Powder Snow (move)

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Move data

Type Ice
Category Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 25  (max. 40)
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.

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 The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze the opposing Pokémon.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Powder Snow at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 5
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 1
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 1
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 11
ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 1
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 8
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 8
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 11
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
Level 10
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 1
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Level 1
SphealSpheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 1
SealeoSealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 1
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 1
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Level 1
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 1
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 8
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 5
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Level 1
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Level 5
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 1
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 1
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 5
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 5

Learnt by breeding

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

VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
Mineral
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
Mineral
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Mineral