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:''Freeze redirects here. For the unexpected freezes which prevent the game from continuing, see [[game freeze]]. For the Badge given by [[Brycen]], see [[Badge#Freeze Badge|Badge → Freeze Badge]]. For the location in [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team]], see [[Mt. Freeze]]. For the location in [[Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon]], see [[Frozen Mountain]].''
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[[File:Frozen Pokémon.png|thumb|250px|[[Iris's Excadrill|Excadrill]] is frozen in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
The '''freeze''' condition (FRZ) (Japanese: '''{{tt|凍|こお}}り''' ''Ice''), also called '''ice''' in the [[Pokémon Stadium series]], causes a Pokémon to be unable to make a move. It is the only [[status condition]] that does not have a [[move]] that will always cause it or an [[Ability]] that can cause it, and because of this, it is arguably the most uncommon.
 
It is associated with the {{t|Ice}} type, as the majority of moves that can freeze are of this type, and. {{type|Ice}} Pokémon are usually immune to being frozen, except from Generation{{m|Tri IVAttack}} in [[Generation onwardII]]. In [[Generation V]], Pokémon glow blue and stop moving when frozen.
 
==Effect==
Freezing causes a Pokémon to be unable to make a move for an indeterminate number of movesturns. The specifics vary between generations.
 
===Generation I===
Once frozen, a Pokémon can'tcannot be thawed out in battle other than via the use of items such as an {{DL|Status condition healing item|[[Ice Heal}} or]], being hit by a damaging {{type|Fire}} move that can inflict {{status|burn}} (i.e. any Fire-type move except {{m|Fire Spin}}), or the opponent using the move {{m|Haze}}. If a frozen Pokémon uses a move with 0 [[{{PP]]}} on the same turn that it thaws out, {{DL|List of glitches in Generation I|Struggle_bypassingStruggle bypassing|the PP of the move will roll over to 63 PP}}, and full {{DL|Vitamin|[[PP Up}}]]s will be applied to it.
 
===Generation II onwards===
A frozen Pokémon has a 20%<!-- or 10%?--> chance of being thawed out everyeach turntime it attempts to move. On the turn that a Pokémon defrosts, it cannot attack until the next turn, similar to {{status|Sleepsleep}} in Generation I. In addition, several moves can still be used by the frozen Pokémon while frozen (thawing it out in the process); Pokémon can't be frozen in {{weather|intense sunlight}}, but they don't thaw out faster if already frozen, contrary to popular belief.
 
===In [[Generation IIIII]] only, {{m|Tri Attack}} has a 1/3 chance of thawing a frozen onwards===target.
Same as Generation II, but Pokémon can attack on the turn that they defrost. Animation also shows up on every turn Pokémon is frozen (in contrast to previous generations, where animation showed up only when freeze was inflicted).
 
FreezingIn alsoaddition, disables{{cat|Moves that thaw out the Abilityuser|some moves}} can still be used by the frozen Pokémon while frozen (thawing it out in the process). Pokémon cannot be frozen in {{aweather|Flashharsh Firesunlight}}, but harsh sunlight does not affect when an already-frozen Pokémon thaws.
 
===Generation III===
Same as Generation II, but the thaw chance is now 20% and Pokémon can attack on the turn that they defrost. An animation also shows up whenever a Pokémon is unable to move due to being frozen (in contrast to previous generations, in which it only showed up when freeze was inflicted).
 
Now all damaging Fire-type moves can thaw a frozen target, regardless of whether or not they have a chance to burn; however, Fire-type {{m|Hidden Power}} cannot thaw a frozen target. Tri Attack can no longer thaw a frozen Pokémon. Freezing also disables the Ability {{a|Flash Fire}}.
 
===Generation IV===
Fire-type Hidden Power can now thaw a frozen target.
 
A frozen {{DL|List of Pokémon with form differences|Shaymin|Sky Forme}} {{p|Shaymin}} will revert to its Land Forme.
 
===Generation IV onwards===
Same as Generation III. A frozen {{DL|Form differences|Shaymin|Sky Forme}} {{p|Shaymin}} will revert to its Land Forme.
===Generation V===
Pokémon glow blue and have their animation stopped when inflicted with freeze. It no longer stops {{a|Flash Fire}} from working.
 
