All Ice-type Pokemon weaknesses & resistances

Ezequiel Leis
Four Ice-type PokemonThe Pokemon Company

Ice-type Pokemon are quite popular because they can counter Dragon-types but you can outpower them too with the right setup. So let’s take a look at all Ice-type Pokemon weaknesses, resistances, and best counters.

Types are the primary factor in Pokemon combat and learning about each type’s strengths and weaknesses is the key to victory.

Dragon is often called one of the most dominant types in the franchise, and by being the best counter to it, the Ice type has risen to prominence as well.

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If you want to get the best Ice Pokemon out there, check out this list of all Ice-type weaknesses, resistances, and best counters.

What are Ice-type Pokemon?

While Ice-type Pokemon don’t share one distinguishing feature, many of them can be recognized because they have a lot of white and light blue in their designs, resembling icy surfaces. Some of them also look like real-life animals or creatures usually found in extremely cold areas.

Ice-type Pokemon are the least resistant type. However, they are immune to freezing, immune from hail damage, and immune from the one-hit KO move Sheer Cold. Ice-type Pokemon received an update with Gen 9 as their Defense stat now increases by 50% while snow is active.

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With only 58 Ice-type Pokemon in the whole Pokemon franchise including dual types, it’s the rarest type of them all.

Abomasnow in the Pokemon AnimeThe Pokemon Company
Abomasnow is one of the most popular Ice-type Pokemon.

All Ice-type Pokemon weaknesses

Ice-type Pokemon are weak against Fire, Fighting, Rock, and Steel-type moves. Fire is the usual go-to type to challenge an Ice-type Pokemon, but beware that many Ice types have dual typing, with Water and Ground being among the most common.

The best strategy to cover all options is to pick a dual-type Pokemon that has two of the typings mentioned above. Luckily, there are many you can choose from.

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All Ice-type Pokemon resistances

Ice-type Pokemon have only one resistance: Ice. Picking an Ice-type Pokemon to battle another Ice-type Pokemon isn’t such a bad idea as long as you can take advantage of a secondary type to create an edge.

It’s important to note that, aside from that one resistance, Ice-type attacks are super-effective against Dragon, Flying, Grass, and Ground-type Pokemon. So you shouldn’t bring those Pokemon to battle if you want to keep them in one piece.

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Best counters to Ice-type Pokemon

When fighting Ice-type Pokemon, these are the best counters you can rely on:

  • Heatran (Steel and Fire-type Pokemon with a chance to get a double super-effective bonus).
  • Embroar (Fire and Fighting type)
  • Lucario (Steel and Fighting type)
  • Blaziken (Fire and Fighting types)
  • Carlisle (Fire and Rock type)
Kyurem in Pokemon animeThe Pokemon Company
Kyurem has two variants in the Pokemon series.

Best Ice-type Pokemon

Now that you know about the relevant weaknesses and counters, let’s take a look at the best Ice-type Pokemon to use:

  • Kyurem – Legendary Dragon Pokemon with explosive attack and moves.
  • Regice – Tanky Legendary Pokemon with 200 Special Defence.
  • Articuno – Legendary Bird Pokemon with high attack speed, defense, and attack.
  • Baxcalibur – Pseudo-Legendary with a total of 600 base stats.
  • Chien-Pao – Hyper offensive Legendary with an exceptional Ability.
  • Iron Bundle – Fastest Ice-type with a formidable Special Attack.

That’s all you need to know to battle and catch any Ice-type Pokemon you have in your way. For more Pokemon content, be sure to check our other guides:

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge on gaming, movies and TV, he's focused on Pokemon and Games stories in general. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Argentina. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected], or via his Twitter @ExoPLeis.