Ice Ball (move)

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Move data

Type Ice
Category Physical Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 90
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Ice Ball deals damage for 5 turns, doubling in power each turn. The move stops if it misses on any turn. If it doesn't miss, Ice Ball will deal 30, 60, 120, 240 and 480 base power damage each turn respectively.

If the user has used Defense Curl in any previous turn (without switching out) then Ice Ball doubles in power, i.e. it will deal 60, 120, 240, 480 and 960 base power damage respectively.

As Ice Ball has 90% accuracy, the chances of it being successful for each turn (with normal Accuracy/Evasion and no other interruptions) are 90%, 81%, 73%, 66% and 59% respectively. In other words, roughly 3 out of every 5 times Ice Ball is used, it will hit for the full 5 turns.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A 5-turn attack that gains power on successive hits.
FireRed/LeafGreen A 5-turn rolling attack that becomes stronger each time it rolls.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user continually rolls into the foe over five turns. It becomes stronger each time it hits.
Black/White The user continually rolls into the target over five turns. It becomes stronger each time it hits.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Ice Ball at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 13
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 13
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 13
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 30
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 30

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Ice Ball as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Poliwag
#060 / Water
Water 1
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Water 1
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Water 1
Politoed
#186 / Water
Water 1
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Water 1, Field
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1