Icicle Spear
Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  25
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.

Icicle Spear is a damage-dealing Ice-type move.


Icicle Spear inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance that it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 79.2. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

Pokémon with the ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Icicle Spear unless it misses.

Icicle Spear may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.


The user launches sharp icicles at the target. It strikes two to five times in a row.


By leveling up[]

# Pokémon Type Level
016 Avalynx Avalynx Ice Ice Start
020 Pengliff Pengliff Ice Ice 17
021 Penglacier Penglacier Ice Rock 17
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.