Cold Storage

Cold Storage 冷凍コンテナ
Freezing Container
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: South of Driftveil City
Region: Unova
Generations: V
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Location of Cold Storage in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

The Cold Storage (Japanese: 冷凍コンテナ Freezing Container) is a building in Pokémon Black and White found inside of an area of warehouses to the south of Driftveil City. After defeating Ghetsis, Zinzolin of the Seven Sages can be found and arrested here.

During the two-year gap between Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, the facility was demolished to make room for the Pokémon World Tournament.

Geography

Despite being a series of buildings, only one of the Cold Storage warehouses can be entered. Inside this warehouse, some of the floors are frozen over, resulting in ice skating puzzles. There are multiple Workers inside the warehouse who will battle the player. In the back of the warehouse is a container, where Zinzolin is encountered for the first time and later during the post-game.

Outside the warehouses, there are additional Trainers who can be battled, as well as some tall grass and a Vending Machine.

Vending Machine
  Fresh Water
 200
  Soda Pop
 300
  Lemonade
 350


Items

Exterior

Item Location Games
  Hyper Potion In the northeast area (hidden)  B  W 
  Rocky Helmet Gift from a Worker down an alleyway  B  W 
  PP Up In the trash can east of the Vending Machine (hidden)  B  W 
  Ether East of the main warehouse, along the water  B  W 
  Dive Ball In the southwest corner of the dark grass (hidden)  B  W 
  Protein In the northeast part of the dark grass  B  W 
  Heart Scale On the west side of the main warehouse  B  W 

Storage Building

Item Location Games
  Net Ball Near the entrance, up the stairs  B  W 
  TM55 (Scald) Near the entrance, in the southeast corner of the first field of ice  B  W 
  Ice Heal In the southeast corner, near Worker Patton  B  W 
  Hyper Potion In the northeast corner, next to Worker Ryan  B  W 
  NeverMeltIce In the container with Team Plasma, accessible after defeating them  B  W 
  TM01 (Hone Claws) In the container, given by Zinzolin (post-game)  B  W 

Pokémon

Exterior

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
  Herdier
B W
  Grass
21-23 35%
  Timburr
B W
  Grass
21,22 20%
  Minccino
B W
  Grass
20 15%
  Vanillite
B W
  Grass
20-23 30%
Dark grass
  Herdier
B W
  Dark grass
25-27 35%
  Minccino
B W
  Dark grass
24 20%
  Timburr
B W
  Dark grass
25-26 15%
  Vanillite
B W
  Dark grass
24-27 30%
Rustling grass
  Stoutland
B W
  Rustling grass
23 5%
  Audino
B W
  Rustling grass
20-23 90%
  Cinccino
B W
  Rustling grass
23 5%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
Exterior
 
Youngster Kenneth
コウヘイ Kōhei
Reward:  384
  Whirlipede Lv.24
No item
  Karrablast Lv.24
No item
 
Youngster Albert
シンゴ Shingo
Reward:  384
  Joltik Lv.24
No item
  Dwebble Lv.24
No item
 
Worker Eddie
エディ Eddie
Reward:  960
  Pansage Lv.24
No item
  Timburr Lv.24
No item
Storage Building
 
Worker Victor
カツジ Katsuji
Reward:  960
  Pansear Lv.24
No item
  Timburr Lv.24
No item
 
Worker Glenn
エイサク Eisaku
Reward:  960
  Panpour Lv.24
No item
  Timburr Lv.24
No item
 
Worker Filipe
ゲンタ Genta
Reward:  1000
  Gurdurr Lv.25
No item
 
Worker Patton
ノリヒロ Norihiro
Reward:  960
  Vanillite Lv.24
No item
  Timburr Lv.24
No item
 
Worker Ryan
ライアン Ryan
Reward:  920
  Timburr Lv.23
No item
  Timburr Lv.23
No item
  Vanillite Lv.23
No item
Container
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  920
  Watchog Lv.23
No item
  Scraggy Lv.23
No item
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  960
  Liepard Lv.24
No item
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  960
  Trubbish Lv.24
No item
 
Team Plasma Grunt
Reward:  920
  Sandile Lv.23
No item
  Watchog Lv.23
No item


Layout

Version Storage Building Container
Black    
White
 

In the anime

 
The Cold Storage in the anime

The Cold Storage appeared in The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue!, where Dr. Ferrara, also known as Cryogonal Man, planned to steal the frozen treats stored there to attract Pokémon. However, his plans were foiled by Ash and his friends, along with Charles and Linda.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
The Cold Storage in Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

Black and Cheren went to the Cold Storage in Fight in a Cold Climate, following a pair of Team Plasma Grunts who had stolen Cheren's Snivy. Thanks to the two's teamwork, Snivy was recovered, after which the two defeated the Grunts' two Beartic with their newly learned Grass PledgeFire Pledge combo. The Grunts were then ordered to retreat by Zinzolin.

In True Friends, Cheren revealed that he had later returned to the Cold Storage to learn more about Team Plasma's motives. At the Cold Storage, he had met Zinzolin, who had taken him to see how N awakened Zekrom. Upon seeing this, Cheren had chosen to start following Team Plasma's ideals.

Black 2 & White 2 chapter

The Cold Storage was revealed to have been abandoned while the Pokémon World Tournament construction had begun nearby. In Angry Boy, Colress confronted Zinzolin inside the building, asking him to tell him what he knew about Kyurem, which he had been searching for in disregard of Ghetsis's orders. Colress eventually figured out that Zinzolin had in fact managed to find and capture Kyurem, which was confirmed by Zinzolin himself, revealing that Kyurem was with them in the Cold Storage as they were speaking. As Zinzolin refused to hand over Kyurem to Colress, the two started battling, with Colress eventually defeating Zinzolin with Thundurus and Landorus.

The noises of the battle caught the attention of Blake, who had come through the Relic Passage, following the cold air produced by Kyurem. Noticing Blake, Colress used the Reveal Glass to transform Thundurus and Landorus into their Therian Formes and had them attack him. Per Ghetsis's orders, he then used the Colress Machine to take control of Kyurem and had it board the Plasma Frigate. However, Blake was able to sneak aboard the flying ship with Kelden, leaving his other Pokémon behind to battle the Legendary Pokémon and the Shadow Triad. After defeating Blake's Pokémon in Pink Slip, the Shadow Triad departed to rendezvous with the Plasma Frigate in Undella Town.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Cold Storage in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Herdier   Dark Explorers   87/108 Dark Rush   060/069
Piplup   Dark Explorers   27/108 Dark Rush   019/069
      Master Deck Build Box EX   006/046
 


Trivia

  • The in-game maps show the Cold Storage to be on the mainland of Unova. However, the facility is actually on an island.
  • Worker Patton mentions that he has trained at the Icirrus Gym.
  • If a Pokémon caught in the Cold Storage is traded to Black 2 and White 2, its status screen will say it was caught at the "PWT". This is due to the Cold Storage and PWT being at the same codepoint (0x0024) on the location list.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冷凍倉庫 Láahngdung Chōngfu
Mandarin 冷凍倉庫 / 冷冻仓库 Lěngdòng Cāngkù
  Czech Chladírna
  Finnish Kylmävarasto
  European French Hangar Frigorifique
  German Tiefkühlcontainer
  Italian Deposito Frigo
  Korean 냉동컨테이너 Naengdong Container
  Polish Magazyn Chłodniczy
  Brazilian Portuguese Câmara Frigorífica
  European Spanish Almacenes Frigoríficos
  Vietnamese Kho lạnh



Unova
               
               
Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve


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