|Stop! Come no closer! I'll chill you to the bone!|
— Nightmare in Dream Land ability description
Freeze is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series that has similar properties to Ice. Freeze is a barrier technique ability, which means Kirby surrounds himself in the ability's element while using it and cannot move while doing so. In all games it appears in, Freeze is primarily obtained from swallowing Chilly, as well as the Mid-Boss Mr. Frosty; if Freeze does not appear in a game, these opponents yield the Ice ability instead.
- Although the ability does not appear in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3, combining the Ice ability with Rick in these games results in a power that behaves nearly identically to Freeze.
- Freeze is one of various abilities in the Kirby series that have been fused into a different ability in certain games; others are Burning, which is sometimes part of the Fire ability, and Plasma, which has been merged into Spark in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
- When using the Freeze ability in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby appears to be wearing a blue parka, similar to his appearance when he absorbs the Ice Climbers' abilities in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl, and Ultimate.