Ice Scales (Ability)

Ice Scales こおりのりんぷん
Ice Scales
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Generation VIII
The Pokémon is protected by ice scales, which halve the damage taken from special moves.

Ice Scales (Japanese: こおりのりんぷん Ice Scales) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Snom and Frosmoth.

Effect

In battle

Ice Scales halves damage from special moves that hit Pokémon with this Ability, including from special moves that use the target's Defense stat (like Psyshock). It has no effect on moves that deal direct damage.

Outside of battle

Ice Scales has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Ice Scales

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Snom Ice Bug Shield Dust None Ice Scales
  Frosmoth Ice Bug Shield Dust None Ice Scales
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰鱗粉 Bīng Lèuhnfán
Mandarin 冰鱗粉 / 冰鳞粉 Bīng Línfěn
  French Écailles Glacées
  German Eisflügelstaub
  Italian Geloscaglie
  Korean 얼음인분 Eoreum Inbun
  Spanish Escama de Hielo



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