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Icicle Spear (move)

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Icicle Spear
つららばり Icicle Needle
Icicle Spear V.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
Category  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Category  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.

Icicle Spear (Japanese: つららばり Icicle Needle) is a damage-dealing Ice-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation III. 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. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3 times on average, giving it an average power of 30. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

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

Generation IV

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Icicle Spear unless it misses.

Generation V and on

Icicle Spear's base power increased from 10 to 25. There is now a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 79.2.

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, each strike will activate it.

Description

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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. Attacks target by firing 2 to 5 icicles in a row.
DPPtHGSS 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.
XY The user launches sharp icicles at the target two to five times in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water   8 13 13 13
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice     -- --
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice     -- --
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice     -- --
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
086 Seel Seel* Water Water Corsola Corsola Corsola Corsola
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water Shellder Shellder Shellder Shellder
220 Swinub Swinub* Ice Ground Seel Seel Seel Seel
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock Shellder Shellder Shellder Shellder
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 Type Obtained with
086 086 Seel Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
220 220 Swinub Ice Ground Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
091 091 Cloyster Water Ice Winter Regional Championships 2013 Cloyster
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Shellder Icicle Spear.png Trip Vanillite Icicle Spear.png None.png
Shellder Vanillite
The user fires ice shaped like icicles at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
090 Shellder Shellder fires sharp, thin spear-shaped ice shards from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Shellder Old Rivals, New Tricks! Debut
582 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
583 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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Icicle Spear III.png Icicle Spear 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)
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 冰針 Bīngzhēn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch IJsspeer
France Flag.png French Stalagtite
Germany Flag.png German Eisspeer
Greece Flag.png Greek Παγολόγχη
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Jarum Es
Italy Flag.png Italian Gelolancia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고드름침 Godoreum Chim
Poland Flag.png Polish Strzała Lodu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Lança de Gelo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ledenice
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Lanza de Hielo
Spain Flag.png Spain Carámbano


Variations of the move Bullet Seed
Physical Bullet SeedIcicle Spear


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