12 Best Ice-Type Pokémon to Carry in Pokémon Go

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Ice-type Pokémon have recently become popular among trainers because of the increase in Dragon-type Pokémon in Raids and battles. While these Pokémon have fallen under the radar after the game’s early release, they have now become increasingly popular among trainers. These days, many trainers are investing in Ice-type Pokémon because of their usefulness in battles. However, there are only a couple of Pokémon that are truly useful when it comes to facing foes.

In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the best Ice-type Pokémon you might want to carry with you the next time you participate in a raid or head into battle.

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What Are Ice-Type Pokémon

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In Pokémon Go, there aren’t a lot of Ice-type Pokémon compared to other types. Notably, they are very effective in raids and battles where you have to go against a dragon, flying, or grass-type Pokémon.

Like other Pokémon types, Ice-type Pokémon have their advantages and weaknesses. Such properties are important to remember especially if you’re heading into battle. That said, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the typing chart of these Pokémon.

You may refer to the chart below for the type advantages and disadvantages of Ice-type Pokémon.

OFFENSE DEFENSE

ICE

SUPER EFFECTIVE NOT VERY EFFECTIVE RESISTANT WEAK
Flying, Ground, Grass, Dragon Steel, Fire, Water, Ice Ice Fighting, Rock, Steel, Fire

The best Ice-type Pokémon might be hard to find depending on your preference. It’s important to note that there is not a lot of pure Ice-type Pokémon in the game right now, but there are a lot of dual-types that are just as reliable. You might want to consider using dual types because they might be more versatile in battles.

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Also read: 13 Best Grass-Type Pokémon You Should Bring to Battle

 

Best Ice-Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go!

Ice-type Pokémon are some of the strongest in the franchise at present. While there aren’t a lot of ice Pokemon in Pokemon Go, they are still good to have. They are great companions to have more so when you’re looking to battle Dragon-type Pokemon. Ice-type Pokémon might be hard to locate compared to other types but once found, you’ll want to take a chance and catch them because they have excellent defensive and offensive capabilities that will become useful throughout raids and battles.

That said, here are some of the best Ice-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

 

1.) Jynx

 

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Max CP 2888
Base Stats 223 (Attack) | 151 (Defense) | 163 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Psychic
Best Moveset Frost Breath (Fast Move) | Avalanche (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 30%
Flee Rate 9%

Jynx is a solid Ice-type Pokémon to have especially if you’re a trainer who doesn’t have a lot of ice or psychic types. It has a max CP of 2888 and can deal huge amounts of damage with its move set. Jynx makes it into this list because it can deliver devastating blows with its fast move or its charge move. This Ice-type Pokémon is an effective damage maker in Raids and PvP fights. It might be a hard-to-find, but when you have it, Jynx is a great companion to have because it can effectively use ice, psychic, and even fairy moves.

Possible Locations: City areas, Fields, Parks, Hospitals, Residential areas (at night), Clinics

 

2.) Abomasnow (Mega)

 

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Max CP 3850
Base Stats 240 (Attack) | 191 (Defense) | 207 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Grass
Best Moveset Powder Snow (Fast Move) | Weather Ball (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 12.5%
Flee Rate 6%

Mega Abomasnow is one of the best Ice-type Pokémon in the game because of its well-balanced stats. With its dual typing, Mega Abomasnow has more access to moves and has advantages against more types. Depending on what element you want to highlight, the best Ice-type moves for Mega Abomasnow are Powder Snow and Weather Ball.

If you don’t have access to Abomasnow’s Mega Evolution, don’t fret because its base form also packs a punch and performs fairly well. If you take time to max out its stats, you’ll have a formidable Ice-type Pokémon that you can use against strong Dragon-type Pokémon.

Possible Locations: Forests, Hiking Trails, Fields, Meadows, Golf Course, Grassy Areas

 

3.) Glaceon

 

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Max CP 3535
Base Stats 238 (Attack) | 205 (Defense) | 163 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type N/A
Best Moveset Ice Shard (Fast Move) | Avalanche (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 12.5%
Flee Rate 6%

You’ll be able to last a long time in battles with a Pokémon like this one. It’s no secret that most Eevee evolutions in Pokémon Go are strong and Glaceon is no exception to that with its max CP of 3535. It has great attack stats with great defenses to complement it.  Make sure that your Glaceon knows moves like Ice Shard and Avalanche because these are its best moves. However, if you don’t have those, you can easily swap them out with Frost Breath and Avalance. This Pokémon is a great damage dealer and is durable on the field.

