Snow Cloak (Ability)

Snow Cloak ゆきがくれ
Hidden in the Snow
Flavor text
Generation IV
Raises evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation V
Raises evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation VI
Boosts evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation VII
Boosts evasion in a hailstorm.
Generation VIII
Boosts evasiveness in a hailstorm.

Snow Cloak (Japanese: ゆきがくれ Hidden in the Snow) is an Ability introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

During hail, the accuracy of any move used against a Pokémon with this Ability is modified by a factor of 4/5. A Pokémon with this Ability will take no damage from hail if it otherwise would.

Outside of battle

If a Pokémon with Snow Cloak is in the first place in the party (even if fainted) in an area with hail, the chance of encountering a wild Pokémon is decreased by 50%.

Pokémon with Snow Cloak

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Sandshrew
Alolan Form
Ice Steel Snow Cloak None Slush Rush
  Sandslash
Alolan Form
Ice Steel Snow Cloak None Slush Rush
  Vulpix
Alolan Form
Ice Ice Snow Cloak None Snow Warning
  Ninetales
Alolan Form
Ice Fairy Snow Cloak None Snow Warning
  Articuno Ice Flying Pressure None Snow Cloak
  Swinub Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
  Piloswine Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
  Glaceon Ice Ice Snow Cloak None Ice Body
  Mamoswine Ice Ground Oblivious Snow Cloak Thick Fat
  Froslass Ice Ghost Snow Cloak None Cursed Body
  Vanillite Ice Ice Ice Body Snow Cloak Weak Armor
  Vanillish Ice Ice Ice Body Snow Cloak Weak Armor
  Cubchoo Ice Ice Snow Cloak Slush Rush Rattled
  Beartic Ice Ice Snow Cloak Slush Rush Swift Swim
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Snow Cloak increases evasion by two stages when active.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Boosts the Pokémon's evasiveness if it is hailing or snowing.
BSL てんきが あられか ゆきだと かいひが あがる
MDGtI Evasion goes up in the Hail weather condition.*
The Pokémon isn't damaged by the Hail weather condition, and its evasion goes up!*
SMD The Pokémon isn't damaged by hail, and it causes the Pokémon's evasiveness to go up!
MDRTDX The Pokémon isn't damaged by Hail, and hailstorms cause the Pokémon's evasiveness to go up.


In the anime

       
Froslass Alolan Vulpix
The Pokémon's evasiveness rises while it is hailing out.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Froslass While it is snowing or foggy out on the battlefield, Froslass can repeatedly appear and disappear throughout the battlefield. She can also turn transparent and seemingly go through attacks.
Paul's Froslass A Real Rival Rouser! Debut
  Vulpix While it is hailing, a white mist forms around Alolan Vulpix's body, allowing it to hide within it and make it more difficult for its opponent to aim at it.
Lillie's Snowy The Battlefield of Truth and Love! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雪隱 Syutyán *
雪裡隱身 Syut-léuih Yánsān *
Mandarin 雪隱 / 雪隐 Xuěyǐn *
雪裡隱身 Xuě-lǐ Yǐnshēn *
  Dutch Sneeuwmantel
  Finnish Lumiviitta
  French Rideau Neige
  German Schneemantel
  Hebrew מעטה שלג Ma'ate sheleg
  Italian Mantelneve
  Korean 눈숨기 Nun Sumgi
  Polish Płaszcz Przeciwśniegowy
Portuguese   Brazil Manto Nevado (TCG)
Capa de Neve (manga)
  Portugal Casaco de Neve
  Russian Снежный Плащ Snezhnyy Plashch
Spanish   Latin America Manto Helado
  Spain Manto Níveo



Variations of the Ability Sand Veil
Sand VeilSnow Cloak
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand RushSlush Rush


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