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If you have a good competitive moveset for Eiscue, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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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 SpD / 4 Atk
Jolly Nature
- Belly Drum
- Ice Punch
- Zen Headbutt
- Liquidation

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, 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:

Eiscue @ Leftovers
Ability: Ice Face
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
- Protect
- Hail
- 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.

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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.
Using hail leaves you open to any attack, and a special attacker can easily OHKO you
Okay nobody ever said Eiscue is good, this is probably why
Not a bad moveset tho, I overjudged at first.
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Eiscue @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Ice Face
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD
Calm Nature
- Hail
- Aurora Veil
- Substitute
- Mist

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better pokemon to use aurora veil with, i.e. Alolan Ninetales, or even Aurorus. Not making use of his amazing speed stats after ice face
It still a decent moveset though, just no way to deal actual damage
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Eiscue @ Salac Berry
Ability: Ice Face
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Belly Drum
- Icicle Crash
- Liquidation
- Zen Headbutt

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Eiscue @ Ice Rock / Light Clay
Ability: Ice Face
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Hail
- Aurora Veil
- Ice Punch
- Iron Head / Liquidation / Zen Headbutt

This thing is immune to Physical attacks when Hail is up, good thing it can learn Hail. Setting up Aurora Veil and 252 SpD EVs means SpD can be boosted as much as possible. Ice Punch for Physical STAB, and the last moves are for coverage. I would personally go for Iron Head to contend with other Ice types and Rock types, but anything works :)

Have fun using this set, hope I helped!

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Eiscue @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Ice Face
Evs: 252 Atk / 140 Spe / 112 HP / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Liquidation
- Iron Head / Zen Headbutt
- Ice Punch / Icicle Crash
- Hail

I can't believe no one has thought of using a Weakness Policy, when the opponent uses a Physical Attack it will activate the Weakness Policy. If they are a special attacker, just switch out. Hail is to bring back Ice Face if you need it, I didn't use Belly Drum because it won't really work with the Weakness Policy. I prefer Iron Head for accuracy but you can use Zen Headbutt.

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Weakness Policy doesn't activate on a physical move contact. It's activated by getting hit by a super effective move.
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Eiscue @ Leftovers
Ability: Ice Face
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Def
Quirky Nature
- Aqua Ring
- Amnesia
- Reflect
- Rest

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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!
Even with all of the stat boosts and healing, he still dies easily. Rest leaves you open for 2 or more turns to let the opponent get Stat boosts and easily KO you. Reflect is basically useless when Grimmsnarl exists.