Freeze Shock (move)

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Freeze Shock
フリーズボルト Freeze Bolt
Freeze Shock B2W2.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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Jam  0  
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Freeze Shock (Japanese: フリーズボルト Freeze Bolt) is a damage-dealing Ice-type 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.


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


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Dragon Ice   50 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Black Kyurem Freeze Shock.png None.png None.png
The user creates a ball of electrically-charged ice and hurls it at the opponent
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
646B Kyurem Kyurem puts its claws together, and a light bluish-white ball of energy surrounded by electricity is formed and becomes larger. Kyurem then separates its claws, and the ball is fired at the opponent. When the ball hits the opponent, it freezes it.
Kyurem (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice Debut

In other generations

Freeze Shock BW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • 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. Furthermore, the animation for the actual attacking part resembles that of Bolt Strike, one of Zekrom's signature moves.
    • Ice Burn, a move variation of Freeze Shock, likewise references Kyurem and Reshiram.
  • 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 except moves that have been changed to Ice-type by Refrigerate.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Éclair Gelé
Germany Flag.png German Frostvolt
Italy Flag.png Italian Elettrogelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프리즈볼트 Freeze Volt
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Choque Congelante
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Gélido

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

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