Ice Punch (move)

Ice Punch
れいとうパンチ Freezing Punch
Ice Punch IX.png
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Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  75
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes 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
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Ice Punch (Japanese: れいとうパンチ Freezing Punch) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation I.

It is:

It can be thought of as a counterpart to Fire Punch and Thunder Punch, having similar names and effects.

Effect

Ice Punch does damage and has a 10% chance of freezing the target.

Ice Punch can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Fire Punch and ThunderPunch to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Fire Punch or ThunderPunch was used in the previous turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Ice Punch's PP was reduced from 15 to 10 and has a 30% chance of giving the opponent frostbite (the replacement for the frozen status).

Category  Physical
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  75  60  90
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  30%  30%  50%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
Inflicts frostbite on the target

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A special Ice-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of freezing the target.
GSC An icy punch. May cause freezing.
RSE An icy punch that may freeze the foe.
FRLG The foe is punched with an icy fist. It may leave the foe frozen.
Colo.XD An icy punch that may freeze the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is punched with an icy fist. It may leave the target frozen.
BWB2W2 The target is punched with an icy fist. It may also leave the target frozen.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The target is punched with an icy fist. This may also leave the target frozen.
LA The target is punched with an icy fist. This may also leave the target with frostbite.
SV The target is attacked with an icy punch. This may also leave the target frozen.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field - 24 - -
0107     Human-Like Human-Like 38 26 26 31 36 36 36 30 24 24 24
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 31 25 25 18 18 18 18 26 28 28
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - 28 28
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0356     Amorphous Amorphous - 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1
0460    
 
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1, Evo. 1, Evo. - Evo.
0477     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 - - - -
0554  
Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field 28
0555  
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field 28
0740    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1, Evo. Evo.
0794    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 -
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 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/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0007     Monster Water 1
0008     Monster Water 1
0009     Monster Water 1
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034    
 
Monster Field
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0054     Water 1 Field
0055     Water 1 Field
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
0061     Water 1 Water 1
0062    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0066     Human-Like Human-Like
0067     Human-Like Human-Like
0068     Human-Like Human-Like
0080    
 
Monster Water 1
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous - -
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous - -
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like
0108     Monster Monster
0112    
 
Monster Field - -
0113     Fairy Fairy - -
0115     Monster Monster
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0143     Monster Monster
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0158     Monster Water 1
0159     Monster Water 1
0160     Monster Water 1
0161     Field Field
0162     Field Field
0165    
 
Bug Bug
0166    
 
Bug Bug
0180     Monster Field - - - - - -
0181     Monster Field - - - - - -
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0185     Mineral Mineral
0186     Water 1 Water 1 - -
0190     Field Field
0194    
 
Water 1 Field -
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0199    
 
Monster Water 1
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 -
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0215    
 
Field Field
0216     Field Field
0217     Field Field
0225    
 
Water 1 Field - - -
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0241     Field Field
0242     Fairy Fairy - -
0248    
 
Monster Monster - -
0259    
 
Monster Water 1
0260    
 
Monster Water 1
0271    
 
Water 1 Grass
0272    
 
Water 1 Grass
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0281    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0287     Field Field
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0293     Monster Field
0294     Monster Field
0295     Monster Field
0296     Human-Like Human-Like
0297     Human-Like Human-Like
0299     Mineral Mineral
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0306    
 
Monster Monster
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0308    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0316     Amorphous Amorphous
0317     Amorphous Amorphous
0326     Field Field
0327     Field Human-Like
0335     Field Field
0352     Field Field
0356     Amorphous Amorphous
0375    
 
Mineral Mineral
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
Normal Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
Attack Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
Defense Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
Speed Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0418     Water 1 Field
0419     Water 1 Field
0424     Field Field
0427     Field Human-Like -
0428     Field Human-Like
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0448    
 
Field Human-Like
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0459    
 
Monster Grass
0460    
 
Monster Grass
0461    
 
Field Field
0463     Monster Monster
0464    
 
Monster Field
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral
0477     Amorphous Amorphous
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0486     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0505     Field Field
0515     Field Field
0516     Field Field
0531     Fairy Fairy
0532     Human-Like Human-Like
0533     Human-Like Human-Like
0534     Human-Like Human-Like
0537    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0538     Human-Like Human-Like
0539     Human-Like Human-Like
0554  
Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0555  
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0613     Field Field
0614     Field Field
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0657     Water 1 Water 1
0658  
Greninja
All available forms
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
0660    
 
Field Field
0674     Field Human-Like
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0735     Field Field
0739     Water 3 Water 3
0740    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0759    
 
Field Field
0760    
 
Field Field
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon
0788    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0794    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0802    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0809     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0852     Water 1 Human-Like
0853     Water 1 Human-Like
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like
0862    
 
Field Field
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0875     Water 1 Field
0891     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892  
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0901    
 
Field Field
0901  
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
 
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0934     Mineral Mineral
0964     Field Water 2
0975     Field Field
0979    
 
Field Field
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0991    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1014    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0066     Human-Like Human-Like -
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous - -
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0158     Monster Water 1 - -
0215    
 
Field Field - -
0225    
 
Water 1 Field - -
0238    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0239     Human-Like Human-Like -
0307    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0427     Field Human-Like
0559    
 
Field Dragon -
0613     Field Field -
0759    
 
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Hordel's Elekid (Trade for Purified Togepi)XD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0054     Water 1 Field Pokéwalker - Stormy Beach
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokéwalker - Amity Meadow
0466     Human-Like Human-Like Shocking Secret GiftPBR
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
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0215    
 
Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
0296     Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Rugged Mountain
0303    
 
