Sheer Cold (move)
|PP||5 (max. 8)|
If it hits, Sheer Cold is guaranteed to make the opponent faint. Its accuracy increases if the user is a higher level than the target Pokémon, but fails if the target is higher level or is Ice type.
Its accuracy (as a percentage) is calculated as below, if the user is Ice type, ignoring all other accuracy and evasion modifiers:
30 + UserLevel - TargetLevel
This means that if the user and target Pokémon are the same level, Sheer Cold has 30% accuracy. If the user is not Ice type, its accuracy percentage is:
20 + UserLevel - TargetLevel
In Generations 3-6, Ice type Pokémon are not immune to Sheer Cold. Non-Ice type users keep the 30% base accuracy.
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.