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Freeze

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Freeze
KNiDL Freeze artwork.png
Artwork of Freeze Kirby from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby Battle Royale (2017, Headgear)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Usage type Unlimited uses
Obtained from Chilly, Mr. Frosty, Snoppy, Transformer
Power(s) Freezing enemies around Kirby.
Similar to Ice, Spark, Needle
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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. When Kirby has Freeze in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby Air Ride, he wears a blue parka, nearly identical to the one he gains when copying the Ice Climbers in the Super Smash Bros. games.

In Kirby Super Star and its remake, as well as Kirby's Return to Dream Land and subsequent titles, Freeze is not an ability, but a move integrated into the Ice copy ability that acts exactly the same, known as Ice Storm.

Game appearances[edit]

Freeze Kirby's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Adventure Copy Ability Obtainable from Chilly and Mr. Frosty.
Kirby's Dream Course Copy Ability Obtainable from Chilly and Transformer.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Copy Ability Obtainable from Chilly and Mr. Frosty.
Kirby Air Ride Copy Ability Obtainable from Chilly.
Freeze is limited-use in this game.
Kirby: Canvas Curse Copy Ability Obtainable from Chilly.
Kirby Battle Royale Headgear Appears as an costume for Ice Kirby.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Using the Freeze ability on an enemy in Kirby's Adventure.

Freeze makes its debut appearance along with Ice in Kirby's Adventure. It can be obtained from Chilly or Mr. Frosty. Like Ice, Freeze Kirby can freeze enemies into solid blocks of ice and kick them around into other enemies.

In Kirby's Adventure, the Freeze ability makes Kirby's color change into a light blue when he gets this ability, just like Ice. In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the Freeze ability gains its own hat, resembling a parka hood. Kirby also loses his blue coloring with the introduction of the hat.

Freeze was merged into the Ice ability for most of Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land's development, like it was in Kirby Super Star. Near the end of development, designer Teruhiko Suzuki insisted upon splitting them, working overtime to ensure they would be separate.[1]

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Freeze is used to freeze water into ice so Kirby can move across it more easily. The ice turns back into water when the turn is over. The ability also reduces Kirby's traction while rolling on the ground, allowing him to slide further, while also reducing his bounce height. This ability is only obtained from Chilly. Hitting the opponent with Freeze in the 2P Game will freeze them, causing them to miss their next turn. However, freezing water while the opponent is in said water will not affect them.

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

Freeze allows you to freeze rivals and enemies by pressing A. Frozen enemies will explode and frozen rivals will be immobilized!
— Kirby Air Ride North American instruction booklet, page 40

Freeze returns in Kirby Air Ride, making its only 3D appearance in this title. When Kirby collects this ability, he gains the power to conjure a freezing aura around himself whenever he is charging a boost. This aura will damage any foes around him, though its usefulness can be hampered with certain Air Ride Machines.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby can get the Freeze ability from a Chilly. When Kirby is tapped with this ability, he slides across the ground and creates an icy aura which freezes enemies. The resulting ice block can then be knocked away and defeat enemies that end up in its path. The icy aura can also destroy certain blocks.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

The Freeze Hood in Kirby Battle Royale
This hood is extra-warm, even in the coldest weather.
— Freeze Hood description from Kirby Battle Royale

In Kirby Battle Royale, there is an unlockable type of headgear for Ice Kirby based on the Freeze ability. It is called the Freeze Hood, and it costs 1500 Battle Coins. Freeze was not eligible in the two Copy Ability polls for the game's update, and this is possibly the reason why.

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Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KA Box.jpg Kirby's Adventure Kirby can create a shield to freeze enemies! He can then knock away the frozen blocks!
KDC Cover.jpg Kirby's Dream Course Kirby can skate! When you freeze the water, you can skate on the ice.
KNiDL box artwork.jpg Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Stop! Come no closer! I'll chill you to the bone!
Kirby Canvas Curse box art.png Kirby: Canvas Curse Slide along and KO foes!

Kirby's Dream Course manual[edit]

  • "This lets you freeze the surface of the water, allowing Kirby to slide over it."

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Videos[edit]

Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Freeze

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フリーズ
Furīzu
Freeze
French Gel Frost
German Frost -
Italian Gelo Frost
Korean 프리즈 (Kirby: Triple Deluxe Keychain)
Peurijeu
Freeze
Russian Мороз[2]
Moroz
Frost
Spanish Congelado Frozen


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