Vanillish

Vanillish is an Ice type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Icy Snow Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 583
Type Ice
Species Icy Snow Pokémon
Height 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 41.0 kg (90.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Ice Body
2. Snow Cloak
Weak Armor (hidden ability)
Local № 089 (Black/White)
256 (Black 2/White 2)
086 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
256 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
333 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
073 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 138
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Mineral
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 51
212 306
Attack 65
121 251
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 59
110 238
Total 395 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Vanillish.

Evolution chart

(Level 35) (Level 47)

Vanillish changes

Pokédex entries

Black Snowy mountains are this Pokémon’s habitat. During an ancient ice age, they moved to southern areas.
White It conceals itself from enemy eyes by creating many small ice particles and hiding among them.
Black 2
White 2
They cool down the surrounding air and create ice particles, which they use to freeze their foes.
X
Omega Ruby
They cool down the surrounding air and create ice particles, which they use to freeze their foes.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
Snowy mountains are this Pokémon’s habitat. During an ancient ice age, they moved to southern areas.
Sun Hot days cause its body to melt. It can be restored by refreezing it, but the process leaves its body slightly warped.
Moon This Pokémon has existed since the Ice Age. It controls particles of ice, freezes its opponents, and then shatters them with a headbutt.
Ultra Sun It sprays its enemies with grains of ice to freeze them. Most Vanillish in Alola are smaller than average.
Ultra Moon This hearty Pokémon survived the Ice Age. It’s incredibly popular in very hot regions.
Sword By drinking pure water, it grows its icy body. This Pokémon can be hard to find on days with warm, sunny weather.
Shield It blasts enemies with cold air reaching −148 degrees Fahrenheit, freezing them solid. But it spares their lives afterward—it’s a kind Pokémon.

Moves learned by Vanillish

Moves learnt by level up

Vanillish learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1HardenNormal
1MistIce
1TauntDark 100
12Icy WindIce 55 95
16AvalancheIce 60 100
20HailIce
24Icicle SpearIce 25 100
28UproarNormal 90 100
32Acid ArmorPoison
38Mirror CoatPsychic 100
44Ice BeamIce 90 100
50BlizzardIce 110 70
56Sheer ColdIce

Egg moves

Vanillish does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Vanillish is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
17Light ScreenPsychic
20Self-DestructNormal 200 100
21RestPsychic
24SnoreNormal 50 100
25ProtectNormal
27Icy WindIce 55 95
31AttractNormal 100
33Rain DanceWater
35HailIce
39FacadeNormal 70 100
44ImprisonPsychic
51Icicle SpearIce 25 100
64AvalancheIce 60 100
76RoundNormal 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Vanillish is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
05Ice BeamIce 90 100
06BlizzardIce 110 70
20SubstituteNormal
26EndureNormal
27Sleep TalkNormal
35UproarNormal 90 100
37TauntDark 100
42Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
46Iron DefenseSteel
70Flash CannonSteel 80 100
83Ally SwitchPsychic

Moves learnt by level up

Vanillish learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1HardenNormal
1Icicle SpearIce 25 100
1UproarNormal 90 100
4HardenNormal
7AstonishGhost 30 100
10UproarNormal 90 100
13Icy WindIce 55 95
16MistIce
19AvalancheIce 60 100
22TauntDark 100
26Mirror ShotSteel 65 85
31Acid ArmorPoison
36Ice BeamIce 90 100
42HailIce
47Mirror CoatPsychic 100
53BlizzardIce 110 70
58Sheer ColdIce

Egg moves

Vanillish learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Vanillish egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AutotomizeSteel
Ice ShardIce 40 100
ImprisonPsychic
Iron DefenseSteel
Magnet RiseElectric
Natural GiftNormal 100
Powder SnowIce 40 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Vanillish can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ally SwitchPsychic
Icy WindIce 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Magic CoatPsychic
Magnet RiseElectric
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
UproarNormal 90 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Vanillish is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Vanillish can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Vanillish sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Vanillish  sprite from Black & White Vanillish  sprite from X & Y Vanillish  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Vanillish Shiny sprite from Black & White Vanillish Shiny sprite from X & Y Vanillish Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Vanillish

Black
White
Dragonspiral Tower
Black 2
White 2
Dragonspiral Tower, Giant Chasm
X
Y
Evolve Vanillite
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Mount Lanakila
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available
Sword
Shield
Route 8, 10, Axew's Eye, Dusty Bowl

Answers to Vanillish questions

Other languages

English Vanillish
Japanese バニリッチ (Vanirich)
German Gelatroppo
French Sorboul

Name origin

vanilla
standard ice cream flavor
delish
slang for ‘delicious’