Pokémon The Glacial Gathering: Ice Types Fanclub Page 3

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Is/are there any move(s) you find yourself using often? Any favorite moves?
Ice beam is probably my single most used move since I started playing Pokémon way back when!

Special shout out to Aurora Beam for sounding so beautiful ❤


How about moves you've never even heard about?

I've heard of most of them, but haven't used anywhere near all of them. I tend to be an attacking player, I don't use an awful lot of defensive moves.


Freeze-Dry is an Ice type move that hits Water types Super Effectively. Do you like the idea of moves like this that allow you to hit something super effectively that you otherwise couldn't? Any ideas for other moves like this (for example an Ice type move that's super effective against Ghost types)?

I actually really love this idea, but I would like them to be rare or hard to earn, otherwise there is the potential to make type matchings pointless.
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Do you have a favorite PokeBall you like to put your Ice Types in?
If you think none of the currently existing PokeBalls fit (or just want a ball that works better on Ice Types =3), do you have any ideas for a PokeBall that's meant for Ice types?
(you can tweak an existing PokeBall or come up with something completely new =3).

Do you have any Ice Pokemon merchandise? Feel free to share photo's if you want =3 Also yes the Icy water types from TCG count too =3

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Do you have a favorite PokeBall you like to put your Ice Types in?
If you think none of the currently existing PokeBalls fit (or just want a ball that works better on Ice Types =3), do you have any ideas for a PokeBall that's meant for Ice types?
(you can tweak an existing PokeBall or come up with something completely new =3).

With the currently existing balls: I like to put my Ice type mons in Premier and Heavy Balls.
Definitely wouldn't mind a ball that works better at catching Ice types. For the design the Premier Ball could just be redesigned. I mainly dislike the red stripe on it and would make it an icy blue. Then put an Icy blue snowflake on the top half and maybe some icicles attached to the bottom half and done =3

Do you have any Ice Pokemon merchandise? Feel free to share photo's if you want =3 Also yes the Icy water types from TCG count too =3

You bet I do @[email protected] xD

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I made a second optional Quiz =3
This one is all about the PokeDex: Dex entries and Classifications.
15 questions: 10 Multiple Choice and 5 True or False.

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Professor Kyurem's Ice Type PokeDex Quiz:

You can take the quiz by clicking this link: https://testmoz.com/11106958
The quiz site insisted on some sort of name input, so for 'Enter your forum nickname' just put what your username is on PC ^.^

The Password is on the blackboard below! (case sensitive)




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Did the fossilmon puzzle!

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The Alph puzzles make different forms of Unown appear. What Unown will appear now? Snowflake form?

Obviously it's the Unown Lord:
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I quite like that Snowflake Unown =3


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I had a hunch that the first answer was Alolan Sandslash, but Slush Rush being its Hidden Ability threw me off. Also missed the cellular structure one, but I surprisingly got everything else!

Do you have a favorite PokeBall you like to put your Ice Types in? I usually use whatever ball suits the Pokémon's appearance rather than its Type, but the Dive Ball looks fairly icy. The only thing letting it down is the splash animation. I agree that the Heavy Ball also works and has a much more fitting animation (at least in SWSH, not sure about other Gens). Personally, I'd like to see something along the lines of those crystal Poké Balls from the third movie!

Do you have any Ice Pokemon merchandise? Feel free to share photo's if you want =3 Also yes the Icy water types from TCG count too =3 Ahh! I didn't know there was already a Frosmoth plush! Too bad I'm poor. T_T

Outside of trading cards, I believe my only Ice-type merch includes a Lapras Poké Ball keychain, an Articuno power card from Burger King's second movie promotion, and an iridescent Dewgong marble. My most notable Ice-type Pokémon cards are probably Fossil Lapras and Sneasel ex (the latter being a Dark-Type card). The non-FA Shiny Frosmoth card is high on my wishlist!

EDIT: Oh! I've also got a mini Lapras figure from one of those Polly Pocket-like sets.


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Optional:
Battle Tower Challenge #1

Time for a Battle Tower challenge for those who are interested!
You can do this on any of the gen 6, 7 & 8 games that have a variation of the Battle Tower.

This first challenge is kind of to test things out tbh as I'm not sure how high or low to set the goals atm =D (or if people are interested)
I'm pretty sure some Battle Facilities had a choice between level 50 and level 100, but they've been changed bit by bit over the gens so I'm not sure when/what game this was anymore xD

Anyway at your game's Battle Tower facility: pick Single Battle and then Level 50 (if you even have the choice between level 50 and 100).

