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Sheer Cold
Sheer Cold VII
(ぜったいれいど Absolute Zero)
Generation: III
Battle Data
Type: Type Ice
Category Type Special
Power: —-
Accuracy: --%
PP: 5*
Affects: Selected Target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 0
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal:
Jam:
Sheer Cold (ぜったいれいど Absolute Zero) is a Ice-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In Battle

The foe is attacked with a blast of absolute-zero cold. The foe instantly faints if it hits, unless it's protected from One-hit KOs thanks to Sturdy, Focus Band or Focus sash. It won't knock out a target behind a substitute, or a target with Wonder Guard that doesn't have a type disadvantage against Ice-type.

The accuracy of Sheer Cold is variable, and can be calculated by the following formula: (Lvl User - Lvl Target) + 30. If the difference between the levels of the user and the target is 70 or higher, Sheer Cold will always hit. If the user and target have the same level, the accuracy will be 30%. Sheer Cold's chances of hitting cannot be altered by accuracy or evasion modifiers, but will always hit if any of the Pokémon in battle have No Guard, or if Lock On or Mind Read is active.

It will fail if the target has a higher level than the user.

Contests

Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.

Super Contests

Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.

Learnset

Generation III

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon type Level
Dewgong Water/Ice 34
Lapras Water/Ice 55
Articuno Ice/Flying 85
Glalie Ice 61
Spheal Ice/Water 49
Sealeo Ice/Water 55
Walrein Ice/Water 61
Kyogre Water 60
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation IV

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon type Level
Dewgong Water/Ice 34
Lapras Water/Ice 55
Articuno Ice/Flying 78
Glalie Ice 59
Spheal Ice/Water 49
Sealeo Ice/Water 55
Walrein Ice/Water 65
Kyogre Water 60 (DPPt)
75 (HGSS)
Snover Ice/Grass 46
Abomasnow Ice/Grass 58
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

By Event

By Event
Pokémon type Obtained in
Suicune Water 13th Movie Event
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation V

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon type Level
Dewgong Water/Ice 34
Lapras Water/Ice 55
Articuno Ice/Flying 78
Glalie Ice 59
Spheal Ice/Water 49
Sealeo Ice/Water 55
Walrein Ice/Water 65
Kyogre Water 75
Snover Ice/Grass 46
Abomasnow Ice/Grass 58
Vanillite Ice 52
Vanillish Ice 58
Vanilluxe Ice 67
Cubchoo Ice 57
Beartic Ice 66
Cryogonal Ice 61
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move


Generation VI

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon type Level
Dewgong Water/Ice 34
Lapras Water/Ice 50
Articuno Ice/Flying 78
Glalie Ice 59/61
Spheal Ice/Water 49/46
Sealeo Ice/Water 55/52
Walrein Ice/Water 65,60
Kyogre Water 75
Snover Ice/Grass 46
Abomasnow Ice/Grass 58
Vanillite Ice 53
Vanillish Ice 58
Vanilluxe Ice 67
Cubchoo Ice 57
Beartic Ice 66
Cryogonal Ice 61
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move

Generation VII

By Leveling Up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon type Level
Vulpix Ice 50
Dewgong Water/Ice 34
Lapras Water/Ice 50
Articuno Ice/Flying 99
Suicune Water 1
Glalie Ice 61
Spheal Ice/Water 46
Sealeo Ice/Water 52
Walrein Ice/Water 60
Kyogre Water 65
Snover Ice/Grass 46
Abomasnow Ice/Grass 58
Vanillite Ice 53
Vanillish Ice 58
Vanilluxe Ice 67
Cubchoo Ice 57
Beartic Ice 66
Cryogonal Ice 67
* Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move


Trivia

  • Sheer Cold is the only One-Hit-KO move that wasn't introduced in Generation I.

Gallery

Main games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures

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