Eiscue (コオリッポ Koorippo) is an ice-type introduced in Generation VIII.

Biology

Physiology

It is essentially just a penguin with an ice cube for a head. On the ice cube, it has moving eyes and beak in the shape of a penguin's eyes and beak. The ice cube also holds one strand of hair on top. On the penguin's body, there are light blue markings on the side of the somewhat chubby white belly, with two arrows on each side.

In Noice Face, its ice cube has shattered, revealing its small, blue, and oval head that has a worried expression.

Behavior

Eiscue swims in cold water to keep its head covered in ice. It catches prey by dangling its hair like a fishing hook. Whenever Eiscue has something on its mind, the air around its hair starts to freeze.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sword and Shield Route 10SH, Lake of OutrageSH
Max Raid BattlesSH: Dusty Bowl, Giant's Cap, Giant's Seat, Hammerlocke Hills, Stony Wilderness
Rare
SWSH
The Crown Tundra
Frigid SeaSH
Max Raid BattlesSH: Frigid Sea, Giant's Bed
Six
Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    Ice Face: It drifted in on the flow of ocean waters from a frigid place. It keeps its head iced constantly to make sure it stays nice and cold.
    Noice Face: The ice covering this Pokémon's face has shattered, revealing a slightly worried expression that many people are enamored with.

  • Shield

    Ice Face: This Pokémon keeps its heat-sensitive head cool with ice. It fishes for its food, dangling its single hair into the sea to lure in prey.
    Noice Face: The hair on its head connects to the surface of its brain. When this Pokémon has something on its mind, its hair chills the air around it.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
75
Atk
80
Def
110
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
90
Speed
50
Total
470


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Powder Snow Type Ice.gif Special 40 100% 25
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 35
6 Mist Type Ice.gif Status 100% 30
12 Weather Ball Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 10
18 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
24 Headbutt Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 15
30 Amnesia Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
36 Freeze-Dry Type Ice.gif Special 70 100% 20
42 Hail Type Ice.gif Status 100% 10
48 Aurora Veil Type Ice.gif Status 100% 20
54 Surf Type Water.gif Special 90 100% 15
60 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM04 Ice Punch Type Ice.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM18 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM27 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM35 Hail Type Ice.gif Status 100% 10
TM36 Whirlpool Type Water.gif Special 35 85% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM45 Dive Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TM46 Weather Ball Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 10
TM51 Icicle Spear Type Ice.gif Physical 25 100% 30
TM55 Brine Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM64 Avalanche Type Ice.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR03 Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special 110 80% 5
TR04 Surf Type Water.gif Special 90 100% 15
TR05 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR06 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
TR12 Agility Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TR16 Waterfall Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR17 Amnesia Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR21 Reversal Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 15
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR46 Iron Defense Type Steel.gif Status 100% 15
TR69 Zen Headbutt Type Psychic.gif Physical 80 90% 15
TR74 Iron Head Type Steel.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR98 Liquidation Type Water.gif Physical 85 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

Generation VIII
Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Soak Type Water.gif Status 100% 20
Parent Candidates: Remoraid, Octillery, Pelipper, Wailord, Dewpider, Araquanid, Pyukumuku, Sobble, Drizzile, Inteleon
Aqua Ring Type Water.gif Status —% 20
Parent Candidates: Vaporeon, Corsola, Galarian Corsola, Cursola, Mantine, Milotic, Tympole, Palpitoad, Seismitoad, Dewpider, Araquanid
Belly Drum Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
Parent Candidates: Snorlax, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Darumaka, Galarian Darumaka, Darmanitan, Galarian Darmanitan
Double-Edge Type Normal.gif Physical 120 100% 15
Parent Candidates: Eevee, Zigzagoon, Galarian Zigzagoon, Linoone, Galarian Linoone, Hippopotas, Hippowdon, Stufful, Bewear, Passimian, Scorbunny, Raboot, Cinderace, Wooloo, Dubwool, Obstagoon
Icicle Crash Type Ice.gif Physical 85 90% 10
Parent Candidates: Galarian Darmanitan, Beartic
Head Smash Type Rock.gif Physical 150 80% 5
Parent Candidates: Scraggy, Scrafty, Drednaw
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via TM.


By tutoring

Eiscue learns no moves via tutoring.


Sprites

Trivia

  • In the games, No Ice is read as "Noice".
    • However, this may have been intentional, as No Ice can be read as Noice, which is an exaggerated form of "Nice".
  • Eiscue shares its species name with Piplup and Prinplup . They are all known as the Penguin Pokémon.
  • Eiscue can be seen as a counterpart to Stonjourner. Eiscue is exclusive to Pokémon Shield while Stonjourner is exclusive to Pokémon Sword. Both are also used by the version-exclusive Gym Leaders Gordie (uses Stonjourner) and Melony (uses Eiscue). Both also have only one ability, it being their signature ability that no other Pokémon has. Both also have the same BST.

Origin

Eiscue is based on a penguin with a block of ice on its head. It may also be based on the Great Auk, an extinct, flightless bird species that lived in and around the British Isles. They swam with their heads floating above water, similarly to Eiscue. In the winter, their heads gained white feathers, resembling snow or growing ice.

In Noice Face, Eiscue is just a simple penguin with a round blue head.

Etymology

Eiscue comes from a corruption of ice cube and Eis (German for ice).

"Noice" from "Noice Face", being a corruption of "no ice" in this context, is also an exaggerated way of saying "Nice".

Kōrippo is a portmanteau of (こおり) (kōri, "ice" in Japanese) and 立方(りっぽう) (rippō, Japanese for "cube").

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