Avalanche (move)

ゆきなだれ Snow Avalanche
Avalanche VI.png
Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  -4
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Points doubles if last to appeal.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Avalanche (Japanese: ゆきなだれ Snow Avalanche) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation IV.


Avalanche deals damage and is a decreased priority move, causing the user to attack after other Pokémon that are using ordinary priority moves. If the user takes damage in the same turn, Avalanche's power is doubled to 120.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Similar to Bide, the user will store energy for a few turns and then release the energy to inflict damage, the amount of damage equaling the amount the user received during the "charging." The move will fail if the opposing Pokémon doesn't attack, if the user is under certain statuses like sleep or paralyze, or if the user faints.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
124   Jynx Ice Psychic 33 39 ''''
238   Smoochum Ice Psychic 31 35 ''''
582   Vanillite Ice Ice   19 ''''
583   Vanillish Ice Ice   19 ''''
584   Vanilluxe Ice Ice   19 ''''
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
009   Blastoise Water Water
031   Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034   Nidoking Poison Ground
080   Slowbro Water Psychic
087   Dewgong Water Ice
091   Cloyster Water Ice
112   Rhydon Ground Rock
115   Kangaskhan Normal normal
121   Starmie Water Psychic
124   Jynx Ice Psychic
130   Gyarados Water Flying
131   Lapras Water Ice
144   Articuno Ice Flying
150   Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151   Mew Psychic Psychic
160   Feraligatr Water Water
199   Slowking Water Psychic
215   Sneasel Dark Ice
217   Ursaring Normal Normal
221   Piloswine Ice Ground
225   Delibird Ice Flying
238   Smoochum Ice Psychic
242   Blissey Normal Normal
245   Suicune Water Water
248   Tyranitar Rock Dark
249   Lugia Psychic Flying
260   Swampert Water Ground
295   Exploud Normal Normal
306   Aggron Steel Rock
319   Sharpedo Water Dark
320   Wailmer Water Water
321   Wailord Water Water
342   Crawdaunt Water Dark
350   Milotic Water Water
351   Castform Normal Normal
361   Snorunt Ice Ice
362   Glalie Ice Ice
365   Walrein Ice Water
378   Regice Ice Ice
382   Kyogre Water Water
384   Rayquaza Dragon Flying
386   Deoxys Psychic Psychic
395   Empoleon Water Steel
409   Rampardos Rock Rock
411   Bastiodon Rock Steel
459   Snover Grass Ice
460   Abomasnow Grass Ice
461   Weavile Dark Ice
464   Rhyperior Ground Rock
471   Glaceon Ice Ice
473   Mamoswine Ice Ground
478   Froslass Ice Ghost
484   Palkia Water Dragon
486   Regigigas Normal Normal
493   Arceus Steel Steel
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
090   Shellder Water Water   
131   Lapras Water Ice                     
215   Sneasel Dark Ice                
220   Swinub Ice Ground                
258   Mudkip Water Water                      
361   Snorunt Ice Ice    
459   Snover Grass Ice                
613   Cubchoo 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.

Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
238   Smoochum Ice Psychic Pokéwalker -
Dim Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations


  • In the Spanish version of the Generation IV games, Avalanche was translated as "Alud". While this is not incorrect, "alud" refers more to a rock slide than an avalanche. This was done likely because of the move Rock Slide, which was translated as "Avalancha", much in the same way that Dawn's name was translated to reference May's English name.
  • If Secret Power is used on snow or ice in Generation IV, it will have the animation of Avalanche.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Avalanche
  German Lawine
  Greek Χιονοστιβάδα
  Italian Slavina
  Korean 눈사태 Nun Satae
  Norwegian Snøskred
  Portuguese Avalanche
  Spanish Alud

Variations of the move Revenge

Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
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