Type Ice.gif

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

List of Ice-type moves

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

Effectiveness of Ice-type moves

×2

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

½

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

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.

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

Ice-type-Pokémon Trainers

Ice-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

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

Ice-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

Competence Category
LoreleiFRLGsprite.png
Lorelei
Kanto Elite Four
ORAS VSGlacia.png
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
Alolan Vulpix
#037
----

Type Ice.gif

Snorunt
#361
----

Type Ice.gif

Glalie
#362
----

Type Ice.gif

Regice
#378
----

Type Ice.gif

Glaceon
#471
----

Type Ice.gif

Darumaka
#554
----

Type Ice.gif

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

Type Ice.gif

Vanillite
#582
----

Type Ice.gif

Vanillish
#583
----

Type Ice.gif

Vanilluxe
#584
----

Type Ice.gif

Cubchoo
#613
----

Type Ice.gif

Beartic
#614
----

Type Ice.gif

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

Type Ice.gif

Bergmite
#712
----

Type Ice.gif

Avalugg
#713
----

Type Ice.gif

Eiscue
#875
----

Type Ice.gif

896Glastrier.png

#896
----

Type Ice.gif

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
Alolan Sandshrew
#027
----

Type Ice.gifType Steel.gif

Alolan Sandslash
#028
----

Type Ice.gifType Steel.gif

Alolan Ninetales
#038
----

Type Ice.gifType Fairy.gif

Mr. Mime
#122
----

Type Ice.gifType Psychic.gif

Jynx
#124
----

Type Ice.gifType Psychic.gif

Articuno
#144
----

Type Ice.gifType Flying.gif

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

Type Ice.gifType Ground.gif

Piloswine
#221
----

Type Ice.gifType Ground.gif

Delibird
#225
----

Type Ice.gifType Flying.gif

Smoochum
#238
----

Type Ice.gifType Psychic.gif

Spheal
#363
----

Type Ice.gifType Water.gif

Sealeo
#364
----

Type Ice.gifType Water.gif

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

Type Ice.gifType Water.gif

Mamoswine
#473
----

Type Ice.gifType Ground.gif

Froslass
#478
----

Type Ice.gifType Ghost.gif

Mr. Rime
#866
----

Type Ice.gifType Psychic.gif

Snom
#872
----

Type Ice.gifType Bug.gif

Frosmoth
#873
----

Type Ice.gifType Bug.gif

Secondary Ice-type Pokémon

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

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

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

Cloyster
#091
----

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

Lapras
#131
----

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

Sneasel
#215
----

Type Dark.gifType Ice.gif

Snover
#459
----

Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif

Abomasnow
#460
----

Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif

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

Type Dark.gifType Ice.gif

Kyurem
#646
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ice.gif

Amaura
#698
----

Type Rock.gifType Ice.gif

Aurorus
#699
----

Type Rock.gifType Ice.gif

Crabominable
#740
----

Type Fighting.gifType Ice.gif

Arctozolt
#881
----

Type Electric.gifType Ice.gif

Arctovish
Arctovish
#883
----

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

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.png
#131----

Type Water.gifType Ice.gif

Castform
#351
----

Type Ice.gif[8]

Mega Glalie
#362
----

Type Ice.gif

Mega Abomasnow
#460
----

Type Grass.gifType Ice.gif

Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Ice.gif[9]

Arceus
#493
----

Type Ice.gif[10]

Galarian Darmanitan Zen Mode Black Kyurem White Kyurem

Silvally

Eiscue Noice Face

Calyrex (Ice Rider)
555CDarmanitan.png
#555

----

Ice typeType Fire.gif

Black Kyurem
#646
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ice.gif

White Kyurem
#646
----

Type Dragon.gifType Ice.gif

Silvally
#773
----

Type Ice.gif[11]

875Eiscue Noice Face Pokémon HOME.png

#875
----

Type Ice.gif

898Calyrex (Ice Rider).png



#898

----

Type Psychic.gifIce type

Relations with other types

  • They're strong against the Dragon type because all dragons are depicted as 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 fragile when frozen and ice erodes it.
  • They're weak against the Fire type because heat from the 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 rock, being harder than ice, can break it.
  • They're weak against the Steel type because of the fact that metal is much harder than ice, and metal tools like shovels, ice picks, and certain machines are used to shatter ice.
  • The Water type resists them because ice melts when it touches a liquid.
  • They resist themselves because ice that's used to attack another source of ice will break.

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.
  • Strangely, the Steel type resists the Ice type instead of being mutually weak to or at least neutral to it, despite the fact that very cold temperatures in real life make metal brittle and ruin machines (which many Steel-types such as Magnezone are based off of). Thick ice can also rip apart sheets of steel- an example would be the Titanic, which was destroyed by an iceberg. Conversely, ice can be futile against a large quantites of bulk steel.
    • In addition, the Rock-type only takes normal damage from them instead of being weak to them, even though ice expands, and if the ice is wedged between the cracks of the rock, the rock will crack as the ice expands, linking to the reason the Rock-type is weak to the Water-type.
      • Another strange thing is that, since Generation II, the Fire-type resists them instead of taking neutral damage or being weak to them, despite the fact that ice turns into water when it melts, going along with the reason Fire is weak to Water.

Notes

  1. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Cool type.png-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.gif and Type Ghost.gif 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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