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Mudkip is my starter, I know where to get Ice Beam. Thanks for the help! Pokemon Emerald (can't trade)

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what other pokemon do you plan to use?
You can get unlimited TMs for ice beam by buying coins in the Mauville game corner and handing in the coins in for TMs.

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Glalie
Possible nicknames: Zorro, SoccerFace, Jawbreaker
Glalie
– Ice Beam
– Crunch
– Hail/Sheer Cold
– Shadow Ball/Water Pulse/Earthquake/Blizzard

Glalie is, personally, one of my favourite Pokémon aesthetically. Unfortunately, it's stats are only so-so. 80 across the board isn't bad, but also not as good as other Ice Pokémon. For in-game purposes, those stats should be fine. especially because you'll likely be using Glalie to fight the Dragons who are 4x weak to Ice. For non-Ice attacks it gets some nice coverage moves, but most of them from TMs.

Verdict: A decent choice. Not outstanding in any area, but also not terrible. Learns good coverage moves but mostly via HMs. Possible bias on my part because Glalie is amazing.


Walrein
Possible nicknames: Reinhardt, Tusken, MuttonChop

Walrein

– Blizzard/Ice Beam/Aurora Beam
– Surf
– Waterfall/Dive
– Hail/Body Slam/Strength/Rock Smash

Walrein is a better choice than Glalie due to its bulk and better Sp. Attack. However, it stacks weaknesses with Swampert, is slower, and doesn't learn Ice Beam naturally. Walrein does get access to lots of HMs. It is also quite bulky.

Verdict: A good choice if you're willing to sacrifice your Ice Beam TM. Stacks a Grass weakness with Swampert. Can learn a lot of HMs.


Regice
Possible nicknames: Prism, Titanic, Jotunheim

Regice

– Ice Beam/Icy Wind/Blizzard
– Thunderbolt/Shock Wave/Zap Cannon
– AncientPower
– Lock-On/Strength/Rock Smash

Stat-wise, Regice is the tankiest of the Ice-types in Emerald. Like Walrein, however, it requires TMs to learn good moves, including Ice Beam. It does get Electric and Rock coverage moves and the highest Sp. Attack of the three, as well as Lock On + Blizzard/Zap Cannon if you don't want to use your Ice Beam TM. Regice can be a chore to get, however, and is also a Legendary, which you may not like using.

Verdict: The best option. Requires the Ice Beam TM. You may not want to use it because it is a Legendary. Regice is slow.


Gyarados
Possible nicknames: Oroboros, DangerSnek, Leviathan

Gyarados
– Ice Beam
– Surf
– Flamethrower/Fire Blast
– Earthquake/Bite/Thunderbolt

Gyarados is the only non-Ice type Pokémon I feel is worth mentioning because, unlike other Water-types, it does not share weaknesses with Swampert and actually benefits from Swampert's Ground typing. It needs to learn Ice Beam by TM, but it gets lots of other fantastic coverage moves, as well as Intimidate. Plus Gyarados makes any playthrough like 100x easier.


Conclusion:

Regice is the best Ice-type in Emerald, with the highest Sp. Attack stat, good bulk and a diverse movepool. If Regice isn't your thing, I suggest Glalie due to its balanced stats and good movepool, as well as not needing a TM to learn Ice Beam. Walrein is the worst if you also have a Swampert due to weakness stacking, but it can be used as an HM slave to give Swampert room to use more coverage moves. Gyarados is an option if you're willing to sacrifice your Ice Beam TM in return for a terrific Pokémon with amazing coverage.

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I'd say Walrein is much better than Regice because fire attacks are common.
Also Ludicolo doesn't share weaknesses with Swampert and can learn ice beam.
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Some good ice types would be these ones:

Walrein:

Walrein evolves from Sealeo starting at level 44.

His base stats are pretty good:

Base HP: 110

Attack: 80

Defense: 90

Sp.Atk: 95

Sp. Def: 90

Speed: 65

Stat Total: 530

Another ice type would be the legendary Regice

His base stats are very nice:

Base HP: 80

Attack: 50

Defense: 100

Sp.Atk: 100

Sp.Def: 200

Speed: 50

Regice is just a plain out beast. I would recommend him because he has a great Sp.Atk stat and awesome Sp.Def and Defense even though he is an ice type.

I would also recommend a Milotic, she has an awesome Special Attack stat so that Ice beam you have would pack a mad punch. But Milotic is pretty hard to obtain, so try one of the other two unless you want a Milotic.

I hope this helped!

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Regice has lots of weaknesses, though.
His defenses are out of this world, and he is not 4X weak to anything, and his special attack stats are great, so he can kill pretty much anything.