Frost Breath (move)

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Move data

Type Ice
Category Special
Power 60
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM79
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM79
Sun/Moon TM79

Effects

Frost Breath deals damage and always results in a critical hit, increasing its power to 90.

However, Pokemon with the abilities Battle Armor or Shell Armor, or those under the effect of Lucky Chant are immune to critical hits so Frost Breath will hit them with base power 60.

Changes

In Generation 5, Frost Breath has base power 40. Critical hits also increase power by 2× rather than 1.5× so the effective power is 80 with the critical hit.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user blows a cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user blows its cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.
Sun/Moon The user blows its cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Frost Breath at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 37
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Level 37

Learnt by TM

Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
DelibirdDelibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
SphealSpheal
#363 / Ice · Water
SealeoSealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
CrabrawlerCrabrawler
#739 / Fighting
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
MareanieMareanie
#747 / Poison · Water
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
DewpiderDewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
AraquanidAraquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic

Usable via Nature Power

These Pokémon can use Frost Breath through Nature Power on certain terrain. See the Nature Power movedex for more details.

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
CherubiCherubi
#420 / Grass
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Shaymin (Land Forme)Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin (Sky Forme)Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
PetililPetilil
#548 / Grass
LilligantLilligant
#549 / Grass
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
FlabébéFlabébé
#669 / Fairy
FloetteFloette
#670 / Fairy
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
RibombeeRibombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
FomantisFomantis
#753 / Grass
LurantisLurantis
#754 / Grass
MorelullMorelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
ShiinoticShiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
BounsweetBounsweet
#761 / Grass
SteeneeSteenee
#762 / Grass
TsareenaTsareena
#763 / Grass
ComfeyComfey
#764 / Fairy
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Tapu LeleTapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Tapu BuluTapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
Tapu FiniTapu Fini
#788 / Water · Fairy
XurkitreeXurkitree
#796 / Electric