Blizzard (move)

Blizzard redirects here. For the weather condition, see Hail (weather condition).

Blizzard
ふぶき Blizzard
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Type  Ice
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  110
Accuracy  70%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Blizzard (Japanese: ふぶき Blizzard) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM14 from Generation I to Generation VII, except in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, where it was TM51. It is TR06 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation I

Blizzard does damage and has a 10% chance of freezing the target. It has an accuracy of 90% in Generation I.

In the Japanese versions of the Generation I core series games, Blizzard had a 30% chance of freezing. The chance was lowered to 10% for Pokémon Yellow's Colosseum 2, the Stadium games, and all international Generation I games.

Generations II and III

The accuracy of Blizzard was reduced to 70%. Blizzard will hit both opponents in a Double Battle.

Blizzard can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if either the move Hail or Powder Snow was used in the prior turn.

Generations IV and V

When used during hail, Blizzard bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, due to a glitch, when used in hail, it has a 30% chance to hit a target that has used Protect or Detect; this was fixed in Pokémon Platinum onward.

In Triple Battles, Blizzard will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Generation VI onward

Blizzard's power was lowered from 120 to 110. In Horde Encounters, it will target all opponents. Blizzard will also knock down berries growing on Berry trees found in the background of battles.

Blizzard can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Hail was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad The strongest Ice-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of freezing the target solid.
Stad2 The strongest Ice-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of freezing the target.
GSC An attack that may freeze the foe.
RSEColo.XD Hits the foe with an icy storm that may freeze it.*
A vicious snow-and-wind attack that may freeze the foe.RSColoXD*
A brutal snow-and-wind attack that may freeze the foe.E*
FRLG The foe is blasted with a blizzard. It may freeze the foe solid.
DPPtHGSSPBR A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the foe. It may also freeze the target solid.
BWB2W2 A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the opposing team. It may also freeze them solid.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
A howling blizzard is summoned to strike opposing Pokémon. This may also leave the opposing Pokémon frozen.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 46SMUSUM
36PE
45
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 42SMUSUM
31PE
56
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 58 57 67 55 60 60 60SMUSUM
45PE
38
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1 58PE
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 73 73 71 71 71 78SMUSUM
64PE
65
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field 46 46 44 44 44 44 50
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field 56 56 56 56BW
52B2W2
52 52 58
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 57 45 48 48 48 48
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 85PtHGSS 85 85 85 78
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous 50BW
40B2W2
40XY
35ORAS
35
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral 43 46 46 46 46 60
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral 53 51 51 51XY
48ORAS
48 68
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field 43 43 43 43XY
41ORAS
41 44
364   Sealeo
 
 
Water 1 Field 47 47 47 47XY
45ORAS
45 52
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field 50 52 52 52XY
49ORAS
49 56
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass 41 41 41 41 45
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass 47 47 47 47 49
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 71 71BW
45B2W2
45 45 50
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field 56 56BW
52B2W2
52 52 58
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 51 51 51XY
48ORAS
48 68
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field 40
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field 44
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral 49 49 49 44
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral 53 53 53 50
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral 59 59 59 52
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field 45 45 45 39
614   Beartic
  Field Field 45 45 45 41
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 78 78 78 56
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 78B2W2 78 78 56
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 78B2W2 78 78 56
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster 65 65 52
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster 74 74 60
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral 43 43 39
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 46 46 41
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 40
875   Eiscue
  Water 1 Field 60
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 77
883   Arctovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 77
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM14
II
TM14
III
TM14
IV
TM14
V
TM14
VI
TM14
VII
TM14
TM51
VIII
TR06
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
019   Rattata
  Field Field
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
128   Tauros
  Field Field
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
162   Furret
  Field Field
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241   Miltank
  Field Field
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
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
293   Whismur
  Monster Field
294   Loudred
  Monster Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
340   Whiscash
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field
364   Sealeo
 
 
Water 1 Field
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field
366   Clamperl
  Water 1 Water 1
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1
368   Gorebyss
  Water 1 Water 1
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
501   Oshawott
  Field Field
502   Dewott
  Field Field
503   Samurott
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field
614   Beartic
  Field Field
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
705   Sliggoo
  Dragon Dragon
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3
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.


Form change

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   Rotom
Frost Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this formPtHGSS
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
479   Rotom
Frost Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this form
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   Rotom
Frost Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this form
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   Rotom
Frost Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this form
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   Rotom
Frost Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this form
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 Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Blizzard is a move with 24 base power, 84% accuracy, and 10 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user, cutting corners, possibly freezing the enemy.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move now targets all enemies in the same room, possibly freezing them. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). Additionally, the move's PP was decreased to 7, and its accuracy to 67.2%. Reflecting the change in main series, this move now ignores accuracy and evasion checks if the current floor weather is hail.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★★
Power: 51
Accuracy: 70%
Effect: Has a 10% chance to freeze each target.
Users:     
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 126 151 70% All opponents Never misses during a hailstorm. Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target frozen.*

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Never misses during a hailstorm. Has a moderate chance of leaving the target frozen.

Pokémon GO

  Blizzard
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 130
Energy cost 100  
Duration 3.1 seconds
Damage window 1.5 - 2.9 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 140
Energy cost 75  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                  
By Elite Charged TM
  
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 60 → 100
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 100 → 130
    • Duration: 3.9 → 3.1 seconds
    • Damage window: 3.6 - 3.6 → 1.5 - 2.9 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • July 27, 2020
    • Power: 130 → 140

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target frozen and incapable of action.
MDTD Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also afflict enemies with a Frozen status condition. A Pokémon with the Frozen status is incapable of action. It never misses during a Hail condition.
MDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also afflict enemies with a Frozen status condition. A Pokémon with the Frozen status is incapable of action. This move never misses during a Hail condition.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえ いっていのかくりつで こおりじょうたいにかえる こおりじょうたいの ポケモンは こうどうできない てんきが『あられ』だと かならず めいちゅうする
Conq. A howling blizzard is summoned to strike the opposing team. It may also freeze them solid.
MDGtI It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause the Frozen status condition. With the Frozen status, they can't do anything.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages enemies in the same room. It could also make them frozen. During hail, the move never misses!


In the anime

Main series


Pokémon Origins


Pokémon Generations


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Battle Frontier


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


Pokémon Try Adventure


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games