It’s December 21, which means winter is officially here. To celebrate, let’s take a look at the best ice-type Pokémon available in Pokémon Sword and Shield. There are plenty of decent choices, but we’ve gone with the top four.
Here are the best ice-type Pokémon and why they stand out above other ice-types.
Glastrier is one of the new Legendary ice-type Pokémon in The Crown Tundra expansion. As such, it has excellent base stats along with a unique and powerful ability. The ability, Chilling Neigh, increases its attack every time it Knocks another Pokémon out. In VGC, it works well in Trick Room teams because of its low base speed and high HP and attack.
Lapras got some love in Pokémon Sword and Shield with a great Gigantamax form. Its G-Max move, G-Max Resonance, sets up an Aurora Veil for its team, reducing the amount of damage allies take. It also has good coverage moves. While it isn’t as popular now as it was before the expansions, it’s still a strong ice-type Pokémon.
Alolan Ninetales is a great ice-type support Pokémon. It has the ability Snow Warning to set up hail for its side, and then it can use Aurora Veil. It can also learn Fake Tears to help special attackers out. It also has a great speed and a decent special attack stat itself, so it deals a good amount of damage along with offering support.
Mamoswine has a solid ice/ground-type combination. Ground attacks are always useful due to how annoying steel-types can be. Mamoswine is an offensive Pokémon with decent speed and a good physical attack stat. Its ability, Thick Fat, also gives it a little extra bulk against fire-type moves and other ice-type moves.
There are plenty of other awesome Ice-type Pokémon out there as well. Notable mentions go to Froslass, Glalie, Vanilluxe, and Beartic. Be sure to check some of these out and try them out on your own teams!