Frost Breath (move)

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Frost Breath
こおりのいぶき Ice Breath
Frost Breath.png
Type  Ice
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Frost Breath (Japanese: こおりのいぶき Ice Breath) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation V. It is TM79 as of Generation V.


Generation V

Frost Breath inflicts damage and will always result in a critical hit unless the target has Battle Armor, Shell Armor, or is under the effect of Lucky Chant.

Generation VI

Frost Breath's power was increased from 40 to 60.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user blows a cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.
XYORAS The user blows its cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice   37
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice   37
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water
364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
712 Bergmite Bergmite Ice Ice
713 Avalugg Avalugg Ice Ice
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon GO

Frost Breath
Fast Attack
Type Ice
Power 9
Energy boost 7%
Duration 0.81 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Frost Breath had a power of 12.

In the anime

None.png Brycen Cryogonal Frost Breath.png None.png None.png
The user blows frigid-cold air at the opponent
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal blows out snow from its mouth and a wind with sparkling blue powder is then released.
Brycen's Cryogonal Caution: Icy Battle Conditions! Debut

In other generations

Frost Breath V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Regice and Snover can learn Frost Breath, despite having no visible orifice from which to expel breath.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 冰吸 Bīngxī
France Flag.png French Souffle Glacé*
Germany Flag.png German Eisesodem
Greece Flag.png Greek Παγοπνοή
Italy Flag.png Italian Alitogelido
South Korea Flag.png Korean 얼음숨결 Eureum Soomgyul
Poland Flag.png Polish Oddech Mrozu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Sopro Congelado
Respiração de Gelo (TCG)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Aliento Helado
Spain Flag.png Spain Vaho Gélido

Variations of the move Storm Throw
Physical Storm Throw
Special Frost Breath

Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs

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