Avalanche (move)

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Move data

Type Ice
Category Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority -4
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM72

Effects

Power doubles if user took damage first.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Icium Z and uses its Z-Power, Avalanche turns into Subzero Slammer and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the foe in the same turn.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.
Sun/Moon The power of this attack move is doubled if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Avalanche at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 39
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 35
VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 19
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 19
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 19
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 34
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 34
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 39
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 42

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Avalanche as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Monster, Water 1
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Field
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Field
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Grass, Monster
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Grass, Monster
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Field
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Fairy, Mineral
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Field
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Avalanche in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 4 — TM
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 4 — TM
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Gen 4 — TM
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 4 — TM
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
DelibirdDelibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 4 — TM
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 4 — TM
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Gen 4 — TM
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Gen 4 — TM
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Gen 4 — TM
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
Gen 4 — TM
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
Gen 4 — TM
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 4 — TM
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 4 — TM
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Gen 4 — TM
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Gen 4 — TM
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Gen 4 — TM
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Gen 4 — TM
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Gen 4 — TM
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Gen 4 — TM
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 4 — TM