Frost Breath (move)

Move data

Type Ice
Category   Special
Power 60
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM79
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM79
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM79

Effects

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

Pokémon 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Frost Breath
Japanese こおりのいぶき (Kōri no Ibuki)
German Eisesodem
French Souffle Glacé
Italian Alitogelido
Spanish Vaho Gélido

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user blows its cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 30
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 30
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 30
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 18
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 18

Usable via Nature Power

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

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Cursola
#864 / Ghost