Ice Burn (move)

Ice Burn
コールドフレア Cold Flare
Ice Burn IX.png
Ice Burn IX 2.png
Type  Ice
Category  Special
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.

Ice Burn (Japanese: コールドフレア Cold Flare) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation V. It is one of the signature moves of White Kyurem.


Ice Burn deals damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target.

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

If Ice Burn 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 Ice Burn (or fail if it cannot).

Sleep, freeze, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Ice Burn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Ice Burn cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
On the second turn, an ultracold, freezing wind surrounds the target. This may leave the target with a burn.
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 surrounds the target with an ultracold, freezing wind to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with a burn.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
White 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Ice Burn gives the user the Ice Burn status condition for a turn, and will then unleash the move on the next turn, dealing damage to enemies in the same room. It may leave the target with a burn.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
MDGtI 40 99 20 50 90% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
SMD 50 99 10 30 100% - Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Games Description
MDGtI It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause the Burn status condition. With the Burn status, they keep taking damage, and their Attack also goes down slightly.
SMD You'll get the Ice Burn status condition, which lets you charge power to damage enemies in the same room on the next turn. It could also leave them with a burn.

In the anime

Main series

White Kyurem (M15)
White Kyurem (M18)
The user creates multiple beams of reddish-purple energy and fires it at opponents
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  White Kyurem's body glows orange and creates a circular reddish-purple aura around itself. It then releases multiple reddish-purple beams of energy at the opponent. When it 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

Pokémon Generations

White Kyurem

The user creates a sphere of freezing energy and fires it at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  White Kyurem creates a purple-blue sphere of energy surrounded by yellow-orange flames in front of its body. It then fires the sphere at the opponent.
A Kyurem controlled by Ghetsis The King Returns Debut

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極寒冷焰 Gihkhòhn Láahngyihm
Mandarin 極寒冷焰 / 极寒冷焰 Jíhán Lěngyàn
  French Feu Glacé
  German Frosthauch
  Italian Vampagelida
  Korean 콜드플레어 Koldeupeulle-eo
  Brazilian Portuguese Queimadura de Gelo
  Spanish Llama Gélida

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.