Frost Breath (move)

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
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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Frost Breath 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.

Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 37
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 37

Learnt by TM

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
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
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug

Usable via Nature Power

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

Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy