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 3328, with an ATK of 247, DEF of 146 and STA of 242, 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 only with a Sinnoh Stone. 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. In Pokemon GO, Mamoswine got Ancient Power as a Swinub Community Day Guide exclusive move.

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 metagame 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 3328 247 146 242
Regice 3122 179 309 190
Articuno 3051 192 236 207
Glaceon 3126 238 205 163
Weavile 3005 243 171 172
Walrein 2726 182 176 242
Lapras 2641 165 174 277
Jynx 2555 223 151 163
Cloyster 2547 186 256 137

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 Movepool

Fast Moves Charged Moves
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Mud Slap Ground
  • Avalanche Ice
  • Bulldoze Ground
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Ancient Power (exclusive) Rock

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’ 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
Snow Boosts its potential Ice moves Boosts defenders’ super-effective Steel moves

Shiny Mamoswine

Shiny Mamoswine is noticeably different in color 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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Arguably the strongest Ice typed attacker, that surpasses even the Legendary Articuno, Mamoswine is shaping up to be one of the best additions in Gen IV. Mamoswine