Freeze-Dry (move)

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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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 43
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Level 1
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 49
AurorusAurorus
#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.

Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Monster, Water 1
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Field
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Field
DelibirdDelibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Field, Water 1
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Field