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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, the caves of Seafoam IslandsHGSS, 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.
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.
Plain ice tile
The caves of Seafoam Islands, Ice Path, Shoal Cave, Icefall Cave, Iceberg Chamber in Underground Ruins, Frost Cavern and Mount Lanakila, Snowbelle Gym, the bridge to Glacia's room in Ever Grande CityORAS, 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.
- Secret Power: has a 30% chance of freezing its target and the appearance of Ice Shard
- Nature Power: turns into Ice Beam
- Camouflage: makes the user Ice-type
|Special tiles in the Pokémon games|
|Cave tile • Hole • Ice tile • Ledge • Marsh tile • Puddle • Sand tile • Snow tile|
Spin tile • Soft soil • Tall grass • Trap • Warp tile • Water tile
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