Icy Wind (move)

Move data

Type Ice
Category   Special
Power 55
Accuracy 95
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM16

Effects

Icy Wind deals damage and lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Icium Z and uses its Z-Power, Icy Wind turns into Subzero Slammer and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An icy attack that lowers SPEED.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A chilling attack that lowers the foe’s SPEED.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A chilling wind is used to attack. It also lowers the SPEED stat.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. It also lowers the target’s Speed stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. It also reduces the targets’ Speed stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. This also lowers the opposing Pokémon’s Speed stats.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. This also lowers the opposing Pokémon’s Speed stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Icy Wind 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.

Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 15
Seel
#086 / Water
Level 11
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 11
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 14
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 21
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 21
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 14
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 14
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 1
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 7
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Level 9
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 1
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 9
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 14
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 1
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 14
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 13
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 13
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 13
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 13
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 1
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 13
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 5
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 13
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 13
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 10
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 10
Popplio
#728 / Water
Level 16
Brionne
#729 / Water
Level 16
Primarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 16

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Icy Wind as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Icy Wind by the various move tutors in the games.

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
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
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
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
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
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 3 — Move tutor