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Bag Snowball Sprite.png
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation VI
Generation VI Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items
Generation VIII Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items (SwSh)
Generation VIII Bag Items pocket icon.png Items (LA)
Generation IX Bag Other Items pocket icon.png Other Items
Power 30

The Snowball (Japanese: ゆきだま Snowball) is an item introduced in Generation VI.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A $2,000
LA N/A $10
SV $5,000 $1,250


Held item

If the holder is hit by a Ice-type damaging move, it consumes the Snowball and its Attack is increased by one stage.

It does not activate if the holder already has +6 Attack stat stages (unless its Ability is Contrary, in which case it will not activate if the holder has -6 Attack stat stages). It does not activate if the holder is protected from or unaffected by the Ice-type move (e.g. due to Telepathy or Wonder Guard).

If multiple Pokémon each holding a Snowball are hit by an Ice-type move at once, each hit Pokémon will consume its Snowball before Symbiosis transfers any item (including Snowballs).

Bag item

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, if the player has Snowballs in their satchel, they can be thrown at wild Pokémon to temporarily stun them.

Other uses

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, if held by a nicknamed Regice in the party, along with Regirock and Registeel, allows to spawn Regigigas in Island Cave, except at night or before defeating/catching GroudonOR/KyogreAS.


Held item
Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Attack if hit with an Ice-type attack. It can only be used once.
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Attack if the holder is hit with an Ice-type attack. It can only be used once.
SV An item to be held by a Pokémon. This single-use ball of snow boosts the Attack stat if the holder is damaged by an Ice-type move.
Games Description
A hard ball made of compressed snow. Hitting a Pokémon with one may stun the Pokémon, creating an opening for you to act.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
XY Snow piles
ORAS Battle Maison (32 BP)
Held by wild Snorunt (5% chance)
SMUSUM Held by wild Vulpix and wild Snorunt (5% chance each)
SwSh Circhester Battle Tower (10 BP)
Possible gift after cooking curry
Held by wild Snorunt and wild Snom (5% chance each)
SwShIA Cram-o-matic (Ice: 2-20 points, 82-90 points)
SwShCT Hidden recurring item (Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field, Snowslide Slope)
LA Snow piles (Alabaster Icelands)
SV Delibird Presents (Cascarrafa Branch, after earning 4 Gym Badges)
Sparkling overworld item (Glaseado Mountain)
SVID Sparkling overworld item (Polar Biome)


Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SM Pokémon Center Alolan Vulpix items Japan February 13 to May 13, 2017



Bag Snowball LA Sprite.png Bag Snowball SV Sprite.png
Artwork from
Legends: Arceus
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雪球 Syutkàuh (held item)
雪丸 Syutyún (Hisui)
Mandarin 雪球 Xuěqiú (held item)
雪丸 Xuěwán (Hisui)
France Flag.png French Boule de Neige
Germany Flag.png German Schneeball
Italy Flag.png Italian Palla di neve
South Korea Flag.png Korean 눈덩이 Nundeong-i
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bola de Nieve

External links

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