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Froslass (the Snow Land Pokémon) is an exceptionally rare Ice/Ghost-type Pokémon found within extremely cold environments in the Hoenn and Sinnoh regions as well as 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 strongly resembles the story behind the Yuki-onna of Japanese folklore and in turn 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 Pokémon 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, Ice Fang, Headbutt, Protect, Frost Breath and Crunch and instead learning Astonish, Draining Kiss, Ominous Wind, Confuse Ray, Wake-Up Slap, Captivate, Shadow Ball and Destiny Bond), with the capacity to learn the Wake-Up Slap attack in particular presenting 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 Pokémon (tied with Gengar) and a breath so cold that just being near them can cause instant frostbite, this is one species of Pokémon 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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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Writer
It's sad that everyone makes them out to be evil. When I met mine out on Lake Acuity, those awful Team Galactic goons had murdered her children and had left her badly beaten, and when I confronted Commander Mars about it, she left like it was nothing! So I took her to a Pokémon Center and stayed with her until she recovered, and she became a partner with me. Together, we fought against Team Galactic and even took down Cyrus together, saving the world from his master plan of unmaking the world and remaking it into a world without spirit. Yuki even saved my butt against Cynthia's Garchomp! Needless to say, she's quite a partner and I love her very much.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
I have one of these
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Writer
You have a Froslass as well? Are they not cold, cold beauties? Easily my favorite ghost type in Sinnoh, number two being Mismagius...
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
yeah
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Writer
...When Cyrus and his Crobat faced mine...well...let's just say...that Crobat experienced the ninth circle of hell!

And mine helped me ALOT when it came to facing Cynthia and her speedy and powerful Garchomp, for Froslass is FAST and ice deals 4x damage to it!

I named her Yuki...after the Japanese word for Snow...also after Yuki-Onna.

Candice...thank you for getting me interesting in this one.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
mine a rather nice pokemon...for a ghost type
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Writer
Indeed they can be rather nice...

Many ghost types can be rather nice to people, especially when they have a strong bond with them.

Yuki was all for stomping Team Galactic into the ground!
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
i bet :)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Writer
I can see that. :)

Sadly, Ghost-types just aren't as appreciated as they should be by the general public.
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Writer
I know. And the Pokedex entries and all the legends surrounding Froslass don't really help very much at all...It's hard to forget sometimes that ghost types can do amazing and wonderful things sometimes, especially in the hands of people like Candice, Fantina, and Morty. Yuki is part of my team of ghost types that hunts down evil, demented people like Team Galactic and ISIS and many more, and brings them to justice. Her nature can be a little hasty at times, but she is somewhat of a clown, and is fun to be around.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed...ah, the mysteries of the Ghost-type...
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Writer
Indeed they are rather mysterious in their ways. Although...there was once an incident when some Team ISIS goons broke into my house to try and kill me...and...well...Yuki took care of them. Froslass can be quite protective of those they care about.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Writer
Ghost-types tend to be like that. The dead and the living are not so different in practice, it seems...
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CerisBeech Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Writer
I remember using her in battle against a Team ISIS admin and his Noivern...needless to say, when it got struck by an Attract, and hit with a Draining Kiss and then a Cold Breath attack...it fell to her in no time flat. It's a shame that Faris C escaped justice that day (I work for the International Police), especially after he had tried to have Meloetta KILLED by manipulating people into turning against her and he was doing research on the Black Fog...so...
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Writer
I see...that is a shame...
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Midnight3795 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beware Dawn Stones.
They kill Snorunt.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Actually, that is not true; as far as w know, they may have never been truly living to begin with.
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Midnight3795 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
But Snorunt aren't Ghost type.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Writer
No; they are living constructs of stone and ice with no significant organic tissue in their bodies, ergo they are not technically what we would define as biologically 'alive'.
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Midnight3795 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
First, that's never confirmed. Second, then why is Snorunt not ghost type? Or rock type?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Because they do not possess the ability to utilize their bodies in a way that would enable them to utilize and take damage like a Rock or Ghost-type.

As for being proven, read the Ruby Pokedex entry for Glalie; it's right there.
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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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S0FT-C00KIE Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ninth circle of... wait a minute, was that a Dante's Inferno reference? I've never read that book, but I did find out about its concept of the innermost layer being cold instead of hot.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Exactly.
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
With ghost type more than any other type, it is probably safest to believe legends and take them as fact.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Sometimes...
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
But that is only for the people concerned about safety, right? No one like me.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Yeah.......
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Aquatic-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I'm the type that charges into these myths head-on, if o
nly becase they are ghost type centered!
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Writer
That's understandable, though to be honest, Ghost-types aren't quite as hot on the market as they used to be.
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cas20 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Writer
The perfect mix of elegance and scary, Froslass.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Indeed.
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cas20 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012   Writer
Froslass reminds me of the Yuki-oona.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Writer
There's probably a good chance that it may have inspired the legend...
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cas20 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Writer
Yeah, so if the legends are true. There is a large cavern under Snowpoint?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Writer
I wouldn't say large, but it certainly is large enough to squeeze through. No one has managed to come back from it, though, so I wouldn't advise it...
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cas20 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Writer
Probably cause Froslass is territorial, would it be better to drill through and send a camera down?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Writer
No, or at least not without a having a good layout of the geology of the area. The last thing anyone needs is a vengeful Froslass due to its home being caved in.
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ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Boris : I AM INVINCIBLE !! *got frozen by azote and gets taken away in Froslass's cavern*
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Cute. :)
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ShiningRayWolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Come to think of it, how Froslass would be able to drag a frozen statue from Cuba all the way to Sinnoh ? :XD:
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