Ice (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Trainers of note that specialize in the Ice-type include Lorelei of the Kanto Elite Four, Pryce of Mahogany Town, Glacia of the Hoenn Elite Four, and Candice of Snowpoint 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 many common weaknesses in Fire, Fighting, Rock and Steel, such as Stealth Rock, Scizor's Bullet Punch and the randomly-carried Fire Blast meant to cover the much sturdier Steel-types. These defensive weaknesses are reduced somewhat by the rarity of pure Ice-types.

Offensive-wise, though, Ice is one of the most powerful and most commonly used types. Double-Ice weaknesses are very common (especially among Template:Type2s), while no more than two non-Ice types doubly-resist Ice - Empoleon and Heatran. Ice also pairs strongly with other common attacking types, notably Ground and Electric. Template:Type2s can also effectively use Ice attacks, which cover the Grass and Dragon-types who resist Water, leaving only other Water-types to resists this Water+Ice combo.

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

In total, there are 22 Pokémon with the Ice-type.


Pure Ice-type Pokémon

# Name
361 361 Snorunt
362 362 Glalie
378 378 Regice
471 471 Glaceon

Half Ice-type Pokémon

Primary Ice-type Pokémon

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

Secondary Ice-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
087 087 Dewgong Water Ice
091 091 Cloyster Water Ice
131 131 Lapras Water Ice
215 215 Sneasel Dark Ice
459 459 Snover Grass Ice
460 460 Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 461 Weavile Dark 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.
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 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 Spear Physical Beauty 10 100% 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.


  • Pure Ice-type species were not introduced until Generation III. In fact, there are only four pure Ice-types as of now.
  • 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, Normal having no resistances (with one immunity), and Ice being resistant to only itself.
  • Each type that is weak to Ice up to now has been found combined with Ice except for Dragon.
  • There has been a Gym Leader or Elite Four member who specializes in the Ice introduced in each generation.
    • All Ice-type specialists own at least one Water-type.
    • They also all have a member of the Snorunt evolutionary line barring Lorelei.
  • Pryce is the only known male Ice-type specalist, the others, Candice, Lorelei and Glacia all being female.
  • Both of the Ice-Type specialists who are Gym Leaders, Pryce and Candice, are the seventh Gym Leader in their respective game.

In other languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Gelo
  • Dutch: IJs
  • French: Glace
  • German: Eis
  • Italian: Ghiaccio
  • Japanese: こおり (氷) kōri
  • Korean: 얼음 eol'eum
  • Polish: Lodowy
  • Spanish: Hielo