Snow Cloak (Ability)

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Snow Cloak ゆきがくれ
Hidden in the Snow
Flavor text
Generation IV
Raises evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation V
Raises evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation VI
Boosts evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation VII
Boosts evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation VIII
Boosts evasiveness in a hailstorm.
Generation IX
Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness in snow.

Snow Cloak (Japanese: ゆきがくれ Hidden in the Snow) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

During hail or snow, the accuracy of any move used against a Pokémon with this Ability is modified by a factor of 4/5. A Pokémon with this Ability will take no damage from hail if it otherwise would.

Outside of battle

If a Pokémon with Snow Cloak is in the first place in the party (even if fainted) in an area with hail, the chance of encountering a wild Pokémon is decreased by 50%.

Generation VIII

This Ability appears to have no effect on encounter rate in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Generation IX

This Ability appears to have no effect on encounter rate in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokémon with Snow Cloak

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alolan Form
Ice Steel Snow Cloak None Slush Rush
0028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
Ice Steel Snow Cloak None Slush Rush
0037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alolan Form
Ice Ice Snow Cloak None Snow Warning
0038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alolan Form
Ice Fairy Snow Cloak None Snow Warning
0144 Articuno Articuno
Ice Flying Pressure None Snow Cloak
0220 Swinub Swinub
Ice Ground Oblivious Snow CloakGen IV+ Thick Fat
0221 Piloswine Piloswine
Ice Ground Oblivious Snow CloakGen IV+ Thick Fat
0471 Glaceon Glaceon
Ice Ice Snow Cloak None Ice Body
0473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
0478 Froslass Froslass
Ice Ghost Snow Cloak None Cursed Body
0582 Vanillite Vanillite
Ice Ice Ice Body Snow CloakGen VII+ Weak Armor
0583 Vanillish Vanillish
Ice Ice Ice Body Snow CloakGen VII+ Weak Armor
0613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Ice Ice Snow Cloak Slush RushGen VII+ Rattled
0614 Beartic Beartic
Ice Ice Snow Cloak Slush RushGen VII+ Swift Swim
0974 Cetoddle Cetoddle
Ice Ice Thick Fat Snow Cloak Sheer Force
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Snow Cloak increases evasion by two stages when active.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness if it is hailing or snowing.
BSL てんきが あられか ゆきだと かいひが あがる
MDGtI Evasion goes up in the Hail weather condition.*
The Pokémon isn't damaged by the Hail weather condition, and its evasion goes up!*
SMD The Pokémon isn't damaged by hail, and it causes the Pokémon's evasiveness to go up!
MDRTDX The Pokémon isn't damaged by Hail, and hailstorms cause the Pokémon's evasiveness to go up.


In the anime

Paul Froslass Snow Cloak.png
Froslass
Snowy Snow Cloak.png
Alolan Vulpix
The Pokémon's evasiveness rises while it is hailing out.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Froslass While it is hailing, Froslass can repeatedly appear and disappear throughout the battlefield. She can also become intangible, allowing her to avoid attacks.
Paul's Froslass A Real Rival Rouser! Debut
Vulpix While it is hailing, a white mist forms around Alolan Vulpix's body, allowing it to hide within it and make it more difficult for its opponent to aim at it.
Lillie's Snowy The Battlefield of Truth and Love! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雪隱 Syutyán *
雪裡隱身 Syut-léuih Yánsān *
Mandarin 雪隱 / 雪隐 Xuěyǐn *
雪裡隱身 Xuě-lǐ Yǐnshēn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Sneeuwmantel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lumiviitta
France Flag.png French Rideau Neige
Germany Flag.png German Schneemantel
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מעטה שלג Ma'ate sheleg
Italy Flag.png Italian Mantelneve
South Korea Flag.png Korean 눈숨기 Nun Sumgi
Poland Flag.png Polish Płaszcz Przeciwśniegowy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Manto Nevado (TCG)
Capa de Neve (anime, manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Manto de Neve
Russia Flag.png Russian Снежный Плащ Snezhnyy Plashch
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Manto Helado
Spain Flag.png Spain Manto Níveo


Variations of the Ability Sand Veil
Sand VeilSnow Cloak
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllRain DishForecastSnow CloakDry SkinHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftHarvestSand RushSand ForceSlush RushIce FaceProtosynthesisOrichalcum Pulse


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