Powder Snow (move)

Powder Snow
こなゆき Powder Snow
Powder Snow IX.png
Powder Snow IX 2.png
Type  Ice
Category  Special
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
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 II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Powder Snow (Japanese: こなゆき Powder Snow) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Powder Snow inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of freezing the target.

Powder Snow hits both opponents in a Double Battle. In a Triple Battle, Powder Snow will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

Powder Snow can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Blizzard 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 Hail was used in the previous turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination, giving an extra three appeal points if the move Hail was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  25
Agile Strong
Power  40  30  50
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 the target with frostbite

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An Ice-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of freezing the target.
GSC An attack that may cause freezing.
RSE Blasts the foe with a snowy gust. May cause freezing.
FRLG Blasts the foe with a snowy gust. It may cause freezing.
Colo.XD Blasts target with a snowy gust. May cause freezing.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. It may also freeze the target.
BWB2W2 The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. It may also freeze the targets.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze the opposing Pokemon.
SwShBDSP The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze opposing Pokémon.
LA The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also leave the target with frostbite.
SV The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also leave opposing Pokémon frozen.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 5 6 6
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field - 1 Rem.
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field - 1 1 Rem.
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 13 1, 13 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1 1
0144    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5
0220    
 
Field Field 10 10 8 8 8 8 5 5 - 5
0221    
 
Field Field 1, 10 1, 10 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1 1 - 1
0238    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 13 13 11 11 11 11 4 4
0351     Fairy Amorphous 10 10 10 10 10 10
0361     Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0362     Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0363    
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 12 12 6
0364    
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 12 12 6
0365    
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 12 12 6
0459    
 
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0460    
 
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0471     Field Field - - - - - - Evo. -
0473    
 
Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1 1 - 1
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0554  
Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field 1
0555  
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field 1
0613     Field Field 1 5 5 1 1
0614     Field Field 1 1 1, 5 1 1
0698    
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1
0699    
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1
0712     Monster Mineral 5 5 6 5 6
0713     Monster Mineral 5 1, 5 1 1
0713  
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
 
 
Monster Mineral 5 1
0872    
 
Bug Bug 1 1
0873    
 
Bug Bug 1 1
0875     Water 1 Field 1 1
0881    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0883    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0974     Field Field 1
0975     Field Field 1
0991    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7
1002    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0582     Mineral Mineral
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

Powder Snow inflicts damage and may leave the target frozen. From Gates to Infinity onwards, the move will only hit the enemy in front (prior to this, the move affected all enemies in the room).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 4 - 17 - 90% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDTDS 4 - 10 - 90% - Entire room Enemy Yes
BSL 4 - 10 - 63% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDGtI 4 99 16 50 90% 98% Front Enemy Yes
SMD 4 99 16 40 90% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★
Power: 24
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 10% chance of freezing 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 GO

In Pokémon GO, Powder Snow is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Powder Snow
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 15
Duration 1 second
Damage window 0.85 - 1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 8
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                    
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • July 27, 2020
    • Power: 4 → 5

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Powder Snow
Attack power 35.66979
Charge time 0.78 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May freeze the foe


Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 1 16 19 100% All opponents Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target frozen.* Glacia & Glalie
Nessa (Holiday 2021) & Eiscue
Scottie/Bettie & Strike/Support Smoochum/Jynx Egg
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of leaving the target frozen.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Powder Snow is Alolan Ninetales's first move as Alolan Vulpix. The user attacks with a chilly gust of powdery snow, slowing and damaging enemies hit. Upon evolving at level 4, it is replaced by either Avalanche or Dazzling Gleam. Due to the effect of Snow Warning, Powder Snow slings snow and contributes to Alolan Ninetales freezing opposing Pokémon.

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 in the room with a Frozen status condition, making it incapable of action.
MDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also afflict enemies in the room with a Frozen status condition, making them incapable of action.
BSL おなじへやの 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して うごけなくする
Conq. Create a small blizzard that may also freeze the target.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Frozen status condition. With the Frozen status, the enemy can't do anything.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also make the enemy frozen.


In the anime

 
Articuno
 
Arctozolt
 
Smoochum
 
Alolan Vulpix
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Swinub shakes its nose and blue powder comes out of it at the opponent, freezing it.
Rory's Su, Ein, and Ub Spring Fever Debut
  Articuno flaps its wings and a mini-blizzard comes out and freezes anything it touches.
Articuno (Johto) Freeze Frame None
  Jynx blows out snow from her mouth at the opponent, freezing it.
Nurse Joy's Jynx EP250 None
  Snover puts its hands in front of its body and a light blue light forms in front of them. A wind with sparkling blue powder is then released from the glow at the opponent, freezing it.
A wild Snover Pikachu's Exploration Club None
A wild Snover The Lonely Snover! None
  Smoochum spins around and releases a stream of powder snow. From the stream then come several snowflakes.
Nini's Smoochum Pathways to Performance Partnering! None
  Alolan Vulpix breathes a gust of cold wind with small balls of snow at the opponent, freezing them upon contact.
Lillie's Snowy Getting to Know You! None
  Arctozolt breathes a gust of cold wind with small balls of snow at the opponent, freezing them upon contact.
Goh's Arctozolt A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 細雪 Saisyut
Mandarin 細雪 / 细雪 Xìxuě
  Dutch Poedersneeuw
  French Poudreuse
  German Pulverschnee
  Greek Πάχνη
  Hindi बर्फीला पावडर Barfeela Powder
  Indonesian Salju
Butiran Salju
  Italian Polneve
  Korean 눈싸라기 Nun Ssaragi
  Polish Śniegowy Pył
Portuguese   Brazil Neve em Pó (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Pó de Neve (early anime)
  Portugal Neve em Pó
  Romanian Zăpadă Pudră
  Russian Снежная Пудра Snezhnaya Pudra
  Serbian Snežni prah
Spanish   Latin America Polvo de Nieve
  Spain Nieve Polvo
  Thai ผงหิมะ
  Vietnamese Bụi Tuyết



Variations of the move Acid
  AcidBubbleEmberThunder ShockPowder Snow


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