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Here Are All The Ice-Type Pokemon Weaknesses & Resistances

Ice-type Pokemon can be tough opponents thanks to their many strengths, but as with any other type, they also have weaknesses players can exploit. We’ll cover them here alongside their resistances to make facing them in battle easier.

Players might encounter Gym Leaders or other trainers with powerful Ice-type Pokemon in different games. While there is a very obvious weakness players can exploit, Ice-type Pokemon can also be bulky and prepared to handle whatever is thrown at them.

In this article, we’ll cover all Ice-type Pokemon weaknesses and resistances so you can challenge trainers, Gym Leaders, and wild Pokemon alike.

  • What are Ice-type Pokemon
  • All Ice-type Pokemon weaknesses
  • All Ice-type Pokemon resistances

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 of all, but are immune to freezing, damage from hail, and the one-hit KO move Sheer Cold. Ice-type Pokemon received an update with Gen 9 and now their Defense stat is increased by 50% while snow is active, which makes them harder to deal with.

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

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.

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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