Freeze Shock (move)

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Freeze Shock
フリーズボルト Freeze Bolt
Freeze Shock.png
Type  Ice
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Freeze Shock (Japanese: フリーズボルト Freeze Bolt) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation V. It is Black Kyurem's signature move.


Freeze Shock deals damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Freeze Shock does nothing on the turn it is selected, other than state that the user is charging. This charge turn can be skipped using a Power Herb. On the following turn, Freeze Shock will deal damage, PP will be deducted from it, and it will count as the last move used. Once Freeze Shock is selected, the user won't be able to switch out until it is disrupted or fully executed.

If Freeze Shock is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted from it, and it will not count as the last move used. If the target uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user is charging, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using Freeze Shock (or fail if it can't).

Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Freeze Shock.

If Black Kyurem uses Freeze Shock, the move will be executed immediately, and the charge turn will occ


Games Description
BW On the second turn, the user hits the target with electrically charged ice. It may leave the target with paralysis.


Generation V

Currently, no Pokémon is known to learn Freeze Shock by TM, Move Tutor or level up, although it is to be Black Kyurem's signature move.


  • This move seems to draw reference to both Zekrom and Kyurem, as it is Ice-type and its name and side-effect are related to the Electric type.
    • Also, a move that is believed to be its polar opposite, Ice Burn, seems to also draw reference to Kyurem's typing and Zekrom's polar opposite, Reshiram.
      • Furthermore, the animation for the actual attacking part is very similar to that of Bolt Strike.
  • Along with Ice Burn, Freeze Shock has the highest base power of all Ice-type moves.
  • Freeze Shock is the only Ice-type move able to cause paralysis.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Éclair Gelé
Germany Flag.png German Frostvolt
Italy Flag.png Italian Elettrogelo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Gélido

Variations of the move Sky Attack
Physical Sky AttackFreeze Shock
Special Ice Burn

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