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.

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.


In battle

385Jirachi.png This Ability effect may be in need of research.
Reason: does it halve damage from Psyshock/Psystrike/Secret Sword? from moves that deal direct damage?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Ice Scales halves damage from special moves that hit Pokémon with this Ability.

Outside of battle

It is unknown if Ice Scales has an effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Ice Scales

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Snom Snom Ice Bug Shield Dust None Ice Scales
Frosmoth Frosmoth Ice Bug Shield Dust None Ice Scales
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.

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

Variations of the Ability Huge Power
Huge PowerPure PowerFur CoatIce Scales

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