Ice Face (Ability)

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Ice Face アイスフェイス
Ice Face
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Generation VIII
The Pokémon's ice head can take a physical attack as a substitute, but the attack also changes the Pokémon's appearance. The ice will be restored when it hails.
Generation IX
The Pokémon's ice head can take a physical attack as a substitute, but the attack also changes the Pokémon's appearance. The ice will be restored when it snows.

Ice Face (Japanese: アイスフェイス Ice Face) is an Ability introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature Ability of Eiscue.


In battle

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When an Eiscue that's in its Ice Face form is hit by a physical move, it takes no damage and changes into its Noice Face form. If a hailstorm or snowstorm begins while Eiscue is in its Noice Face form, or if it is sent out in its Noice Face form during hail, it will immediately revert to its Ice Face form. Eiscue will not revert to its Ice Face form if there is already hail when it changes into its Noice Face form. This form change persists even when Eiscue is switched out, but is undone at the end of the battle.

Ice Face does not protect against special moves.

Gastro Acid, Worry Seed, and Simple Beam fail if the target has Ice Face. Role Play, Skill Swap, Entrainment, and Doodle fail if either Pokémon has Ice Face. Ice Face cannot be copied by Trace. Ice Face cannot be suppressed by Neutralizing Gas, traded by Wandering Spirit, or replaced by Lingering Aroma.

Outside of battle

Ice Face has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Ice Face

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0875 Eiscue Eiscue
Ice Face
Ice Ice Ice Face None None
0875 Eiscue Eiscue
Noice Face
Ice Ice Ice Face None None
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 the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In the TCG

Ice Face debuted as an Ability in the Pokémon Trading Card Game with Eiscue from the Rebel Clash expansion. If a Pokémon with this Ability has full HP, the damage it takes from attacks from the opponent's Pokémon is reduced by a set variable amount (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

The following is a list of Pokémon cards with the Ice Face Ability.

Pokémon cards with Ice Face
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type Mark English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Eiscue Water D Rebel Clash SetSymbolRebel Clash.png Rarity Rare Holo.png 054/192 Rebellion Crash SetSymbolRebellion Crash.png Rarity R.png 028/096
        Shiny Star V SetSymbolShiny Star V.png   049/190
Shining Fates SetSymbolShining Fates.png Rarity Rare Shiny.png SV035/SV122 Shiny Star V SetSymbolShiny Star V.png Rarity S.png 234/190

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 結凍頭 Gitdung Tàuh
Mandarin 結凍頭 / 结冻头 Jiédòng Tóu
France Flag.png French Tête de Gel
Germany Flag.png German Tiefkühlkopf
Italy Flag.png Italian Gelofaccia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아이스페이스 Ice Face
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cara de Gelo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cara de Hielo

Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllRain DishForecastSnow CloakDry SkinHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftHarvestSand RushSand ForceSlush RushIce FaceProtosynthesisOrichalcum Pulse

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