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 Pokemon.

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.

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