Beartic Pokemon GO: What You Need to Know

Beartic will appear more frequently in Pokémon GO over the course of the holidays
Beartic will appear more frequently in Pokémon GO over the course of the holidays / Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Beartic is one of several Pokémon who is appearing in Pokémon GO for the first time as part of the game's 2019 holiday celebration. Here's what you need to know about the "Freezing Pokémon" first introduced in Pokémon's fifth generation.

Beartic Pokemon GO: What You Need to Know

Beartic is an Ice-Type Pokémon that evolves from the adorably Cubchoo. Its max CP is 3,042, with 233 attack, 152 defense and 216 stamina. It is particularly vulnerable to Fighting-, Fire-, Rock-, and Steel-Type attacks, taking 160% damage from each. On the other hand, it is more resistant to ICe-Type attacks, which deal only 62.5% damage.

Beartic can use the moves Powder Snow, Charm, Ice Punch, Surf and Play Rough.

All in all, Beartic's place in the Pokémon GO meta game is unstable at best. Beartic is particularly fast, but its fragility and single type make it an unreliable choice in player-vs-player fights.