Beartic is an ursine, quadrupedal polar bear-like Pokémon capable of standing on its hind legs. It has bluish white fur with a particularly fuzzy underbelly and a shaggy tuft for a tail. Three spikes of ice hang from its lower jaw, forming a beard. Its face consists of a long snout, beady black eyes, and rounded ears. Its large forepaws have black claws and paw pads.
Like Ursaring, Beartic is highly protective of its young, Cubchoo. When traveling they often give their offspring a ride.
The drop of mucus coming from the nose of its pre-evolution has become frozen and is now Beartic's "beard".
Beartic is the fourth Pokémon to have the appearance of a bear in the series, along with Teddiursa, Ursaring, and its pre-evolution, Cubchoo.
Beartic is a portmanteau of the words "bear" and "Arctic", as it is based on a polar bear.
Beartic is realistically sized; in reality, 8 feet is roughly the size of a polar bear standing on its hind legs.
Beartic's BMI (based on human calculations) is 38.7, compared to the polar bear's BMI (again based on human calculations) of 51.2. This is partly because Beartic is a lot lighter than its real-life counterpart.