Ice Burn (move)

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Ice Burn
コールドフレア Cold Flare
Ice Burn VIII.png
Ice Burn VIII 2.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
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.

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 one of the signature moves of White Kyurem.


Ice Burn deals damage and 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 cloaked in a freezing air. 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 Types Egg Groups Level
646 Kyurem Kyurem
White 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 enemies in the same room. It could also cause the Burn status condition. With the Burn status, they keep taking damage, and their Attack also goes down slightly.
SMD You'll get the Ice Burn status condition, which lets you charge power to damage enemies in the same room on the next turn. It could also leave them with a burn.

In the anime

Main series

None.png White Kyurem Ice Burn.png White Kyurem Ice Burn M18.png None.png
White Kyurem (M15) White Kyurem (M18)
The user creates multiple beams of reddish-purple energy and fires it at opponents
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
646W Kyurem White 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
A Kyurem summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None

Pokémon Generations

None.png White Kyurem Ice Burn PG.png None.png None.png
White Kyurem
The user creates a sphere of freezing energy and fires it at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
646W Kyurem White Kyurem creates a purple-blue sphere of energy surrounded by yellow-orange flames in front of its body. It then fires the sphere at the opponent.
A Kyurem controlled by Ghetsis The King Returns Debut

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Movie adaptations

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • 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, in Pokémon Black and White, the animation for the actual attacking part is resembles that of Blue Flare, one of Reshiram's signature moves.
    • Freeze Shock, a move variation of Ice Burn, likewise references Kyurem and Zekrom.
  • Ice Burn is tied with Freeze Shock 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.
  • Ice Burn is the only Ice-type move that is able to cause burn, excluding moves that have been changed to Ice-type by Refrigerate.
    • The burn side-effect may be a reference to frostbite, which is similar to a burn.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 極寒冷焰 Gihkhòhn Láahngyihm
Mandarin 極寒冷焰 / 极寒冷焰 Jíhán Lěngyàn
France Flag.png French Feu Glacé
Germany Flag.png German Frosthauch
Italy Flag.png Italian Vampagelida
South Korea Flag.png Korean 콜드플레어 Cold Flare
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Gelochama
Queimadura de Gelo (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Queimadura de Gelo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Llama Gélida

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

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