Avalanche (move)

Avalanche redirects here. For the location in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, see Mt. Avalanche.

Avalanche
ゆきなだれ Snow Avalanche
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Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  -4
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Avalanche (Japanese: ゆきなだれ Snow Avalanche) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM72 in Generation IV and is TM64 in Generation VIII.

Effect

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 target had already damaged the user in the same turn, Avalanche's power is doubled to 120.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the foe in the same turn.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An attack move that inflicts double the damage if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.
SMUSUM
SwSh
The power of this attack move is doubled if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 33 39 39 39
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 31 35 35 35
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field 12
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field 12
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral 19 19 19 16
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral 19 19 19 16
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral 19 19 19 16
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster 34 34
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster 34 34
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral 39 39 18
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 42 42 18
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 29
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35
896   Glastrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 12
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM72
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM64
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field
614   Beartic
  Field Field
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug
875   Eiscue
  Water 1 Field
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
883   Arctovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
896   Glastrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
238   SmoochumLv. 12
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokéwalker - Dim Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass Dream World - Icy Cave
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Avalanche causes the user to gain the Bide status where the user cannot move, attack, or use any items. The status lasts for 3-4 turns, and any damage dealt to the user during that time will be doubled to the enemy in front. The move will fail if the opposing Pokémon doesn't attack, if the user is under certain statuses like sleep or paralysis, or if the user faints. This move has 12PP and is affected by Taunt.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Avalanche lasts for 3 turns and any damage dealt to the user during that time will be returned to the enemy in front with an increase in damage by 50%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 75 90 100% An opponent The user takes up a counterattacking posture. Using this move again will cause the user to leave this posture, then attack. No other actions can be taken while in this posture. If hit by an attack move while in this counterattacking posture, the user leaves this posture, then the user attacks the target with double that power.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021):The user gets ready to counterattack. Using this move again will cause the user to attack the target. No other actions can be taken while ready to counterattack. If the user is attacked with a move while ready to counterattack, the user then attacks the target with double that power.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Avalanche is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Avalanche
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 90
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.7 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 2.1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 90
Energy cost 45  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
            
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

  This article has information requiring translation. If you are able to translate Japanese and would like to help, please add the English translation to the section or sections in Japanese.
Games Description
MDTDS Gives the user a Bide status. A Pokémon that has a Bide status waits, then does double any damage it took under Bide status.
BSL じぶんを がまんじょうたいにかえる がまんじょうたいが かいじょされたときの こうげきは そのあいだに うけたダメージの 2ばい このわざは ポケモンタワーでは くりだせない
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
You'll get the Bide status for a little while, and then you'll damage an enemy. The more damage you take while biding, the greater the damage you can cause.


In the anime

       
Avalugg
The user summons a cloud that rains down chunks of ice on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Avalugg Avalugg's body glows light blue, and a dark cloud appears above the opponent. Chunks of white or clear ice then rain down from the cloud and strike the opponent. The move becomes more powerful if Avalugg was hit by an attack just before using it.
Wulfric's Avalugg All Hail the Ice Battlefield! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Due to being introduced at different times, Avalanche (Alud) and Rock Slide (Avalancha) have Spanish game version names that would be more accurate if swapped around.
  • In Generations IV and V, Secret Power has the animation of Avalanche when used on snow.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雪崩 Syutbāng
Mandarin 雪崩 Xuěbēng
  Dutch Lawine
  French Avalanche
  German Lawine
  Greek Χιονοστιβάδα
  Italian Slavina
  Korean 눈사태 Nun Satae
  Norwegian Snøskred
  Polish Lawina
  Portuguese Avalanche
  Spanish Alud
  Thai หิมะถล่ม
  Vietnamese Tuyết Lở



Variations of the move Revenge
  RevengeAvalanche


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