Freezecake In-game icon.
Icon for the Freezecake, from Pikmin 4's Piklopedia.
Appears in Pikmin 4
Scientific name Conchrustus kryonae
Family Shellcake
Areas None
Caves Frozen Inferno
Dandori Challenge stages Strategic Freezeway
Dandori Battle stages None
Attacks Crush Pikmin, freeze Pikmin

The Freezecake (ヒエオオバン?, lit.: "Chilling Ōban-yaki") is a disc-shaped enemy in Pikmin 4. On one side it has a hard blue carapace, while on the other side it is covered in an icy surface that can freeze Pikmin. It flips between these sides and can crush Pikmin while doing so.


Weight Max.
Seeds Value Health
7 14 10[note 1]   × 7 1000
  1. ^ This enemy cannot be delivered to Onions in-game. This information is obtained from the Piklopedia.


The Freezecake sits in silence until the player, Oatchi, or a Pikmin is near. While idle, it will stick out its eyes in an attempt to see prey. Once ready to attack it will flip on its side towards the prey, and after about 5 seconds it will slam into the ground, crushing and/or freezing anything below it based on which side it lands on. If it lands on the frozen side then it will emit a small burst of ice around it, freezing things too close to it. Upon death, it will spin around and land icy side up, with the ice thawing and becoming no longer a hazard. If it is attempting to flip sides when its health is depleted, then it wll do one final crush before spinning.


The Freezecake is a cylindrical rock-covered mollusc-like creature with its underside being frozen over. It has green snail-like eyes that are able to retract and hide within its shell.


One Freezecake is located on the third sublevel of the Frozen Inferno, and another is located in the Strategic Freezeway Dandori Challenge.


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Altough they are rocks, the upperside of the Freezecake is soft and can be damaged by any Pikmin type or Oatchi, while the icy side is best damaged by a Thermal Defense-equipped Oatchi or Ice Pikmin. Once the Freezecake begins to flip itself over, call back any Pikmin attacking it to avoid unnecessary deaths. Charging and throwing Pikmin are both good methods to harm the creature. Be aware that, even after depleting its health, if the creature has already begun to flip, it can still crush Pikmin before becoming a corpse, and should be considered dangerous until it becomes one.


Dalmo's NotesEdit

The way its blue-white shell is woven through with cracks makes it look like a porcelain coaster. What's more, it's cold enough to keep your drink chilled! Of course, this remarkable critter is very much alive and would flip-flop your drink right over!

Olimar's NotesEdit

By emitting frigid air from one side of its shell, it can freeze and squash any prey that approaches too closely. Food can be hard to find in extremely cold climates, so one theory is that this species has developed some kind of mechanism that allows it to store its prey for long periods of time.

Louie's NotesEdit

The meat under the icy side of the shell is quite muscular, while the other side is nice and fatty. Two great tastes in one!


See more: Shellcake family#Naming.
  • Common name: Freezecake. The name comes from its cake-like shape and ability to freeze Pikmin.
  • Japanese nickname: (ヒエオオバン?) The first part is from 冷える, meaning "chilling" or "cooling down". The second part could be derived from "ōban-yaki (大判焼き)", a Kansai-dialect derived name for a type of cylindrical cake cooked on a flippable, indented pan, like a waffle iron. In Tokyo, this kind of street food is usually called "Imagawayaki (今川焼き)".
  • Japanese name: カマクラオオバンガイ?, lit.: "Kamakura Ōban-yaki Shellfish".
  • Scientific name: Conchcrustus kryonae. "Kryo-" can mean "ice" and "frost" in Greek.
  • Internal names: Unknown
  • Prerelease: Unknown

Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning Notes
  Japanese ヒエオオバン?
Chilling Ōban-yaki From 冷える?, lit.: "chilling" and 大判焼き? (lit.: "ōban-yaki")
Lěnglěng Chēlún
Cold Wheel
Lěnglěng Chēlún
Cold Wheel
  Dutch IJzige koekeloerdraaier Icy cakelurkflipper
  French Mastocrêpe glacé Icy blockrepe The name is a portmanteau of "mastoc" (bulky, blocky), "crêpe" (crepe)
  German Eiskuchen Ice Cake
  Italian Gelitorta Ice cake
  Portuguese Frigobolo Coldcake The name is a portmanteau of "frigo-" (a prefix that expresses the idea of cold) and "bolo" (cake)
  Spanish Helitarta Freezecake The name is a portmanteau of "helar" (to freeze) and "tarta" (cake)


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