A whole new set of Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go. While we're still probably a few months away from the release of "Gen 3" Pokemon, it's never too early to start looking at some of the new Pokemon and see how they might impact the game. We're going to take a look at all of the Pokemon that will be included in Pokemon Go's next wave of releases based on their types.
Today, we're looking at the new Ice-Type Pokemon that are coming to Pokemon Go. Ice-Type Pokemon are considered to be one of the weakest types of Pokemon, in part because they don't resist any type of attacks besides their own. However, they do have their uses in Pokemon Go, as they're one of the few types that can reliably take down Dragonite, one of the most stalwart defenders in the game.
The next wave of Pokemon won't have many new Ice-Types, but the ones they do add could become useful Pokemon thanks to their advantages over Dragon-Type Pokemon. Here's what Ice-Type Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go soon:
Snorunt and Glalie
The timid, shivering Snorunt is a prime candidate to become one of Gen 3's common Pokemon, especially in areas near water where Ice-Type Pokemon seem to spawn. Snorunt evolves into Glalie, a fearsome looking floating Pokemon that resembles a floating snowball wearing a goalie mask.
Glalie isn't a particularly powerful Pokemon, although it has very balanced stats. It's marginally more powerful than Dewgong, so we doubt that it'll have much of a place in Pokemon Go's gym system. If players are looking for a cheap Ice-Type attacker, Glalie might have some use depending on its attack abilities.
That doesn't mean players should ignore Snorunt and Glalie, though. Snorunt has an alternative evolution that appears in Gen 4, so players might want to stock up on Snorunt Candies while they can.
Spheal, Sealeo, and Walrein
Pokemon Go will get its first Ice-Type Pokemon with a two tier evolution with the addition of Spheal. As its name suggests, Spheal is a portly seal-like Pokemon that looks a beach ball with flippers. It eventually evolves into Walrain, a fearsome looking Ice-Type Pokemon with massive tusks.
Walrain has the second highest Stamina stat of any Ice-Type Pokemon and will have the fifth highest Attack stat of any Ice-Type Pokemon. We see Walrain as a more offensive version of Lapras with better attack abilities, but marginally weaker defensive abilities. Depending on its moveset, Walrain could have a lot of usefulness in Pokemon Go.
Regice is one of the three Legendary Golems, massive Pokemon that were hidden throughout the Hoenn region in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. The Legendary Golems have always been considered somewhat of a disappointment, as they could easily be defeated by non-Legendary Pokemon.
Regice and the other Legendary Pokemon might not have much of a place in Pokemon Go. All three are known for their high defensive stats, which unfortunately can't be properly utilized as Legendary Pokemon aren't allowed to defend gyms. And while Regice will have the highest CP of any Ice-Type Pokemon in Pokemon Go, its Attack and Stamina stats are comparable to a Pokemon like Piloswine...which isn't exactly known as a top tier attacker.