Froslass

Snow Cloak
Evasion increases 25% in hail.
Cursed Body
The wielder has a 30% chance to disable any move that hits it.
Type Tier
Ice / Ghost BL
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
- 145 177 -
Atk
80
90 100 132 145
Def
70
81 90 122 134
SpA
80
90 100 132 145
SpD
70
81 90 122 134
Spe
110
117 130 162 178

Overview

Despite her unique typing and impressive base 110 Speed, Froslass's poor defensive abilities and reliance on hail restrict her potential in the VGC 2012 metagame. However, she is still an excellent fit for any hail team, with the ability to spam Blizzard while outspeeding most common Pokemon, including Garchomp and Zapdos. Although Froslass's stats are rather mediocre, they allow her to take a couple of hits while still dealing a great amount of damage. When utilized correctly, she is a perfect fit for any hail team.

Name Item Ability Nature

Hail Sweeper

Focus Sash / Ice Gem Snow Cloak Timid
Moveset EVs
~ Blizzard
~ Shadow Ball
~ Taunt / Destiny Bond
~ Protect
4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

This set allows Froslass to work on a hail team to her full potential. With access to STAB Blizzard, Froslass is able to dish out massive damage to common Pokemon weak to Ice-type attacks, such as Garchomp, Zapdos, Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus, and Latios. Shadow Ball allows Froslass to hit Pokemon that resist Blizzard, such as Metagross, and Pokemon that are weak to Ghost-type attacks, such as Chandelure, Cresselia, and Jellicent. The third move is a toss-up between Taunt and Destiny Bond. Taunt allows Froslass to shut down defensively based Pokemon such as Amoonguss and Cresselia, but falls short if the opponent carries a Mental Herb. Destiny Bond is an interesting move that can be used in conjunction with Focus Sash, taking down massive threats in one shot. Finally, Protect is used to shield Froslass while letting her partner take down common threats.

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Other Options

Froslass also has access to many interesting and somewhat useful moves that can be used to catch your opponent off guard. Icy Wind is great for doing decent damage to Pokemon that are weak to it, as well as slowing down threats. Confuse Ray has an impressive 100% accuracy and can cause incredible frustration to your opponent. Ice Shard can be used to finish off Pokemon that have very little HP remaining. Other offensive moves that give Froslass coverage include Ice Beam, which enables her to attack reliably outside of hail, Psychic, and Thunderbolt. Some other interesting support moves Froslass has access to include Hail, Light Screen, Thunder Wave, and Trick.

Froslass can also be used with a Choice Scarf or Choice Specs. Choice Scarf allows Froslass to outspeed Latios and the genies and OHKO them with Blizzard, but leaves her very vulnerable to attacks. Because Froslass already has an impressive base 110 Speed, she can also use Choice Specs to dish out massive Blizzards turn after turn; however, it also leaves her wide open to attacks. Both Choice Scarf and Choice Specs can be used in conjunction with Trick to render Pokemon such as Ferrothorn, Cresselia, and Amoonguss useless. BrightPowder and Snow Cloak make it incredibly hard to even touch Froslass, but a single super effective move will take her down.

Checks and Counters

Because Froslass has very mediocre defensive stats, she will often go down to any non-resisted attack in two or fewer hits. Common moves that hit for super effective damage, such as Tyranitar's Rock Slide and Crunch, Zapdos's Heat Wave, and Scizor's Bullet Punch, will easily OHKO if Froslass does not have a Focus Sash. Pokemon that are not damaged a lot by Blizzard or Shadow Ball, such as Heatran and Scizor, can easily wall Froslass and KO her. Pokemon such as Politoed, Tyranitar, and Ninetales all change the weather, tank hits from Froslass, and make it a lot more difficult to attack with Blizzard. Froslass also hates dealing with Sucker Punch, which restricts her abilities. Wide Guard completely shuts down Blizzard for one turn.