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Introduced in Generation VI
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Power 30

The Snowball (Japanese: ゆきだま Snowball) is a type of consumable held item introduced in Generation VI. It raises the holder's Attack when it is hit by a damaging Ice-type move.


In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
XYORAS N/A PokémonDollar.png100
SMUSUM N/A PokémonDollar.png2,000


If the holder is hit by a Ice-type damaging move, it consumes the Snowball and its Attack is increased by one stage.

It does not activate if the holder already has +6 Attack stat stages (unless its Ability is Contrary, in which case it will not activate if the holder has -6 Attack stat stages). It does not activate if the holder is protected from or unaffected by the Ice-type move (e.g. due to Telepathy or Wonder Guard).

If multiple Pokémon each holding a Snowball are hit by an Ice-type move at once, each hit Pokémon will consume its Snowball before Symbiosis transfers any item (including Snowballs).


Games Description
An item to be held by a Pokémon. It boosts Attack if hit with an Ice-type attack. It can only be used once.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
XY Snow pile (in battles; using Hyper Voice or Rock Slide)
ORAS Battle Maison (32 BP), held by wild Snorunt (5% chance)
SMUSUM Held by wild Vulpix (5% chance) and wild Snorunt (5% chance)

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 雪球 Syutkàuh
Mandarin 雪球 Xuěqiú
France Flag.png French Boule de Neige
Germany Flag.png German Schneeball
Italy Flag.png Italian Palla di neve
South Korea Flag.png Korean 눈덩이 Nundeong-i
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bola de Nieve

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