Should you go Glalie or Froslass in Pokémon Go?

What’s a good choice?

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Snorunt has two potential evolutions: Glalie and Froslass. You have a choice of which one you should go for, which means attempting to figure out the best option can be a bit tricky. In Pokémon Go, capturing a perfect IV Snorunt means you want to get the most bang for your Pokémon. We’ll present all the information for you, give you the idea of what these can be used for, and let you determine how it works for your build.

Comparing Glalie and Froslass

Let’s put these Pokémon side by side. These Pokémon do not have the same stats, the same movesets, and differ in typing just slightly.

Glalie is purely an Ice-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel-type moves, but it is resistant to Ice-type attacks. It has a maximum CP of 2,105, an attack of 139, a defense of 139, and stamina of 162. It has several notable weaknesses with few strengths, but its overall stats are decent. It wouldn’t be the best Pokémon to use in the Ultra or Master League, but it could be viable in the Great League.

Froslass is an Ice and Ghost-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Dark, Fire, Ghost, Rock, and Steel-type moves, but it is resistant to Bug, Fighting, Ice, Normal, and Poison-type attacks. It has a maximum CP of 2,040, an attack of 146, a defense of 130, and a stamina of 147. You wouldn’t want to use Froslass in the Ultra or Master League, but again, it’s a solid choice for the Great League, with various resistances.

Froslass has slightly lower stats between the two. However, it also has several more resistances, with only one additional weakness, so for many, that seems like a worthwhile trade, especially if you use his Pokémon in the Great League. It comes down to the movesets.

Froslass’ best moveset will be powder snow for its fast move, and then shadow ball and avalanche for its charge moves. For Glalie, it’s best moveset is ice shard for its fast move, and then avalanche and shadow ball for its charge moves. They have extremely similar fighting styles, but powder snow provides more energy per turn, whereas ice shard does more damage per turn, at the cost of less energy.

Which one?

When it comes down to it, Froslass is more likely to survive its battles. It’ll be able to beat more Pokémon, despite having overall maximum stats. But because you’ll likely be using it in the Great League, those maximum stats won’t matter too much.

For PvP, make sure to grab Froslass. If you want to maximize the number of points you can earn with a Pokémon, potentially using it more often in raid battles, Glalie is slightly better.