Ice (type)

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Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
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The Ice type (Japanese: こおりタイプ Ice type) is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Ice-type moves were special, but they may now also be physical depending on the attack.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 77.11
Attack: 83.69
Defense: 75.55
Sp.Atk: 76.38
Sp.Def: 76.27
Speed: 68.82
Total: 457.82


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 86.73
Attack: 94.78
Defense: 85.95
Sp.Atk: 87.43
Sp.Def: 86.41
Speed: 77.11
Total: 518.41


Battle properties

Generation I

Ice-type Pokémon cannot get frozen by Ice-type moves, which are the only moves that can inflict frozen status.

Offensive Ice Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Dragon
Flying
Grass
Ground
½× Ice
½× Ice
Water
Fighting
Fire
Rock
None None


Generation II onwards

Ice-type Pokémon are immune to Hail weather damage.

In Generation II, Ice-type Pokémon cannot get frozen by Ice-type moves, but they can get frozen by Tri Attack. Starting in Generation III, Ice-type Pokémon cannot get frozen.

As of Generation VII, Ice-type Pokémon are immune to Sheer Cold.

Offensive Ice Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Dragon
Flying
Grass
Ground
½× Ice
½× Fire
Ice
Steel
Water
Fighting
Fire
Rock
Steel
None None


Characteristics

Defense

Resisting only itself, the Ice type is tied with Normal as the least-resistant type. However, it is immune to freezing, damage from hail, and Sheer Cold (as of Generation VII).

Offense

Ice pairs well with other common attacking types, most notably Ground, which deals at least neutral damage to all types resisting Ice and covers Fire and Steel while Ice covers Flying and Grass. As of Generation VII, Sheer Cold is more accurate when used by an Ice Pokémon.

Contest properties

When used in Pokémon Contests, most Ice-type moves become Beautiful moves, with one Cool move being the only exception.

Pokémon

As of Generation VIII, there are 51 Ice-type Pokémon or 5.66% of all Pokémon (counting those that are Ice-type in at least one of their forms, including regional forms), making it the rarest type.

Pure Ice-type Pokémon

# Name
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alolan Form
351 Castform Castform
Snowy Form
361 Snorunt Snorunt
362 Glalie Glalie
Glalie Mega
Glalie
378 Regice Regice
471 Glaceon Glaceon
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Galarian Form
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Galarian Form
582 Vanillite Vanillite
583 Vanillish Vanillish
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
614 Beartic Beartic
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
712 Bergmite Bergmite
713 Avalugg Avalugg
875 Eiscue Eiscue
Ice Face
Eiscue Eiscue
Noice Face
896 Glastrier Glastrier

Half Ice-type Pokémon

Primary Ice-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alolan Form
Ice Steel
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
Ice Steel
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alolan Form
Ice Fairy
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
Ice Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
220 Swinub Swinub Ice Ground
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water
364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Zen Mode
Galarian Form
Ice Fire
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime Ice Psychic
872 Snom Snom Ice Bug
873 Frosmoth Frosmoth Ice Bug

Secondary Ice-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
Lapras Gigantamax
Lapras
Water Ice
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
Abomasnow Mega
Abomasnow
Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
479 Rotom Frost
Rotom*
Electric Ice
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
Kyurem White
Kyurem
Dragon Ice
Kyurem Black
Kyurem
Dragon Ice
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
740 Crabominable Crabominable Fighting Ice
881 Arctozolt Arctozolt Electric Ice
883 Arctovish Arctovish Water Ice
898 Calyrex Ice Rider
Calyrex
Psychic Ice

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
I Aurora Beam Special Beautiful 65 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is hit with a rainbow-colored beam. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.
VII Aurora Veil Status % 20 (max 32)
     
     
All allies
This move reduces damage from physical and special moves for five turns. This can be used only in a hailstorm.
IV Avalanche Physical Beautiful 60 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The power of this attack move is doubled if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.
I Blizzard Special Beautiful 110 70% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A howling blizzard is summoned to strike opposing Pokémon. This may also leave the opposing Pokémon frozen.
V Freeze Shock Physical Beautiful 140 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
On the second turn, the user hits the target with electrically charged ice. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
VI Freeze-Dry Special Beautiful 70 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user rapidly cools the target. This may also leave the target frozen. This move is super effective on Water types.
VII Freezy Frost Special 100 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks with a crystal made of cold frozen haze. It eliminates every stat change among all the Pokémon engaged in battle.
V Frost Breath Special Beautiful 60 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user blows its cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.
VIII Glacial Lance Physical 130 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks by hurling a blizzard-cloaked icicle lance at opposing Pokémon.
V Glaciate Special Beautiful 65 95% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks by blowing freezing cold air at opposing Pokémon. This lowers their Speed stat.
VIII G-Max Resonance Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
An Ice-type attack that Gigantamax Lapras use. This move reduces the damage received for five turns.
VIII G-Max Resonance Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
An Ice-type attack that Gigantamax Lapras use. This move reduces the damage received for five turns.
III Hail Status Beautiful % 10 (max 16)
     
