Freeze Shock (move)

Freeze Shock
フリーズボルト Freeze Bolt
Freeze Shock IX.png
Freeze Shock IX 2.png
Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Freeze Shock (Japanese: フリーズボルト Freeze Bolt) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation V. It is one of the signature moves of Black Kyurem.


Freeze Shock deals damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Freeze Shock does nothing on the turn it is selected, other than state that the user is being cloaked in a freezing light. This charge turn can be skipped using a Power Herb. On the following turn, Freeze Shock will deal damage, PP will be deducted from it, and it will count as the last move used. Once Freeze Shock is selected, the user will not be able to switch out until it is disrupted or fully executed.

If Freeze Shock is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted from it, and it will not count as the last move used. If the target uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user is charging, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using Freeze Shock (or fail if it cannot).

Sleep, freeze, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Freeze Shock.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Freeze Shock cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
BWB2W2 On the second turn, the user hits the target with electrically charged ice. It may leave the target with paralysis.
On the second turn, the user hits the target with electrically charged ice. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV The turn after using this move, the user hits the target with electrically charged ice to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Black Kyurem
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 50 50 80 80
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Freeze Shock gives the user the Freeze Shock status condition on the first turn, and then attacks the turn after. It may leave the target paralyzed.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
MDGtI 40 99 20 50 100% - Others All -
SMD 37 99 10 30 100% - 10 tiles away (piercing) Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 4 300 360 90% An opponent The user gets ready to attack. Using this move again will cause the user to leave this posture, then attack. Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed. No other actions can be taken while ready to attack. Sygna Suit N & Kyurem* (Direct link)


Games Description
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, the Pokémon's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
It damages even faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, their Travel Speed goes down and they can't attack or use moves.*
SMD You'll get the Freeze Shock status condition, which lets you charge power to try a powerful attack on the next turn. It could also cause paralysis.

In the anime

Black Kyurem
Charging the move
Firing the move
The user creates a ball of electrically-charged ice and hurls it at the opponent
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Black Kyurem puts its claws together, and a light bluish-white ball of energy surrounded by electricity is formed and becomes larger. Black Kyurem then separates its claws, and the ball is fired at the opponent. When the ball hits the opponent, it freezes it.
Kyurem (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice Debut
A Kyurem summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰凍伏特 Bīngdung Fuhkdahk
Mandarin 冰凍伏特 / 冰冻伏特 Bīngdòng Fútè
  French Éclair Gelé
  German Frostvolt
  Italian Elettrogelo
  Korean 프리즈볼트 Peurijeubolteu
  Brazilian Portuguese Choque Congelante
  Spanish Rayo Gélido

Variations of the move Sky Attack
  Sky AttackFreeze Shock
  Ice Burn

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.