Refrigerate (Ability)

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Refrigerate フリーズスキン
Freeze Skin
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Generation VI
Normal-type moves become Ice-type moves.
Generation VII
Normal-type moves become Ice-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little.
Generation VIII
Currently unknown

Refrigerate (Japanese: フリーズスキン Freeze Skin) is an Ability introduced in Generation VI. Prior to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it was the signature Ability of Amaura and Aurorus. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Ice types.


In battle

Generation VI

Refrigerate causes all Normal-type moves used by the Pokémon to become Ice-type and receive a 30% power boost.

Generation VII

Affected moves now receive a 20% power boost.

Outside of battle

Refrigerate has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Refrigerate

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Glalie Glalie
Mega Glalie
Ice Ice Refrigerate None None
Amaura Amaura Rock Ice Refrigerate None Snow Warning
Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice Refrigerate None Snow Warning
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Normal-type moves become Ice type and deal 20-25% more damage. When Nature Power is used, although the Ability activates, the move chosen by Nature Power does not become Ice-type and there is no boost in power.


Games Description
SMD Normal-type moves that the Pokémon uses become Ice type and deal more damage!

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰凍皮膚 Bīngdung Pèihfū
Mandarin 冰凍皮膚 / 冰冻皮肤 Bīngdòng Pífū
France Flag.png French Peau Gelée
Germany Flag.png German Frostschicht
Italy Flag.png Italian Pellegelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프리즈스킨 Freeze Skin
Spain Flag.png Spanish Piel Helada
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Dondurucu
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Da Băng Giá

Variations of the Ability Aerilate

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