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)
023 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 2 Special Attack
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1HardenNormalStatus
1MistIceStatus
1TauntDarkStatus 100
12Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
16AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100
20HailIceStatus
24Icicle SpearIcePhysical 25 100
28UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
32Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
38Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
44Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
50BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
56Sheer ColdIceSpecial 30

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aurora VeilIceStatus
AutotomizeSteelStatus
ExplosionNormalPhysical 250 100
Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
Icicle CrashIcePhysical 85 90
Magnet RiseElectricStatus

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
17Light ScreenPsychicStatus
20Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
44ImprisonPsychicStatus
51Icicle SpearIcePhysical 25 100
64AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

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

TR
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
05Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
06BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
20SubstituteNormalStatus
26EndureNormalStatus
27Sleep TalkNormalStatus
35UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
37TauntDarkStatus 100
42Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
46Iron DefenseSteelStatus
70Flash CannonSteelSpecial 80 100
83Ally SwitchPsychicStatus

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.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1HardenNormalStatus
1Icicle SpearIcePhysical 25 100
1UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
4HardenNormalStatus
7AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
10UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
13Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
16MistIceStatus
19AvalancheIcePhysical 60 100
22TauntDarkStatus 100
26Mirror ShotSteelSpecial 65 85
31Acid ArmorPoisonStatus
36Ice BeamIceSpecial 90 100
42HailIceStatus
47Mirror CoatPsychicSpecial 100
53BlizzardIceSpecial 110 70
58Sheer ColdIceSpecial 30

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.
AutotomizeSteelStatus
Ice ShardIcePhysical 40 100
ImprisonPsychicStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
Powder SnowIceSpecial 40 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 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 SwitchPsychicStatus
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 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 PowerNormalPhysical 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 Vanillish  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 8, 10, Axew's Eye, Dusty Bowl, Frostpoint Field, Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery, Snowslide Slope, Giant's Foot, Roaring-Sea Caves, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Answers to Vanillish questions

Other languages

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

Name origin

vanilla
standard ice cream flavor
delish
slang for ‘delicious’