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Ice Pokémon weakness, resistance, and strength

Our ice Pokémon weakness guide is here to tell you everything you need to know about this cool type. Learn their strengths and weaknesses with our guide now.

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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.

Before we dive into the rest of this guide, be sure to check out the rest of our amazing Pokémon content. We have articles covering Ralts evolution, Misdreavus evolution, the strongest Pokémon, starter Pokémon, water Pokémon weakness, normal Pokémon weakness, electric Pokémon weakness, poison Pokémon weakness, and loads more.

Alright, let’s bobsled down the snowy slopes of knowledge and crash land into our ice Pokémon weakness guide.

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What are ice Pokémon weaknesses? 

The four ice Pokémon weaknesses are fire, fighting, rock, and steel. This means most mono ice Pokémon go for the glass-cannon approach. It can be highly effective, though, as with any glass cannon, one thrown stone is all it takes to bring them down. To avoid that, consider a hard-hitting dual-type like Weaville.

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.

Best counters for Ice Pokémon

Fire-types like Heatran, Incineroar, Arcanine, and Rhapidash are especially effective against ice Pokémon. While we highly recommend those creatures, we have more suggestions from each generation below:

All 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 (Shellder’s evolution Cloyster comes to mind), so consider that should you want to use a ‘mon such as Charizard.

What are ice Pokémon resistances? 

Ice Pokémon are resistant to ice-types. Yeah, that’s right. Ice is possibly the worst type for defense, 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.

Speaking of rules, we highly recommend that you try to avoid pitting your chilly pals against another ice-type, unless they have something else that they bring to the table. For instance, Weaville is both ice and dark, so it may have its uses depending on the opponent.

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What are ice Pokémon strengths? 

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.