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Froslass (the Snow Land Pokemon) is a relatively rare Ice/Ghost-type Pokemon found within extremely cold environments in the Hoenn and Sinnoh regions in addition to parts of Antarctica and Greenland.  Prized among Ghost-types for their elegant form and cold-hearted tactics, Froslass are dangerous creatures that enjoy showing off their frozen opponents like perverted trophies of war.  Make sure to put away your Fighting-types when these frozen specters enter the battlefield, or you'll be taught a beautifully gruesome lesson you'll never forget!

The exact origin of Froslass has remained a complete and utter mystery for as long as anyone can remember, mainly because Snorunt can only evolve into Froslass if they are exposed to the radiant energy of a Dawn Stone and are female.  Although the absence of Y chromosomes is believed to be the reason behind this reaction, there is no conclusive evidence present to fully explain the evolution through this factor alone.  However, there is an old Sinnoh legend that might offer up some sort of explanation.  As the legend goes, a young woman became lost while hiking around a snowy mountain and was trapped by a sudden blizzard; unable to see or move much, the young woman began to freeze to death.  As she was dying, a Snorunt appeared in front of her and, noticing that she was in trouble, tried its hardest to lead her out of the blizzard.  Unfortunately, the woman had already been exposed to the cold for too long, and died shortly after the Snorunt encountered her; the Snorunt, feeling extremely distressed, tried to revive her as best it could, but to no avail.  However, this encounter did not end here; the legend goes on to state that the young woman's spirit, harmonizing with the spirit of her rescuer, transformed it into the first Froslass and simultaneously gave Snorunt around the world the capacity to do likewise.  While this old legend hardly has any concrete evidence behind it, the strange ways and lifestyles of Ghost-type Pokemon nonetheless make one pause in consideration.

In terms of combat potential, Froslass are just as strong as Glalie in battle, though the degree to which they can manipulate ice is severely reduced.  Instead, Froslass trade in raw power and some defense for heavily increased movement speed (mainly possible because their bodies are hollow) and a sleuth of Ghost-type moves (forgetting Bite, Headbutt, Protect, Ice Fang and Crunch and instead learning Astonish, Confuse Ray, Ominous Wind, Captivate and Destiny Bond) in addition to the Wake-Up Slap attack, which presents an awkward nod towards the Sinnoh region's associated origin legend.  Froslass use their incredible agility to get close to prey before engulfing them in their icy breath which, at -58 degrees Fahrenheit, is more than enough to freeze them solid.  Instead of devouring their prey like Glalie, however, Froslass choose to secretly display their frozen victims like trophies; the reasoning behind such behavior is still a mystery, as low population numbers and a tendency for isolation make studying the species difficult.  It is also interesting to note that, despite their rarity in the wild, there have been many sightings of one particular Froslass near Snowpoint City in the Sinnoh region; locals believe that somewhere beneath the city there must be a fairly large cavern filled with the frozen prey of the creature in question.  Many experts wonder if this Froslass is in fact the one described in the old Sinnoh legends; while such a claim is somewhat dubious, the consistent appearance of the same Froslass over and over again brings more frightening validity to the old legend.

As deadly as they are graceful, Froslass are imposing creatures that can definitely surprise first-time opponents a great deal.  With the highest base Speed stat out of all Ghost-type Pokemon (tied with Gengar) and a breath so cold that just being near them can cause instant frostbite, this is one species of Pokemon that you definitely don't want to face on a cold night.  Some say that 'hell have no fury like a woman scorned'; that might not be true in every case, but as far as Froslass go, the only thing you'll ever earn from getting in their way is a one-way express ticket to the ninth circle of hell!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Snow Land Pokemon, Froslass. Enjoy.
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cas20 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Writer
I evolved my Snorunt into a Froslass. She is very beautiful.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Writer
I see...
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cas20 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Writer
Yeah, and I see what you mean by "Frozen Statues". She actually froze a Pigeon, can't be thawed.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Yeah...Froslass are not creatures to mess with on their home turf...
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cas20 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Writer
She actually let me try to get the bird out.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Writer
That's...only more disturbing...
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cas20 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Writer
Of course, but it was very important to my research.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Writer
I see...well, research is research...
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thechrizzle Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is it me, or was the Yuki-onna legend based on this peculiar pokémon? Gotta love the parallels that can be drawn between legends and pokémon...
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Writer
Most likely.
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