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Icy Wind

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Ice 55 95% 15 0 Special All enemies

Description

Deals damage and has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

Competitive Use

Icy Wind's Base Power and accuracy are rather poor by competitive standards, but its secondary effect makes the move somewhat useful. Some Pokemon that are weak to revenge killers can use this move to catch a switch in, reducing its Speed by one stage and thus averting the danger. However, this strategy is not commonly seen since it is unreliable.

However, it's a different story completely for Icy Wind in doubles and triples. Being able to slow down both or all of the opponent's Pokemon in one turn can easily open up a sweep for a teammate, not to mention that some of the most threatening Pokemon in the game are hit super effectively, such as Landorus, Zapdos, and Garchomp. A common user of the move is Cresselia, which, thanks to its gigantic bulk, can easily cripple the opponent multiple times with Icy Wind, and will have multiple tries to use the move even if you mispredict the opponent's Protect or if it misses.

Related Moves

Ice Beam is a stronger option that has a chance to freeze the target.

Glaciate is a more powerful equivalent.

Electroweb is an Electric-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abomasnow Grass / Ice UU Snow Warning / Soundproof 90 92 75 92 85 60 494
Beartic Ice NU Snow Cloak / Swift Swim 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
Cryogonal Ice RU Levitate 70 50 30 95 135 105 485
Cubchoo Ice LC Snow Cloak / Rattled 55 70 40 60 40 40 305
Delibird Ice / Flying NU Vital Spirit / Hustle / Insomnia 45 55 45 65 45 75 330
Dewgong Water / Ice NU Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 90 70 80 70 95 70 475
Empoleon Water / Steel UU Torrent / Defiant 84 86 88 111 101 60 530
Froslass Ice / Ghost BL Snow Cloak / Cursed Body 70 80 70 80 70 110 480
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Glalie Ice NU Inner Focus / Ice Body / Moody 80 80 80 80 80 80 480
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Kyurem Dragon / Ice BL Pressure 125 130 90 130 90 95 660
Mamoswine Ice / Ground OU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 110 130 80 70 60 80 530
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Piloswine Ice / Ground NU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 100 100 80 60 60 50 450
Piplup Water LC Torrent / Defiant 53 51 53 61 56 40 314
Regice Ice NU Clear Body / Ice Body 80 50 100 100 200 50 580
Seel Water LC Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 65 45 55 45 70 45 325
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Snorunt Ice LC Inner Focus / Ice Body / Moody 50 50 50 50 50 50 300
Snover Grass / Ice LC Snow Warning / Soundproof 60 62 50 62 60 40 334
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Swinub Ice / Ground LC Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 50 50 40 30 30 50 250
Vanillite Ice LC Ice Body / Weak Armor 36 50 50 65 60 44 305
Vanilluxe Ice NU Ice Body / Weak Armor 71 95 85 110 95 79 535
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510