Ice (type)

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Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy

The Ice type (Japanese: こおりタイプ Ice type) is one of the seventeen types. Notable 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 Brycen of Icirrus City. Prior to Generation IV, before which moves were designated physical or special based on the move's type rather than the move itself, all Ice-type moves were special.

Statistical averages


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

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
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. Their sole resistance is nullified by The Swinub Family'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.


Offensive-wise, because only two non-Ice-types, which are 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 typically become Beauty moves, while some may be Cool moves.


As of Generation V, there are 31 Ice-type Pokémon or 4.78% of all Pokémon, making it the fifteenth most common type, or effectively the third least common type ahead of the Dragon and Ghost types.

Pure Ice-type Pokémon

# Name
351 Castform Castform*
361 Snorunt Snorunt
362 Glalie 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

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
Kyurem Dragon Ice
Kyurem Dragon Ice


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 120 70% 5 (max 8)
All adjacent foes
A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the opposing team. It may also freeze them solid.
V Freeze Shock Physical 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 40 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 95 100% 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 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 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 VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.


  • Although the Ice type existed since Generation I, pure Ice-type species 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.
  • 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 type introduced in each generation. All three of the Ice-type Gym Leaders, Pryce, Candice, and Brycen, are the seventh Gym Leaders in their respective region.
  • Generation V introduced the most Ice-type Pokémon of any Generation, with eight and Generation II introduced the least Ice-type Pokémon, with five.
  • Ice is the only type that is super effective against Flying-types that doesn't in turn resist Flying-type moves.
    • In fact, it doesn't resist anything it is super effective against, with it only resisting itself.
  • Ice-type attacks are resisted by all types that Water-type Pokémon resist.
  • Generation I introduced the most Ice-type moves of any Generation, with six and Generation II introduced the least Ice-type moves, with two.
  • Ice is the only type that can be triply resisted due to Dewgong and Sealeo's evolutionary lines having double resistance, as well as the ability Thick Fat.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese こおり (氷) Kōri
Mandarin Chinese Bīng
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