Avalanche (move)

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Avalanche
ゆきなだれ Avalanche
Avalanche IX.png
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Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  -4
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Avalanche (Japanese: ゆきなだれ Avalanche) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM72 in Generation IV and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and TM64 in Pokémon Sword and Shield. It is TM046 in Generation IX.

Effect

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 target had already damaged the user in the same turn, Avalanche's power is doubled to 120.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the foe in the same turn.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The power of this attack move is doubled if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.
SV This move's power is doubled if the target has inflicted damage on the user in the same turn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0124 Jynx IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 33 39 39 39 -
0238 Smoochum IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 31 35 35 35 -
0554 Darumaka
Darumaka
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field 12
0555 Darmanitan
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field 12
0582 Vanillite IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 19 19 19 16
0583 Vanillish IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 19 19 19 16
0584 Vanilluxe IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 19 19 19 16
0698 Amaura RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 34 34 -
0699 Aurorus RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 34 34 -
0712 Bergmite IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 39 39 18 18
0713 Avalugg IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 42 42 18 18
0713 Avalugg
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
IceIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Mineral 18
0740 Crabominable FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 29 29
0881 Arctozolt ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
0896 Glastrier IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 12 12
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0974 Cetoddle IceIC Big.png Field Field 27
0975 Cetitan IceIC Big.png Field Field 27
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0009 Blastoise WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0027 Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0028 Sandslash
Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0031 Nidoqueen PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034 Nidoking PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
0038 Ninetales
Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 - - -
0079 Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0080 Slowbro WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0086 Seel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field - -
0087 Dewgong WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0090 Shellder WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 -
0091 Cloyster WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0112 Rhydon GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0115 Kangaskhan NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0121 Starmie WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0122 Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0124 Jynx IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0130 Gyarados WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
0131 Lapras WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0144 Articuno IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0160 Feraligatr WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0194 Wooper WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field - - -
0195 Quagsire WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field - - -
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0199 Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0216 Teddiursa NormalIC Big.png Field Field - -
0217 Ursaring NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0220 Swinub IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field -
0221 Piloswine IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0225 Delibird IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0238 Smoochum IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0242 Blissey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0245 Suicune WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0248 Tyranitar RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0258 Mudkip WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0259 Marshtomp WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 -
0260 Swampert WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0295 Exploud NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
0306 Aggron SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0319 Sharpedo WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0320 Wailmer WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
0321 Wailord WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
0342 Crawdaunt WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0350 Milotic WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0351 Castform NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0362 Glalie IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0365 Walrein IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0378 Regice IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0382 Kyogre WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384 Rayquaza DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386 Deoxys
Deoxys
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0395 Empoleon WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0409 Rampardos RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
0411 Bastiodon RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0460 Abomasnow GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0464 Rhyperior GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0471 Glaceon IceIC Big.png Field Field
0473 Mamoswine IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0484 Palkia
Palkia
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0486 Regigigas NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493 Arceus
Arceus
All available forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0501 Oshawott WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0502 Dewott WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0503 Samurott WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0503 Samurott
Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0554 Darumaka
Darumaka
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
0555 Darmanitan
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
0582 Vanillite IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0583 Vanillish IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0584 Vanilluxe IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0613 Cubchoo IceIC Big.png Field Field
0614 Beartic IceIC Big.png Field Field
0615 Cryogonal IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
All forms
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0698 Amaura RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0699 Aurorus RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0712 Bergmite IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
0713 Avalugg IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
0713 Avalugg
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
IceIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Mineral
0740 Crabominable FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0866 Mr. Rime IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0873 Frosmoth IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0875 Eiscue IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0881 Arctozolt ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0883 Arctovish WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0896 Glastrier IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0901 Ursaluna GroundIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0901 Ursaluna
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
GroundIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0934 Garganacl RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0974 Cetoddle IceIC Big.png Field Field
0975 Cetitan IceIC Big.png Field Field
0977 Dondozo WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0991 Iron Bundle IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0996 Frigibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
0997 Arctibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
0998 Baxcalibur DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
1002 Chien-Pao DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0090 Shellder WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0131 Lapras WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0220 Swinub IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0258 Mudkip WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0613 Cubchoo IceIC Big.png Field Field
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0238 Smoochum
SmoochumLv. 12
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokéwalker - Dim Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Avalanche gives the user the Bide status, where the user cannot move, attack, or use any items. The status lasts for 4 turnsTDS / 3 turnsSMD, and any damage received during this time will be dealt back at 2×TDS / 1.5×SMD to the enemy in front. Avalanche cannot be used in a Pokémon Tower in the Adventure Squad series.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 6 - 12 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL 6 - 12 - 100% - Front Enemy No
SMD - - 13 30 —% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Avalanche is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

