Powder Snow (move)

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Powder Snow
こなゆき Powder Snow
Powder Snow VIII.png
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Type  Ice
Category  Special
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Powder Snow (Japanese: こなゆき Powder Snow) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Powder Snow inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of freezing the target.

Powder Snow hits both opponents in a Double Battle. In a Triple Battle, Powder Snow will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Powder Snow can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Blizzard to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Hail was used in the previous turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination, giving an extra three appeal points if the move Hail was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  25
Agile Strong
Power  40  30  50
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  30%  30%  50%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with frostbite

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An Ice-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of freezing the target.
GSC An attack that may cause freezing.
RSE Blasts the foe with a snowy gust. May cause freezing.
FRLG Blasts the foe with a snowy gust. It may cause freezing.
Colo.XD Blasts target with a snowy gust. May cause freezing.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. It may also freeze the target.
BWB2W2 The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. It may also freeze the targets.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze the opposing Pokemon.
SwShBDSP The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze opposing Pokémon.
LA The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also leave the target with frostbite.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 5SMUSUM 6SwSh
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1SwSh
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field 1SMUSUM 1SwShLA
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field 1SwShLA
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 13 1, 13 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11SMUSUM 1SwShBDSP
144 Articuno Articuno
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 5SwShBDSP
220 Swinub Swinub
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field 10 10 8 8 8 8 5SwShBDSP
221 Piloswine Piloswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 10 1, 10 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1SwShBDSP
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 13 13 11 11 11 11 4SwShBDSP
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous 10 10 10 10 10 10BDSP
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1
363 Spheal Spheal
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 12SwShBDSP
6LA
364 Sealeo Sealeo
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 12SwShBDSP
6LA
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 12SwShBDSP
6LA
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field Evo.LA
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1SwShBDSP
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
IceIC Big.png Field Field 1 5 5 1SwSh
614 Beartic Beartic
IceIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1, 5 1SwSh
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 1 1 1SwSh
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 1 1 1SwSh
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 5 5 6SwSh
5LA
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 5 1, 5 1SwSh
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Hisuian Form
IceIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Mineral 5LA
872 Snom Snom
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1SwSh
873 Frosmoth Frosmoth
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1SwSh
875 Eiscue Eiscue
IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field 1SwSh
881 Arctozolt Arctozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
883 Arctovish Arctovish
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh
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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
582 Vanillite Vanillite
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Powder Snow is a move with 4 power, 90% accuracy and 17 PP. The user attacks all enemies in the room, possibly freezing them. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness).

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 10.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★
Power: 24
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 10% chance of freezing each target.
Users: Snorunt   Spheal   Cubchoo
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 1 16 19 100% All opponents Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target frozen.*

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of leaving the target frozen.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Powder Snow is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

GO Ice.png Powder Snow
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 15
Duration 1 second
Damage window 0.85 - 1 seconds
Powder Snow GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 8
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
Sandshrew (Alolan Form)Sandslash (Alolan Form)Vulpix (Alolan Form)Ninetales (Alolan Form)SwinubPiloswineSmoochumCastformSnoruntSealeoSnoverAbomasnowMamoswineFroslassVanilliteCubchooBearticAmauraAurorus
By Elite Fast TM
Walrein
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • July 27, 2020
    • Power: 4 → 5

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Powder Snow is Alolan Ninetales's first move as Alolan Vulpix. The user attacks with a chilly gust of powdery snow, slowing and damaging enemies hit. Upon evolving at level 4, it is replaced by either Avalanche or Dazzling Gleam.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target frozen and incapable of action.
MDTD Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also afflict enemies in the room with a Frozen status condition, making it incapable of action.
MDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also afflict enemies in the room with a Frozen status condition, making them incapable of action.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで こおりじょうたいにして うごけなくする
Conq. Create a small blizzard that may also freeze the target.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Frozen status condition. With the Frozen status, the enemy can't do anything.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy frozen.


In the anime

Articuno anime Powder Snow.png Goh Arctozolt Powder Snow.png Nini Smoochum Powder Snow.png Snowy Powder Snow.png
Articuno Arctozolt Smoochum Alolan Vulpix
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Swinub Swinub Swinub shakes its nose and blue powder comes out of it at the opponent, freezing it.
Rory's Su, Ein, and Ub Spring Fever Debut
Articuno Articuno Articuno flaps its wings and a mini-blizzard comes out and freezes anything it touches.
Articuno (Johto) Freeze Frame None
Jynx Jynx Jynx blows out snow from her mouth at the opponent, freezing it.
Nurse Joy's Jynx EP250 None
Snover Snover Snover puts its hands in front of its body and a light blue light forms in front of them. A wind with sparkling blue powder is then released from the glow at the opponent, freezing it.
A wild Snover Pikachu's Exploration Club None
A wild Snover The Lonely Snover! None
Smoochum Smoochum Smoochum spins around and releases a stream of powder snow. From the stream then come several snowflakes.
Nini's Smoochum Pathways to Performance Partnering! None
Vulpix Vulpix Alolan Vulpix breathes a gust of cold wind with small balls of snow at the opponent, freezing them upon contact.
Lillie's Snowy Getting to Know You! None
Arctozolt Arctozolt Arctozolt breathes a gust of cold wind with small balls of snow at the opponent, freezing them upon contact.
Goh's Arctozolt A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 細雪 Saisyut
Mandarin 細雪 / 细雪 Xìxuě
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Poedersneeuw
France Flag.png French Poudreuse
Germany Flag.png German Pulverschnee
Greece Flag.png Greek Πάχνη
India Flag.png Hindi बर्फीला पावडर Barfeela Powder
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Salju
Butiran Salju
Italy Flag.png Italian Polneve
South Korea Flag.png Korean 눈싸라기 Nun Ssaragi
Poland Flag.png Polish Śniegowy Pył*
Śnieżny Pył*
Atak Śnieżny*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Neve em Pó (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Pó de Neve (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Neve em Pó
Romania Flag.png Romanian Zăpadă Pudră
Russia Flag.png Russian Снежная Пудра Snezhnaya Pudra
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Snežni prah
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Polvo de Nieve
Spain Flag.png Spain Nieve Polvo
Thailand Flag.png Thai ผงหิมะ
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Bụi Tuyết




Variations of the move Acid
SpecialIC.png AcidBubbleEmberThunder ShockPowder Snow


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