Freezing no longer stops {{a|Flash Fire}} from working.
 
===Generation VI===
Frozen Pokémon no longer glow blue. Instead, shards of ice will form and disappear on a frozen Pokémon while it stands still.
 
===Appearance===
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==Causes==
===Moves===
Unlike other major status conditions, the Freezefreeze status can only be caused by Pokémon moves (rather than by abilitiesAbilities or items), with those moves rarely causing it. Currently, no moves have Freezefreeze as a primary effect. This is likely due to freeze being a powerful status that can be overcome only via items or by the chance of defrosting (compare this with Sleep, which can be overcome by the move {{m|Sleep Talk}}). Additionally Freeze is the only status condition in which all moves that can cause a Pokémon to become frozen also deal damage. The following are the moves that can cause the Freezefreeze status:
 
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===Other causes===
Pokémon can be frozen by the {{tc|Gentleman}}'s {{p|Dusclops}} in the {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation III)|[[Battle Pike}}]], and by the {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation III)|[[Battle Arcade}}]].
 
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From Generation III onward, if a frozen Pokémon is successfully hit by a damaging {{type|Fire}} move, it will be immediately thawed; {{cat|moves that change type}} such as {{m|Weather Ball}} can thaw a frozen target if they are Fire-type, except {{m|Hidden Power}} in Generation III. From [[Generation V]] onward, Pokémon with the Ability {{a|Flash Fire}} will not be thawed by Fire-type moves, since they will not be damaged by them (prior to Generation V, Flash Fire cannot be activated while the Pokémon is frozen).
 
Starting in Generation VI, if a frozen Pokémon is successfully hit by {{m|Scald}} or {{m|Steam Eruption}}, it will be immediately thawed; since Pokémon with the Ability {{a|Water Absorb}}, {{a|Dry Skin}}, or {{a|Storm Drain}} do not take damage from Scald or Steam Eruption, they cannot be thawed by them.
 
A frozen Pokémon can still use the moves {{m|Flame Wheel}}, {{m|Sacred Fire}}, {{m|Flare Blitz}}, {{m|Fusion Flare}}, {{m|Scald}}, {{m|Steam Eruption}}, and {{m|Burn Up}} while frozen; these moves will thaw the user, then execute normally. They will thaw out the user even if they are {{cat|Protection moves|blocked}}, miss, deal no damage due an Ability like {{a|Flash Fire}}, or are prevented from being executed by {{m|Powder}}, [[Rain|heavy rain]] or [[Harsh sunlight|extremely harsh sunlight]]; however, they cannot thaw out the user if they would fail (such as a non-Fire-type Pokémon using Burn Up).
 
The moves {{m|Heal Bell}} (unless the Pokémon has Soundproof as their Ability in Generation III and IV) and {{m|Aromatherapy}} remove the freeze condition from all Pokémon in the user's party. In Generation I only, using {{m|Haze}} cures the opponent from the freeze condition.
 
Pokémon with {{a|Natural Cure}} will be cured upon switching out, those with the {{a|Hydration}} Ability will be cured while it is {{weather|rain}}ing. Pokémon with {{a|Shed Skin}} have a 1/3 chance of being cured every turn, and Pokémon with {{a|Healer}} have a 30% chance of curing their allies.
 
==Prevention==
{{type|Ice}} Pokémon cannot become frozen, except in [[Generation II]] by {{m|Tri Attack}}. However, if a Pokémon is frozen while not Ice-type (e.g. due to a {{cat|Moves that change a Pokémon's type|type-changing move}} like {{m|Soak}}), it remains frozen even if it becomes Ice-type later (e.g. due to switching out and in again after its type is changed).
 
Pokémon with the {{a|Magma Armor}} or {{a|Comatose}} Abilities cannot be frozen.
 
{{m|Safeguard}} and {{m|Misty Terrain}} (for grounded Pokémon) prevent any status conditions for five turns.
 
Damaging {{type|Fire}} moves used on a frozen Pokémon will remove the freeze status (including {{m|Hidden Power}}, {{m|Weather Ball}}, {{m|Natural Gift}}, {{m|Judgment}}, and {{m|Techno Blast}} if the move's type is Fire). However, Pokémon with the Ability {{a|Flash Fire}} will not be thawed out by any Fire-type moves in Generation V, since they will not be damaged by them. In Generation VI, {{m|Scald}} will thaw its target if it hits.==Advantages==
The frozen status increases the catch rate of any given Pokémon.
 
