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An ice tile is a special type of tile introduced in Pokémon Gold and Silver, and has appeared in all core series games since. There are three types.
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Types of ice tile
Slippery ice tile
When the player moves onto this tile, they will slide in the direction which they walk. They will continue sliding in this direction until they hit an obstacle or land on another form of tile. This type of ice tile was first introduced in Generation II. Its most prominent use is in Mahogany Gym and Ice Path; it has continued to be featured in all generations since. The slippery ice tile is used to create maze-like puzzles, in which the player has to work out which way to slide and what obstacles to hit in order to continue. It has also been used in Shoal Cave, Icefall Cave, Snowpoint Gym, the Snowpoint Temple, Cold Storage, Icirrus Gym and one of the areas inside the Badge Check Gate on Unova Route 10. In winter in the Unova region, puddles freeze over and act as slippery ice tiles; these puddles are found in Icirrus City, Route 8, and the Moor of Icirrus. A similar slippery tile is used in the Trick House, though it is not made of ice.
In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Team Plasma uses the Plasma Frigate, powered by Kyurem, to freeze Route 9, Opelucid City, and Route 11. Ice tiles cover all of the areas that have been frozen over.
In Pokémon X and Y, they appear in the Frost Cavern, as well as briefly in Snowbelle Gym.
Cracked ice tile
This form of tile was first introduced in Ruby and Sapphire in Sootopolis Gym. If a player walks on the tile once, the ice becomes cracked. If the player walks over a cracked tile, the ice will break and the player will fall through to a cavern below. This type of tile was also featured alongside the slippery variety in FireRed and LeafGreen in Icefall Cave.
A similar non-ice tile can also be found in the Sky Pillar as well as the Mirage TowerE.
Plain ice tile
Ice Path, Shoal Cave, Icefall Cave, Frost Cavern, Snowbelle Gym and Sootopolis GymORAS all contain ice tiles that have no special purpose. They are not slippery and do not crack, although some of them are cave tiles.
Certain moves have special effects when used in a battle on an ice tile.