Ice Scales (Ability)

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Ice Scales こおりのりんぷん
Ice Scales
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Generation VIII
The Pokémon is protected by ice scales, which halve the damage taken from special moves.
Generation IX
The Pokémon is protected by ice scales, which halve the damage taken from special moves.

Ice Scales (Japanese: こおりのりんぷん Ice Scales) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Snom and Frosmoth.

Effect

In battle

Ice Scales halves damage from special moves that hit Pokémon with this Ability, including from special moves that use the target's Defense stat (like Psyshock). It has no effect on moves that deal direct damage.

Outside of battle

Ice Scales has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Ice Scales

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0872 Snom Snom
Ice Bug Shield Dust None Ice Scales
0873 Frosmoth Frosmoth
Ice Bug Shield Dust None Ice Scales
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰鱗粉 Bīng Lèuhnfán
Mandarin 冰鱗粉 / 冰鳞粉 Bīng Línfěn
France Flag.png French Écailles Glacées
Germany Flag.png German Eisflügelstaub
Italy Flag.png Italian Geloscaglie
South Korea Flag.png Korean 얼음인분 Eoreum Inbun
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escama de Hielo


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