GO Ice.png Avalanche
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 90
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.7 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 2.1 seconds
Avalanche GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 90
Energy cost 45
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
CloysterJynxSneaselPiloswineSnoruntGlalieWeavileGlaceonMamoswineFroslassDarmanitan (Galarian Form)Darmanitan (Galarian Form Zen Mode)AvaluggCetoddleCetitanFrigibaxArctibaxBaxcalibur
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Avalanche Physical 2 75 90 100% An opponent The user takes up a counterattacking posture. Using this move again will cause the user to leave this posture, then attack. No other actions can be taken while in this posture. If hit by an attack move while in this counterattacking posture, the user leaves this posture, then the user attacks the target with double that power. Wulfric & Avalugg
Buddy move
Absolute Zero Ice Avalanche Physical 2 2 100 120 100% Self Activation Condition: When the user's Defense is raised.

Deactivation Condition: When the user's Defense is not raised.

The user takes up a defensive posture. Using this move again will make the user leave this defensive posture, then attack. No other actions can be taken when in this defensive posture. Nullifies an attack move that targets the user or all allies while in this defensive posture, then the user leaves the defensive posture and attacks the target with double the power of this attack. Lowers the Attack and Sp. Atk of this attack's target by 3 stat ranks.

Grusha & Cetitan
Sync move(s)
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Outstanding Avalanche Physical Default 250 300 An opponent No additional effect. Wulfric & Avalugg
All-about-Focus Avalanche Physical Default
6★ EX
200
300
240
360
An opponent This attack's power increases during a hailstorm. Candice & Abomasnow
Sub-zero Shredder Avalanche Physical Default 250 300 An opponent No additional effect. Grusha & Cetitan
6★ EX The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.
6★ EX with EX role 300 360

Notes:

  • Avalanche:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): The user gets ready to counterattack. Using this move again will cause the user to attack the target. No other actions can be taken while ready to counterattack. If the user is attacked with a move while ready to counterattack, the user then attacks the target with double that power.
  • All-about-Focus Avalanche:
    • This sync move could not be raised to 6★ EX until December 25, 2021, which is 849 days after its release date (on August 29, 2019).
    • Description of 6★-EX effect prior to Version 2.18.5}: "Additional Effects: Power of sync move increases by 50%."
    • Description prior to Version 2.20.0: This move's power increases during a hailstorm.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

IceIC RR.png Avalanche
★★★
Attack power 43.1611
Charge time 0.74 seconds
Range type Circular (ranged)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Avalanche Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Avalanche is Alolan Ninetales's first move. It is obtained by evolving from Alolan Vulpix at level 4 and upgrading Powder Snow into it instead of Dazzling Gleam. The user attacks with a gust of chilly ice toward the designated direction. The ice damages enemies and forms a wall that can't be walked through. After a short time this wall melts and collapses, further damaging enemies in a radius around the wall. At level 11 or higher, the move decreases the movement speed of enemies for a short time when it hits. Due to the effect of Snow Warning, Avalanche slings snow and contributes to Alolan Ninetales freezing opposing Pokémon.

Description

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.
BSL じぶんを がまんじょうたいにかえる がまんじょうたいが かいじょされたときの こうげきは そのあいだに うけたダメージの 2ばい このわざは ポケモンタワーでは くりだせない
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
You'll get the Bide status for a little while, and then you'll damage an enemy. The more damage you take while biding, the greater the damage you can cause.


In the anime

Wulfric Avalugg Avalanche.png
Avalugg


The user summons a cloud that rains down chunks of ice on the opponent. The power of this attack move is doubled if the user has been hurt by the target right before using it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雪崩 Syutbāng
Mandarin 雪崩 Xuěbēng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Lawine
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
Poland Flag.png Polish Lawina
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Avalanche
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alud
Thailand Flag.png Thai หิมะถล่ม
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tuyết Lở


Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Unstoppable Avalanche

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 砕かれやしない ゆきなだれ Kudakareyashinai Yuki Nadare
Mandarin Chinese 不碎之 雪崩 Bùsuì zhī Xuěbēng
France Flag.png French C'est bien, ça ! Avalanche !
Germany Flag.png German Lawine der Beständigkeit
Italy Flag.png Italian Ardente Slavina di ghiaccio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 멈추지 않는 눈사태 Meomchuji Anneun Nun Satae
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alud Imparable

All-about-Focus Avalanche

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ぜんぶ気合の ゆきなだれ Zenbu Kiai no Yuki Nadare
Mandarin Chinese 全靠氣勢之 雪崩 Quán kào Qìshì zhī Xuěbēng
France Flag.png French Con-cen-tra-tion ! Avalanche !
Germany Flag.png German Lawine der Konzentration
Italy Flag.png Italian Slavina polvere di diamanti
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전부 정신집중 눈사태 Jeonbu Jeongsinjipjung Nun Satae
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alud de Máxima Concentración


Variations of the move Revenge
PhysicalIC HOME.png RevengeAvalanche


Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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