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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Notable Pokémon Trainers that 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, and Hachiku of Icirrus City.

Statistical averages


HP: 75
Attack: 67
Defense: 72
Sp.Atk: 74
Sp.Def: 79
Speed: 66
Total: 0

Fully evolved

HP: 81.79
Attack: 80.86
Defense: 85.00
Sp.Atk: 86.21
Sp.Def: 90.36
Speed: 77.86
Total: 0

Battle properties

Generation I

Offensive Ice Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
½× Ice
½× Ice
None None

Generation II-onwards

Offensive Ice Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
½× Ice
½× Fire
None None



The Ice-type is considered by many to be the worst of all types defensively. It only resists itself, while carrying weaknesses to Fire, Fighting, Rock and Steel, making it weak to moves such as Stealth Rock, Bullet Punch and Fire Blast. Even with a second type, all but two Ice-type Pokémon have more weaknesses than resistances and immunities.


Offensive-wise, because only two non-Ice-types doubly resist Ice, and the fact that double weaknesses to Ice are fairly common (largely due to Template:Type2s, whose final forms are almost all doubly weak,) Ice is alongside Ground , Fighting, Rock and Fire as a very powerful and one of the most commonly used types. Ice also pairs strongly with other common attacking types, notably Ground and Electric. Template:Type2s can also effectively use Ice attacks, which cover their major weakness of Grass, as well as Dragon, which resists their moves.

When used in contests, Ice-type moves typically become Beauty moves, while some may be Cool moves.


As of Generation V, there are 29 Ice-type Pokémon or 4.47% of all Pokémon, making it tied with the Dragon type as the fifteenth most common elemental type, or effectively the second least common type just ahead of the Ghost type.

Pure Ice-type Pokémon

# Name
351 Castform Castform*
361 Snorunt Snorunt
362 Glalie Glalie
378 Regice Regice
471 Glaceon Glaceon
493 Arceus Arceus*
582 Vanipeti Vanipeti
583 Baniricchi Baniricchi
584 Baibanira Baibanira
613 Kumasyun Kumasyun
614 Tsunbear Tsunbear
615 Furiijio Furiijio

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
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
479 Rotom Rotom* Electric Ice
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Aurora Beam Special Beauty 65 100% 20 One foe Has a 10% chance of lowering the opponent's Attack.
Avalanche Physical Cool 60 100% 10 One foe Deals double damage if user was hurt this turn.
Blizzard Special Beauty 120 70% 5 Both foes Has a 10% chance of freezing the opponent.
Cold Flare Special ??? 140 90% 5 One foe User charges first turn, then strikes second turn. Has a 30% chance of burning the target.
Freeze Bolt Physical ??? 140 90% 5 One foe User charges first turn, then strikes second turn. Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
Frozen World Special ??? 65 95% 10 All foes Lowers the target's Speed.
Ice Ball Physical Beauty 30 90% 20 One foe Attacks up to 5 turns in a row; power doubles with each successive hit.
Ice Beam Special Beauty 95 100% 10 One foe Has a 10% chance of freezing the opponent.
Ice Breath Special ??? 40 90% 10 One foe Always a critical-hit.
Ice Fang Physical Cool 65 95% 15 One foe Has a 10% chance of freezing the opponent and cause flinching.
Ice Punch Physical Beauty 75 100% 15 One foe Has a 10% chance of freezing the opponent.
Ice Shard Physical Beauty 40 100% 30 One foe Always attacks first.
Icicle Drop Physical ??? 85 90% 10 One foe Has a 30% chance of causing the opponent to flinch.
Icicle Spear Physical Beauty 25* 100% 30 One foe Attacks two to five times in a row.
Icy Wind Special Beauty 55 95% 15 Both foes Lowers the target's Speed.
Powder Snow Special Beauty 40 100% 25 Both foes Has a 10% chance of freezing the opponent.
Sheer Cold Special Beauty 30% 5 One foe Target faints.

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Hail Status Beauty 100% 10 All Causes Hail to fall for 5 turns*.
Haze Status Beauty 100% 30 All Resets stat changes in all Pokémon.
Mist Status Beauty 100% 30 Self Protects user from stat downgrades (from an opposing Pokémon) for 5 turns.


  • Although the Ice-type existed since Generation I, pure Ice-type species were not introduced until Generation III.
  • 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.
  • Only the Normal-type has a lower number of resistances than the Ice-type, having no resistances (but one immunity). Ice only resists itself.
  • All types that are weak to Ice have been combined with it on at least one Pokémon.
  • There has been a Gym Leader or Elite Four member who specializes in the Ice introduced in each generation.
    • All three of the Ice-type specialists who are Gym Leaders, Pryce, Candice, and Hachiku, are the seventh Gym Leaders in their respective region.
  • Despite Fire being strong against Ice, and Electric being neutral to Ice, in Generation I, there are actually more Ice-type Pokémon that are weak to Electric than Ice Pokémon that are weak to Fire. This is largely due to the fact that most Ice-type Pokémon in that generation are also part Water.
  • Generation V introduced the most Ice-types, with seven introduced, not including Frost Rotom's newly changed typing.
    • Generation V also introduced the most pure Ice-types, with six new Pokémon. Generation III introduced three, Generation IV introduced one, while Generations I and II introduced the fewest, with zero apiece.
    • Every Ice-type introduced in Generation V is a pale blue color. It is the only generation in which this happens.
  • As of Generation IV, all unevolved Pokémon that evolve into an Ice-type have names that start with the letter S. The exception is Eevee.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese こおり (氷) kōri
Mandarin Chinese bīng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch IJs
Finland Flag.png Finnish Jää
French Canada Flag.png Canada Glace
France Flag.png Europe Glace
Germany Flag.png German Eis
Greece Flag.png Greek Πάγος - Pagos / Ψύχος - Psihos
Israel Flag.png Hebrew קרח kerach
Italy Flag.png Italian Ghiaccio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 얼음 eol'eum
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Is
Poland Flag.png Polish Lodowy
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Gelo
Russia Flag.png Russian Ледяной ledyanoi
Slovakia Flag.png Slovak Ľadový
CELAC Flag.png Latin American Spanish Hielo