Blizzard (move)

Move data

Type Ice
Category   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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM14
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM14
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM51

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 ignores 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Icium Z and uses its Z-Power, Blizzard turns into Subzero Slammer and has base power 185.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Other languages

English Blizzard
Japanese ふぶき (Fubuki)
German Blizzard
French Blizzard
Italian Bora
Spanish Ventisca

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A howling blizzard is summoned to strike opposing Pokémon. This may also leave the opposing Pokémon frozen.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 46
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 42
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 60
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 78
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 35
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 46
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 48
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 41
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 45
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 49
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 48
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
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 78
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 78
Kyurem
White 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

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Furret
#162 / Normal
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Suicune
#245 / Water
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Piplup
#393 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Buizel
#418 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Finneon
#456 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Dewott
#502 / Water
Panpour
#515 / Water
Audino
#531 / Normal
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Froakie
#656 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost

Special/Event moves

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