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I think it's odd that Ice moves like Powder Snow and Blizzard are not very effective on Water types. Doesn't Ice freeze Water?

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Don't think to had about it. It is just how it is. Like how Fighting is Super-effective against Steel despite the fact that if I tried to punch something made of steel, I'd be injured.
Compared to most other things, water takes more energy to cool down.
This is such an old question, what prompted you to answer now xD
First, that's a comment. Second, someone recently asked this question, and it got closed for being a duplicate.

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Ice and Water are the same thing, except ice is just solidified. Ice itself also doesn't freeze water, but is the transfer of temperature from one to the other. This takes a long time, in water's case, since it's so heavily influenced by its environment's temperature (In other words, water won't freeze form ice or snow unless it's in a naturally cold place, like the arctic).

Imagine a blizzard being fired at the ocean, then imagine a wave of water smashing against a pile of snow. It's plain to see that Water has a natural advantage over Ice, since it has no consistency and can't break, since it's a liquid.

It's mostly a Scientific factor, but really, when you look at it like that, it only makes sense.

I don't think a blizzard being fired at the ocean is a very good example because oceans have salt in them which decreases the freezing point of the water in them. A better example would be the blizzard being fired at a lake.
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Water frezzes itself by getting too cold.

And for the type disadvantage, water is warmer( ice is always 0 or under or else it is water ) than ice so ice melts, like its fainting.
This explains why Ice is weak on water (it melts).

Water moves aren't super effective on Ice-types.
At least there's now freeze dry. Only real reason to use Lapras lol. The STAB attack on water types.