     
All Pokémon
The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except the Ice type.
I Haze Status Beautiful % 30 (max 48)
     
     
All Pokémon
The user creates a haze that eliminates every stat change among all the Pokémon engaged in battle.
III Ice Ball Physical Beautiful 30 90% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks the target for five turns. The move's power increases each time it hits.
I Ice Beam Special Beautiful 90 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. This may also leave the target frozen.
V Ice Burn Special Beautiful 140 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
On the second turn, an ultracold, freezing wind surrounds the target. This may leave the target with a burn.
IV Ice Fang Physical Cool 65 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user bites with cold-infused fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it frozen.
VII Ice Hammer Physical 100 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user swings and hits with its strong, heavy fist. It lowers the user's Speed, however.
I Ice Punch Physical Beautiful 75 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is punched with an icy fist. This may also leave the target frozen.
IV Ice Shard Physical Beautiful 40 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user flash-freezes chunks of ice and hurls them at the target. This move always goes first.
V Icicle Crash Physical Beautiful 85 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks by harshly dropping large icicles onto the target. This may also make the target flinch.
III Icicle Spear Physical Beautiful 25 100% 30 (max 48)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user launches sharp icicles at the target two to five times in a row.
II Icy Wind Special Beautiful 55 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. This also lowers the opposing Pokémon's Speed stats.
VIII Max Hailstorm Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is an Ice-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns.
VIII Max Hailstorm Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is an Ice-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns.
I Mist Status Beautiful % 30 (max 48)
     
     
All allies
The user cloaks itself and its allies in a white mist that prevents any of their stats from being lowered for five turns.
II Powder Snow Special Beautiful 40 100% 25 (max 40)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze the opposing Pokémon.
III Sheer Cold Special Beautiful 30% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target faints instantly. It's less likely to hit the target if it's used by Pokémon other than Ice types.
VII Subzero Slammer Physical % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user dramatically drops the temperature using its Z-Power and freezes the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VII Subzero Slammer Special % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user dramatically drops the temperature using its Z-Power and freezes the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VIII Triple Axel Physical 20 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
A consecutive three-kick attack that becomes more powerful with each successful hit.
All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.

Abilities

Interacting with the Ice type

A Pokémon with Protean or Libero will become an Ice-type Pokémon if it uses an Ice-type move. A Pokémon with Color Change, Imposter, Forecast, RKS System, or Multitype will become an Ice-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with an Ice-type move, is sent out against an Ice-type opponent, if the weather is hail, if it is holding an Ice Memory, or if it is holding an Icicle Plate or Icium Z.

Gen Ability Description
VI Refrigerate Normal-type moves become Ice-type moves.
III Thick Fat Boosts resistance to Fire- and Ice-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Exclusive Abilities

Only Ice-type Pokémon can have these Abilities. This does not include signature Abilities.

Gen Ability Description
VII Slush Rush Boosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in a hailstorm.
VI Refrigerate Normal-type moves become Ice-type moves.
IV Snow Cloak Boosts evasion in a hailstorm.
IV Snow Warning The Pokémon summons a hailstorm when it enters a battle.
All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Items

Name Description
Chill Drive Chill Drive A cassette to be held by Genesect. It changes Genesect's Techno Blast move so it becomes Ice type.
Ice Gem Ice Gem A gem with an essence of ice. When held, it strengthens the power of a Ice-type move one time.
Ice Memory Ice Memory A memory disc that contains Ice-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.
Icicle Plate Icicle Plate An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Ice-type moves.
Icium Z Icium Z It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Ice-type moves to Ice-type Z-Moves.
Never-Melt Ice Never-Melt Ice An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a heat-repelling piece of ice that boosts the power of Ice-type moves.
Snowball Snowball 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.
Yache Berry Yache Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Ice-type attack.
All details are accurate to Generation VIII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual item's page.

