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Pokémon Go: The 25 Best Ice Type Pokémon (2024)

The enchanting world of Pokémon is home to a variety of species, but the Ice-types stand out for their mesmerizing beauty and formidable chilling powers. In Pokémon GO, certain icy creatures rise above the rest due to their superior statistics and proven prowess in battles. Let’s explore the best ice type Pokémon based on their in-game statistics, rarity, and performance.

Ice-Type Pokémon Overview

Ice-types are generally considered one of the least viable types when it comes to competitive PvP. Their weaknesses to Fire, Rock, Fighting, and Steel are four of the most common types in competitive play. It also doesn’t help that Ice-types only resist other Ice-type moves. Their effectiveness against Ground, Grass, Flying, and Dragon is a nice touch to make up for their weaknesses. Ice-types also tend to have relatively high attack stats and great secondary typings.

Aurorus

Aurorus Pokemon Go
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Aurorus, resembling a long-necked dinosaur adorned with crystalline structures, has an attack of 186, a defense of 173, and an HP of 265. Amaura evolves into Aurorus using 100 candies. This Ice and Rock dual-type has strengths against Flying, Bug, Ground, and Dragon Pokémon. However, it has a long list of vulnerabilities, including Steel, Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Steel types. Aurorus features Powder Snow and Rock Throw as its Fast Moves. Blizzard and Hyper Beam are its most popular Charge Moves.

Dewgong

Dewgong Pokemon Go
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Dewgong, with its serene and sleek seal-like appearance, boasts an attack of 139, a defense of 177, and an HP of 207. Seel evolves into Dewgong with 50 candies. As an Ice and Water dual-type, Dewgong performs well against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon types, but should be cautious of Rock, Electric, Grass, and Fighting moves. Dewgong employs Ice Shard and Iron Tail for Fast Moves. Icy Wind and Blizzard are its top two Charge Moves.

Delibird

Delibird Pokemon Go
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Delibird, resembling a penguin with a sack full of gifts, has an attack of 128, a defense of 90, and an HP of 128. This Ice and Flying dual-type Pokémon has a unique move called “Present” which either deals damage or heals the opponent. Delibird excels against Grass, Bug, Ground, and Dragon Pokémon but has vulnerabilities to Rock, Steel, Fire, and Electric attacks. Delibird exclusively uses Present as its one and only Fast Move. Icy Wind and Ice Punch are its primary Charge Moves.

Regice

Regice Pokemon Go
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Regice, one of the legendary titans, looks like a massive golem made of ice crystals. It boasts an attack of 179, a defense of 309, and an HP of 190. As a legendary Pokémon, it comes with a challenging catch rate. Being a pure Ice type, Regice excels against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon Pokémon but falls short against Steel, Rock, and Fire moves. Regice uses Lock-On and Rock Smash as its Fast Moves. Blizzard and Focus Blast are its two dominant Charge Moves.

Glalie

Glalie Pokemon Go
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Glalie resembles a frozen, menacing face. It has an attack of 162, a defense of 162, and an HP of 190. Snorunt evolves into Glalie with 50 candies. As a pure Ice type, it is strong against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon Pokémon but vulnerable to Steel, Rock, and Fire types. Glalie has Ice Shard and Frost Breath as its Fast Moves. Avalanche and Shadow Ball are its two best Charge Moves.

Alolan Sandslash

Alolan Sandslash Pokemon Go
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The Alolan variant of Sandslash sports icy quills. It has an attack of 181, a defense of 202, and an HP of 181. Alolan Sandshrew evolves into Alolan Sandslash using 50 candies. As an Ice and Steel type, it performs well against Grass, Ground, Flying, Dragon, Fairy, Rock, and Ice types but is weak against Fire, Fighting, and Ground moves. Alolan Sandslash wields Metal Claw and Powder Snow for Fast Moves. Blizzard and Ice Punch are its two leading Charge Moves.

Alolan Ninetales

Alolan Ninetales Pokemon Go
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The Alolan variant of Ninetales is a breathtaking creature with icy blue fur. It boasts an attack of 170, a defense of 207, and an HP of 146. Alolan Vulpix evolves into Alolan Ninetales with 50 candies. Being an Ice and Fairy dual-type, it has strengths against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting types, but is weak against Steel, Poison, Rock, and Fire attacks. Alolan Ninetales features Powder Snow and Charm as Fast Moves. Ice Beam and Dazzling Gleam are its top Charge Moves.

