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Ice Ball (move)

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Ice Ball
アイスボール Ice Ball
Ice Ball.png
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Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  30
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporaily stops the crowd from growing excited.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Ice Ball (Japanese: アイスボール Ice Ball) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of the Spheal evolution family.

Effect

Ice Ball does damage over five turns, increasing in power for each consecutive hit. The power will reset after five turns or if Ice Ball is interrupted. If the Pokémon uses Defense Curl any time before Ice Ball, Ice Ball's power is doubled as long as the Pokémon remains in battle.

Description

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Reason: Colo and XD descriptions.
Games Description
RSE A 5-turn attack that gains power on successive hits.
FRLG A 5-turn rolling attack that becomes stronger each time it rolls.
DPPtHGSS The user continually rolls into the foe over five turns. It becomes stronger each time it hits.
BW The user continually rolls into the target over five turns. It becomes stronger each time it hits.
Conquest The user continually rolls into the target several times. It becomes stronger each time it hits.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water 13 13 13 ''''
364 Sealeo Sealeo Ice Water 13 13 13 ''''
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water 13 13 13 ''''
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water SphealSealeo Walrein SphealSealeoWalrein SphealSealeoWalrein
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying SphealSealeo Walrein SphealSealeoWalrein SphealSealeoWalrein
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water SphealSealeoWalrein SphealSealeoWalrein SphealSealeoWalrein
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

None.png Juan Sealeo Ice Ball.png Rocky Walrein Ice Ball.png None.png
Sealeo Walrein
The user creates a ball of ice that is launched at the foe. The attack gets bigger and stronger each time it is used.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
365 Walrein Walrein opens its mouth and creates a ball of ice that it launches at the opponent. The move is used five times, and each time the ice ball gets bigger. Also, the bigger it is, the longer it takes to charge up.
Rocky's Walrein Training Wrecks Debut
364 Sealeo Sealeo opens its mouth and creates a ball of ice that it launches at the opponent. The move is used five times in a row, and each time the ice ball gets bigger.
Juan's Sealeo The Great Eight Fate! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Ice Ball III.png Ice Ball IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Though rarely encountered under normal circumstances, this move has the distinction of being capable of attaining the highest base power; if the attacking Pokémon has used Defense Curl and Ice Ball hits for a fifth consecutive time, the move will have a base power of 960.
  • 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 Petal Dance and 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 Sky Attack, which does not make contact in the games, but does so in the anime.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 冰球 Bīng Qíu
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch IJsbal
Finland Flag.png Finnish Jääpallo
France Flag.png French Ball'Glace
Germany Flag.png German Frostbeule
Greece Flag.png Greek Σφαίρα Πάγου
Italy Flag.png Italian Palla Gelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아이스볼 Ice Ball
Poland Flag.png Polish Lodowa piłka
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Esfera de Gelo
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bola de Gelo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ledena Lopta
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Bola de Hielo
Spain Flag.png Spain Bola Hielo


Variations of the move Rollout
Physical RolloutIce Ball
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