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Froslass
478
ユキメノコ Yukimenoko
478Froslass
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
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Type(s)
Type Ice  Type Ghost
Species Snow Land Pokémon
Abilities Snow Cloak
Cursed Body (DW)
Pokédex
Dusknoir ← 478 → Rotom
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 181 Sinnoh 208
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola 248/325
Evolves from Snorunt
Evolves into None
Gender
0% ♂ / 100 % ♀
Weight Height
58.6 lbs. 26.6 kg 4'03" 1.3 m
Pokédex color Egg group
White Fairy
Mineral
Shape Footprint
Shape04
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Cry

Froslass (Japanese: ユキメノコ Yukimenoko) is an Ice/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Froslass is a slightly humanoid Pokémon that appears to be wearing something resembling a kimono. Froslass's entire body is located on its head and not the "dress" that she appears to wear, as the Pokédex states that "what appears to be its body is actually hollow". Over the top of its head is a type of mask with two "horns" made of ice. On this mask are several openings, one for its mouth, two for its eyes and one in the center of its forehead, all of which reveal its purple "skin" (which are actually hollows) underneath. Attached to the sides of its head are its arms which increase in width halfway down the arms and ends at the wrists, enforcing the look of a kimono. On the center of Froslass's dress is a large, tied ribbon or obi, fitting in with the kimono theme. Shiny Froslass are brighter than the normal ones and her ribbon behind are now pink.

Natural abilities

All Froslass have the ability Snow Cloak which will raise their evasiveness when the move Hail is used.

Unlike Snorunt or their other evolved form Glalie, Froslass is a Ghost-type in addition to an Ice-type, allowing them to learn a number of moves the other forms cannot learn.

Behavior

Froslass searches for unwary prey and victims in snowstorms and freezes them into ice statutes. Sometimes it loves to show off the corpses of the victims that it has killed. Nevertheless, it can be extremely protective towards the things it adores, especially its children.

Evolution

Froslass is one of the evolved forms of Snorunt. Only a female Snorunt can evolve into a Froslass with the use of a Dawn Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Snorunt None
Platinum Evolve Snorunt None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Snorunt None
Black/White Trade None
X/Y Evolve Snorunt None
OR/AS Evolve Snorunt None
Sun/Moon Evolve Snorunt None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Crystal Crossing (9F-13F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Almia Castle


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
It freezes foes with an icy breath nearly -60 degrees F. What seems to be its body is actually hollow.
Pearl
It freezes foes with an icy breath nearly -60 degrees F. What seems to be its body is actually hollow.
Platinum
It freezes prey by blowing its -58 degrees F breath. It said to then secretly display it's prey.
HeartGold
Legends in snowy regions say that a woman who was lost on an icy mountain was reborn as Froslass.
SoulSilver
Legends in snowy regions say that a woman who was lost on an icy mountain was reborn as Froslass.
Black
It freezes prey by blowing its -58 degree F breath. It is said to then secretly display its prey.
White
It freezes prey by blowing its -58 degree F breath. It is said to then secretly display its prey.
Black 2
It freezes prey by blowing its -58 degrees F breath. It is said to then secretly display its prey.
White 2
It freezes prey by blowing its -58 degrees F breath. It is said to then secretly display its prey.
X
It freezes foes with an icy breath nearly -60 degrees Fahrenheit. What seems to be its body is actually hollow.
Y
Legends in snowy regions say that a woman who was lost on an icy mountain was reborn as Froslass.
Omega Ruby
It freezes foes with an icy breath nearly -60 degrees Fahrenheit. What seems to be its body is actually hollow.
Alpha Sapphire
Legends in snowy regions say that a woman who was lost on an icy mountain was reborn as Froslass.
Sun
When it finds humans or Pokémon it likes, it freezes them and takes them to its chilly den, where they become decorations.
Moon
The soul of a woman lost on a snowy mountain possessed an icicle, becoming this Pokémon. The food it most relishes is the souls of men.
Ultra Sun
It freezes hikers who have come to climb snowy mountains and carries them back to its home. It only goes after men it thinks are handsome.
Ultra Moon
It’s said that on nights of terrible blizzards, it comes down to human settlements. If you hear it knocking at your door, do not open it!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
70
Attack
80
Defense
70
Sp. Atk
80
Sp. Def
70
Speed
110
Total
480

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Aurora Veil —% 20 Ice Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM79 Frost Breath 60 90% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM79 Frost Breath 40 90% 10 Ice Special
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Type Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM49 Snatch —% 10 Dark Status Type Smart 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM63 Embargo 100% 15 Dark Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 478 front Pt 478 front Pt 478 front Froslassdpptb
Froslassdps Froslasspts Froslasspts Froslassdpptbs
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Froslass BW Froslass BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Froslass XY Froslass XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Froslass anime

Froslass in anime

Froslass made her debut appearance in The Drifting Snorunt!. She appears to Ash and his friends while they are traveling through a snowstorm. She creates an illusion to lure them into a trap so that they help find her lost friend, Snorunt.

In A Real Rival Rouser, Paul used a Froslass against Ash in the Sinnoh League, but was quickly defeated by his Pikachu.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Froslass.
    • Due to this, Froslass is the only Ice type Pokémon to be immune to Fighting type attacks.
  • Froslass, Shedinja, and Decidueye are the only Ghost type Pokémon that evolve from a Pokémon that is not a Ghost type.
  • Even though Froslass floats in the air, she does not have the ability to do so.
  • Froslass is tied with Gengar for the fastest Ghost Pokémon with 110 in their base speed stat.
  • Froslass and Cofagrigus are the only Pokémon in tournaments that their Pokémon name is banned because of the words in their names.

Origin

Given its gender, types and appearance, Froslass are likely based on the Yuki-onna (雪女 snow woman) from Japanese folklore. Yuki-Onna is said to be a spirit that disguised itself as a beautiful woman to attract men who were lost in snowstorms, then freeze them and take their souls as prize. It was often depicted as wearing a white kimono. They are said to be ghosts of explorers lost in the mountains.

Etymology

Froslass's English name comes from a combination of the words "Frost" (snow or ice) and "Lass" (girl), similar, in the way she is fashioned, to her Japanese name. Her Japanese name, Yukimenoko, comes from combining the words "Yuki" (snow) and "Menoko" (girl).

Gallery

See also