The chillest Pokémon around – the Ice Pokémon – have some fantastic fighters in their midst. The ice type is currently the smallest type in the Pokémon universe, in terms of number of Pokémon within that type. But despite its low numbers the ice type is special – it’s one of the few types that is super effective against dragon Pokémon, for one thing. There aren’t many of us who can say we can take down a dragon. With a glacial coolness and awesome designs, the ice types deserve more love. Read on for the best of the bunch.
If you hadn’t guessed already from its name, Abomasnow is, in fact, the abominable snowman. Also known as the Frost Tree Pokémon, it looks a lot like a Christmas tree with a heap of snow on its branches.
It has an ability called Snow Warning, which triggers a raging hailstorm from the start of a match. This means that the accuracy of moves such as Blizzard will be ignored, ensuring a direct hit. Blizzard is a great example of a powerful move, which Abomasnow can learn at level 47. Despite its vulnerability to fire-type moves, it’s a hard-hiting Pokémon.
With summer coming around, a lot of folks will be hunting for a cool tasty treat. But have you ever seen a two-headed ice cream? Vanilluxe is the second evolution of the little Vanillish. According to the Pokédex, Vanilluxe is made when two Vanillish partially melt in the sun, and refreeze together overnight. Is it just us, or is something about that a bit dark?
Vanilluxe has two brains, and when they are in sync it will unleash a fearsome blizzard on its opponent. Despite its delicious appearance, it has decent attack, special attack and special defense stats.
Weavile is a dark and ice type, and not only is it one of the best Dark Pokémon, it’s one of the best Ice types too. It has solid stats – high speed and high attack. It doesn’t learn many ice-type moves naturally, but can learn more through other methods like TMs. Even without the wealth of ice-type moves, it still uses the dual typing to its advantage with resistance to psychic moves.
One of these moves is Icy Wind, which deals damage while also lowering the enemy’s speed. Combine that with Weavile’s base speed stat and you can be sure this Pokémon will always get in the first hit.
It goes without saying that dragon Pokémon are awesome, so an ice and dragon dual type like Kyurem gets bonus points. This also nullifies the super-effective damage that ice moves would usually cause to a dragon Pokémon.According to Pokédex entries, its entire body is frozen. Being a legendary, Kyurem has brilliant stats, particularly in terms of HP, attack, and special attack.
It can learn a good mix of ice and dragon-type moves. Plus, its Pressure ability raises the opponent’s PP usage, meaning that they’ll run out of usable attacks more quickly, and hopefully reducing the spam of annoying moves.
A veritable frosty lass, Froslass is a chilling ice/ ghost type, and the only Pokémon with that combination. It’s a pretty good type mix, too, with total immunity to normal and fighting-type moves. According to Pokedex entries, it hails from legends of a woman who got lost on a mountain, who eventually became Froslass.
It certainly has a reputation as an icy femme fatale, as it also allegedly takes away humans or Pokémon that it fancies, and freezes them to be display items. Yikes. Still, with a great moveset and speed, Froslass will make your team a force to be reckoned with.
An ice/ ground type, Mamoswine is a hefty Pokémon with strong base attack stats. It has huge tusks made of solid ice, and its hidden ability Thick Fat makes it more resistant to ice and fire-type moves. Mamoswine is also pretty rare since most of them apparently disappeared at the end of the ice age. It’s a special Pokémon, as one the oldest ones around.It also has access to hard-hitting moves such as Takedown and Earthquake.Who wouldn’t a big ol’ chunky ‘mon like Mamoswine on their team?
It may not be a mammoth, but Regice is a hulky Pokémon, with an extremely high special defense. Another oldie – the Pokédex reckons that Regice was formed during the ice age. Its entire body is made of ice, so cold that it won’t even melt when submerged in lava. How’s that for an ice Pokémon?
Its moveset consists of a ton of different types, including electric, fighting, ice, psychic, and ground, to name but a few. That makes Regice a powerful Pokémon that’s able to tackle any type of opponent.
One of the first legendary Pokémon to ever grace our screens was Articuno, from the trio of legendary birds. It has good all-round stats, but excels in special defense. It’s also immune to ground-type attacks.Apparently, Articuno appears before people who are lost in the mountains… doomed people, that is. Still, it’d be a great visitor for Christmas, since it creates snow as it flies. How magical is that? It can learn some fierce moves with high attack stats, and as a classic legendary, is a gem in any team.
Eeevee and its eeveelutions are fan favorites for a reason, and Glaceon deserves its place in the spotlight. Its design is simple but cool, and it boasts a strong special attack stat, with decent standard and special defense to follow.Like a fancy frosty porcupine, it can freeze its fur and turn its hairs into spiky needles, which can be fired into opponents. It can also control its own body temperature. Don’t you wish you could do that? With an arsenal of different moves at its disposable, Glaceon is a cute but deadly fighter, and a top tier ice Pokémon.
Lapras is a classic, and the first major ice Pokémon for many old-school players. It has high HP, as well as special defense. Being an ice/ water type means that ice moves are very ineffective on it, and water attacks suffer too.
Many fans love Lapras for its ‘gentle heart’ and its reputation for ferrying people across bodies of water. It’s also highly intelligent, enough to understand human speech! Plus it can learn some unusual moves for its type, including electric and grass types. How does it do it? We may never know, but for these reasons and more, Lapras is our number one ice Pokémon.