A great way to cool down hot-headed enemies and then send them flying as a block of ice with a kick! You can also turn on a dime with skate dash or freeze your friends' weapons! You can even give a stone a slippery path for a bit of curling!”
Ice's main function is to unleash a wintery breath of ice, turning any enemy it touches into an ice cube. After that, Kirby is able to kick the frozen enemy forward into other enemies or obstacles. If the icy block isn't kicked shortly after it materializes, it automatically explodes. Rather than running, Kirby calmly ice-skates through the level, making it easier for him to kick his frostbitten foes along.
The Ice ability has two extensions, both of which are derived from properties of said ability. These are the Freeze and the Ice Skating abilities.
Kirby and Rick become a large two part snowman and create a blizzard that acts exactly like the Freeze ability. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, it works similarly to when it appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 2, but it instead snows down snow from the top of the snowman.
Kine surrounds himself in a blizzard like the ability Freeze, but he keeps moving. If the button is held down too long Kine freezes himself and can easily be attacked. In the sequel Kine freezes himself right away and acts like stone, dropping fast and becoming invincible.
Every player has an invisible freeze gauge when Ice is being used. When this gauge fills, the player will be frozen in a block of ice.
Damage (Robo Bonkers)
Kirby exhales frigid air. Landing this attack fills the freeze gauge by 1/2.
B during jump
Kirby spins while exhaling icy breath. Landing this attack fills the freeze gauge by 1/3.
Kirby creates a wall of three (one in 2D Battle Modes) ice stalagmites. Freezes opponents inside of the stalagmites when performing the move, but simply act as a wall afterward, which can be attacked in order to destroy.
Kirby surrounds himself in a ball of ice and quickly rolls forward. Landing this attack fills the freeze gauge by 1/5, regardless of how many hits connect with the opponent.
Ice Kirby appears in the anime. In Kirby Right Back at Ya!, he uses a slightly different hat design from the games with a six-pointed blue gem and small visor at the front. His skin turns blue, as it does in Kirby Super Star. He can breathe icy wind at his enemy to freeze him or her, and naturally it's not very useful against an ice-based foe, like Ice Dragon, unless it's an "inside" job, but can use the Freezer Suction/Ejection and Ice Kick on non-ice foes.
In the transformation sequence, a chill wind makes Kirby shiver and turn blue before his crown of ice crystals appears and Kirby wears a visor crown.
Kirby can freeze enemies with his cold breath! He can then throw them into others!
Turn Kirby into the ice man and turn the enemies into frozen blocks of ice. Don't slip!
First, I'll freeze 'em, then I'll kick 'em along! Brrrr!
Freeze foes with icy breath! Kick ice cubes into others! When you dash, you skate!
Frozen foe? Give it a kick! Glide gracefully across the land with an Ice Skate, and even cool down those hot, hot flames!
Freeze enemies with Ice Breath, and then send them packing with an Ice Kick! You can also glide gracefully along the ground with Ice Skate.
Freeze enemies with Ice Breath. You can also glide gracefully along the ground with Ice Skate.
Slide on the ground and blow icy breath! Excellent for freezing your foes in place.
A great way to cool down hot-headed enemies and then send them flying as a block of ice with a kick! You can also turn on a dime with skate dash or freeze your friends' weapons! You can even give a stone a slippery path for a bit of curling!
Kirby when he copies an enemy with chilly abilities. Ice Kirby can blow an icy wind from his mouth and freeze enemies solid. These frozen enemies can then be knocked into other enemies as an additional means of attack. These blocks are not only effective against enemies but can also be used on terrain such as magma or water.”
The perfect ability to copy in the summer—Kirby gains freezing breath when he copies the Ice ability. Enemies frozen by his arctic blasts can be launch at other foes too. Perfect for a tough fight or when you need some ice for your iced coffee. Kirby isn't busy saving Dream Land or anything...”
Glide along with Ice Skate, then freeze enemies with Ice Breath.”
— Official Kirby Battle Royale Website
In Other Languages
The meaning of the Ice ability is mostly constant throughout other languages. Its Japanese name is アイス (Aisu), meaning Ice. Similarly, its German name, Eis, means Ice, along with its Spanish name, Hielo, its French name, Glace, and its Italian name, Ghiaccio. Its Chinese name, however, is slightly different; it is 冰冻 (Bīngdòng), meaning Freeze. This Chinese word can mean Freeze, but Chinese also has its own, distinct name for the Freeze ability. Finally, its Russian name, Лёд (Lod), also means Ice.
In Kirby's Adventure, Kirby will turn pale white and blue to signify this change. In later games without ability caps, he only changes color as he performs his special move.
In the French version of Kirby's Adventure, the icons for Ice and Freeze are swapped.
Despite Ice being the more extensive Copy Ability between Freeze and itself, Freeze made an appearance in the Kirby series before Ice.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby's Ice Breath is able to freeze water into small ice cubes, allowing him to walk on it. The ice can be broken by his normal attacks or other Copy Abilities. Also, if Kirby hits water or enemies in Quick Fall mode, his crown will freeze them.