Freeze-Dry (move)

Move data

Type Ice
Category   Special
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 44
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 1
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 40
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 1
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 44
Eiscue
Ice Face
#875 / Ice
Level 36
Arctozolt
#881 / Electric · Ice
Level 42
Arctovish
#883 / Water · Ice
Level 42

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
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Field
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Field