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Ice Climbers

Ice Climbers is a very difficult character to master. Their metagame revolves entirely around their advanced techniques. They have the best grab games of all, since having two of them means they can throw an opponent to the other climber, which can grab again. The Ice Climbers also has the unique ability to desync, as in controlling two Climbers separately to confuse opponents and to increase ICs options.

However, the Ice Climbers have a small grab range, so landing a grab in the first place is hard. Chaingrabbing and desyncing also requires strict timing and lots of practice. A single climber is also very weak, and lacks a horizontal and vertical recovery. Also, they're easily separated and their chaingrabs are useless in anything that's not one-on-ones.

Overall, Ice Climbers are a character who requires dedication and determination. But once mastered, they can become a dangerous character to spar against.

Standard Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Standard Attack Info
A button 2 button A button A button Hammer Combo Swings their hammers two times.
Right nunchuk+A button Right dpad+2 button Right lstick+A button Right control+A button Hammer Swing Swings their hammers.
Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+2 button Up lstick+A button Up control+A button Hammer Spin Spins their hammers above their head. Deals multiple hits.
Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+2 button Down lstick+A button Down control+A button Hammer Sweep They sweep their hammers lowly.
A buttonwhile dashing 2 buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing A buttonwhile dashing Lunge The Ice Climbers lunges at the opponent.

Smash Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Smash Attack Info
Smash Right nunchuk+A button Right dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Right lstick+A button) or Right rstick (Smash Right control+A button) or Right cstick Hammer Slam They slam their hammers on to the ground.
Smash Up nunchuk+A button Up dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Up lstick+A button) or Up rstick (Smash Up control+A button) or Up cstick Hammer Whack They swing their hammers above them. This move has high knockback and is IC's main KO move.
Smash Down nunchuk+A button Down dpad+1 button+2 button (Smash Down lstick+A button) or Down rstick (Smash Down control+A button) or Down cstick Hammer Spin They spin around, hitting things with their hammers.

Pummels and Throws[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Pummel/Throw Info
A buttonafter grab 2 buttonafter grab A buttonafter grab A buttonafter grab Headbutt Headbutts their opponent.
Right nunchukafter grab Right dpadafter grab Right lstickafter grab Right controlafter grab Hammer Smash Smashes the opponent forward with their hammers. Try slowly tilting the control stick in front then press grab to perform this kind of chaingrab. You will gradually move forward while doing this though.
Left nunchukafter grab Left dpadafter grab Left lstickafter grab Left controlafter grab Hammer Bash Smashes their opponent backwards with their hammers. Try slowly tilting the control stick backwards then press grab to perform this kind of chaingrab. This chaingrab is more effective as you're throwing the opponent back and forth between them.
Up nunchukafter grab Up dpadafter grab Up lstickafter grab Up controlafter grab High Bash Throws opponent upwards then samshes with their hammers. This is the only throw that can't chaingrab.
Down nunchukafter grab Down dpadafter grab Down lstickafter grab Down controlafter grab Ground Slam Slams them on the ground. Try to grab the opponent as they bounce of the ground to perform the chaingrab. Another chaingrab can be perform by only one climber with this move, although this chaingrab is not infinite.

Air Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Air Attack Info
A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png 2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Spinning Hammers The Ice Climbers spin around, hitting with their hammers.
Right nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Right control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Hammer Thwack Swings their hammers downwards. If the partner's move hits, it meteor smashes.
Left nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Left control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Back Hammer Swings their hammers behind them.
Up nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Up control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Hammer Thrust Thrusts their hammer upwards. This move can KO at high percentages.
Down nunchuk+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down dpad+2 buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down lstick+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Down control+A buttonArcade-Modifier-(Air).png Hammer Plunge Plunges downwards with their hammers.

Special Attacks[edit]

Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Special Attack Info
B button 1 button B button B button Ice Shot Shoots two ice blocks at foes. When only one is alive, it shoots out one.
Right nunchuk+B button Right dpad+1 button Right lstick+B button Right control+B button Squall Hammer Attack with spinning hammers. When only one is alive, this attack does less damage.
Up nunchuk+B button Up dpad+1 button Up lstick+B button Up control+B button Belay The Ice Climbers pull each other upwards with a long rope. It only works if they are together.
Down nunchuk+B button Down dpad+1 button Down lstick+B button Down control+B button Blizzard Attacks with a chilling breath that can freeze you. If only one is alive, this attack works on only one side.


Wii Remote + Nunchuk Wii Remote (sideways) Wii Classic Controller GameCube Controller Taunt
1 button A button Up dpad Up dpad They put down their hammers and jump around.
1 button+2 button (Left dpad or Right dpad)+A button Left dpad or Right dpad Left dpad or Right dpad They hold out their hammers.
2 button Down dpad+A button Down dpad Down dpad They dance around.

Final Smash[edit]


Iceberg: The Ice Climbers send a gigantic iceberg up from the ground that covers almost all of the stage, leaving small platforms to stand on. These platforms will be slippery, and the iceberg can hurt your opponents or even freeze them.