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===Generation I===
Once frozen, a Pokémon can't be thawed out exceptin forbattle other than via the use of external items such as an [[Ice Heal]] or being hit by mosta damaging {{ttype|Fire}}-type moves, particularly ones that normally burnmove.
 
===Generation II onwards===
A frozen Pokémon has a 20%<!-- or 10%?--> chance of being thawed out every turn. In Generation II only, onOn the turn that a Pokémon defrosts, it cannot attack until the next turn, similar to [[{{status|Sleep]]}} in Generation I. In addition, several moves can still be used by the frozen Pokémon while frozen (thawing it out in the process), and; Pokémon can't be frozen in {{weather|intense sunlight}}, (thoughbut they don't necessarily thaw out faster if already frozen, contrary to popular belief).
 
In===Generation addition,III a frozen [[Sky Forme]] {{p|Shaymin}} will revert to its [[Land Forme]], though a Sky Forme will rarely survive the move.onwards===
Same as Generation II, but Pokémon can attack on the turn that they defrost.
 
In addition, a frozen [[Form differences#Shaymin|Sky Forme]] {{p|Shaymin}} will revert to its Land Forme.
 
==Causes==
Being frozen can be cured with the use of an [[Ice Heal]] or an [[Aspear Berry]] ([[Burnt Berry]] in [[Generation II]]). In addition, like all other major [[status ailment]]s, it can be cured by the items [[Full Heal]], [[Lava Cookie]], [[Full Restore]], [[Old Gateau]], [[Heal Powder]], [[Lum Berry]], [[Hiun Ice]], and [[Sacred Ash]]. {{m|Heal Bell}} and {{m|Aromatherapy}} also removes it from all Pokémon in the party. A Pokémon with {{a|Natural Cure}} will be cured upon switching out, one with the {{a|Hydration}} ability will be cured whilst it is [[weather conditions|raining]], and one with {{a|Shed Skin}} has a 1/3 chance of being cured every turn.
 
Damaging {{type2|Fire}} moves used on a frozen Pokémon will remove the freeze status. As of [[Generation II]], freeze has a random, 20% chance to be cured on its own on the frozen Pokémon's turn. Consequently, the frozen Pokémon may thaw out on the turn of freezing; however, in [[Generation I]], a frozen Pokémon never thaws without external aid. Pokémon cannot be frozen in [[weather conditions#Intense sunlight|sunny weather]]; contrary to popular belief, sunny weather does not cause a quicker thawing.
 
A frozen Pokémon can still use the moves {{m|Flame Wheel}}, {{m|Sacred Fire}}, {{m|Flare Blitz}} and {{m|Boiling Water}} while frozen; these moves will thaw the user, thaw the opponent if possible, and deal damage to the opponent. {{type2|Ice}} Pokémon and those with the {{a|Magma Armor}} ability are completely immune to being frozen.