Ice Face (Ability)

Ice Face アイスフェイス
Ice Face
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Generation VIII
The Pokémon's ice head can take a physical attack as a substitute, but the attack also changes the Pokémon's appearance. The ice will be restored when it hails.
Generation IX
The Pokémon's ice head can take a physical attack as a substitute, but the attack also changes the Pokémon's appearance. The ice will be restored when it snows.

Ice Face (Japanese: アイスフェイス Ice Face) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Eiscue.

Effect

In battle

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When an Eiscue that's in its Ice Face form is hit by a physical move, it takes no damage and changes into its Noice Face form. If a hailstorm begins while Eiscue is in its Noice Face form, or if it is sent out in its Noice Face form during hail, it will immediately revert to its Ice Face form. Eiscue will not revert to its Ice Face form if there is already hail when it changes into its Noice Face form. This form change persists even when Eiscue is switched out, but is undone at the end of the battle.

Ice Face does not protect against special moves.

Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, and Simple Beam fail if the target has Ice Face. Role Play, Skill Swap, Entrainment, and Doodle fail if either Pokémon has Ice Face. Ice Face cannot be copied by Trace. Ice Face cannot be suppressed by Neutralizing Gas or traded by Wandering Spirit.

Generation IX

Due to snow replacing hail as a weather condition, Eiscue will now revert to Ice Face form during snow in the same circumstances as Generation VIII.

Outside of battle

Ice Face has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Ice Face

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Eiscue
Ice Face
Ice Ice Ice Face None None
  Eiscue
Noice Face
Ice Ice Ice Face None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation IX games.
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  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.
  • For Generation VIII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IX or later.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 結凍頭 Gitdung Tàuh
Mandarin 結凍頭 / 结冻头 Jiédòng Tóu
  French Tête de Gel
  German Tiefkühlkopf
  Italian Gelofaccia
  Korean 아이스페이스 Ice Face
  Brazilian Portuguese Cara de Gelo
  Spanish Cara de Hielo



Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllRain DishForecastSnow CloakDry SkinHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftHarvestSand RushSand ForceSlush RushIce FaceProtosynthesisOrichalcum Pulse


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