Possible Locations: Glaceon must be evolved from Eevee using the Glacial Lure. Once you’re in the vicinity of the active Glacial Lure, simply go to your Eevee and evolve it to get Glaceon.

 

4.) Mamoswine

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Max CP 3763
Base Stats 247 (Attack) | 146 (Defense) | 242 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Ground
Best Moveset Powder Snow (Fast Move) | Avalance (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 5%
Flee Rate 5%

Mamoswine is yet another entry in this list of the best Ice-type Pokémon. Not only does it boast great attack strength but it also showcases a massive health pool. Mamosine might not be the best when it comes to defense but it can deal massive amounts of damage. Mamoswine is one of the best Ice-type Pokémon to have if there is a defender on your team. That way, you can leave the damage to Mamoswine while still protecting the remaining members of your team.

Possible Locations: Farmlands, bodies of water, open fields, beaches

 

5.) Lapras

 

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Max CP 2985
Base Stats 165 (Attack) | 174 (Defense) | 277 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Water
Best Moveset Frost Breath (Fast Move) | Ice Beam (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 5%
Flee Rate 9%

Lapras is one of the first Ice-type Pokémon to make its way into Pokémon Go and remains one of the most popular ones to date. This Ice-type Pokémon shines in battle as one that can use both water and ice-type moves. However, you can equip your Lapras with more Ice-type moves if need be. Regardless of type, Lapras can deal a high amount of damage, especially if you’re going against other dual-type Pokémon. However, you will have to be careful and make sure that you have a strong defense when using Lapras as it can be easily defeated by fighting, rock, electric, or grass-type Pokemon.

Possible Locations: Near large bodies of water (e.g. rivers, lakes, oceans), coastal areas

 

6.) Delibird

 

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Max CP 1237
Base Stats 128 (Attack) | 90 (Defense) | 128 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Flying
Best Moveset Present (Fast Move) | Ice Punch (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 20%
Flee Rate 20%

Delibird is one of the best Ice-type Pokémon to have because of its unique skill set. With this Pokémon, you will want to retain its signature move, Present, as it’s a skill that randomly deals damage or heals your opponent. It’s a mixed bag when it comes to Delibird because it doesn’t exactly have the highest CP or the highest attack stats. However, it still deserves a spot on this list for its unique skillset and its rarity as you can only obtain one during holiday events. That said, you can only really appreciate Delibird’s skills once you manage to bag one for yourself.

Possible Locations: As of writing, Delibird is only available in Raids during their annual holiday event. You will not be able to obtain a Delibird until the holiday season rolls in.

 

7.) Dewgong

 

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Max CP 2245
Base Stats 139 (Attack) | 177 (Defense) | 207 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Water
Best Moveset Frost Breath (Fast Move) | Blizzard (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 20%
Flee Rate 6%

Another dual-type Pokémon on the list is Dewgong. As a first-generation Pokémon, Dewgong is easier to catch as you can find it in most areas. The best attacks to give Dewgong if you’re looking to use it in battles is Frost Breath and Blizzard. Dewgong might not deal massive amounts of damage like Abomasnow or Mamoswine, but it also makes for a formidable opponent. If you’re a beginner, you don’t need to worry about getting behind on the game because Dewgong will help you get through the earlier stages of it. That said, this is one of the best Ice-type Pokémon in the game because you can easily catch it and it packs a decent amount of damage.

Possible Locations: Bodies of water (e.g. rivers, lakes, ponds, streams), docks, harbors, beaches, city areas, grassy areas, fields, parks

 

8.) Weavile

 

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Max CP 3397
Base Stats 243 (Attack) | 171 (Defense) | 172 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Dark
Best Moveset Ice Shard (Fast Move) | Avalanche (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 15%
Flee Rate 9%

Many Pokémon Go players know that Weavile is one of the best Ice-type Pokémon to have because of its high speed and competitively high CP. With a max CP of 3397, Weavile is a Pokémon that you can pit against opponents and there is a high chance that you will emerge as the victor. Weavile is hard to defeat because of its dark typing, which easily gives you the upper hand. With attacks like Ice Shard and Avalanche, you’ll be able to deal a high amount of damage that should be enough to weaken your opponent if not defeat it. However, keep in mind that obtaining a Weavile might require a bit more work and determination as you can only obtain it through evolution.

