Ice, ice baby. It’s high time you knew what the ice type weakness is. From Vanilluxe to Eiscue, this frozen Pokémon type is one of the coolest of the bunch. But when it comes to using them in battles, things can get a bit slippery. So, we’re here with our ice Pokémon weakness guide to break down exactly how – and how not – to use this cold collection of creatures.
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Alright, let’s bobsled down the snowy slopes of knowledge and crash land into our ice Pokémon weakness guide.
Sadly, there are four ice Pokémon weaknesses: fire, fighting, rock, and steel, all of which are fairly common types. This means most mono ice Pokémon go for the glass-cannon approach. That, or they’re better off being dual ice-type such as Weavile Galarian Darmanitan.
If you want to overcome these four types, it’s best to put your cold friends away and check out our rock Pokémon weakness, fire Pokémon weakness, fighting Pokémon weakness, and steel Pokémon weakness guides.
Ice Pokémon counters
You can probably guess the best way to combat an ice Pokémon, but if you want some specific suggestions, we think it’s wise to choose the likes of:
All four of them fit the bill and are unlikely to take substantial damage from an ice-type. However, it’s worth remembering that some ice Pokémon can learn water-type moves. Some are even a water and ice dual-type, so consider that should you want to use a ‘mon such as Charizard.
Yeah, that’s right. Ice Pokémon are possibly the worst defensive type, as they’re only resistant to their fellow ice dwellers. Personally, we’re not sure why ice isn’t even resistant to water; the thing ice freezes, but we don’t make the rules.
So a good rule of thumb is not to put your ice-types against any other frosty beasts unless they have a trick or two up their sleeve.
Ok, this is where the good news happens. Yes, ice isn’t a great defensive type, but being super effective against powerful types such as ground, flying, grass, and dragon is a huge boost. While many water Pokémon can equip ice moves like blizarrd and ice shard in the hopes of doing damage, there’s nothing like that sweet STAB damage to truly take down one of those wily wyverns.
If you don’t want to use an ice Pokémon, check out our grass Pokémon weakness, ground Pokémon weakness, flying Pokémon weakness, and dragon Pokémon weakness articles to find out what other types can get the job done.
Alright, folks, that’s all for our ice Pokémon weakness guide for today, and we hope you find it useful. If you want to get to know the many other Pokémon types, be sure to check out our articles for water Pokémon weakness, psychic Pokémon weakness, ghost Pokémon weakness, and dark Pokémon weakness next.
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