Rules:
-Mono Ice type team (all your pokemon need to have Ice as one of their typings, this is the Ice Type club after all =3).
-Held items ARE allowed.
-IV/EV Trained mons ARE allowed if you have them.
-No Dynamax/Megas etc. if the Tower allows them (gen 8 tower allows Dynamax for example).
-No legendaries. (I feel like these weren't allowed at Battle Towers, but when I checked in gen 8 Battle Tower they were, so...)

The Gen 8 Tower doesn't have the win streak system the previous Towers had, so I'm kind of forced to alter what I had in mind a little for gen 8.

For Gen 6/7 Battle Tower:
-Start a new streak with your Mono Ice team.
-Get a win streak of at least 30 to be eligible for prizes =D Preferably take a photo of your win streak if possible when finished (not a hard requirement though).

Once you've reached the required numbers you can keep going if you want to see how far you can get =D

For Gen 8:
-Write down your current amount of victories so you don't forget how many you started with (you see this number on the right on the screen where you pick between Single and Double Battle). Preferably take a screenshot or photo too (again, not a hard requirement).
-Get at least 50 wins with your Mono Ice Team to be eligible for prizes (since they don't need to be consecutive in this battle tower, the number is higher). Preferably take another screenshot/photo when done (not a hard requirement).

Whichever gen you're doing this challenge in, be sure to post the Team you used! Be it a screenshot/photo or just text.

As for Prizes, I have a bunch of excess legendaries I can give away. The following legendaries are prizes this time (1 Prize Legendary Per Participant atm):

ORAS (I have Bank so these can go to XY and SM/USUM too):
-Raikou, Entei, Suicune (all x 2)
-Regirock, Regice, Registeel (all x 2)
-Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion (all x2)

SwSh/Home:
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-Poipole
-Raikou, Entei, Suicune
-Zapdos, Articuno, Moltres
-Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion
-Ho-oh (x2)
-Heatran

Kinda wish I could hand out only Ice type legendaries, but I just don't have enough of them to do so xD

You have a month to attempt this challenge, so deadline would be 27 November.
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Gave this a try myself in Gen 8 since it's where all my better/good stuff is =3
I shiny bred for a Cloyster, Galar Darmanitan and Eiscue. Two of which I already had with a good nature so I locked those in, the other I got a good nature for while shiny breeding so I swapped that one into the breeder =p After I had them all shiny, I used Vitamins for EV training and Hyper Training for IV Training.
I actually somehow managed to get all 3 in time to attempt the challenge myself without having to hurry @[email protected]

My team:
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Cloyster:
-Ability: Skill Link
-Held Item: Never-Melt Ice
-Nature: Adamant
-Moves:
. -Icicle Spear
. -Liquidation
. -Shell Smash
. -Hail

Galar Darmanitan:
-Ability: Gorilla Tactics
-Held Item: Choice Scarf
-Nature: Jolly
-Moves:
. -Icicle Crash
. -Earthquake
. -Flare Blitz
. -U-Turn

Eiscue
-Ability: Ice Face
-Held Item: Muscle Band
-Nature: Jolly
-Moves:
. -Icicle Crash
. -Zen Headbutt
. -Belly Drum
. -Substitute

Started at only 3 victories in Single Battles at the gen 8 Tower. Lost 5 times along the way, which has the Tower deduct a victory from your total once. If you lose multiple times in a row it doesn't seem to keep decreasing your total victories past that though. Ended up with 57 Victories:
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This team was pretty dang strong, but the gen 8 Tower is nothing to scoff at. They got whatever ability is best, whether it's normal or Hidden. They got held items. They are IV/EV trained. They got annoying as HECK coverage moves. That said I only lost 5 times, usually when my Cloyster died too soon.

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Basically I'd start with Cloyster. Possibly switch out if the starting opposing mon is too unfavourable.
If not I'd Shell Smash once and then just watch the Skill Link Icicle Spear kill my enemies. The main nuisance here were mons that would resist Ice attacks and have an ability like Water Absorb meaning I'd have to try and whittle them down or switch out (I had an extremely lengthy fight with an Arctovish rofl). The opposing mons with special Grass attacks were also unfortunately numerous and killed my cloyster multiple times.

