Freeze-Dry (move)

Move data

Type Ice
Category   Special
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 6

Effects

Freeze-Dry deals damage and has a 10% change of freezing the target. In addition to Ice's usual type advantages, Freeze-Dry is also super-effective against the Water type. This in effect gives the move its own (slightly different) type chart, as shown below:

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Icium Z and uses its Z-Power, Freeze-Dry turns into Subzero Slammer and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Freeze-Dry
Japanese フリーズドライ (Freeze Dry)
German Gefriertrockner
French Lyophilisation
Italian Liofilizzazione
Spanish Liofilización

Game descriptions

X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user rapidly cools the target. This may also leave the target frozen. This move is super effective on Water types.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user rapidly cools the target. This may also leave the target frozen. This move is super effective on Water types.
Sword​/​Shield The user rapidly cools the target. This may also leave the target frozen. This move is super effective on Water types.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Freeze-Dry at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 43
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 1
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 49
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Freeze-Dry as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field