Permafrost (move)

Type  Ice
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  80%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all foes
Introduced Insurgence

Permafrost is a non-damaging Ice-type move exclusive to Pokémon Insurgence. It is TM112.


Permafrost sets an entry hazard around the target Pokémon, which will Freeze them upon switching in. It can stack up to 5 times, with each layer adding a 10% chance of incoming Pokemon being frozen upon switching in. This chance is doubled under Hail.

Permafrost has no effect against Flying-type, Ice-type, or Fire-type Pokémon or Pokémon with the Ability Levitate or Leaf Guard (during intense sunlight). However, a Flying or Levitating Pokémon will be affected if it is switched in while holding an Iron Ball, while Gravity is in effect or if Baton Passed an Ingrain. If an Ice-type or Fire-type Pokémon that is not also a Flying-type or has the Ability Levitate is switched in, it will absorb Permafrost and the effect of Permafrost will end. Also, if an Ice-type or Fire-type Pokémon that is also a Flying-type or has the Ability Levitate is switched in holding the item Iron Ball or while Gravity is in effect, it will absorb Permafrost.

If a Pokémon is holding an Air Balloon, it will not be affected by Permafrost, unless Gravity is in effect. An Ice-type or Fire-type Pokémon holding an Air Balloon will not absorb Permafrost, unless Gravity is in effect.

The moves Rapid Spin and Defog remove the effect of Permafrost; Rapid Spin removes Permafrost set around the Rapid Spinner while Defog removes Permafrost set on both sides.

In the event that both Permafrost and Toxic Spikes are set on the field and the Pokémon switched in is capable of being affected by both, the Pokémon will first be poisoned before having the status immediately overwritten to frozen, regardless of the order in which the two entry hazards are placed on the field.


Type Description
Battle Frost covers the ground around the foe, randomly freezing foes who switch in.
TM The ground freezes at the foes feet, giving a chance to freeze any foe who switches in.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Note that this still in the process of updating. Many Pokémon who can now Permafrost are not on here.

# Pokémon Type
029 029.png Nidoran♀ Poison Grass
030 030.png Nidorina Poison Grass
031 031.png Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 032.png Nidoran♂ Poison Grass
033 033.png Nidorino Poison Grass
034 034.png Nidoking Poison Ground
062 062.png Poliwrath Water Fighting
105 105.png Marowak Ground Ground
138 138.png Omanyte Water Rock
139 139.png Omastar Water Rock
150 150.png Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 151.png Mew Psychic Psychic
160 160.png Feraligatr Water Water
186 186.png Politoed Water Water
241 241.png Miltank Normal Normal
248 248.png Tyranitar Rock Dark
258 258.png Mudkip Water Grass
259 259.png Marshtomp Water Ground
260 260.png Swampert Water Ground
342 342.png Crawdaunt Water Dark
350 350.png Milotic Water Water
351 351.png Castform Normal Normal
382 382.png Kyogre Water Water
384 384.png Rayquaza Dragon Flying
418 418.png Buizel Water Water
419 419.png Floatzel Water Water
478 478.png Froslass Ice Ghost
491 491.png Darkrai Dark Dark
493 493.png Arceus Normal Normal
501 501.png Oshawott Water Grass
502 502.png Dewott Water Grass
503 503.png Samurott Water Grass
615 615.png Cryogonal Ice Ice
649 649.png Genesect Bug Steel
738 738.png Delta Ralts Electric Ice
739 739.png Delta Kirlia Electric Ice
740 740.png Delta Gardevoir Electric Ice
741 741.png Delta Gallade Electric Ice
756 756.png Delta Phantump Fairy Fairy
757 757.png Delta Trevenant Fairy Fighting
777 777.png Delta Misdreavus Ice Fairy
778 778.png Delta Mismagius Ice Fairy
788 788.png Delta Turtwig Water Ground
789 789.png Delta Grotle Water Ground
790 790.png Delta Torterra Water Ground
800 800.png Delta Diglett Ice Normal
801 801.png Delta Dugtrio Ice Normal
819 819.png Delta Hoothoot Ice Flying
820 820.png Delta Noctowl Ice Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.