Talk:Freeze-Dry (move)

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Water is mentioned countless times in the type chart. Not sure if this is an error... JEFLIV (talk) 22:18, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

It's intentional, the chart is there to demonstrate the effectiveness of the move on type combinations involving Water.--Cold (talk) 22:32, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
That's overkill. Wouldn't it be quicker just to list super-effectiveness and resistances like this? Users can figure out how it applies to dual-type Pokemon on their own. --Stratelier 05:24, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Damage Types
1/2× FireIceSteel
Speaking of overkill, I personally don't think this table is necessary at all. Anyone reading the article can easily figure out on their own that the only difference between this move and other ice-type moves is the fact that it's super effective against water-type moves. That's why I don't think it should be on the page. TheBlazikenMaster (talk) 16:09, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

The page image...

I have only one peeve about the image currently used for Freeze-Dry: Tyrantrum, being part Dragon, is naturally vulnerable to Ice anyway. A better illustration would be a picture of Freeze-Drying an actual Water-type (on which it is super effective instead of resisted).

No hurry, though. :) --Stratelier 19:10, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

It's a pre-release image. --The Truth aka Relicant 19:47, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
I know. I just find it ironic that when the official site describes how Freeze-Dry is super-effective against Water, they show it being used on a dragon. --Stratelier 01:31, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Type Effectiveness Chart

I don't think this is necessary. The only difference between whichever type-chart the battle is using (Inverse or Normal) is that it hits Water super effectively.--V4Victini (talk) 10:39, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

TCG move

Is it worth noting in the trivia that Freeze Dry originated as a TCG move but could induce paralysis? I mean Psyshock mentions it was a TCG move. LordHeinz (talk) 01:47, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Regarding the research template on the page (Freeze-Dry and Solid Rock/Filter/Prism Armor?)

I did some testing with a friend and effectively, Freeze-Dry's super effective damage is reduced if the target has Solid Rock, Filter, or Prism Armor as an ability. If anyone wants/needs to see the battle video, tell me.

As a personal opinion, it seems obvious that it would work, there is no reason why the damage should not be reduced. Who asked this question, anyways?

I also just checked on the wild and Freeze-Dry is affected by Mirror Move.

--McFlyMan (talk) 05:18, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

First of all, thanks for all your testing efforts.
The research question asked specifically whether damage is still reduced when the move's supereffective only because the target is Water-type. Did you test that? Nescientist (talk) 18:17, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
I did, I tested it on Water-type Pokémon and they still got the damage reduction. Here's a battle video you can consult to see for yourself.
  • Carracosta took 54 HP of damage without Solid Rock, and then it took 33 HP of damage with Solid Rock.
  • Mantyke took 52 HP of Damage without Filter, and then it took 45 HP of damage with Filter.
The final turn failed because Mamoswine and Drifblim speed tie, but if I had to guess, I'd say that the damage is also reduced. After all, the three abilities do the same thing. After the battle I made calculations and the damage reduction was correct. McFlyMan (talk) 19:02, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
In that case, Carracosta confirms it, yes. Thanks.
There was a possibility that it's a different kind of super effective, one that Solid Rock etc. do not consider. But as that's not the case, I agree that it's not really mandatory to explicitly mention it; so if you want that removed, I wouldn't oppose. Nescientist (talk) 20:24, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
I think the article looks better without the Solid Rock/Filter/Prism Armor specifications. I will remove that part. McFlyMan (talk) 20:53, 5 July 2018 (UTC)