Icicle Spear (move)

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Icicle Spear
つららばり Icicle Needle
Icicle Spear IX.png
Icicle Spear IX 2.png
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
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

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, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding. It was TM51 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM187 in Generation IX.

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. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

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

If the user is holding a King's Rock, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Icicle Spear has a base power of 10.

Generation IV

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Icicle Spear unless it misses. Due to being now classified as a physical move, Icicle Spear is affected by Counter instead of Mirror Coat.

If the user is holding a Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Generation V onwards

Icicle Spear's base power was increased to 25. There is now a 35% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 35% chance it will hit 3 times, a 15% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 15% chance it will hit 5 times. The average total base power is now 77.5.

If a Focus Sash 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. Sturdy will activate with each hit if the defending Pokémon has a maximum HP of 1.

If the target has Weak Armor or Stamina, each strike will activate it.

Description

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.XD Attacks target by firing 2 to 5 icicles in a row.
DPPtHGSSPBR 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.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user launches sharp icicles at the target two to five times in a row.
SV The user attacks by launching sharp icicles at the target. This move hits two to five times in a row.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0028 Sandslash
Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0090 Shellder WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 8FRLG 13 13 13 13
0091 Cloyster WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1, Evo. Evo.
0582 Vanillite IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 24
0583 Vanillish IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 24
0584 Vanilluxe IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 24
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM51
IX
TM187
0027 Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0028 Sandslash
Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0037 Vulpix
Vulpix
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
0038 Ninetales
Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
0086 Seel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0087 Dewgong WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0090 Shellder WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0091 Cloyster WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0122 Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0124 Jynx IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0131 Lapras WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0144 Articuno IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0220 Swinub IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0221 Piloswine IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0222 Corsola WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0222 Corsola
Corsola
Galarian Form
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0225 Delibird IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0362 Glalie IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0364 Sealeo IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0365 Walrein IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0378 Regice IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0460 Abomasnow GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0471 Glaceon IceIC Big.png Field Field
0473 Mamoswine IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0582 Vanillite IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0583 Vanillish IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0584 Vanilluxe IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0613 Cubchoo IceIC Big.png Field Field
0614 Beartic IceIC Big.png Field Field
0615 Cryogonal IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0646 Kyurem DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
White Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0699 Aurorus RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0712 Bergmite IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
0713 Avalugg IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
0713 Avalugg
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
IceIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Mineral
0818 Inteleon WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0864 Cursola GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0866 Mr. Rime IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0872 Snom IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0873 Frosmoth IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0875 Eiscue IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0881 Arctozolt ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0883 Arctovish WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0896 Glastrier IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0974 Cetoddle IceIC Big.png Field Field
0975 Cetitan IceIC Big.png Field Field
0996 Frigibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
0997 Arctibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
0998 Baxcalibur DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0027 Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0086 Seel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
0090 Shellder WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
0220 Swinub IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
0222 Corsola WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 BDSP
0996 Frigibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0086 Seel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field Dream World - Sparkling Sea
0220 Swinub IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0220 Swinub IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field Island Scan - Tapu VillageUSUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0996 Frigibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral Wild Tera Pokémon - Glaseado MountainSV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0091 Cloyster WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 Abram Burrows's Cloyster
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0473 Mamoswine IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field Arash Ommati's Mamoswine
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Icicle Spear inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. Each hit has a separate accuracy check, though the move will continue even when a hit fails. Prior to Super Mystery Dungeon, if a targeted Pokémon faints in middle of the attack and is revived with a Reviver Seed, the remaining hits will be able to continue to attack the enemy. The move's critical-hit rate is reduced (2% in the Rescue Team, Explorers and Adventure Squad series).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 2 - 22 - 70% - Front Enemy Yes
MDTDS 2 - 8 - 33.75% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 2 - 8 - 33.75% - Front Enemy Yes
SMD 12 99 13 30 70% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Icicle Spear is a Charged Attack that was made available on January 16, 2022.

GO Ice.png Icicle Spear
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 33
Duration 2.2 seconds
Damage window 1.2-1.8 seconds
Icicle Spear GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 65
Energy cost 40
Secondary effect
Effect chance %
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
Walrein
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • September 1, 2022
    • Energy cost: 35 → 40
  • June 1, 2023
    • Power: 60 → 65

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 2 15 18 100% An opponent Multistrike Attacks the target two to five times in a row. Steven (Summer 2020) & Sandslash*
Bea (Palentine's 2022) & Vanilluxe
Scottie/Bettie & Seel/Dewgong Egg

Pokémon Rumble Rush

IceIC RR.png Icicle Spear
★★★★
Attack power 31.68497 (Hits 1-4), 56.4819 (Hit 5)
Charge time 0.5 seconds (Hits 1-4), 0.82 (Hit 5) seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Icicle Spear Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It hits two to five times in succession.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target using 2 to 5 attacks in a single turn.
BSL てきポケモンに 2〜5かいれんぞくで ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy 2 to 5 times in a row.


In the anime

Shellder Icicle Spear.png
Shellder
Trip Vanillite Icicle Spear.png
Vanillite
Brycen Vanillish Icicle Spear.png
Vanillish
Eiscue Icicle Spear.png
Eiscue
The user attacks by launching sharp icicles at the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Shellder Shellder fires sharp, thin, spear-shaped ice shards from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Shellder Old Rivals, New Tricks! Debut
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
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
Eiscue Eiscue fires sharp, thin, spear-shaped ice shards from its face at the opponent.
A wild Eiscue Grabbing the Brass Ring! None
Cloyster Cloyster fires sharp, thin, spear-shaped ice shards from its mouth at the opponent.
Goh's Cloyster Battling in the Freezing Raid! None
Frosmoth Frosmoth fires multiple sharp icicles at the opponent.
Lyla's Frosmoth Chasing to the Finish! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰錐 Bīngjēui *
冰針 Bīngjām *
Mandarin 冰錐 / 冰锥 Bīngzhuī *
冰針 Bīngzhēn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch IJspegelspeer
France Flag.png French StalactiteVIII+
StalagtiteIIIVII
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
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Lança Congelada (games, JN113–present, manga)
Lança de Gelo (BW031BW079)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Arpão de Gelo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ledenice
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Lanza de Hielo (BW057, JN113–present)
Carámbano (BW079)
Arpón Carámbano (BW031)
Spain Flag.png Spain Carámbano
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kim Băng *
Băng Châm *


Variations of the move Bullet Seed
PhysicalIC HOME.png Bullet SeedIcicle Spear


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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