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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, and Wulfric, the last Gym Leader in Kalos.

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

Ice-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

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

Ice type records

  • White Kyurem is the tallest Ice type Pokemon.
  • Hail Form Castform is the smallest and lightest Ice type Pokemon.
  • Avalugg is the heaviest Ice type Pokemon.
  • Smoochum evolves at the lowest level (30)
  • Vanillish evolves at the highest level (47)
  • Lapras has the most HP of all Ice-types (130)
  • Black Kyurem has the most Attack of all Ice-types (170)
  • Avalugg has the Defense of all Ice-types (184)
  • White Kyurem has the most Sp. Atk of all Ice-types (170)
  • Regice has the most Sp. Def of all Ice-types (200)
  • Weavile has the most Speed of all Ice-types (125)

Ice-type Pokémon

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

Pure Ice-type Pokémon

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

Alolan Vulpix Snorunt Glalie Regice Glaceon Vanillite
037AVulpix
#037
----

Type Ice

361Snorunt
#361
----

Type Ice

362Glalie
#362
----

Type Ice

378Regice
#378
----

Type Ice

471Glaceon
#471
----

Type Ice

582Vanillite
#582
----

Type Ice

Vanillish Vanilluxe Cubchoo Beartic Cryogonal Bergmite
583Vanillish
#583
----

Type Ice

584Vanilluxe
#584
----

Type Ice

613Cubchoo
#613
----

Type Ice

614Beartic
#614
----

Type Ice

615Cryogonal
#615
----

Type Ice

712Bergmite
#712
----

Type Ice

Avalugg
713Avalugg
#713
----

Type Ice

Primary Ice-type Pokémon

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

Alolan Sandshrew Alolan Sandslash Alolan Ninetales Jynx Articuno Swinub
027ASandshrew
#027
----

Type IceType Steel

028ASandslash
#028
----

Type IceType Steel

038ANinetales
#038
----

Type IceType Fairy

124Jynx
#124
----

Type IceType Psychic

144Articuno
#144
----

Type IceType Flying

220Swinub
#220
----

Type IceType Ground

Piloswine Delibird Smoochum Spheal Sealeo Walrein
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

365Walrein
#365
----

Type IceType Water

Mamoswine Froslass
473Mamoswine
#473
----

Type IceType Ground

478Froslass
#478
----

Type IceType Ghost

Secondary Ice-type Pokémon

11 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
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

Pokémon with Ice-type alternate formes

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

Castform Mega Glalie Mega Abomasnow Frost Rotom Arceus Black Kyurem
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]

646BKyurem
#646
----

Type DragonType Ice

White Kyurem Silvally
646CKyurem
#646
----

Type DragonType Ice

773Silvally Ice Dream
#773
----

Type Ice[11]

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.
  • They're strong against the Grass type because like reptiles, plants can't stand low temperatures.
  • They're strong against the Ground type because earth becomes useless when frozen, also because ice erodes earth.
  • They're weak against the Fire type because fire melts ice.
  • They're weak against the Fighting type because fighters break ice in their trainings.
  • They're weak against the Rock and Steel types because these both materials are harder than ice and both can shatter it.
  • 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 46 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.
  • Despite being around since Generation I, pure Ice-types weren't introduced until Generation III.

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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