Frost Breath (move)

Frost Breath
こおりのいぶき Ice Breath
Frost Breath VIII.png
Frost Breath VIII 2.png
Type  Ice
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Frost Breath (Japanese: こおりのいぶき Ice Breath) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM79 from Generation V to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

Generation V

Frost Breath inflicts damage and will always result in a critical hit unless the target has Battle Armor, Shell Armor, or is under the effect of Lucky Chant.

Generation VI onward

Frost Breath's power was increased from 40 to 60, coinciding with critical hits now dealing 1.5x damage instead of 2x damage.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user blows a cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user blows its cold breath on the target. This attack always results in a critical hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral 37ORAS 37 30
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral 37ORAS 37 30
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 30
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field 18SwSh
614   Beartic
  Field Field 18SwSh
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
--
V
TM79
VI
TM79
VII
TM79
VIII
--
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
087   Dewgong
 
 
Water 1 Field
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
144   Articuno
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
238   Smoochum
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field
364   Sealeo
 
 
Water 1 Field
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field
378   Regice
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
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 Monster
713   Avalugg
  Monster Monster
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3
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
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 38 45 90% An opponent Except in certain circumstances, successful hits with this attack become critical hits.

Pokémon GO

  Frost Breath
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 10
Energy boost 8
Duration 0.9 seconds
Damage window 0.45 - 0.75 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 7
Energy boost 5
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
               
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 12 → 9
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 9 → 10
    • Duration: 0.81 → 1.4 seconds
    • Damage window: 0.61 - 0.81 → 0.45 - 0.75 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 1.4 → 0.9 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • January 31, 2019
    • Power: 6 → 7

Description

Games Description
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It always results in a critical hit.


In the anime

       
Cryogonal Alolan Ninetales
The user blows frigid-cold air at the opponent
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Cryogonal Cryogonal blows out snow from its mouth and a wind with sparkling blue powder is then released.
Brycen's Cryogonal Caution: Icy Battle Conditions! Debut
  Ninetales Alolan Ninetales blows out a cold breath of wind with sparkles from its mouth.
Cerah's Ninetales Getting a Jump on the Competition! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Regice and Snover can learn Frost Breath, despite having no visible orifice from which to expel breath.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰息 Bīngsīk *
冰吸 Bīngkāp *
Mandarin 冰息 Bīngxí / Bīngxī *
冰吸 Bīngxī *
  Czech Ledový dech
  French Souffle Glacé*
SouffleGlacé*
  German Eisesodem
  Greek Παγοπνοή
  Italian Alitogelido
  Korean 얼음숨결 Eoreum Sumgyeol
  Polish Oddech Mrozu
Portuguese   Brazil Respiração de Gelo (games, SM060-present, TCG)
Sopro Congelado
  Portugal Bafo Gelado
Spanish   Latin America Aliento Helado
  Spain Vaho Gélido
  Thai ลมหายใจเยือกแข็ง



Variations of the move Storm Throw
  Storm Throw
  Frost Breath


Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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PE
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