Pokémon GO Mamoswine is a dual typed Ground and Ice type Pokémon, and is one of many that evolve from a previously introduced Pokémon. Mamoswine has a MAX CP of 3289, with an ATK of 247, DEF of 157 and STA of 220, which puts it in the running for the best Ice type in the game, with a higher max CP than that of Regice, Articuno, and Glaceon.

Mamoswine evolves from Piloswine (which evolves from Swinub), but possibly only when it knows the Charged move Ancient Power — if core games are anything to judge by. Moves have never been an evolution requirement before in Pokémon Go, but in the main series games, it was essential for Piloswine to know Ancient Power before it could evolve – this could be a new feature we see introduced for Gen IV. Failing that we may see an evolution item requirement. As a minimum it will likely require 100 Candies, in line with almost all other 3rd stage evolutions.


Mamoswine in the Meta

In this chart, we will look at Mamoswine’s stats compared to some of the other prominent Ice types in the game (ice type attackers are far more useful in the current meta game than ground types which Mamoswine doesn’t even contend with, so we aren’t going to go into the ground side of Mamoswine very much).

Ice Type Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
Mamoswine 3289 247 157 220
Regice 3087 179 356 160
Articuno 2933 192 249 180
Glaceon 2866 238 212 130
Weavile 2815 243 182 140
Walrein 2606 182 176 220
Lapras 2603 165 180 260
Jynx 2512 223 182 130
Cloyster 2475 186 323 100

Mamoswine’s Attack and Stamina stats are both almost the best in this table, but its Defense lets it down as the lowest in the table by a considerable margin. This doesn’t however, stop it from having a max. CP of over 200 more than the second highest max. CP Ice type in the game.

Offensively, Ice type moves are particularly useful; Not only are they double super effective (1.96x damage) against the Flying Dragon types, they are also super effective (1.4x damage) against some of the other strong Flying types like Lugia and Zapdos (Mamoswine is immune to Electric type moves too), as well as dragon type Latios and Latias. They are also super effective against the Ground types, the strongest of which are Groudon, Rhyperior, and Golem.

Defensively, Mamoswine’s typing gives it a weakness (1.4x damage) to Fighting, Steel, Fire, Water, and Grass type moves, but also gives it a resistance (0.714x damage) to Poison moves and immunity (0.51x damage) to Electric type moves.

Mamoswine’s Potential Movepool

Though there is no way to know for sure what moves Mamoswine will have, we can look at its main series movepool, the moves Piloswine and other similar Ice and Ground types already have access to, and other Ice and Ground moves already in the game, to compile a list of possible movesets:

Fast Moves Charged Moves
  • Ice Shard
  • Frost Breath
  • Powder Snow
  • Mud Shot
  • Mud-Slap
  • Avalanche
  • Earthquake
  • Blizzard
  • Icy Wind
  • Ice Beam
  • Aurora Beam
  • Ancient Power
  • Rock Tomb
  • Bulldoze
  • Stone Edge
  • Body Slam

If / when abilities are introduced into Pokémon Go, Mamoswine may have access to Oblivious, Snow Cloak, and Thick Fat… yes you read that right, Thick Fat.


Weather Influence on Mamoswine

In weather that has pros, use Mamoswine all you want and let it tear through its enemies, but in the weather with cons, avoid using it against foes that may have super-effective moves. The chart below will help you visualize what weather is beneficial or harmful for Mamoswine.

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts its potential Ground moves Boosts defenders’ double super-effective Grass moves and super effective Fire moves
Partly Cloudy Boosts its potential Rock moves
Cloudy Boosts defenders’ super-effective Fighting moves
Rainy Boosts defenders’ super-effective Water moves
Fog
Windy
Snow Boosts its potential Ice moves Boosts defenders’ super-effective Steel moves

Shiny Mamoswine

Shiny Mamoswine is noticeably different in colour to normal; its fur is an off-green instead of the standard light brown, while the blue around its eyes remains unchanged.

Normal Shiny
   

Pokédex Entries and Facts

Mamoswine’s Pokédex entries from various games give some insights into its ancient origins:

  • It flourished worldwide during the ice age but its population declined when the masses of ice began to dwindle.
  • When the temperature rose at the end of the ice age, most Mamoswine disappeared.
  • A frozen one was dug up from soil dating back 10,000 years. It woke up to much amazement.
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