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Tech Tier 3
Analysis by Svidrigailov

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Ice
Weak Vs Fire
Role Tech
Base Potential
Gender Female

Pokemon Description

It blankets wide areas in snow by whipping up blizzards. It is also known as “The Ice Monster.”

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Stats

HP 97
ATK 16
DEF 11
Sp. ATK 10
Sp. DEF 13
Speed 15
HP 510
ATK 218
DEF 123
Sp. ATK 153
Sp. DEF 125
Speed 230
Bulk 433

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

Abomasnow is a fairly powerful Ice Type Tech Pair with a solid moveset that is held back by its overall poor base stats. That being said, its rare typing, self-sufficiency, and ability to function without critical hit buffs give it a powerful niche in co-op where it is one of the most powerful Ice Type damage dealers and is an incredible option as an engine to set up hail and support its teammates. Overall, Abomasnow is a solid investment as a three star damage dealer with a unique niche that allows it to really shine in the right situations. 

Strengths

Unique Typing:

Powerful Ice Type damage dealers are few and far between, and Abomasnow’s three star rarity makes it a reliable, easy to aquire choice for an ice type striker on any co-op oriented player’s account. Especially going forward as many dragons are likely to be added to EX Challenges, ice type damage dealers are quite valuable. 

Self-Sufficiency:

Abomasnow’s access to X Speed and its unique move, It’s All About Focus! allows it to buff itself up to the point where it can do considerable amounts of damage without help from a support pair or the use of a Critical bonus, which not only allows it to be used to its full potential even in solo queue but also to deal full damage to raid bosses who are immune to Critical Hits and to benefit from Dire Hit All buffs against bosses who can be Critically Hiit. These qualities make it an extremely reliable pair that doesn’t require any sort of special team setup to be a powerful source of damage. 

Access To Hail:

Another thing that sets Abomasnow apart from its contemporaries is its ability to reliably and easily set up hail while remaining a powerful member of the team in its own right. This lets it perform double duty as a support to pairs who can make use of hail and a self-sufficient damage dealer, something not many other ice pairs can claim to do.

Weaknesses

Poor Base Stats:

While Abomasnow’s powerful moveset and typing make it a formidable pair, it is kept out of the upper echelon of damage dealers by its incredibly low base stats. While it can make up for this through the utility of also being a hail setter, its Attack stat of 182 means it should only be used as a primary striker against bosses weak to ice and its low bulk holds it back as a primary support.

Team Synergy

Abomasnow’s ability to set hail makes it an incredible teammate for any pair with the ability to take advantage of the weather. Past that, its lack of a way to buff its own Critical Hit Chance makes Dusclops an excellent teammate for it since it can use its Dire Hit All+ to max out Abomasnow’s Critical Chance, greatly increasing its damage output. 

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Moves

Type Ice
Category
Power
46 / 55
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a very small chance of leaving the target frozen.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Sharply raises the user’s Speed.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Ice
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Entire field
Uses 2
Cost
Causes a hailstorm.
Move Unlock Requirements
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Uses a maximum of three slots of the user’s move gauge. Based on the amount used, this move raises both the user’s Attack and Sp. Def by up to four stat ranks.

Sync Move

Type Ice
Category
Power
200 / 240
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

The power of this move is increased during a hailstorm.

Passive Skills

Antifreeze

Prevents the Pokémon from becoming frozen.

Snow Shelter

Protects the Pokémon from damage from a hailstorm.