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Type Ice

The Ice type (こおりタイプ Kōri taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types.

Ice-type Pokémon stand out for being able to endure very low temperatures, as well as adapting to freezing weathers. They control ice at will. Their habitats go from the top of mountains, frozen caves and caverns or even the poles.

Many Ice-type moves have chances of freezing the target, which prevents them from attacking until they thaw out.

Famous Ice-type Pokémon Trainers include Lorelei, a member of the Kanto Elite Four; Pryce, the seventh Gym Leader of the Johto region's Mahogany Town; Glacia, a member of the Hoenn Elite Four; Candice, the seventh Gym Leader of Sinnoh's Snowpoint City; Brycen, once a Gym Leader in Unova; Wulfric, the last Gym Leader in Kalos; and Melony, the sixth Gym Leader of Galar in Pokémon Shield.

Ice-type moves

  • There are 24 Ice-type moves.
  • In battles: Special moves stand out.
    • 8 moves are of the Physical type type.
    • 10 moves are of the Special type type.
    • 3 moves are of the Other type type.
  • In contests: Beautiful moves stand out.
    • 20 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 1 move is of the Cool type type.
    • There are no moves of the Clever type, Cute type and Tough type types.

List of Ice-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Aurora Beam Special type Beautiful type Generation I 65
Aurora Veil Special type Beautiful type Generation VII 90
Avalanche Physical type Beautiful type[1] Generation IV 60/120
Blizzard Special type Beautiful type Generation I 110[2]
Freeze Shock Physical type Beautiful type Generation V 140
Freeze-Dry Special type Beautiful type Generation VI 70
Freezy Frost Special type Beautiful type Generation VII 90
Frost Breath Special type Beautiful type Generation V 60[3]
Glaciate Special type Beautiful type Generation V 65
Hail Other type Beautiful type Generation III -
Haze Other type Beautiful type Generation I -
Ice Ball Physical type Beautiful type Generation III 30-480
Ice Beam Special type Beautiful type Generation I 90[4]
Ice Burn Special type Beautiful type Generation V 140
Ice Fang Physical type Cool type Generation IV 65
Ice Hammer Physical type Beautiful type Generation VII 100
Ice Punch Physical type Beautiful type Generation I 75
Ice Shard Physical type Beautiful type Generation IV 40
Icicle Crash Physical type Beautiful type Generation V 85
Icicle Spear Physical type Beautiful type Generation III 25[5] (x2-5)
Icy Wind Special type Beautiful type Generation II 55
Mist Other type Beautiful type Generation I -
Powder Snow Special type Beautiful type Generation II 40
Sheer Cold Special type Beautiful type Generation III K.O. in one hit

Effectiveness of Ice-type moves

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dragon, Type Flying, Type Grass and Type Ground.
½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Fire, Type Ice, Type Steel and Type Water.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Ice type

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Ice
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
Type IceType Dark
×2
½
×2
×4
×2
½
½
×0
×2
×2
Type IceType Dragon
×2
½
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
½
Type IceType Electric
½
×2
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type IceType Fairy
½
½
×0
×2
½
×2
×2
×4
Type IceType Fighting
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
Type IceType Flying
½
×2
×2
½
×0
×4
×2
Type IceType Ghost
½
×2
×0
×2
×2
½
×0
½
×2
×2
Type IceType Grass
×2
½
×2
×4
×2
½
½
×2
×2
×2
½
Type IceType Ground
×0
×2
×2
×2
½
×2
×2
Type IceType Psychic
×2
×2
×2
×2
[6]
½
½
×2
×2
Type IceType Rock
×4
½
×2
×2
½
½
½
×2
×4
×2
Type IceType Steel
½
½
½
×2
×4
½
½
×2
¼
½
×0
½
Type IceType Water
×2
×2
×2
¼
×2
½

Ice-type-Pokémon Trainers

Ice-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

Leader Location Badge
VSPryce
Pryce
Mahogany Town, Johto Glacierbadge
Glacier Badge
VSCandice
Candice
Snowpoint City, Sinnoh Iciclebadge
Icicle Badge
VSBrycen
Brycen[7]
Icirrus City, Unova Freezebadge
Freeze Badge
VSWulfric
Wulfric
Snowbelle City, Kalos Icebergbadge
Iceberg Badge
Melony League Card
Melony
Circhester, Galar IceBadge
Ice Badge

Ice-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

Competence Category
LoreleiFRLGsprite
Lorelei
Kanto Elite Four
ORAS VSGlacia
Glacia
Hoenn Elite Four

Ice-type records

Ice-type Pokémon

47 Pokémon are Ice type. (4.74% of all Pokémon)

Pure Ice-type Pokémon

16 Pokémon are pure Ice type. (34.21% of the Ice-type Pokémon)

Alolan Vulpix Snorunt Glalie Regice Glaceon Galarian Darumaka
037AVulpix
#037
----

Type Ice

361Snorunt
#361
----

Type Ice

362Glalie
#362
----

Type Ice

378Regice
#378
----

Type Ice

471Glaceon
#471
----

Type Ice

554ADarumaka
#554
----

Type Ice

Galarian Darmanitan Vanillite Vanillish Vanilluxe Cubchoo Beartic
555BDarmanitan
#555
----

Type Ice

582Vanillite
#582
----

Type Ice

583Vanillish
#583
----

Type Ice

584Vanilluxe
#584
----

Type Ice

613Cubchoo
#613
----

Type Ice

614Beartic
#614
----

Type Ice

Cryogonal Bergmite Avalugg Eiscue
615Cryogonal
#615
----

Type Ice

712Bergmite
#712
----

Type Ice

713Avalugg
#713
----

Type Ice

875Eiscue
#875
----

Type Ice

Primary Ice-type Pokémon

18 Pokémon are primary Ice type. (36.84% of the Ice-type Pokémon)

Alolan Sandshrew Alolan Sandslash Alolan Ninetales Galarian Mr. Mime Jynx Articuno
027ASandshrew
#027
----

