Icicle Spear (move)

Icicle Spear
つららばり Icicle Needle
Icicle Spear VIII.png
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Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  25
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Icicle Spear (Japanese: つららばり Icicle Needle) is a damage-dealing Ice-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III. It is TM51 in Generation VIII. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Shellder.

Effect

Generation III

Icicle Spear inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Icicle Spear may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Mirror Coat will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

If the user is holding a King's Rock, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Icicle Spear can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if move Hail was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Icicle Spear unless it misses. Due to being now classified as a physical move, Icicle Spear is affected by Counter instead of Mirror Coat.

If the user is holding a Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Generation V onward

There is now a 35% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 35% chance it will hit 3 times, a 15% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 15% chance it will hit 5 times.

If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor or Stamina, each strike will activate it.

Description

Games Description
RSE Attacks the foe by firing 2 to 5 icicles in a row.
FRLG Sharp icicles are fired at the foe. It strikes two to five times.
Colo.XD Attacks target by firing 2 to 5 icicles in a row.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user launches sharp icicles at the foe. It strikes two to five times in a row.
BWB2W2 The user launches sharp icicles at the target. It strikes two to five times in a row.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user launches sharp icicles at the target two to five times in a row.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3 8FRLG 13 13 13 13
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1, Evo.
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 24
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 24
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 24
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM51
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
364   Sealeo
 
 
Water 1 Field
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
614   Beartic
  Field Field
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
872   Snom
 
 
Bug Bug
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug
875   Eiscue
  Water 1 Field
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
883   Arctovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
896   Glastrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field Dream World - Sparkling Sea
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field Island Scan - Tapu VillageUSUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 Abram Burrows's Cloyster
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field Arash Ommati's Mamoswine
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Icicle Spear is a move with 2 base power, 70% accuracy, and 22 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user, cutting corners, 2 to 5 times. This move's base critical hit rate is lower than normal, at 2%.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 8 and its accuracy to 33.75%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 15 18 100% An opponent Multistrike Attacks the target two to five times in a row.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It hits two to five times in succession.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target using 2 to 5 attacks in a single turn.
BSL てきポケモンに 2〜5かいれんぞくで ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy 2 to 5 times in a row.


In the anime

       
Shellder Vanillite Vanillish Eiscue
The user fires ice shaped like icicles at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Shellder Shellder fires sharp, thin, spear-shaped ice shards from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Shellder Old Rivals, New Tricks! Debut
  Vanillite Vanillite opens its mouth and the inside of it starts to glow light-blue. It then releases multiple sharp, thin, spear-shaped ice shards from its mouth at the opponent. As it does, a stream of cold air with white sparkles inside it is released as well.
Trip's Vanillite Ash and Trip's Third Battle! None
  Vanillish Vanillish points the lower half of its body at the opponent and it starts to glow light-blue. Vanillish then spins around and fires multiple icicles from the bottom of its body at the opponent.
Cryogonal Man's Vanillish The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! None
Brycen's Vanillish Caution: Icy Battle Conditions! None
  Eiscue Eiscue fires sharp, thin, spear-shaped ice shards from its face at the opponent.
A wild Eiscue JN073 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰錐 Bīngjēui *
冰針 Bīngjām *
Mandarin 冰錐 / 冰锥 Bīngzhuī *
冰針 Bīngzhēn *
  Dutch Ijspegelspeer
  French Stalactite*
Stalagtite*
  German Eisspeer
  Greek Παγολόγχη
  Indonesian Jarum Es
  Italian Gelolancia
  Korean 고드름침 Godoreum Chim
  Polish Strzała Lodu
Portuguese   Brazil Lança de Gelo
  Portugal Arpão de Gelo
Lança de Gelo
  Serbian Ledenice
Spanish   Latin America Arpón Carámbano (BW031)
Lanza de Hielo (BW067)
Carámbano* (BW079-present)
  Spain Carámbano
  Vietnamese Kim Băng *
Băng Châm *



Variations of the move Bullet Seed
  Bullet SeedIcicle Spear


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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