Ice Beam (move)

Move data

Type Ice
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM13
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM13
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM13
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM13
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM13
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM13
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM55
Sword​/​Shield TR05

Effects

Ice Beam deals damage and has a 10% chance of freezing the target.

Ice type Pokémon, those with the ability Magma Armor or those behind a Substitute cannot be frozen.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Ice Beam has base power 95.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Icium Z and uses its Z-Power, Ice Beam turns into Subzero Slammer and has base power 175.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Ice Beam
Japanese れいとうビーム (Reitō Beam)
German Eisstrahl
French Laser Glace
Italian Geloraggio
Spanish Rayo Hielo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may freeze the foe.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Blasts the foe with an icy beam that may freeze it.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is struck with an icy beam. It may freeze the foe solid.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. It may also freeze the target solid.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. It may also freeze the target solid.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. This may also leave the target frozen.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. This may also leave the target frozen.
Sword​/​Shield The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. This may also leave the target frozen.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Ice Beam 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.

Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 32
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
Shellder
#090 / Water
Level 40
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 45
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 45
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Level 32
Octillery
#224 / Water
Level 36
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 24
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Level 36
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 40
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 44
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 44
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 48
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 32
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 32
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 32
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 40
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 42

Learnt by TR

Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
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
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
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
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
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
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
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
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Shellos
#422 / 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
Audino
#531 / Normal
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
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
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
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
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / 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
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Glastrier
#896 / Ice
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice

Usable via Nature Power

These Pokémon can use Ice Beam 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
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Cursola
#864 / Ghost