Freeze Shock (move)

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Freeze Shock
フリーズボルト Freeze Bolt
Freeze Shock VIII.png
Freeze Shock VIII 2.png
Type  Ice
Category  Physical
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
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

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 one of the signature moves of Black Kyurem.


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 being cloaked in a freezing light. 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
BWB2W2 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 Types Egg Groups Level
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50B2W2 50 50 80
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games


Games Description
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, the Pokémon's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
It damages even faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, their Travel Speed goes down and they can't attack or use moves.*
SMD You'll get the Freeze Shock status condition, which lets you charge power to try a powerful attack on the next turn. It could also cause paralysis.

In the anime

Black Kyurem Freeze Shock.png M18 Black Kyurem Freeze Shock 1.png M18 Black Kyurem Freeze Shock 2.png None.png
Black Kyurem Charging the move Firing the move
The user creates a ball of electrically-charged ice and hurls it at the opponent
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
646B Kyurem Black Kyurem puts its claws together, and a light bluish-white ball of energy surrounded by electricity is formed and becomes larger. Black 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
A Kyurem summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • 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, in Pokémon Black and White, 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.
  • Freeze Shock is tied with Ice Burn for the highest base power of all Ice-type moves, excluding Z-Moves, Max Moves, and G-Max Moves.
    • A Subzero Slammer based on either of them has the highest base power of all Ice-type moves.
  • Freeze Shock is the only Ice-type move able to cause paralysis (excluding Normal-type moves under the effect of Refrigerate).

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 冰凍伏特 Bīngdung Fuhkdahk
Mandarin 冰凍伏特 / 冰冻伏特 Bīngdòng Fútè
France Flag.png French Éclair Gelé
Germany Flag.png German Frostvolt
Italy Flag.png Italian Elettrogelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프리즈볼트 Freeze Volt
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Gelochoque
Choque Congelante (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Choque Gelado
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayo Gélido

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

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