Ice Burn (move)

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Ice Burn
コールドフレア Cold Flare
Ice Burn.png
Type  Ice
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
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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Appeal  0  
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Jamming  0  

Ice Burn (Japanese: コールドフレア Cold Flare) is a damage-dealing Ice-type move introduced in Generation V. It is White Kyurem's signature move.


Ice Burn deals damage, has a 30% chance of burning the target.

Ice Burn 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, Ice Burn will deal damage, PP will be deducted from it, and it will count as the last move used. Once Ice Burn is selected, the user won't be able to switch out until it is disrupted or fully executed.

If Ice Burn 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 Ice Burn (or fail if it can't).

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


Games Description
On the second turn, an ultracold, freezing wind surrounds the target. This may leave the target with a burn.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
646 Kyurem 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 White Kyurem Ice Burn.png None.png None.png
The user creates multiple beams of reddish-purple energy and fries it at opponents
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
646W Kyurem Kyurem's body glows orange and creates a circular reddish-purple aura around itself. It then releases multiple reddish-purple beams of energy at the opponent. When it hits the opponent, it freezes it.
Kyurem (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice Debut

In other games

Ice Burn 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 Reshiram and Kyurem, as it is an Ice-type move and its side-effect is related to the Fire type. Furthermore, the animation for the actual attacking part is resembles that of Blue Flare, one of Reshiram's signature moves.
    • Also, a move that is believed to be its polar opposite, Freeze Shock, seems to also draw reference to Kyurem's typing and Reshiram's polar opposite, Zekrom.
      • This makes reference to White Kyurem and Black Kyurem as well.
  • Along with Freeze Shock, Ice Burn has the highest base power of all Ice-type moves.
  • Ice Burn is the only Ice-type move that is able to cause burn.
    • The burn side-effect may be a reference to frostbite, which is similar to a burn.
  • Ice Burn is also one of four moves able to cause a burn that is not Fire-type. The others are Tri Attack, Scald, and Fling (while holding a Flame Orb).

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Feu Glacé
Germany Flag.png German Frosthauch
Italy Flag.png Italian Vampagelida
South Korea Flag.png Korean 콜드플레어 Cold Flare
Spain Flag.png Spanish Llama Gélida

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