|“||Turn supercold to freeze foes!”|
|— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll|
Freeze focuses on surrounding Kirby in a blizzard to deal damage. It operates very similarly to Spark and, to a lesser extent, Needle. Any enemies caught in breezes attack will be frozen in a block of ice, which can be kicked to damage other enemies. Freeze can be obtained from the Chilly enemy and the Mr. Frosty mid-boss (both of which give the Ice Copy Ability in Kirby Super Star).
In Kirby's Adventure, Kirby turns white with blue feet, alike to the similarly-themed Ice Copy Ability. In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Kirby receives a blue parka hood.
|Ice Storm||B||Kirby surrounds himself in ice particles that freeze enemies as long as the button is held. Frozen enemies become blocks of ice, which can be kicked and ignore terrain.||Blizzard|
Freeze is essentially a defensive version of the regular and much more common Ice ability. When used, Kirby surrounds himself with a frigid snowstorm which freezes approaching enemies. They can then be kicked toward other enemies as ice blocks. This is exactly the same as the Spark ability (and to a lesser degree, Needle), albeit for freezing enemies instead of electrocuting or poking them.
In games when the Freeze ability is obtainable, Kirby can inhale some snowy enemies like Chilly or Snoppy to get the ability. In some games when Freeze isn't an available ability, Kirby can use a similar attack to Freeze's blizzard attack as Ice Kirby.
In Kirby Air Ride, Kirby can create a small snowstorm around his machine, which can destroy enemies and damage other racers. It is unlike its forms in previous and later games, as its range is smaller and it doesn't last long.
In many games, Freeze's form of attack is used as one of Ice's attacks.
Freeze reduces Kirby's traction after activation; it also prevents Kirby from bouncing if he is airborne. Freeze is able to freeze the surface of water when active, which allows Kirby to cross it more easily, more so with their reduced friction as it turns to ice; as such, Chilly is usually placed in holes where crossing water would be desirable. Any frozen water will unfreeze when Kirby stops moving; the player should make sure Kirby's freeze will end in an optimal position to prevent the water from compromising future shots.
In multiplayer, Freeze can freeze the opponent in a block of ice, causing the other player to lose a turn. The Transformer has the potential to give the player Freeze.
Freeze's parka hood was changed from blue to purple. Freeze can surround itself in an icy vortex to freeze opponents in a block of ice, causing them to lose control of their vehicles until unfrozen. Freeze's attack takes a while to come out, decreasing its effectiveness; however, the player is not committed to fully executing the move. Freeze is obtained from Chilly.
|Ice Storm||A||Kirby surrounds himself in ice particles as long as the button is held. The full attack takes a bit to come out, but it freezes opponents into blocks of ice and defeats nearby enemies.|
Freeze retains its behavior of surrounding itself in an icy field, although in this game, it is shaped like a hexagon. When attacking, Kirby slides forward while surrounded with its icy field, freezing any enemies in its way. Freeze is obtained from Chilly and Snoppy.
As Kirby: Canvas Curse only allows Copy Abilities to be used within the stages they are found, Freeze can only be used in certain locations. Freeze can be found in Cold Course, Volatile Volcano, and Frozen Fantasy.
|Ice Storm||Tap with the stylus||Kirby surrounds himself in ice particles that freeze enemies; Kirby will slide forward while the move is active. Frozen enemies become blocks of ice, which can be kicked and ignore terrain.||Blizzard|
|Kirby can create a shield to freeze enemies! He can then knock away the frozen blocks!|
|Stop! Come no closer! I'll chill you to the bone!|
|Slide along and KO foes!|
|“||This hood is extra-warm, even in the coldest weather.”|
|— Headgear description • Kirby Battle Royale|
In Other Languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||Officially romanized as Freeze.|
|Traditional Chinese||Translates to Freezing.|
|Simplified Chinese||Translates to Freezing.|
|French||Gel||Translates to Freeze or Frost.|
|Italian||Gelo||Translates to Frost.|
|Spanish||Congelado||Translates to Frozen.|
- Despite being the more limited Copy Ability between Ice and itself, Freeze made an appearance in the Kirby series before Ice; Mr. Frosty, the source of Freeze, is encountered before Pengy, the source of Ice.
- The Freeze hood looks much like the parka owned by Popo from Ice Climber. In the Super Smash Bros. series, Kirby wears this when he inhales Popo or Nana.