Frost Rotom

Frost Rotom Pokemon Go
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Frost Rotom, one of Rotom’s many forms, resembles a living refrigerator. It has an attack of 204, a defense of 219, and an HP of 137. This Electric and Ice dual-type is effective against Grass, Ground, Flying, Water, and Dragon Pokémon. It’s weak against Rock, Fire, Ground, and Fighting moves. Frost Rotom utilizes Frost Breath and Volt Switch as Fast Moves. Blizzard and Thunderbolt are its primary Charge Moves.

Beartic

Beartic Pokemon Go
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This large, bear-like Pokémon stands tall with sharp icy blue fur and features. Beartic’s attack is 233, defense is 152, and HP is 207. Cubchoo evolves into Beartic with 50 candies. As a pure Ice type, it excels against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon Pokémon but is susceptible to Steel, Rock, and Fire moves. Beartic can employ Charm and Powder Snow as its Fast Moves. Play Rough and Ice Punch are its optimal Charge Moves.

Cryogonal

Cryogonal Pokemon Go
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Resembling a giant snowflake or crystal, Cryogonal has an attack of 190, a defense of 218, and an HP of 140. This pure Ice type Pokémon dominates against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon adversaries but has weaknesses against Steel, Rock, and Fire types. Cryogonal possesses Frost Breath and Ice Shard for its Fast Moves. Night Slash and Aurora Beam are its best Charge Moves.

Mr. Rime

Mr. Rime Pokemon Go
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Mr. Rime, with its dapper, gentleman-like appearance, boasts an attack of 190, a defense of 172, and an HP of 190. Evolving from Mr. Mime (Galarian form) requires 50 candies. As an Ice and Psychic dual-type, Mr. Rime has advantages over Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon species, as well as Fighting and Poison Pokémon. Vulnerabilities include Rock, Steel, Fire, Ghost, Bug, and Dark attacks. Mr. Rime uses Confusion and Ice Shard as its two Fast Moves. Ice Punch and Psychic are its two standout Charge Moves.

Jynx

Jynx Pokemon Go
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With an appearance inspired by human-like figures, Jynx is known for her purple dress-like body and blonde hair. Her attack stands at 223, with a defense of 151 and an HP of 163. This Ice and Psychic dual-type counters Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon types, and is effective against Fighting and Poison types. However, it’s vulnerable to Rock, Steel, Fire, Ghost, Bug, and Dark moves. Jynx is equipped with Frost Breath and Confusion as Fast Moves. Avalanche and Psyshock are its top Charge Moves.

Cloyster

Cloyster Pokemon Go
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Resembling a spiked oyster or clam, Cloyster boasts an attack of 186, a defense of 256, and an HP of 137. Shellder, its pre-evolution, evolves into Cloyster with 50 candies. An Ice and Water dual-type, Cloyster performs well against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon types but should watch out for Rock, Electric, Grass, and Fighting moves. Cloyster wields Frost Breath and Ice Shard for Fast Moves. Avalanche and Hydro Pump are its two best Charge Moves.

Vanilluxe

Vanilluxe Pokemon Go
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Vanilluxe looks like a delightful twin ice cream cone topped with frosty sprinkles. It has an attack of 218, a defense of 184, and an HP of 174. Vanillish, its precursor, requires 100 candies to evolve. This pure Ice type Pokémon excels against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon species, but remains vulnerable to Steel, Rock, and Fire attacks. Vanilluxe features Powder Snow and Frost Breath as Fast Moves. Ice Beam and Blizzard are its choice Charge Moves.

Froslass

Froslass Pokemon Go
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Ethereal Froslass, inspired by frosty ghosts and legends, boasts an attack of 171, a defense of 150, and an HP of 147. Snorunt, its precursor, has a 50% catch rate. To evolve, trainers need 100 candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Since 2018, Froslass, a dual Ice and Ghost type, has an edge over Psychic, Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon types. It’s susceptible to Ghost, Dark, Steel, Rock, and Fire moves.

Walrein

Walrein Pokemon Go
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Walrein, reminiscent of a large sea lion with icy tusks, has stats of 182 attack, 176 defense, and 242 HP. Its pre-evolution, Sealeo, has a 20% catch rate, and evolving from Sealeo demands 100 candies. Introduced in late 2017, Walrein, an Ice and Water type, is effective against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon Pokémon but is weak to Rock, Electric, Grass, and Fighting types. Walrein employs Frost Breath and Waterfall as its Fast Moves. Blizzard and Earthquake are its two recommended Charge Moves.