Type IceType Steel

028ASandslash
#028
----

Type IceType Steel

038ANinetales
#038
----

Type IceType Fairy

122AMr. Mime
#122
----

Type IceType Psychic

124Jynx
#124
----

Type IceType Psychic

144Articuno
#144
----

Type IceType Flying

Swinub Piloswine Delibird Smoochum Spheal Sealeo
220Swinub
#220
----

Type IceType Ground

221Piloswine
#221
----

Type IceType Ground

225Delibird
#225
----

Type IceType Flying

238Smoochum
#238
----

Type IceType Psychic

363Spheal
#363
----

Type IceType Water

364Sealeo
#364
----

Type IceType Water

Walrein Mamoswine Froslass Mr. Rime Snom Frosmoth
365Walrein
#365
----

Type IceType Water

473Mamoswine
#473
----

Type IceType Ground

478Froslass
#478
----

Type IceType Ghost

866Mr. Rime
#866
----

Type IceType Psychic

872Snom
#872
----

Type IceType Bug

873Frosmoth
#873
----

Type IceType Bug

Secondary Ice-type Pokémon

13 Pokémon are secondary Ice type. (28.95% of the Ice-type Pokémon)

Dewgong Cloyster Lapras Sneasel Snover Abomasnow
087Dewgong
#087
----

Type WaterType Ice

091Cloyster
#091
----

Type WaterType Ice

131Lapras
#131
----

Type WaterType Ice

215Sneasel
#215
----

Type DarkType Ice

459Snover
#459
----

Type GrassType Ice

460Abomasnow
#460
----

Type GrassType Ice

Weavile Kyurem Amaura Aurorus Crabominable Arctozolt
461Weavile
#461
----

Type DarkType Ice

646AKyurem
#646
----

Type DragonType Ice

698Amaura
#698
----

Type RockType Ice

699Aurorus
#699
----

Type RockType Ice

740Crabominable
#740
----

Type FightingType Ice

881Arctozolt
#881
----

Type ElectricType Ice

Arctovish
883Arctovish
#883
----

Type WaterType Ice

Pokémon with Ice-type alternate formes

The following alternate formes of some Pokémon are also of the Ice type.

Gigantamax Lapras Castform Mega Glalie Mega Abomasnow Frost Rotom Arceus
131GLapras
#131----

Type WaterType Ice

351DCastform
#351
----

Type Ice[8]

362MGlalie
#362
----

Type Ice

460MAbomasnow
#460
----

Type GrassType Ice

479DRotom
#479
----

Type ElectricType Ice[9]

493Arceus Ice Dream
#493
----

Type Ice[10]

Galarian Darmanitan Zen Mode Black Kyurem White Kyurem

Silvally

Eiscue Noice Face

555CDarmanitan
#555

----

Type IceType Fire

646BKyurem
#646
----

Type DragonType Ice

646CKyurem
#646
----

Type DragonType Ice

773Silvally Ice Dream
#773
----

Type Ice[11]

875Eiscue Noice Face Pokémon HOME

#875
----

Type Ice

Relations with other types

  • They're strong against the Dragon type because dragons are reptiles, which are cold-blooded creatures that can't stand low temperatures. Something interesting about this is that the Bug type isn't weak to them.
  • They're strong against the Flying type because most birds migrate away during the cold seasons. It could also be because flying animals have trouble flying when their wings are frozen.
  • They're strong against the Grass type because most plants can't stand low temperatures, similarly to reptiles.
  • They're strong against the Ground type because earth becomes useless when frozen and ice erodes it.
  • They're weak against the Fire type because fire melts ice.
  • They're weak against the Fighting type because some fighters break ice when training. This is similar to the reason why the Rock and Steel types are weak to Fighting types.
  • They're weak against the Rock type because of the fact that salt (a type of mineral) is poured on ice to melt it.
  • They're weak against the Steel type because of the fact that shovels, picks, and certain machines are used to shatter ice. Strangely, Steel resists Ice instead of being mutually weak to or at least neutral to it, despite the fact that the cold ruins machines and thick ice can rip apart metal (an example would be the Titanic, which was destroyed by an iceberg).
  • The Water type resists them because ice melts when it touches a liquid.
  • They resist themselves because ice won't do much damage to another chunk of ice when in contact with each other.

Trivia

  • The Ice type has the fewest Pokémon with its type with only 47 unique Pokémon.
  • The Ice type has the most unique-type combinations with 18 different species containing it along with another type.
  • The Ice-type is tied with the Electric-type for the least Mega Evolutions (2 each).
  • In Generation III, all Ice-type moves were Beautiful.
    • It shares this trait with the Fire-type.
  • Tying with ghost types Fighting type, Dark Type, and Ground type, Ice types has the least Gigantamax forms than any other type.
  • Despite being around since Generation I, pure Ice-types weren't introduced until Generation III.
  • The Ice-type is tied with the Ground-type and the Ghost-type for the least Gigantamax forms, each having 1.

Notes

  1. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type-type move.
  2. ^ 120 until Generation V.
  3. ^ 40 in Generation V.
  4. ^ 95 until Generation V.
  5. ^ 10 until Generation V.
  6. ^ In Generation I, Ice/Psychic-type Pokémon were immune to Ghost-type moves.
  7. ^ Only in Pokémon Black and White.
  8. ^ Only in its Snowy Form.
  9. ^ In Generation IV, all of Rotom's forms were Type Electric and Type Ghost type.
  10. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Icicle Plate.
  11. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Ice Memory.
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