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 fullPokemon Black and WhitePokedex posts alongside the US release of B&W, we willupdate that withfull Pokedexscreens 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

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