Ice-type Pokémon are usually affiliated with cold weather conditions, surroundings and the abilities to manipulate ice to use for many things. Many Ice-Type attacks have a chance of causing the Freeze status effect, which prevents the frozen Pokémon from attacking until it is thawed. Ice-type Pokémon are immune to the Freeze status. In the First Generation, ice types were the rarest of all types and almost invincible, but in later generations that more powerful fire, rock, fighting types were added and the new steel type was introduced, that pretty much ended the frosty reign, but stronger ice type combinations and attacks are being introduced to combat their foes