A==Other frozengame Pokémon can still use the moves {{m|Flame Wheel}}, {{m|Sacred Fire}}, {{m|Flare Blitz}}, {{m|Fusion Flare}}, {{m|Scald}}, and {{m|Steam Eruption}} while frozen; these moves will thaw the user, then execute normally (the user is thawed regardless of if the move is used successfully). Pokémon with the {{a|Magma Armor}} Ability cannot be frozen. From Generation IV onward, {{type|Ice}} Pokémon cannot be frozen.effects==
In {{game|Emerald}}, when the player is inside the [[Battle Pyramid]], the types of Pokémon encountered on each floor follow a set of categories; one of these categories is Pokémon with moves that freeze.
 
==In the spin-off games==
==={{pkmn|Mystery Dungeon series}}===
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==={{pkmn|Rumble series}}===
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Freeze ('''Frozen''' when inflicted in-game) is a negative status in the {{pkmn|Rumble series}}. A frozen Pokémon is unable to move or use any moves for roughly five seconds. However, if the affected Pokémon is controlled by a player, inputting movement or button commands will make the effect wear off faster, with a minimum duration of about two seconds. Frozen Pokémon are still, with ice crystals surrounding their body.
 
No types are immune to freeze, but Pokémon with the Adept, Ice Boost, or Steady [[Special Traits]] cannot be frozen, and those with the Reflector Trait will cause the user of the freeze-inducing move to become frozen instead if hit by one.
 
===Pokémon Conquest===
FrozenIn [[Pokémon Conquest]], frozen Pokémon cannot take any action, but their [[Warrior]] can still use [[Warrior Skill]]s or items on their turn. At the start of each turn there is a chance of a frozen Pokémon thawing, and they may act normally during that turn. Freeze can be inflicted by Abilities and by Ice-type attacks, and Ice types are immune to freezing. Freezing can be cured by certain Warrior Skills, items, or by ending a Pokémon's turn on a [[status condition]]-curing tile of the battlefield, such as a Hot Spring or a Water Bucket.
 
===Pokémon Shuffle===
In [[Pokémon Shuffle]], a frozen Pokémon cannot use any {{DL|Pokémon Shuffle|disruptions}}, its disruption countdown is paused, and it takes 20% more damage from {{type|Ice}} Pokémon.
 
Freezing can be inflicted by Pokémon with the Freeze and Freeze+ [[Skill]]s.
 
{{t|Fighting}}, {{t|Poison}}, {{t|Ghost}}, {{t|Steel}}, {{t|Fire}}, {{t|Electric}}, {{t|Psychic}}, {{t|Ice}}, and {{t|Fairy}}-type Pokémon are immune to being frozen.
 
==In the anime==
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In the {{pkmn|anime}}, the frozen status is literally the same as in the {{pkmn|games}}; once a Pokémon inis frozen, it can't move and is open to attacks. In some cases, a [[Battle judge|referee]] may call a frozen Pokémon unable to battle.
 
Freezing is one of the most common status conditions featured in the anime, resulting almost alwaysoften when a Pokémon gets hit by an Ice-type attack like {{m|Ice Beam}} or {{m|Blizzard}}.
 