Field Fairy Dream World - Spooky Manor
0538     Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Dream Park
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
0160     Monster Water 1 Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Feraligatr
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Regirock
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0448    
 
Field Human-Like Wild Tera Pokémon - Dalizapa PassageSV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0248    
 
Monster Monster Pokémon Center Battle Championship TyranitarXY
XY&Z TyranitarXY
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
0376    
 
Mineral Mineral Suwoong Cheong's MetagrossSM
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

Ice Punch deals damage and may leave the target frozen.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 14 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 14 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 14 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy No
SMD 13 99 16 40 90% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

  Ice Punch
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33
Duration 1.9 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 1.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 55
Energy cost 40
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
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 45 → 50
    • Duration: 3.5 → 1.9 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.1 - 3.2 → 1.3 - 1.6 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • January 31, 2019
    • Power: 50 → 55

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 2 46 55 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target frozen. Candice & Abomasnow
Silver & Feraligatr (Direct link)
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of leaving the target frozen.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Ice Punch
★★★★
Attack power 33.34086
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May freeze the foe

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also leave the target frozen and incapable of action.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Frozen status condition. A Pokémon with the Frozen status is incapable of action.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる 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
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy frozen.


In the anime

Main series

 
Mega Abomasnow
 
Beartic
 
Electivire
 
Dusclops
The user punches the target with an icy fist. This may also leave the target frozen.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Jynx's hand is surrounded by a blizzard and then punches the opponent, freezing it.
Prima's Jynx The Mandarin Island Miss-match Debut
Incorrectly referred as Ice Beam in the English dub
  Snorlax's hand is surrounded by an icy glow or an orb of pale blue light and then punches the opponent, sometimes freezing it.
Ash's Snorlax Better Eight Than Never None
  Medicham's hand glows bluish-white. As Medicham punches the opponent, it is surrounded by an icy glow. Sometimes, it punches at the opponent from a distance and a ball of icy energy is fired at the opponent. On occasion, this will freeze the opponent.
Grace's Medicham Pros and Con Artists None
Greta's Medicham Wheel of Frontier None
  Nidoking's fist becomes surrounded by icy-blue energy and he punches the opponent.
A Trainer's Nidoking Saved by the Beldum None
  One of Abomasnow's forearms glows light blue and it releases a blizzard from its hand at the opponent, or both of Abomasnow's forearms glow light blue and it punches the opponent with both of them.
Candice's Abomasnow Sliding Into Seventh! None
A Coordinator's Abomasnow Dawn of a Royal Day! None
A wild Abomasnow Over the Mountain of Snow! None
  Mr. Mime pulls one of its fists back and its fist is surrounded by a light blue icy glow and then punches the opponent, freezing it.
Clayton's Mr. Mime Short and To the Punch! None
  Buizel's fist glows light blue and a stream of energy of the same color spins around it and then punches the opponent, freezing it.
Ash's Buizel Short and To the Punch! None
  Electivire pulls back one of its fists, which becomes surrounded by swirling energy that changes from white to light blue and then punches the opponent, freezing it.
Volkner's Electivire The Eighth Wonder of the Sinnoh World! None
  Beartic pulls back both of its fists, which are surrounded by swirling energy that changes from white to light blue and then punches the opponent, freezing it.
Brycen's Beartic Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain! None
  Scraggy pulls back one of its fists, which becomes surrounded by swirling energy that changes from white to light blue and then punches the opponent, freezing it.
Concetta's Scraggy Master Class is in Session! None
  Mega Abomasnow pulls back one of its arms and a blue icy aura surrounds the hand on that arm and then punches the opponent with that hand, which may freeze what the hand comes into contact with.
Wulfric's Abomasnow A Real Icebreaker! None
  One of Gengar's fists becomes surrounded with icy blue energy and then punches the opponent. On occasion, this will freeze the opponent.
Ash's Gengar Best Friend...Worst Nightmare! None
  One of Dusclops's fists becomes surrounded with icy blue energy and then punches the opponent, freezing it.
Team Rocket's Dusclops A Chilling Curse! None
  One of Pancham's fists becomes surrounded with icy blue energy and then punches the opponent, freezing it.
Serena's Pancham Reuniting for the First Time! None


Pokémon Evolutions

 
Mega Swampert


The user hits the foe with an icy fist.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  One of Mega Swampert's fists becomes surrounded by icy blue energy and then punches the opponent, freezing it.
May's Swampert The Wish Debut


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

 
Blaziken using Ice Punch


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰凍拳 Bīngdung Kyùhn *
冷凍拳 Láahngdung Kyùhn
Mandarin 冰凍拳 / 冰冻拳 Bīngdòng Quán *
急凍拳 Jídòng Quán *
  Czech Ledová rána
  Danish Isstød
  Dutch IJsslag
  Finnish Jäänyrkki
  French Poing GlaceVIII+
Poing-GlaceVIVII
PoinglaceIV
  German Eishieb
  Greek Παγερή Γροθιά
  Hindi बर्फीला मुक्का Barfeela Mukka
  Indonesian Pukulan Es
  Italian Gelopugno
  Korean 냉동펀치 Naengdongpeonchi
  Polish Lodowy Cios
  Portuguese Soco de Gelo
  Romanian Pumnul de Gheață
  Serbian Ledena pesnica
Spanish   Latin America Puño de Hielo (present)
Golpe de Hielo (previously)
  Spain Puño Hielo
  Swedish Issmäll
Isstråleattack*
  Thai หมัดเยือกแข็ง
  Turkish Buz Yumruğu
  Vietnamese Cú Đấm Băng Giá


Variations of the move Fire Punch
  Fire PunchIce PunchThunder Punch
  Signal BeamRelic Song


Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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