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Memento (move)

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おきみやげ Memento
Memento V.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes a great appeal, but allows no more to the end.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.

Memento (Japanese: おきみやげ Memento) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III.


Memento causes the user to faint and in return lowers the Attack and Special Attack stat of the target by two stages each. The user will not faint if Memento fails, such as when blocked by Protect or Substitute, but will faint even if the target does not have its stats lowered, such as if the target has the Ability Clear Body or is protected by Mist.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

The user sharply lowers Attack and Special Attack for all opposing Pokémon in the room, then the user warps to a different location in the floor and is left with 1 HP instead of fainting.


Games Description
RSE The user faints and lowers the foe’s abilities.
FRLG The user faints, but sharply lowers the foe’s Attack and Sp. Atk.
Colo.XD The user faints. Sharply lowers the target's stats.
DPPtHGSS The user faints upon using this move. In return, it sharply lowers the target’s Attack and Sp. Atk.
BWB2W2 The user faints when using this move. In return, it harshly lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk.
XY The user faints when using this move. In return, this harshly lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison 53 49 52 48 48
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison 61 65 64 57 57
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison 49 51 55 45 45
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison 58 63 65 54 54
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying   43 49 49
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying   52 60 60
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying   52 69 69
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic 5 60 85 --, 85
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark   37 38 43 43
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark   41 42 51 51
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark   43 43 43
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic   76 76 --, 76
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire     33 33
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire     33 33
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground     StunkySkuntank StunkySkuntank
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost   GrimerMukKoffingWeezing GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire   GrimerMukKoffingWeezing GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy GrimerMukKoffingWeezing GrimerMukKoffingWeezing GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost GrimerMukKoffingWeezing GrimerMukKoffingWeezing GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water   GrimerMukKoffingWeezing GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying   GrimerMukKoffingWeezing GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy     HoppipSkiploomJumpluff HoppipSkiploomJumpluff
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost     GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent GrimerMukKoffingWeezingLitwickLampent
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark     StunkySkuntank StunkySkuntank
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Memento III.png Memento IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
Generation V
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Memento is the only stat lowering status move that is not reflected by Magic Bounce.
  • This move's name (particularly its name in German language) is a reference to the Latin phrase memento mori, meaning "remember that you will die".

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 臨別禮物 Línbíe Lǐwù
France Flag.png French Souvenir
Germany Flag.png German Memento-Mori
Greece Flag.png Greek 'Ενθύμιο
Italy Flag.png Italian Memento
South Korea Flag.png Korean 추억의선물 Chueok-yi Seonmul
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Suicídio
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Uspomena
Spain Flag.png Spanish Legado

Variations of the move Destiny Bond
Status Destiny BondGrudgeHealing WishLunar DanceMemento

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