers their weakness of Fire and Rock.

Contest properties

When used in Contests, Ice-type moves become Beauty moves, while only a single move is regarded as a Cool move.

Pokémon

As of Generation VI, there are 35 Ice-type Pokémon or 4.8% of all Pokémon (counting forms and Mega Evolutions that change typing as different Pokémon), making it the second-rarest type, behind Ghost.

Pure Ice-type Pokémon

# Name
351 Castform Snowy Castform
361 Snorunt Snorunt
362 Glalie Glalie
362 Glalie Mega Glalie
378 Regice Regice
471 Glaceon Glaceon
582 Vanillite Vanillite
583 Vanillish Vanillish
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
614 Beartic Beartic
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
712 Bergmite Bergmite
713 Avalugg Avalugg

Half Ice-type Pokémon

Primary Ice-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
220 Swinub Swinub Ice Ground
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water
364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost

Secondary Ice-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Mega Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
479 Rotom Frost Rotom* Electric Ice
644 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
644 Kyurem Black Kyurem Dragon Ice
644 Kyurem White Kyurem Dragon Ice
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
I Aurora Beam Special Beauty 65 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is hit with a rainbow-colored beam. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.
IV Avalanche Physical Cool 60 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.
I Blizzard Special Beauty 110 70% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the opposing team. It may also freeze them solid.
VI Freeze-Dry Special Beauty 70 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user rapidly cools the target. This may also leave the target frozen. This move is super effective on Water types.
V Freeze Shock Physical Beauty 140 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
On the second turn, the user hits the target with electrically charged ice. It may leave the target with paralysis.
V Frost Breath Special Beauty 60 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user blows a cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.
V Glaciate Special 65 95% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks by blowing freezing cold air at opposing Pokémon. This attack reduces the targets' Speed stat.
III Hail Status Beauty 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All Pokémon
The user summons a hail storm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.
I Haze Status Beauty 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
All Pokémon
The user creates a haze that eliminates every stat change among all the Pokémon engaged in battle.
III Ice Ball Physical Beauty 30 90% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user continually rolls into the target over five turns. It becomes stronger each time it hits.
I Ice Beam Special Beauty 90 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. It may also freeze the target solid.
V Ice Burn Special Beauty 140 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
On the second turn, an ultracold, freezing wind surrounds the target. This may leave the target with a burn.
IV Ice Fang Physical Cool 65 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user bites with cold-infused fangs. It may also make the target flinch or leave it frozen.
I Ice Punch Physical Beauty 75 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is punched with an icy fist. It may also leave the target frozen.
IV Ice Shard Physical Beauty 40 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user flash freezes chunks of ice and hurls them at the target. This move always goes first.
V Icicle Crash Physical Beauty 85 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks by harshly dropping an icicle onto the target. It may also make the target flinch.
III Icicle Spear Physical Beauty 25 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user launches sharp icicles at the target. It strikes two to five times in a row.
II Icy Wind Special Beauty 55 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. It also lowers the targets' Speed stat.
I Mist Status Beauty 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
All allies
The user cloaks its body with a white mist that prevents any of its stats from being cut for five turns.
II Powder Snow Special Beauty 40 100% 25 (max 40)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. It may also freeze the targets.
III Sheer Cold Special Beauty 30% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is attacked with a blast of absolute-zero cold. The target instantly faints if it hits.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.

Abilities

Interacting with Ice-type

When it is hailing, Forecast will transform the user into the Ice-type. Pokémon with the ability Color Change will be changed into an Ice-type after it is hit with a Ice-type move. Protean will change its user into the Ice-type when it uses an Ice-type move. When a Pokémon with Multitype holds an Icicle Plate, it will become an Ice-type Pokémon. When a Pokémon with Imposter is sent out and its opposite opponent is Ice-type, it will transform into that Pokémon and have its Ice-typing.

Gen Ability Description
VI Refrigerate Normal-type moves become Ice-type moves.
III Thick Fat Boosts resistance to Fire- and Ice-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Exclusive Abilities

Only Ice-type Pokémon can have these Abilities. This does not include signature Abilities.

Gen Ability Description
VI Refrigerate Normal-type moves become Ice-type moves.
IV Snow Cloak Boosts evasion in a hailstorm.
IV Snow Warning The Pokémon summons a hailstorm when it enters a battle.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Trivia

  • Generation V introduced the most Ice-type Pokémon of any generation, with eight, and Generation VI introduced the fewest Ice-type Pokémon, with four.
  • Generation I introduced the most Ice-type moves of any generation, with six, and Generation VI introduced the fewest Ice-type moves, with only one.
  • Although the Ice type existed since Generation I, pure Ice-type Pokémon were not introduced until Generation III.
  • In Generation III, all Ice-type moves were Beauty moves.
  • Only the Normal type has a lower number of resistances than the Ice type, having no resistances (but one immunity). Ice only resists itself.
  • There has been a Gym Leader or Elite Four member who specializes in the Ice type introduced in each generation. Three of the Ice-type Gym Leaders, Pryce, Candice, and Brycen, are the seventh Gym Leaders in their respective region. Wulfric is the exception, being the eighth in his region.
  • Ice is the only type that is super effective against the Flying type that does not in turn resist Flying-type moves.
  • Ice-type attacks are resisted by all types that Water-type Pokémon resist.
  • No Ice-type status moves change stats other than reverting changes and changing weather.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese こおり (氷) Kōri
Mandarin Chinese Bīng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Is
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch IJs
Finland Flag.png Finnish Jää
France Flag.png French Glace
Germany Flag.png German Eis
Greece Flag.png Greek Πάγου Pagou
Israel Flag.png Hebrew קרח Kerach
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Es
Italy Flag.png Italian Ghiaccio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 얼음 Eol'eum
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Is
Poland Flag.png Polish Lodowy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Gelo
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Gelo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Gheață
Russia Flag.png Russian Ледяной Ledyanoi
Slovakia Flag.png Slovak Ľadový
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hielo
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Is
Thailand Flag.png Thai น้ำแข็ง