* In ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]'', {{[[Ash}}'s {{AP|Charizard}}]] was frozen by an Ice Beam from [[Tad]]'s {{p|Poliwrath}}, winning its Trainer the match. {{Ash}} stayed up all night with Charizard to treat its injuries, winning back its loyalty.
* In ''[[EP189|Freeze Frame]]'', {{an|Jigglypuff}} was frozen, but then thawed out by [[Ash's {{AP|Cyndaquil|Quilava}}]].
* In ''[[AG190|Pace - The Final Frontier!]]'', [[Ash's Pikachu]] was frozen by [[Brandon's legendaryLegendary golemstitans|Brandon's Regice]]'s Ice Beam. However, thanks to Ash's brave encouragementsencouragement, Pikachu was able to break free from the ice with a {{m|Thunderbolt}}.
* In ''[[DP128|A Pyramiding Rage!]]'', [[Paul]]'s {{p|Lairon}} iswas frozen when it iswas hit by {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}'s Regice's Ice Beam.
* In ''[[DP187|A Real Rival Rouser]]'', Ash's Pikachu was frozen by Paul's {{p|Froslass}}'s Ice Beam, but thawed itself out by using {{m|Volt Tackle}}.
* In ''[[BW033|Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!]]'', [[Iris's Excadrill]] was frozen by an Ice Beam in a battle with [[Georgia]]'s {{p|Beartic}}.
* In ''[[BW090|Jostling for the Junior Cup!]]'', [[Iris's Dragonite]] was frozen by Georgia's Beartic's Ice Beam.
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* In ''[[PK25M15|EeveeKyurem andVS. The Sword of FriendsJustice]]'', {{pOBP|GlaceonKyurem|M15}} froze the three {{APOBP|OshawottSwords of Justice|M15}} with {{m|Ice BeamBurn}}{{tt|*|causes whena heburn causedin athe disruptiongames}} inand itsalso room.froze He{{OBP|Keldeo|M15}} breakswith free{{m|Freeze afterwardsShock}}{{tt|*|causes paralysis in the games}}.
* In ''[[PK25|Eevee and Friends]]'', {{p|Glaceon}} froze {{AP|Oshawott}} with Ice Beam when he caused a disruption in its room. He broke free afterwards.
 
==In the manga==
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[[File:Feefee Blizzard.png|thumb|150px|Sceptile being frozen]]
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
In ''[[PS005|Onix is On!]]'', {{adv|Red}}'s [[Poli]]'s {{m|Ice Beam}} froze a [[Pewter Gym]] Trainer's {{p|Graveler}} with {{m|Ice Beam}}.
 
In ''[[PS023PS017|MakeThe WayJynx for Magmar!Jinx]]'', {{advRed's Poli was frozen by [[Team Rocket Elite Trio|Giovanni}}Ken]]'s {{p|CloysterJynx}} froze and killed two wild's {{pm|MagmarIce Punch}}.
 
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==Trivia==In ''[[PS025|You Know... Articuno!]]'', {{DL|Legendary birds (Adventures)|Articuno}} used {{m|Blizzard}} to freeze [[Team Rocket]]'s {{p|Muk}} that was attacking Red and {{cat|Red's Pokémon|his Pokémon}}. This, however, forced Articuno to spend so much energy that Team Rocket was able to capture it soon after. When [[Koga]] [[PS031|later]] used Articuno against Red and {{adv|Blue}} during the [[Silph Co.]] showdown, he had it use Blizzard to freeze the two Trainers solid. However, they were freed from the ice when [[Blue's Charizard]] used {{m|Flamethrower}} on the room from outside of the building.
* Freeze is the only status condition that cannot be automatically caused if a certain move hits.
* Freeze is the only status condition that cannot be caused by an Ability.
 
In ''[[PS111|Tyranitar War]]'', [[Silver's Sneasel]] froze {{adv|Gold}}'s {{p|Sunkern|Sunbo}} with Blizzard.
 
In ''[[PS144|Savvy Swinub]]'', [[Pryce]] used his {{p|Swinub}}'s Blizzard to freeze {{p|Suicune}}, although it was afterwards revealed that the "Suicune" was actually a moving ice statue created by Pryce and moved by his Ice Pokémon.
 
In ''[[PS309|Moving Past Milotic]]'', {{adv|Emerald}}'s borrowed {{p|Rapidash}} was frozen by a {{p|Dusclops}} during his [[Battle Pike]] challenge. It was able to thaw itself out by using {{m|Flame Wheel}}.
 
In ''[[PS322|Susceptible to Sceptile]]'', [[Emerald's Sceptile]] was frozen by {{adv|Ruby}}'s [[Feefee]]'s {{m|Blizzard}} during their [[Battle Dome]] match.
 
In ''[[PS409|Shunning Spiritomb]]'', [[Cyrus]]'s {{p|Weavile}} froze [[Cynthia]]'s {{p|Spiritomb}}. Cynthia tried to heal Spiritomb with an [[Aspear Berry]], but Cyrus prevented this by having Weavile use {{m|Embargo}}.
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