Beartic is an ursine, quadrupedal Pokémon capable of standing on its hind legs. It has bluish-white fur with a shaggy tuft at its rear. Its head has a stumpy protuberance on top, and its face consists of a long snout, beady black eyes, and rounded ears. Ice covers the lower part of its snout and around its mouth. Three spikes of ice hang from its lower jaw, forming a beard. Its large forepaws have black claws and paw pads.
Beartic is capable of freezing its own breath, and will create pathways across oceans using this technique. Should it get tired while swimming, Beartic will also use its breath to freeze the water it is swimming in so that it can lay down and rest. Its ice breath can create fangs and claws of ice, the former being harder than steel. It inhabits northern areas where it catches prey in the cold waters. Once it captures its prey, it freezes them with its breath to preserve. It has a ferocious temperament, which has earned it the "Snow-White Demon" moniker. In Lental, it fights with Mamoswine for territory. Despite its otherwise fierce demeanor, Beartic is known to be protective around Cubchoo.
Beartic debuted in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!, under the ownership of Georgia. It was first used in Georgia's battle against Iris. It easily managed to defeat Axew, as well as Excadrill. It was later challenged to a rematch, where it tied against Excadrill.
Multiple wild Beartic appeared in The Beartic Mountain Feud!, attacking Ash and his friends while they are on a mountain trek to Nimbasa City. It was later revealed that the mountain has two feuding groups of Beartic and Cubchoo.
A Beartic appeared in Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!, under the ownership of Brycen. In Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!, it was Brycen's third and final Pokémon in his Gym battle with Ash. Beartic reappeared in a flashback in Certain Up, Unova League!.
In The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!, a Beartic was briefly mistaken as Chris's Cubchoo, which they thought had evolved. However, this was proven wrong when Chris couldn't recall it into a Poké Ball.
In Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, a Beartic was a test specimen of Colress's. It was used to fight Pikachu and Axew. It was eventually released from Colress's control when Team Rocket stole his computer's data.
In The Journalist from Another Region!, Morgan used a Beartic in a battle against Iris, where it took on Dragonite and won when Dragonite was disqualified. Another Beartic appeared during a flashback explaining the history of the Pokémon Sumo Tournament on Harvest Island.
In The Sinnoh Iceberg Race!, James pulled a Beartic from the Rocket Prize Master during Team Rocket's scheme to steal the Pokémon participating in the Pokémon Iceberg Race.
A Beartic appeared in JN140.
In the prologue of Black—Victini and Reshiram, multiple Beartic were living on a frozen tundra near the village that Glacine, Luis, Donuke, and other People of the Vale lived in. They were seen lingering on an ice shelf when a giant glacier collided with the ice, agitating them.
In a flashback in Meowth's Scrafty Tactics!, a wild Scrafty tried to recruit a Beartic in an effort to reclaim its den.
A Beartic appeared as a silhouette in Crisis from the Underground Up!.
In Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, the Swords of Justice legend featured a Beartic.
A Beartic appeared in a fantasy in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.
A Beartic appeared in a fantasy or a flashback in The Journalist from Another Region!.
A Beartic appeared in JN136.
||Beartic, the Freezing Pokémon. Beartic's frozen breath can create fangs and claws made of ice. It lives in frigid northern areas.
Brycen's Beartic appeared in The Uprising.
A Beartic briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Brycen.
Beartic appears to be based on a polar bear. Its flat, cone-like head and icy beard also gives it a resemblance to snow-capped mountains.
Beartic may be a combination of bear and arctic. Notably, arctic itself derives from ἄρκτος arktos, Ancient Greek for bear.
Tunbear may be a combination of tundra, 氷柱 tsurara (icicle), and bear.