Sheer Cold (move)
|PP||5 (max. 8)|
If it hits, Sheer Cold is guaranteed to make the opponent faint. It is more likely to hit Pokémon that are of a lower level than the user.
Its accuracy (as a percentage) is calculated as below, ignoring all other accuracy and evasion modifiers:
UserLevel - TargetLevel + 30
This means that if the target Pokémon is the same level as the user, Sheer Cold has 30% accuracy. The move will always fail against a target 30 or more levels above the user.
Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.
|Japanese||ぜったいれいど (Zettai Reido)|
|A chilling attack that causes fainting if it hits.|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||The foe is attacked with ultimate cold that causes fainting if it hits.|
|The foe is attacked with a blast of absolute-zero cold. The foe instantly faints if it hits.|
Black 2/White 2
|The target is attacked with a blast of absolute-zero cold. The target instantly faints if it hits.|
|The target is attacked with a blast of absolute-zero cold. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.|
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
|The target faints instantly. It’s less likely to hit the target if it’s used by Pokémon other than Ice types.|
|Sword/Shield||The target faints instantly. It’s less likely to hit the target if it’s used by Pokémon other than Ice types.|
Learnt by level up
These Pokémon learn Sheer Cold 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.