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

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.

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
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
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Regice
#378 / Ice
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Gen 6 — Special