Icicle Spear (move)

Move data

Type Ice
Category   Physical
Power 25
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM51

Effects

HitsProb.Power
23850
33875
418100
518125

Icicle Spear hits 2-5 times per turn used. The probability of each interval is shown to the right, with the total power after each hit.

Each strike of Icicle Spear is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
  • If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
  • If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.

The move Counter only counters the final hit, but Bide counters the complete damage.

The Skill Link ability will cause Icicle Spear to always hit the maximum number of times.

Changes

In Generations 3-4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

In Generation 3, Icicle Spear ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.

In Generations 3-4, Icicle Spear has a base power of 10.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Icium Z and uses its Z-Power, Icicle Spear turns into Subzero Slammer and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Icicle Spear
Japanese つららばり (Tsurara Bari)
German Eisspeer
French Stalagtite
Italian Gelolancia
Spanish Carámbano

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Attacks the foe by firing 2 to 5 icicles in a row.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Sharp icicles are fired at the foe. It strikes two to five times.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user launches sharp icicles at the foe. It strikes two to five times in a row.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user launches sharp icicles at the target. It strikes two to five times in a row.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user launches sharp icicles at the target two to five times in a row.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user launches sharp icicles at the target two to five times in a row.
Sword​/​Shield The user launches sharp icicles at the target two to five times in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Icicle Spear at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Level 1
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 24
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 24
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 24

Learnt by TM

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Regice
#378 / Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Snom
#872 / Ice · Bug
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Glastrier
#896 / Ice
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice