Powder Snow (move)

Powder Snow
こなゆき Powder Snow
Powder Snow VIII.png
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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 also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, giving extra four appeal points if move Hail was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Blizzard to give extra four appeal points if used in the next 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.

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.
SwSh The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow. This may also freeze opposing Pokémon.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 5 6
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1 1
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 13 1, 13 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 5
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field 10 10 8 8 8 8 5
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field 1, 10 1, 10 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 11 11 11 11 4
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous 10 10 10 10 10
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1 1
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 12
364   Sealeo
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 12
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field 1 1 1 1 1 12
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass 1 1 1 1 1
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field 1
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field 1
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field 1 5 5 1
614   Beartic
  Field Field 1 1 1, 5 1
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster 1 1 1
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral 5 5 6
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 5 1, 5 1
872   Snom
 
 
Bug Bug 1
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 1
875   Eiscue
  Water 1 Field 1
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
883   Arctovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
582   Vanillite
  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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Powder Snow is a move with 4 power, 90% accuracy and 17 PP. The user attacks all enemies in the room, possibly freezing them. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness).

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 10.

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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 1 16 19 100% All opponents Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target frozen.*

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of leaving the target frozen.

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

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 Jynx Smoochum Alolan Vulpix
The user attacks with a chilling gust of powdery snow.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Swinub 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 Articuno flaps its wings and a mini-blizzard comes out and freezes anything it touches.
Articuno (Johto) Freeze Frame None
  Jynx Jynx blows out snow from her mouth at the opponent, freezing it.
Nurse Joy's Jynx EP250 None
  Snover 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 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
  Vulpix 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


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

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*
Śnieżny Pył*
Atak Śnieżny*
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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