Avalanche (move)

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ゆきなだれ Snow Avalanche
Avalanche VI.png
Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  -4
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Points doubles if last to appeal.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

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.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the foe in the same turn.
An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic 33 39 39
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic 31 35 35
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice   19 19
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice   19 19
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice   19 19
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice     34
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice     34
712 Bergmite Bergmite Ice Ice     39
713 Avalugg Avalugg Ice Ice     42
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
090 Shellder Shellder* Water Water no CloysterCrawdaunt CloysterCrawdaunt
131 Lapras Lapras* Water Ice no BlastoiseNidokingSlowbroSlowkingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorLaprasFeraligatrDelibirdTyranitarSwampertExploudAggronCrawdauntMiloticEmpoleonRampardosBastiodonSnoverAbomasnow AmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg
215 Sneasel Sneasel* Dark Ice no NidokingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorGlaceonSneaselWeavileUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdExploudWailmerWailordWalreinEmpoleon NidokingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorGlaceonSneaselWeavileUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdExploudWailmerWailordWalreinEmpoleon
220 Swinub Swinub* Ice Ground no NidokingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorGlaceonSneaselWeavileUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdExploudWailmerWailordWalreinEmpoleon NidokingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorGlaceonSneaselWeavileUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdExploudWailmerWailordWalreinEmpoleon
258 Mudkip Mudkip* Water Water no BlastoiseNidokingSlowbroSlowkingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorLaprasFeraligatrDelibirdTyranitarSwampertExploudAggronCrawdauntMiloticEmpoleonRampardosBastiodonSnoverAbomasnow AmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice no VanilliteVanillishVanilluxe VanilliteVanillishVanilluxe
459 Snover Snover* Grass Ice no BlastoiseNidokingSlowbroSlowkingRhydonRhyperiorFeraligatrTyranitarSwampertExploudAggronRampardosBastiodonSnoverAbomasnow AmauraAurorusBergmiteAvalugg
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo* Ice Ice no NidokingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorGlaceonSneaselWeavileUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdExploudWailmerWailordWalreinEmpoleon NidokingDewgongRhydonRhyperiorGlaceonSneaselWeavileUrsaringPiloswineMamoswineDelibirdExploudWailmerWailordWalreinEmpoleon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal normal
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water
351 Castform Castform Normal Normal
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
238 238 SmoochumLv.12 Ice Psychic Pokéwalker - Dim Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
459 459 Snover Grass Ice Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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.


Games Description
MDTDS Gives the user a Bide status. A Pokémon that has a Bide status waits, then does double any damage it took under Bide status.

In the anime

None.png Wulfric Avalugg Avalanche.png None.png None.png
The user summons a cloud that rains down chunks of ice on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
713 Avalugg Avalugg's body glows light blue, and a dark cloud appears above the opponent. Chunks of white or clear ice then rain down from the cloud and strike the opponent. The move becomes more powerful if Avalugg was hit by an attack just before using it.
Wulfric's Avalugg All Hail the Ice Battlefield! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Avalanche IV.png Avalanche V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • 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

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 雪崩 Xuěbēng
France Flag.png French Avalanche
Germany Flag.png German Lawine
Greece Flag.png Greek Χιονοστιβάδα
Italy Flag.png Italian Slavina
South Korea Flag.png Korean 눈사태 Nun Satae
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Snøskred
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Avalanche
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alud

Variations of the move Revenge
Physical RevengeAvalanche

Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708

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