Essentials

Sheer Cold

Ice special

Generation 3

Summary

Causes a one-hit KO.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 2
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 2
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 2
  • Ice ½
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water ½

Stats

Power
* (no fixed power)
Accuracy
30%
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts damage equal to the target's max HP. Ignores accuracy and evasion modifiers. This move's accuracy is 30% plus 1% for each level the user is higher than the target. If the user is a lower level than the target, this move will fail.

Because this move inflicts a specific and finite amount of damage, Endure still prevents the target from fainting.

The effects of Lock-On, Mind Reader, and No Guard still apply, as long as the user is equal or higher level than the target. However, they will not give this move a chance to break through Detect or Protect.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

A chilling attack that causes fainting if it hits.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is attacked with ultimate cold that causes fainting if it hits.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The foe is attacked with a blast of absolute-zero cold. The foe instantly faints if it hits.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The target is attacked with a blast of absolute-zero cold. The target instantly faints if it hits.

Generation 6
X, Y

The target is attacked with a blast of absolute-zero cold. The target faints instantly if this attack hits.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ぜったいれいど (zettaireido)
Korean
절대영도
French
Glaciation
German
Eiseskälte
Spanish
Frío Polar
Italian
Purogelo
Czech
Totální mráz

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Sheer Cold.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Horn Drill Normal physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

Guillotine Normal physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

Fissure Ground physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

Pokémon

Ice Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Sheer Cold's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
34 34 34 34 34 Dewgong Water Ice Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
90 70 80 70 95 70 475
55 55 55 55 50 Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
85 78 78 78 Articuno Ice Flying Pressure
Snow Cloak
genderless Undiscovered 90 85 100 95 125 85 580
61 59 59 59 Glalie Ice Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Mineral
80 80 80 80 80 80 480
49 49 49 49 49 Spheal Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
70 40 50 55 50 25 290
55 55 55 55 55 Sealeo Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
90 60 70 75 70 45 410
61 65 65 65 65 Walrein Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
110 80 90 95 90 65 530
60 60 75 75 75 Kyogre Water Drizzle genderless Undiscovered 100 100 90 150 140 90 670
46 46 46 46 Snover Grass Ice Snow Warning
Soundproof
½ male, ½ female Monster
Grass
60 62 50 62 60 40 334
58 58 58 58 Abomasnow Grass Ice Snow Warning
Soundproof
½ male, ½ female Monster
Grass
90 92 75 92 85 60 494
58 Mega Abomasnow Mega Abomasnow Grass Ice Snow Warning ½ male, ½ female Monster
Grass
90 132 105 132 105 30 594
53 53 Vanillite Ice Ice Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 36 50 50 65 60 44 305
58 58 Vanillish Ice Ice Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 51 65 65 80 75 59 395
67 Vanilluxe Ice Ice Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 71 95 85 110 95 79 535
57 57 Cubchoo Ice Snow Cloak
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 40 60 40 40 305
66 Beartic Ice Snow Cloak
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Field 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
61 Cryogonal Ice Levitate genderless Mineral 70 50 30 95 135 105 485

17 Pokémon

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