Blizzard (move)

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Move data

Type Ice
Category Special Special
Power 110
Accuracy 70
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM14
Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM14
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM14
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM14
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM14
X/Y TM14

Effects

Blizzard deals damage and has a 10% chance of freezing the target. It will hit both opponents in a double battle or adjacent opponents in a triple battle.

Ice type Pokémon, those with the ability Magma Armor or those behind a Substitute cannot be frozen.

During a hailstorm, Blizzard has 100% accuracy.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Blizzard has base power 120.

In Diamond/Pearl only, Blizzard has a 25% chance of hitting through Protect or Detect during hail.

In Generation 1, Blizzard has 90% accuracy. In the original Japanese Red/Green, it has a 30% chance to freeze the opponent.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that may freeze the foe.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Hits the foe with an icy storm that may freeze it.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is blasted with a blizzard. It may freeze the foe solid.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the foe. It may also freeze the target solid.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the opposing team. It may also freeze them solid.
X/Y A howling blizzard is summoned to strike opposing Pokémon. This may also leave the opposing Pokémon frozen.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Blizzard at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 60
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 71
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 44
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 52
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 48
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 85
Castform
#351 / Normal
Level 40
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 46
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 51
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 43
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 47
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 52
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Level 41
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 47
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 45
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 52
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 51
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 49
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 53
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 59
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 45
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 45
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 78
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 78
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 78
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 65
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 74
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 43
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 46

Learnt by TM

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Furret
#162 / Normal
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Politoed
#186 / Water
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Suicune
#245 / Water
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Castform
#351 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Clamperl
#366 / Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Audino
#531 / Normal
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Froakie
#656 / Water
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice

Special/Event moves

Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
On form change