Possible Locations: As of writing, Weavile can only be obtained through evolution. You will need to have 100 Sneasel Candy and a Sinnoh Stone to be able to evolve your Sneasel into a Weavile.

 

9.) Froslass

 

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Max CP 2306
Base Stats 243 (Attack) | 171 (Defense) | 172 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Ghost
Best Moveset Powder Snow (Fast Move) | Avalanche (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 20%
Flee Rate 7%

Froslass is a unique Pokémon because of its Ice and Ghost-typing. It might not deal high amounts of damage like other ice types but it’s in this list of the best Ice-type Pokémon because of what it can offer to trainers, stat-wise. It has great attack stats that will make it great for offense. Moreover, as it is partly Ghost, Froslass cannot be hit by Fighting-type Pokémon, which is super effective against Ice-type Pokémon. Froslass makes a great addition to your team because of its unique typing and its noteworthy stats.

Possible Locations: You can only obtain Frosslass through evolution. Make sure you have a female Snorunt, 100 Snorunt Candy, and a Sinnoh Stone. You cannot evolve a male Snorunt into a Froslass — only females can be evolved into this Pokémon.

 

10.) Regice

 

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Max CP 3530
Base Stats 243 (Attack) | 171 (Defense) | 172 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type N/A
Best Moveset Frost Breath (Fast Move) | Blizzard (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 2%
Flee Rate 1%

Regice is a pure Ice-type Pokémon that packs a mighty punch with its 243 base attack and 3530 max CP. Apart from that, it also has a high defense stat that makes it a great Pokémon to have if you’re looking to go against opponents who have the same level of CP and attack stats. With attacks like Frost Breath and Blizzard, it’s sure that you’ll be able to launch drastic attacks that will deal massive amounts of damage. The best part of having a Regice is that you’ll also have a great defense to back up your attacks so you don’t have to worry about using another Pokémon to help you when it comes to defense.

Possible Locations: Regice is only obtainable through Raid battles.

 

11.) Articuno

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Max CP 3450
Base Stats 243 (Attack) | 171 (Defense) | 172 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Flying
Best Moveset Ice Shard (Fast Move) | Blizzard (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 2%
Flee Rate 10%

Articuno is a well-loved Pokémon that many players across all ages are familiar with. This is a first-generation Ice-type Pokémon that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to its performance in battle. With a max CP of 3450, Articuno is a Pokémon that you will want to bring into battle with you. You’ll be able to deal massive amounts of damage with this it and because of its dual typing, you’ll have a bigger advantage over certain Pokémon types. Fortunately, Articuno is much easier to obtain in Pokémon Go than in other Pokémon games, so you won’t have trouble catching yourself a legendary Ice-type Pokémon that you can bring into battle with you.

Possible Locations: Articuno can be obtained through Raid battles and the research box after finishing the 7-day research task.

 

12.) Cloyster

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Max CP 2880
Base Stats 186 (Attack) | 256 (Defense) | 137 (Stamina)
Other Pokémon Type Water
Best Moveset Frost Breath (Fast Move) | Blizzard (Charge Move)
Base Capture Rate 20%
Flee Rate 6%

Cloyster is an Ice-type Pokémon that has gone under the radar since the recent updates of the game. It might not pack as big of a punch as Pokémon like Abomasnow, Weavile, and Mamoswine, but it does do decent damage against opponents. If you’re a beginner, odds are, you might have a Cloyster after evolving it from a Shellder. This Ice-type Pokémon is a great one to have if you’re still in the early stages of the game. Having a Cloyster will help you get in the groove with Ice-type Pokémon and since it’s also a Water-type, you’ll be shooting two birds with one stone. If you decide to invest in your Cloyster in the long run, remember to teach it moves like Frost Breath and Blizzard as these moves will bring out the strongest in your Pokémon.

Possible Locations: Bodies of water (lakes, oceans, rivers, streams, beaches), fields, gardens, city areas, grassy areas, parks

 

Train an Ice-Type Pokémon

The best Ice-type Pokémon can help you battle through the toughest opponents. Contrary to other Pokémon types, you’ll find that there are more dual-type Ice Pokémon than there are pure ones, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make the most out of it. By using dual-type Pokémon, you’ll have more access to type advantages than pure Ice-types. Nonetheless, Ice-type Pokémon make for a formidable companion that will become great assets in battle.

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