Abomasnow

Abomasnow Pokemon Go
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Abomasnow, a snowy tree creature, has an attack of 178, a defense of 162, and an HP of 207. Snover, its precursor, has a 50% catch rate, and evolution demands 50 candies. Since its introduction in December 2018, this Ice and Grass type excels against Ground, Water, and Dragon types but is vulnerable to Fire, Fighting, Flying, Poison, Rock, Bug, and Steel moves. Abomasnow is equipped with Razor Leaf and Powder Snow as Fast Moves. Energy Ball and Ice Beam are its top Charge Moves.

Avalugg

Avalugg Pokemon Go
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Avalugg, looking like a walking iceberg, boasts stats of 196 attack, 240 defense, and 216 HP. Bergmite, its pre-evolution, has a 50% catch rate, and 50 candies are required for evolution. Introduced in late 2019, Avalugg, a pure Ice type, is dominant against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon types but falters against Steel, Rock, and Fire types. Avalugg uses Bite and Ice Fang for its Fast Moves. Avalanche and Stone Edge are its recommended Charge Moves.

Lapras

Lapras Pokemon Go
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Lapras, resembling a gentle sea creature with a shell, has an attack of 165, defense of 174, and an HP of 277. It has a catch rate of 5%. Introduced at the game’s launch in July 2016, this Ice and Water type is powerful against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon Pokémon but is susceptible to Rock, Electric, Grass, and Fighting moves. Lapras wields Frost Breath and Ice Shard as its Fast Moves. Ice Beam and Surf are its standout Charge Moves.

Kyurem

Kyurem Pokemon Go
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Dragon-like Kyurem, with icy features, has an attack of 246, defense of 170, and an HP of 245. This legendary creature has a 2% catch rate. Since July 2020, Kyurem, both a Dragon and Ice type, counters Dragon, Grass, Ground, and Flying types but is weak to Steel, Rock, Fighting, Fairy, and Dragon moves. Kyurem uses Dragon Breath and Steel Wing as Fast Moves. Blizzard and Draco Meteor are its primary Charge Moves.

Glaceon

Glaceon Pokemon Go
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Glaceon, resembling an arctic fox, boasts an attack of 238, a defense of 205, and an HP of 163. Eevee, its pre-evolution, has a 20% catch rate. To evolve, trainers need 25 candies and a Glacial Lure. Since May 2019, Glaceon, a pure Ice type, is formidable against Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon Pokémon but is weak against Steel, Rock, and Fire types. Glaceon possesses the Fast Moves Frost Breath and Ice Shard. Its most potent Charge Moves are Avalanche and Ice Beam.

Weavile

Weavile Pokemon Go
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Weavile, sleek and crowned with icy feathers, has stats of 243 attack, 171 defense, and 172 HP. Sneasel, its precursor, has a 20% catch rate. Evolving requires 100 candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Introduced in November 2018, this dual Ice and Dark type excels against Ghost, Psychic, Grass, Ground, Flying, and Dragon types. However, it is vulnerable to Rock, Steel, Fire, Bug, and Fighting attacks. Weavile can employ Snarl and Ice Shard for its Fast Moves. Avalanche and Foul Play are its preferred Charge Moves.

Mamoswine

Mamoswine Pokemon Go
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Reminiscent of a woolly mammoth, Mamoswine boasts an attack of 247, a defense of 146, and an HP of 242. Swinub, its pre-evolution, has a 20% catch rate, and evolving from Piloswine requires 50 candies. Added in February 2019, this Ice and Ground type shines against Electric, Poison, Rock, and Dragon Pokémon but has weaknesses to Steel, Water, Grass, Fire, and Fighting types. Mamoswine utilizes Mud-Slap and Powder Snow as Fast Moves. Avalanche and Stone Edge are its top two Charge Moves.

Articuno

Articuno Pokemon Go
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The majestic Articuno, with its shimmering blue feathers, mirrors a bird carved from ice. It has an attack of 192, a defense of 236, and an HP of 207. As a legendary bird, it has a challenging 2% catch rate and is very rare. Articuno was introduced to Pokémon GO in July 2016. This Ice and Flying type has advantages over Grass, Bug, Ground, and Dragon Pokémon. However, it’s vulnerable to Rock, Steel, Fire, and Electric moves. Articuno uses the Fast Moves of Frost Breath and Ice Shard. Its two best Charge Moves are Blizzard and Ice Beam.

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These Ice-type Pokémon bring a mix of style and power to any trainer’s team. They can prove quite formidable in the hands of a talented trainer. Trainers should always be on the lookout to add these Ice-types to their collection! What are your picks for best/favorite Ice-types? Are you looking for more Pokemon guides? Consider signing up for our newsletter today and join the high ground!

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