Galar Darmanitan has Gorilla Tactics meaning I'm locked into whatever move I use first, meaning I had to switch it often. At one point it was the last mon standing, I opted for earthquake, but hadn't seen the third mon yet. Ofc the AI turned out to have a flying type, which it immediately swapped into after I got locked into earthquake and I was just powerless and rode out my loss xD
Galar Darmanitan is a glass cannon and pretty much just dies to any STAB attack from an opposing mon even if it isn't super effective xD

Eiscue shined best as the mon to switch into when forced to take a hit as out of the three it was the best at taking them.
Eiscue was also my main answer to Fighting types since its ability let's it survive a physical attack guaranteed. It also becomes faster when it loses it's Ice Face, so I'd usually be able to move first after being physically hit (and it knows a psychic type move =3). The problem for Eiscue were the hard hitting Special attackers since they bypass Ice Face and can 1 hit kill if they crit.

Basically, Cloyster and Galar Darmanitan were my heavy hitters. Eiscue was far from useless though! It actually once clutched out a win when the other two got killed fast due to annoying coverage moves and single-handedly whooped the other team after losing it's Ice face and scoring Flinches like mad with Icicle Crash xD

As for Leon who repeatedly shows up as you keep winning.... my victory over his G-max Charizard was dependent solely on my Cloyster's survival (since I can't Dynamax myself). If Cloyster could Shell Smash it would basically sweep his team. If the starting mon was too unfavorable though, it would likely die, leaving me helpless against G-Max Charizard. 2 out of my 5 losses were because of this.
I did also at some point bump into a League Staff trainer who used a G-max Rillaboom, but... I had already Shell Smashed so that poor monkey just died xD


Anyway, this was quite fun. I've never really spent that much time in the Tower in Pokemon Games. I picked the Galar Darmanitan randomly, because it was literally the only one amongst the 6 random Ice mons I tried beforehand that could actually lay down some punishment in there.
(basically I tried beforehand to see how some random Ice types from my boxes that weren't IV/EV trained would fare... 2 wins out of like 6 attempts... yeah xD)

TL;DR I used 3 mons I've never used before and all managed to pull their weight in their own way so I've got newly acquired fondness for these 3 =D

I'm considering the Battle Tower quest but I don't have enough ice types trained up to feel confident doing it yet, but when I get my team all prepped up (maybe even during BDSP) I'll definitely show some progress ~
I might just attempt this battle facility challenge, stay tuned!
There's still 8 day to go for the original deadline, but I'm just poking you two to ask if you want more time if you're actually going to try the challenge =3
I could add 1 or 2 weeks if you want ^.^
I'd prefer not to add more than that though as I feel it will then just drag on too long.


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Do you have a favorite PokeBall you like to put your Ice Types in?
Not really. I'll just catch them with whatever ball I have available.

If you think none of the currently existing PokeBalls fit (or just want a ball that works better on Ice Types =3), do you have any ideas for a PokeBall that's meant for Ice types?
Maybe a Hot and Cold Ball that works well on anything that is Ice, Fire or Dragon would be fun. I actually don't know how a Poke Ball for Ice Types would work. Aesthetics is one thing but I also like to wonder what such a ball would be like in the inside. Would it be very cold inside, for example and how would that work? (yeah, I'm making it more difficult than it needs to be xD)

Do you have any Ice Pokemon merchandise?
I probably still have some cards with Ice Type Pokemon on them but nothing explicitly being about an Ice Type Pokemon.
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Don't know how many of us have BDSP, but for those that do: Are you using/going to use an Ice type on your team?

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Are you using/going to use an Ice type on your team?

I want to use a Weavile, but fear the item for it is going to be extremely late game. So I will instead add on a Snover whenever I bump into one =D


I've burned through all the question I had prepared beforehand tbh 😅
So if anyone has any topics they wanna bring up go for it =3

There is something I think we can still do weekly atm though =3

There are lots of people making Pokemon related Tier lists online, so I was thinking maybe we could all rate the Ice Type mons and make a 'Ice Types Club Ice Type Tier list? =3
Not sure how to spread this (as I think all at once is probably off putting), but I was thinking a random group of 5-6 Ice mons a week? The batch of mons will be drawn randomly, but if it's part of a line then the entire line goes up for judging (so if I draw Piloswine, Swinub and Mamoswine would be up for judging too)
You can also discuss anything you want about the mon while rating it =3

As for how we'd be rating them I thought we could do something a little bit different and go with the Contest categories: Beauty, Clever, Cool, Cute, Tough.
You'd rate the mon by whatever standard you want. You can just rate them by design (might be hard for Clever though), or based on moves/abilities they have etc.