Cram-o-matic

Name
Aspear Berry Aspear Berry
Comet Shard Comet Shard
Fossilized Dino Fossilized Dino
Ganlon Berry Ganlon Berry
Ice Stone Ice Stone
Icy Rock Icy Rock
Pomeg Berry Pomeg Berry

Notable Ice-type Trainers

Main article: Category:Ice-type Trainers
Gen Trainer Title Location
I x64px
Lorelei
Elite Four Indigo Plateau
II File:VSPryce.png
Pryce
Gym Leader Mahogany Gym
III x64px
Glacia
Elite Four Ever Grande City
IV x64px
Candice
Gym Leader Snowpoint Gym
V File:VSBrycen.png
Brycen
Gym LeaderBW Icirrus GymBW
V File:Spr B2W2 Zinzolin.png
Zinzolin
Team PlasmaB2W2 Plasma FrigateB2W2
VI x64px
Wulfric
Gym Leader Snowbelle Gym
VII x64px
Sina
Pokémon Trainer N/A
VIII x64px
Melony
Gym Leader Circhester StadiumSh

Icons

Core series

File:IceIC.gif File:IceIC FRLG.png File:IceIC Big.png File:IceIC BW.png File:Picross IceIC.png File:IceIC SM.png 64px 64px
Icon from
Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, HeartGold and SoulSilver
Icon from
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Icon from
Generation IV
Icon from
Generation V
Icon from
Generation VI
Icon from
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
Icon from
Generation VIII
Symbol icon from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! onward

Side series

File:IceIC Stad.png File:IceIC Stad2.png 48px 48px 48px
Icon from
Pokémon Stadium
Icon from
Pokémon Stadium 2
Icon from
Pokémon Colosseum
Icon from
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Icon from
Pokémon Battle Revolution

Spin-off games

48px 64px 64px File:GO Ice.png 64px 64px File:PMD DX Ice type.png 64px 48px
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Ranger
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Battrio
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Tretta
Symbol icon from
Pokémon GO
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Masters EX
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
Symbol icon from
Pokémon Mezastar
Symbol icon from
New Pokémon Snap

In the TCG

Main article: Water (TCG)

Due to the decreased amount of types in the TCG, Ice-type Pokémon are generally listed as Water-type Pokémon.

Ice-type Pokémon in the TCG are generally weak to Fighting and Metal with no resistances. Ice-type Pokémon are strong against Fighting and Fire Pokémon, whilst Grass and Colorless Pokémon can resist this type.

Trivia

  • Generation VIII introduced the most Ice-type Pokémon of any generation, with nine, and Generation VI introduced the fewest Ice-type Pokémon, with four.
  • Generation I introduced the most Ice-type moves of any generation, with six, and Generation VI introduced the fewest Ice-type moves, with only one.
  • In Generation I, no Ice-type Pokémon were able to evolve. They either were in the final stage of their evolutionary family or were not part of one. The first Ice-type that could evolve during its debut was Swinub.
  • The Ice-type has the most unique combinations with other types of all other types, with 11.
  • Although the Ice-type existed since Generation I, pure Ice-type Pokémon were not introduced until Generation III.
  • Similar to Fire-type moves, all Ice-type moves were Beautiful moves in Generation III.
  • According to the Japanese Pokémon site, the coldest known temperature achieved by Ice-type Pokémon is set by Ice Rider Calyrex of -508°F (-300°C), which is impossible in the real world.
  • Only the Normal type has a lower number of resistances than the Ice-type, having no resistances (but one immunity). Ice only resists itself.
  • The Ice type is the only type that is super effective against the Flying-type and Grass-type to not resist them in turn.
  • Ice-type attacks are resisted by all types that Water-type Pokémon resist.
  • The Ice type is tied with the Electric-type for the least Mega Evolutions, with two each.
  • The Ice type is the only type excluded from the Central Kalos Pokédex.
  • Ice is the only type to not have a notable specialist native to the Alola region. Instead, Sina from the Kalos region is revealed to be an Ice-type specialist in the Alola games.

In other languages

Language Title
20px Japanese こおり (氷) Kōri
Chinese Cantonese Bīng
Mandarin Bīng
20px Czech Ledový
20px Danish Is
20px Dutch IJs
20px Finnish Jää
20px French Glace
20px German Eis
20px Greek Πάγου Págou
20px Hebrew קרח Kerakh
20px Hindi बर्फ़ Barf
20px Hungarian Jég
20px Icelandic Ís
20px Indonesian Es
20px Italian Ghiaccio
20px Korean 얼음 Eol'eum
20px Malaysian Ais
20px Norwegian Is
20px Polish Lodowy
20px Portuguese Gelo
20px Romanian Gheață
20px Russian Лёд Lyod
20px Slovak Ľadový
20px Spanish Hielo
20px Swedish Is
20px Thai น้ำแข็ง Namkhaeng
20px Turkish Buz
20px Vietnamese Băng