Snow Cloak (Ability)

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Snow Cloak ゆきがくれ
Hidden in the Snow
Flavor text
Generation IV
Raises evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation V
Raises evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation VI
Boosts evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation VII
Boosts evasion in a hailstorm.

Snow Cloak (Japanese: ゆきがくれ Hidden in the Snow) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Ice types.

Effect

In battle

During hail, the accuracy of any move used against a Pokémon with this Ability is modified by a factor of 4/5. A Pokémon with this Ability will take no damage from hail if it otherwise would.

Outside of battle

If a Pokémon with Snow Cloak is leading the party in an area with a blizzard, then Snow Cloak decreases the wild Pokémon encounter rate by 50%.

Pokémon with Snow Cloak

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
Ice Steel Snow Cloak None Slush Rush
Sandslash Sandslash
Alola Form
Ice Steel Snow Cloak None Slush Rush
Vulpix Vulpix
Alola Form
Ice Ice Snow Cloak None Snow Warning
Ninetales Ninetales
Alola Form
Ice Fairy Snow Cloak None Snow Warning
Articuno Articuno Ice Flying Pressure None Snow Cloak
Swinub Swinub Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice Snow Cloak None Ice Body
Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost Snow Cloak None Cursed Body
Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice Ice Body Snow Cloak Weak Armor
Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice Ice Body Snow Cloak Weak Armor
Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice Snow Cloak Slush Rush Rattled
Beartic Beartic Ice Ice Snow Cloak Slush Rush Swift Swim
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Paul Froslass Snow Cloak.png None.png None.png
Froslass
The Pokémon's evasiveness rises while it is hailing out.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
478 Froslass While it is snowing or foggy out on the battlefield, Froslass can repeatedly appear and disappear throughout the battlefield. It can also turn transparent and seemingly go through attacks.
Paul's Froslass A Real Rival Rouser! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雪隱 Syutyán *
雪裡隱身 Syut-léuih Yánsān *
Mandarin 雪隱 / 雪隐 Xuěyǐn *
雪裡隱身 Xuě-lǐ Yǐnshēn *
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lumiviitta
France Flag.png French Rideau Neige
Germany Flag.png German Schneemantel
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מעטה שלג Ma'ate sheleg
Italy Flag.png Italian Mantelneve
South Korea Flag.png Korean 눈숨기 Nun Sumgi
Poland Flag.png Polish Płaszcz Przeciwśniegowy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Capa de Neve
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Casaco de Neve
Russia Flag.png Russian Снежный Плащ Snezhnyy Plashch
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Manto Helado
Spain Flag.png Spain Manto Níveo


Variations of the Ability Sand Veil
Sand VeilSnow Cloak
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand RushSlush Rush


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