Pokemon Black and White spotlight: The Ice-types

#121 Unova / #615 National
Species classification: Crystal Pokemon
Ability: Levitate – Immune to Ground-type attacks, Spikes, Toxic Spikes and Arena Trap
Location found (Black/White): Mt. Neji
Wild hold items: NeverMeltIce (rare)
Egg groups: Mineral
Capture rate: 25
Gender ratio: Genderless
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 70 HP / 50 Atk / 30 Def / 95 SAtk / 135 SDef / 105 Spd / 485 Total
Effort values: 2 Special Defense
Evolution family: None

This snowflake looks pissed. Keep Furiijio away from physical attackers at all costs, because of his absolutely dismal attack stat – don't even bother with trying to compensate with EVs, because it's not worth it. Furiijio makes up for it with an impressive special defense though, which is the highest of any non-legendary Ice-type. Like Baibanira, your best STAB option is easily Ice Beam, although you could go for Blizzard if you're willing to take a risk.

Depending on the rest of your team, Rapid Spin is also a good option for Furiijio because its Levitate ability makes it immune to Spikes, so you can spin them away without taking damage, but this is only really useful if you're going to be battling competitively. Among the pure Ice-types of Black and White,the Bainanira family is definitely a more interesting option.

Editor's note: We apologize for the incomplete Pokemon entries in the screenshots this week - when our full Pokemon Black and White Pokedex posts alongside the US release of B&W, we will update that with full Pokedex screens for the English-language version.

Previous Pokemon B&W spotlights:
The starters and their evolutions
Minezumi, Yorterii, Choroneko and their evolutions.
The monkey trio and their evolutions 
Munna, Mamepato, Shimama and their evolutions 
The ghosts of Isshu
Dangoro, Koromori and their evolutions
Tabunne, Moguryuu and and Doryuuzu
Otamaro, Dokkora and their evolutions
Nageki and Dageki
Kurumiru, Fushide and their evolutions
Monmen, Churine and their evolutions

Jan 8, 2010




  • xtremejosh - January 18, 2011 5:15 a.m.

    The ice type is not my favorite but they're cool looking. But an ice cream? I don't know why but I kinda saw that coming
  • shadowraichu - January 12, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    Is that a straw sticking out of his head?
  • TheHouseofQuark - January 11, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    Thats quite an agressive crotch
  • Pokefan8824ever - January 10, 2011 5:11 a.m.

    Idk now if I want the ice types of the gen5 bc stat wise they are good but looks are kinda ify I like the ice cream cone bc a name popped into my mind when I saw it (Banilla Ice) lol. But when I saw an ice dragon I was so happy but it looks terrible from what I was hoping it would look like.
  • Clovin64 - January 9, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    I want to give that baby bear a nice warm cuddle. But an Ice cream cone? Really?
  • EnigmaSpirit - January 9, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    Pokemon Team Staff Meeting: "I know lets put a face on an icecream cone and call it a pokemon. There, I am done for the week." "Excuse me, sir, you still have to make one more pokemon to meet your quota." "Urgh... a bear... with an ice beard. Can I go now?" There is no inspiration in either of these. The bear is alright, but a damn icecream cone? Really?
  • CandiedJester - January 9, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    REALLY, an ice cream cone?? They aren't even using animals for inspiration they are using food. Great. Sophisticated food fights. >> lol. I love you pokemon, but come on. Well, at least the bear looks pretty badass.
  • garfunkling - January 9, 2011 9:33 a.m.

    The ice cream guy is adorable. The bear i feel indifferent about
  • Twizinator - January 9, 2011 7:22 a.m.

    @Crabhand F&%K YEAH
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - January 9, 2011 1:29 a.m.

    @enviremental - Considering that Glalie looks like it's the key part of Jason Voorhees' costume, Furiijio has gotta be pretty damn badass.
  • Crimmy - January 8, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    I'm going to EV train a baibanira and use it in tourneys and to embarrass my friends.
  • SirGoldenSquareTheEleventyFirst - January 8, 2011 10:30 p.m.

    LoL i messed that up but i think you know what i mean
  • SirGoldenSquareTheEleventyFirst - January 8, 2011 10:27 p.m.

    I thin k you meant dismal dismal defense stat.
  • Daver123 - January 8, 2011 9:56 p.m.

    The Baibanira family should have a special weakness to Lickitung and Lickilicky.
  • enviremental - January 8, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    Furiijio kinda looks like Glalie's evil sibling.
  • Robusken - January 8, 2011 7:21 p.m.

    I hate to harp on Furiijio...but man his look just really puts me off for some reason. Crotch aggressive bear always makes me laugh. Specially with that weird ice beard thing he has going on.
  • Crabhand - January 8, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    Blargh... don't much like the ice types this generation. Agressive Crotch is pretty good... but I don't much like the Baibanira line and Furiijio looks like it eats babies for pleasure. I do, however, look forward to the ice dragon. Hyorinmaru, anybody?
  • AwesomeGuitarSoloMan - January 8, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Ice cream thing should include a cherry
  • Ohwll - January 8, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    Cant wait to fight a snowflake with ice cream! Its going to be pretty epic! Also First maybe.

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