Icicle Spear (move)

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Icicle Spear
つららばり Icicle Needle
Icicle Spear VIII.png
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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. It is TM51 in Generation VIII. Prior to Generation V, it was the signature move of Shellder.

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. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit 3 times on average, giving it an average power of 30. 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 can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if move Hail was used in the prior turn.

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 increased from 10 to 25. There is now a ~33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a ~33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a ~16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a ~16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit ~3.167 times on average, giving it an average power of ~79.2.

If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy 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 of the previous one.

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
SwSh
The user launches sharp icicles at the target two to five times in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 8FRLG 13 13 13 13
091 Cloyster Cloyster
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1, Evo.
582 Vanillite Vanillite
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 24
583 Vanillish Vanillish
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 24
584 Vanilluxe 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
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
091 Cloyster Cloyster
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
144 Articuno Articuno
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
220 Swinub Swinub
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
221 Piloswine Piloswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
222 Corsola Corsola
Galarian Form
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
225 Delibird Delibird
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
364 Sealeo Sealeo
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
582 Vanillite Vanillite
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
583 Vanillish Vanillish
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
614 Beartic Beartic
IceIC Big.png Field Field
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
646 Kyurem Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
White Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
864 Cursola Cursola
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
872 Snom Snom
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
873 Frosmoth Frosmoth
IceIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
875 Eiscue Eiscue
IceIC Big.png Water 1 Field
881 Arctozolt Arctozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
883 Arctovish Arctovish
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
896 Glastrier Glastrier
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
898 Calyrex Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
086 Seel Seel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
220 Swinub Swinub
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
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
086 Seel Seel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field Dream World - Sparkling Sea
220 Swinub 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
220 Swinub 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.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
091 Cloyster 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
473 Mamoswine 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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Icicle Spear is a move with 2 base power, 70% accuracy, and 22 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user, cutting corners, 2 to 5 times. This move's base critical hit rate is lower than normal, at 2%.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 8 and its accuracy to 33.75%.

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 It damages an enemy 2 to 5 times in a row.

In the anime

Shellder Icicle Spear.png Trip Vanillite Icicle Spear.png Brycen Vanillish Icicle Spear.png None.png
Shellder Vanillite Vanillish
The user fires ice shaped like icicles at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
090 Shellder Shellder fires sharp, thin, spear-shaped ice shards from its mouth at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Shellder Old Rivals, New Tricks! Debut
582 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
583 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

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


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 Stalactite*
Stalagtite*
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 de Gelo
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Arpão de Gelo
Lança de Gelo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ledenice
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Arpón Carámbano (BW031)
Lanza de Hielo (BW067)
Carámbano* (BW079-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Carámbano
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kim Băng *
Băng Châm *


Variations of the move Bullet Seed
Physical Bullet SeedIcicle Spear


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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