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The best ice Pokémon in Pokémon Go

With our list of the best ice Pokémon in Pokémon Go, you’re bound to find that special ‘mon that can freeze you opponent in fear (and ice).

Ice Pokemon: Articuno is shown against an icy background

If you’re in the market for an ice Pokémon, we took it upon ourselves to name the ten best ice Pokémon in Pokémon Go, but you can probably guess at least a few of the entries on this list. We have legendaries, ferocious beasts, and adorable creatures, but they all have one thing in common – they’re snow joke.

If you happen to be after a ‘mon of a different type, check out our fire Pokémon, electric Pokémon, psychic Pokémon, dark Pokémon, Ghost Pokémon, and water Pokémon lists to get some top-tier suggestions. We also have a Pokémon Go codes guide, just in case you want to grab a nice freebie or two.

Either way, it’s time to lace up your winter boots, as we step into some cold terrain with the best ice Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Ice Pokemon Alolan Ninetails

Alolan Ninetales 

Fast attack: Powder snow
Charged attack: Weather ball

Let’s break the ice with a PT favorite. Be it in an Alolan or normal form, no one can deny that Ninetales is a powerful ‘mon, but given this is an ice Pokémon list, it’s clear which one gets a mention here. Alolan Ninetales can make certain fights easy breezy with the right set-up, and just look at this majestic creature. It demands nothing short of respect. I’ve never really been sold on region variants, but I’m willing to make an exception here.

Beyond being one of the best ice-types in the region, Alolan Ninetails is also a fairy Pokémon, meaning you should probably familiarize yourself with the fairy Pokémon weakness to fully deal with this royal blessing.

Ice Pokemon Mamoswine


Fast attack: Powder snow
Charged attack: Avalanche

When it comes to ice Pokémon in Pokémon Go, you’re hard-pressed to find them as impressive as Mamoswine. This giant Pokémon can cause great devastation and has access to some attacks that are sure to destroy your opponent. It’s health stat is astonishing, and is sure to force your opponent to put in some serious work if they want to take you down.

According to its various Pokédex entries, this creature is on the slightly rarer side due to warmer climates being a detriment to their population following the last ice age, so much so that once upon a time, people believed the Pokémon was extinct. Of course, we know that not to be the case with how much trouble it still causes today while in a battle.

If you have a spot open for an icy ‘mon, this is a solid addition to any party. The fact you can also teach it ground-type moves is nothing short of a bonus. Plus, it’s also a ground Pokémon, making it quite difficult to deal with.

Ice Pokemon Beartic


Fast attack: Powder snow
Charged attack: Ice punch

Just look at Beartic. This is one ferocious beast who can tear you limb from limb, even though its first stage is one of the most adorable Pokémon out there (we love you, Cubchoo). In Pokémon Go, this creature can bring the power to your team, and punch its foes through some ice caverns.

An interesting fact about Beartic is that this beast can freeze its breath in an instant, even creating fangs and claws out of ice to fight with. Honestly, it’s a fearsome creature who has no issues with tearing you to pieces, so maybe avoid them unless you have a solid team to protect you.

Its attack stat is for sure why you need to pay attention to Beartic, especially as it has some good base HP as well. However, the caveat here is that it only has 50 for its speed stat, so it’s not too difficult for quicker creatures to get the first hit in.

Ice Pokemon Lapras


Fast attack: Frost breath
Charged attack: Ice beam

Who doesn’t love Lapras? This gen 1 Pokémon holds a special place in the hearts of many, and it’s fair to say that this ‘mon is a pioneer for the ice-types out there. Not only that, but Lapras hits hard, and is more than capable of freezing its opponents in place – be that due to the ice or fear, we can’t say.

Lapras boasts an impressive HP stat with a nice Sp. Def stat to back that up, so while its attack power may lack depending on who it faces off against, you can be sure that Lapras will at least take a fair bit of damage before calling it quits.

It’s pretty clear that I love Lapras, so it’s with a heavy heart that I have to say that in their Pokédex entries it says that they’re on the way to extinction, which is beyond devastating. They are gentle creatures; they even enjoy ferrying people across the sea, and they don’t even fight when captured by those who wish to harm them. I say again, devastating.

Ice Pokemon Avalugg


Fast attack: Ice fang
Charged attack: Avalanche

Avalugg is a behemoth when it comes to ice-types, and it’s sure to have the opposing ‘mon cowering in fear. Just look at this beast. Would you want to make it angry? Of course not, unless you want to be buried under a ton of snow in an avalanche.

Stats-wise, it’s Avalugg’s defense that should pique your interest, as it’s by far one of the highest out there. However, this only applies to its base defense, its special defense stat is actually on the lover side, though its HP can offset some of that damage.

Ice Pokemon Glaceon


Fast attack: Frost breath
Charged attack: Avalanche

It’s impossible to make any Pokémon list and not mention Eevee or one of its many eeveelutions, and in this case, it’s Glaceon. This gorgeous creature just melts your heart, and is by far one of the best ice Pokémon ever, and that’s especially true in Pokémon Go. Not only can this ‘mon hit hard with great attacks, but it’s a fast mover too.

Ice Pokemon Weavile


Fast attack: Ice shard
Charged attack: Avalanche

Weavile is a wonderful mix of ice and dark-types, but if you go for a pure ice build for it, you won’t be disappointed, as ice shard and avalanche can decimate your opponent’s health. Trust us. This small but mighty ‘mon is a cracker.

To learn how to beat the dark side of Weavile, make sure you give our dark Pokémon weakness guide a read. Just prepare yourself, Weavile moves at a fast pace, which is one of the reasons to consider it if you have space on your team.

Ice Pokemon Regice


Fast attack: Frost breath
Charged attack: Blizzard

We all love a legendary ‘mon, and the first of two on this list is Regice. Admittedly, we don’t think it’s the best of the legendary titans, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s a solid ice-type in Pokémon Go.

what makes Regice a standout is its special defense stat, which sites at 200, meaning you have a bit of a tank on your hands with this one. To accompany such an impressive stat, the legendary creature also has a relatively good special attack and basic defense stat.

Ice Pokemon Cloyster


Fast attack: Frost breath
Charged attack: Avalanche

Cloyster is another generation one Pokémon. It started as a water type, but as ice types became a thing, this ‘mon joined the ranks. Honestly, Cloyster is a mean-looking ‘mon that’s likely to freeze you in place. Admittedly, this isn’t our first choice to fill that ice-type spot, but we can’t deny that this option has its merits.

Given Cloyster is also a water-type, you might want to check out our water Pokémon weakness guide.

Ice Pokemon Articuno


Fast attack: Frost breath
Charged attack: Ice beam

Come on now, you all knew Articuno was going to show up on this list. There’s no way we couldn’t put the ice-type legendary bird here, and that’s with good reason. Articuno is another pioneer of the category, and this bird can cause some serious damage on the battlefield. We certainly don’t want to be in its way when it unleashes that devastating ice beam.

There you have it, the best ice Pokémon in Pokémon Go. Should you be after something to play from the comfort of your toasty warm home, our lists of the best iPhone games and best Android games has some great suggestions.