Difference between revisions of "Ice Ball (move)"

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→‎Trivia: Still, this is unnecessary and ridiculous. To quote staff member Force Fire in Shuckle's revision history (diff # 2445690): "We are not a strategy guide. This is all that needs to be said."
(→‎Trivia: it isn't notable on Rollout cause it's Ice Ball specific; +"virtual"; idk if it's super notable (or even accurate), but it's apparently interesting to many, so I personally see no reason to remove it; it's (briefly) noted at Shuckle, too)
(→‎Trivia: Still, this is unnecessary and ridiculous. To quote staff member Force Fire in Shuckle's revision history (diff # 2445690): "We are not a strategy guide. This is all that needs to be said.")
==Trivia==
* Ice Ball can reach the highest base power of all moves, tied with {{m|Rollout}}; if the attacking Pokémon has used Defense Curl and Ice Ball hits for a fifth consecutive time, its base power will reach 960.
* A [[level]] 100 {{p|Shuckle}} can potentially deal the most (virtual) damage in one single attack with Ice Ball.
* A [[level]] 100 {{p|Shuckle}} can potentially deal the most (virtual) damage in one single attack with Ice Ball through the use of numerous stat boosters; by receiving the effects of {{m|Helping Hand}} from two allies in a [[triple battle]], holding a {{DL|In-battle effect item|Metronome}}, {{m|Power Trick}}, a {{m|Skill Swap}} to {{a|Pure Power}}, a conversion to {{t|Ice}}, and 6 stages of positive Attack stat changes. Also, both of Shuckle's partners must have the Ability {{a|Flower Gift}} and the weather must be sunny. On the 5th turn of using a {{m|Defense Curl}}-boosted Ice Ball (learned via {{m|Mimic}}) consecutively without any misses, if used against a level 1 {{p|Noibat}} with minimum Defense stats, that has 6 stages of negative Defense stat changes (such as from being subject to {{m|Screech}} 3 times), and being under the effect of {{m|Forest's Curse}} it can deal 721,899,685 damage with a {{DL|Damage modification|critical hit}}.
* Though in the games, Ice Ball makes contact, the anime portrays the move as a projectile that does not involve the user and target making physical contact. A similar situation occurs with {{m|Petal Dance}} and {{m|Grass Knot}}, both of which have anime depictions that contradict the fact that they make contact in the games.
**Conversely, the opposite is true for {{m|Sky Attack}}, which does ''not'' make contact in the games, but does so in the anime.
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