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Eiscue is a great pokemon to troll physical attackers but he is useless against specials(っ˘̩╭╮˘̩)っ

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Eiscue @ Salac Berry
Ability: Ice Face
EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Substitute
- Belly Drum
- Icicle Crash
- Zen Headbutt / Liquidation / Iron Head

First, Substitute against the opponent. Then Belly Drum to get into 25% HP range, and get +6 attack and +1 Speed. Then start sweeping. You can get back Ice Face after you use a Max Hailstorm when dynamaxed.

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It was sooooo good at the beginning of the gen.

Mention that you can get back ice face if you use max hailstorm after dynamaxing.
I personally prefer liquidation to nuke fire types, but zen headbutt and iron head are pretty good too.
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Eiscue @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Ice Face
EVs: 252 Spe, 252 Sp Def, 4 Atk
Jolly Nature

~Belly Drum
~Ice Punch
~Zen Headbutt

Opponent goes for physical attack, ice face activates, belly drum, heal from berry. Now you have max attack and 130 base speed. I use ice punch because icicle crash can miss. Liquidation for coverage. And then either iron head or zen headbutt. I chose zen headbutt because water resists steel, water, ice and fire. Without zen headbutt, eiscue would lose to water types. Unaware also destroys this set, so avoid that.

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Stalling/Sweeping Eiscue
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Ice Face Ability
Nature Brave
252Atk 252Def 4 Sp.Def
Belly drum
Ice Punch
Hail Then Protect when ice Face is off, use belly drum to max attack then Ice punch with max attack and stab.

what is hail supposed to help with here, exactly?
Hail to get back ice face to combine with protect for basically no damage other than belly drum.
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Trait: Ice Face
Nature: Calm (+Sp. Defense, - Attack)
EVs: 252 HP, 128 Defense, 128 Sp. Defense
Role: Wall


  • Hail
  • Aurora Veil
  • Substitute
  • Mist
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Ability:Ice Face
Ev's:252Atk/252spD/4 spDe/
Item: Salac Berry

Belly drum(No explanation needed)
Icicle Crash(Powerful Stab)
Liquidation (Coverage)
Zen Headbutt (Coverage)

–1 vote

NATURE: Quirky/any neutral nature
Maybe a staller position?
HP: 252 Sp.Def: 252 DEF:4

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Misguided. Why would you be neutral? You don't have any attacking moves! take one that draws back from your attacks that you don't use and boost it in Sp. Def.

And especially considering you lose the defense post-ice face and ice is poor for defensive typing, there should be no circumstance to use this set.
One question: what if this was your last Pokémon? You’re completely screwed! It would be impossible to win!
What it opponent use taunt? Than you’ll struggle to death!