Pokemon Type Reviews: Ice


Wow, that's not a lot of Pokemon at all, is it? Even knowing that Ice was the "rarest" type, this is still a smaller selection than I really expected.

Ice never used to sit right with me as an element separate from water, but when you think about it, water is only in a liquid state once it's energized enough, so ice is really the "true" or "default" form of water, isn't it?

I guess it's just like the relationship between rock type and steel type. They're arguably part of the same category, but we have different enough associations with them that they warrant separate types.

Ice pokemon, unfortunately, have some pretty bad weaknesses in steel, fighting, rock and fire, while ice attacks are less effective against fire, steel, water, and other ice pokemon. Where ice excels, however, is its selection of strengths. Grass, ground and flying are all very common types ice is super effective against, and it's also one of the only weaknesses of the otherwise resilient dragon type. Why does ice beat dragons? I don't know. Not many dragon pokemon are even reptilian these days.

MY TOP SIX FAVORITES:

With a rather limited selection, there really aren't any ice type pokemon that even make my "top favorites in the series" list, though I certainly really appreciate some of them.

MY LEAST FAVORITES:

Likewise, I can't even choose a full list of "least" favorites at all this time.

THE MOST CREATIVE:

SCARIEST/MOST BADASS:

THE PRETTIEST:

THE CUTEST:

THE GOOFIEST CHARM:

WHAT'S MISSING?




A SNOWMAN

I don't care how simple and obvious it is. Where is our snowman??? I don't care what form it takes. A traditional, adorable, pure ice snowman, an eerie ice/ghost snowman, a frozen-over ice/rock, a slushy and polluted ice/poison, a cactus-like ice/grass, whatever. Any snowman. Every snowman. All of them.

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