For each of the categories you'd say which rank the mon would have: Normal Rank (bad/dislike), Super Rank (meh/okay), Hyper Rank (Good), and Master Rank (Great/Amazing).
When finished I can then make Tier lists for each contest category and put the mons in accordingly =3

So for example, if you think a mon is very Beautiful, Cute and cool, but not that Clever or Tough, you fill in something like this:
: Master
: Super
: Hyper
: Hyper
: Super

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Hope it's not too late to join! I'd love to have Regice as my Guardian <3

Do you have a favorite PokeBall you like to put your Ice Types in?
Not really. I don't care much about Pokeballs my mons are in.

If you think none of the currently existing PokeBalls fit (or just want a ball that works better on Ice Types =3), do you have any ideas for a PokeBall that's meant for Ice types?
Frost Ball? Winter Ball? Arctic Ball? There's a plethora of names to give to specialty Pokeballs that work better on Ice Types hehe. Not sure why GF wouldn't just make a specialty ball for every type at this point.

Do you have any Ice Pokemon merchandise?
Not at the moment, but I've been eyeing a Snom plush for a while now...

Are you using/going to use an Ice type on your team?
I don't have BDSP atm, but if I eventually do, there's a good chance I'll give Snover a chance. I always loved that wijoo wijoo boy

I also got 70/150 on that test. Pretty cool questions! (pun absolutely intended)
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Don't know how many of us have BDSP, but for those that do: Are you using/going to use an Ice type on your team? I don't have either and don't plan on getting them, unless LA doesn't get Mothim since I'm eager to use my most cherished full-odds Shiny again (he's trapped in HOME atm).

In the event that I actually do end up with them... I kind of doubt I would tbh. They're pretty late in-game and, after getting the final Badge, I'd probably transfer in my "Shiny team" from SWSH/HOME (which, looking at the BDSP roster, I'm thinking would include Wartortle, Mothim, Dunsparce, Leafeon, Porygon2, and maybe Shedinja). (No Ice-types here, but Wartortle and Porygon2 do know Ice Beam!)

Rankings:
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SPHEAL
: Super
: Normal
: Normal
: Master
: Normal

SEALEO
: Super
: Hyper
: Normal
: Super
: Normal

WALREIN
: Normal
: Normal
: Super
: Normal
: Hyper

CRYOGONAL
: Normal
: Hyper
: Super
: Normal
: Super

EISCUE
: Normal
: Normal
: Normal
: Hyper
: Normal


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Hope it's not too late to join! I'd love to have Regice as my Guardian <3

Do you have a favorite PokeBall you like to put your Ice Types in?
Not really. I don't care much about Pokeballs my mons are in.

If you think none of the currently existing PokeBalls fit (or just want a ball that works better on Ice Types =3), do you have any ideas for a PokeBall that's meant for Ice types?
Frost Ball? Winter Ball? Arctic Ball? There's a plethora of names to give to specialty Pokeballs that work better on Ice Types hehe. Not sure why GF wouldn't just make a specialty ball for every type at this point.

Do you have any Ice Pokemon merchandise?
Not at the moment, but I've been eyeing a Snom plush for a while now...

Are you using/going to use an Ice type on your team?
I don't have BDSP atm, but if I eventually do, there's a good chance I'll give Snover a chance. I always loved that wijoo wijoo boy

I also got 70/150 on that test. Pretty cool questions! (pun absolutely intended)
It's never too late to join =3
Any favorite Ice types I can jot down for you or shall I leave it blank?

Anyway, you have been admitted to the Glacial Gathering through your Guardian: Regice.
Welcome, Roni!

Not at the moment, but I've been eyeing a Snom plush for a while now...
You're not the only one =3
I didn't have enough money for both Snom and Frosmoth at the time so I ended up only buying Frosmoth...
I need to check the store that had them soon and see if they still do @[email protected]


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Any favorite Ice types I can jot down for you or shall I leave it blank?
Ooh Dewgong, Frost Rotom, Snover, Snom, & Eiscue for me!
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Are you using/going to use an Ice type on your team?
Don't have one currently, but so so interested in using Froslass!! But I always have to have an ice move on my team regardless.. such good coverage. Empoleon and Ice Beam go hand in hand. I just don't have room for Froslass right now (and already used Weavile). ;-;

Rankings ~
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Spheal
Beautiful: Hyper
Clever: Normal
Cool: Super
Cute: Master
Tough: Normal

Sealeo
Beautiful: Hyper
Clever: Super
Cool: Super
Cute: Super
Tough: Hyper

Walrein
Beautiful: Hyper
Clever: Hyper
Cool: Master
Cute: Super
Tough: Master

Cryogonal
Beautiful: Hyper
Clever: Super
Cool: Hyper
Cute: Normal
Tough: Super

Eiscue
Beautiful: Super
Clever: Normal
Cool: Super
Cute: Normal
Tough: Master