Glaceon

Glaceon, The Fresh Snow Pokémon. By controlling its body heat, it can freeze the atmosphere around it to make a diamond-dust flurry.It causes small ice crystals to form by lowering the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere. As a protective technique, it can completely freeze its fur to make its hairs stand like needles.

Overview

Glaceon is close to Flareon and Umbreon is terms of being awful. However, it does have an amazing Special Attack and actually has moves to use the stat. Well, it has like... three moves, which is just enough. It's a shame it has just dire Speed, but that doesn't stop it from hitting like a truck. It's obviously very low tier as offensively it is a worse Kyurem. It doesn't really have anything worth using over Kyurem except for better abilities and some defensive options. It's a shame Glaceon has pretty much the worst defensive type around;

Abilities

Snow Cloak: you get 20% evasion in hail. That's pretty cool, but the next ability is way better. Then again, that evasion can luck win you some games.
Ice Body: it's a permanent Leftovers when in hail. You can heal even when equipped with a Choice item, or heal a lot when using Substitute and Protect.

Movesets

Choice

- Blizzard
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Baton Pass / Water Pulse / Ice Beam
Item Attached: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
Ability: Snow Cloak / Ice Body
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) / Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

How to use Glaceon; use Blizzard. Yeah, that's about it. Spam your hugely purely 100% accurate Blizzards at everything. Shadow Ball is a special move Glaceon has access to, so it is worth using just for that fact. Hidden Power [Fighting] is the best choice for Hidden Power as it means you aren't ruined by Steels. Baton Pass allows you to scout, Water Pulse is pretty awful but it's a special move, and Ice Beam so that you don't have to waste Blizzard's PP.

Walrein?

- Substitute
- Protect
- Ice Beam / Blizzard / Toxic
- Wish / Toxic
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Ice Body
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

Say hello to… awful Walrein! Substitute protects you from damage and status. Protect stalls Leftovers and Ice Body healing, and also allows Toxic to deal more damage. Ice Beam hits quite hard and stops you being Taunt bait, Blizzard hits crazy hard and stops you from being Taunt bait, Toxic allows you to outstall pretty much everything. Wish means you can heal your team mates and also means you can heal yourself in a pinch.

EVs & Natures

Every Glaceon
If you're going down the offensive route, there's little to no reason to invest in HP and defences. Same with defensive… no reason to run Special Attack. Glaceon is pretty bulky, so on the Walrein set you could go for 252 HP then share the rest between the defences.

Other Options

Charm, Fake Tears, Frost Breath, Yawn
Charm lowers the opponent's Attack by 2 stages.
Fake Tears lowers their Special Defence by 2 stages, meaning you kill them with Blizzard or they switch.
Frost Breath has very low power, but always crits. Not too useful… if only something got Technician and Frost Breath STAB.
Yawn forces switches or puts the opponent to sleep..

Double & Triple Battle Options

Use Blizzard and hail… yeah, that's about it. Glaceon has no business in doubles or triples… or singles really. Just stick to the standard Blizzard formula.

Partners

You need Stealth Rock away from the field at all times. Spinners, Xatu, Espeon, any of those work. Number one partner is obviously Abomasnow, as it brings the hail. Oh, other standard hail team members work well too. Removing Waters is an ideal move, so Abomasnow works great for that. You could also run an Electric type. Magneton would work in lower tiers as you want Steels gone too. Fires can also be a bit of an issue, especially for hail teams, so running a Water to take them on would be cute.

Countering Glaceon

If you can switch into it, you can beat it. Blizzard will hurt anything, but if you can take it by bringing in a Steel like Bronzong, Registeel, whatever, Glaceon will have to retreat. Changing the weather ruins Glaceon. Bulky Waters can take anything Glaceon has, as long as Blizzard isn't neutral on them. Any priority move except for Ice Shard will murder Glaceon. There really isn't much more for me to say… if you resist Ice, you can beat Glaceon. I don't think I need to go into detail about which moves to use against it because any moves except Ice type moves hit it hard. Glaceon is slow and predictable. If you see it on a team, it'll be choiced or… nope, it'll probably just be choiced. So switch to your Ice resist and take it down. It's a shame, because Glaceon can do some real damage… wish it was more useful. Oh well.

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Not in Game.

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Not in Game.

Colosseum/XD:
Not in Game.

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Evolve Eevee.

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Trade from Diamond/Pearl/Platinum .

Black/White:
Evolve Eevee
Transfer from Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver

Animé Appearences

Glaceon has made a few appearances. Most of its appearances have been under the control of May when she visited Sinnoh. most other appearances have been cameos

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
544 A Full Course Tag Battle! Restaurant Seven Stars! Tag Battle for a Full Course!! Pics
547 Strategy With a Smile! Decisive Match! Dawn VS May! Pics
M11 Giratina & The Sky Warrior Giratina & The Bouquet of the Sky - Shaymin Pics
P11 Not Aired Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure Pics
560 Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine Return to the Basics, Team Rocket! Pics
588 Not Aired Mysterious Creatures: Pokémon Pics
595 Sliding Into Seventh Snowpoint Gym! Ice Battle!! Pics
628 A Marathon Rivalry! Get Fired Up Snorlax! Prince of Pokéthlon! Pics
650 An Old Family Blend! The Eve of the Fierce Fighting! The Big Gathering of Ash's Pokémon! Pics
746 All For The Love of Meloetta Sing, Meloetta! The Melody of Love!! Pics
763 Team Eevee and the Pokemon Rescue Squad! Team Eevee, Depart! The Pokémon Rescue Squad!! Pics
764 Curtain Up, Unova League The Unova League Higaki Tournament Begins! Pics
766 Lost at the League! Axew Gets Lost! Pics
769 A Unova League Evolution Unova League Conclusion! Lucario VS Pikachu!! Pics
S31 TBC Mewtwo: The Prologue to Awakening Pics
P14 Eevee Friends Pikachu & Eevee Friends Pics

 
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