Powder Snow (move)

Move data

Type Ice
Category   Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Powder Snow 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.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Other languages

English Powder Snow
Japanese こなゆき (Konayuki)
German Pulverschnee
French Poudreuse
Italian Polneve
Spanish Nieve Polvo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may cause freezing.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Blasts the foe with a snowy gust. May cause freezing.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Blasts the foe with a snowy gust. It may cause freezing.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. It may also freeze the target.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. It may also freeze the targets.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze the opposing Pokémon.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze the opposing Pokémon.
Sword​/​Shield The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze opposing Pokémon.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Powder Snow 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.

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 6
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 1
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 5
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 1
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 1
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Level 1
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 1
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Level 1
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Level 1
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 1
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 1
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 6
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1
Snom
#872 / Ice · Bug
Level 1
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Level 1
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Level 1
Arctozolt
#881 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Level 1