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This is a strategy guide for using Eiscue in competitive play for the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for tips on the best Nature, EV spreads, Movesets, and Held Items to use with Eiscue, as well as its strengths and weak points.

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Basic Information for Eiscue

Types and Abilities

Pokemon Type 1 Type 2
Ice Type
Abilities
Ice Face The Pokémon's ice head can take a physical attack as a substitute, but the attack also changes the Pokémon's appearance. The ice will be restored when it hails.

Base Stats

HP Attack Defense Sp. Atk Sp. Def Speed
75 80 110 65 90 50

Best Nature for Eiscue

Best Natures
Jolly (+Spd, -SpAtk) Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk)

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Strategies for Eiscue

Belly Drum Attacker Moveset & Best Build

Nature Jolly (+Spd, -SpAtk)
EV Spread Atk. 252 / Sp.Def. 4 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 150 / Atk. 132 / Def. 130 / Sp.Def. 111 / Spd. 112
Ability Ice Face
Held Item Sitrus Berry
Moveset Belly Drum
Icicle Spear
Head Smash
Iron Head

With its ability Ice Face, it's guaranteed to get in at least one move against Physical attackers. This set uses this opportunity to set it up as an attacker. While absorbing the first hit with no damage, it can use Belly Drum to maximize its Attack, then using the Speed boost it receives in its Noice Face form, smash the opponent first for massive damage.

Alternate Move Choices

Icicle Crash
Liquidation
Waterfall
Zen Headbutt

Wall-Building Supporter Moveset & Best Build

Nature Jolly (+Spd, -SpAtk)
EV Spread HP 4 / Atk. 252 / Spd. 252
Final Stat Values HP 151 / Atk. 132 / Def. 130 / Sp.Def. 110 / Spd. 112
Ability Ice Face
Held Item Light Clay
Moveset Hail
Aurora Veil
Icy Wind
Head Smash

This set takes advantage of Ice Face and its potential to use any Physical opponent as an opportunity to set up. When sending it out against a Physical opponent, use Hail to rejuvenate its Ice Face, then put up an Aurora Veil.

After using Aurora Veil, Head Smash will hit the opponent hard, with the Ice Face absorbing the recoil damage and breaking in the process. On the other hand, when dealing with a fast opponent, Icy Wind can also be a great option for setting up its teammates to outspeed the foe.

Alternate Move Choices

Double-Edge
Soak

How to Use Eiscue Effectively

An Ability to counter any Physical opponent

The Ice Face Ability is both Eiscue's central gimmick, and the core of its battle strategy. By taking one Physical hit with no damage, then switching into its fast Noice Face form to outspeed, Eiscue can be formidable against Physical attackers without having to worry about the type of move the opponent will use.

In essence, Eiscue receives a free turn to act without fear of damage, so it's how you decide to use that turn that determines its effectiveness.

Counters for Eiscue

Hit its weak point with a Special attacker

Although it's a beast against Physical attackers, Eiscue can't use its Ability's advantages against a Special attacker, and will stay trapped in its sluggish Ice Face form. Before it can pull off a Belly Drum, slam it without a powerful Special move.

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Use an attacker which can bypass its Ability

Although Ice Face is an extremely powerful Ability, there are some unique techniques to counter it, such as the Ability Mold Breaker, which ignores opponents' Abilities, and multi-hit attacks like Icicle Spear, which can break through Ice Face with the first hit and continue to deal damage.

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