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Perish Song (move)

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Perish Song
ほろびのうた Perish Song
Perish Song.png
Perish Song 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon on the field
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.

Perish Song (Japanese: ほろびのうた Perish Song) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

All Pokémon on the field when Perish Song is used become affected by it, except Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof; these Pokémon faint at the end of the 3rd turn after being affected. If an affected Pokémon switches out with Baton Pass, Perish Song will still affect the Pokémon switched in, even if it has the Ability Soundproof.

Since it does not do damage, Perish Song is unaffected by things such as the Focus Sash and Magic Guard.

Mystery Dungeon

Any Pokémon in the player's Rescue Party affected by Perish Song will faint in 3 turns. However, it can be prevented by entering the stairs to the next floor or by sending home an affected partner before the third turn. It can also be prevented via any move, Ability, or item that heals all status effects (as opposed to a particular status effect), such as Heal Bell, Shed Skin, or a Heal Seed.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A malevolent melody that causes both the user and the opponent to faint in three turns.
GSC Both user and foe faint in 3 turns.
RSEColo.XD Any Pokémon hearing this song faints in 3 turns.
FRLG Any battler that hears this faints in three turns unless it switches.
DPPt Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns unless it switches out of battle.
HGSS
BWB2W2
XY
Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic 51 57 49 55 --, 55
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice 29 25 27 27 27
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water 35 35 -- -- --
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost 46 45 41 46 46
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic 45 49 41 45 45
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass 50 50 91 91 91
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying   48 50 55 48 48
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying   54 62 70 57 57
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark   46 65 65 --, 65
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug     38 50 50 50
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal     90 90 90
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic       85 85
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
II III IV V VI
086 Seel Seel Water Water LaprasPolitoed LaprasPolitoedAbsol LaprasPolitoedAbsol LaprasPolitoedAbsol LaprasPolitoedAbsol
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison Misdreavus Misdreavus Misdreavus Misdreavus Misdreavus
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground Lapras Lapras Lapras Lapras Lapras
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff* Normal Fairy Marill Marill Marill Marill Marill
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy LaprasPolitoed LaprasPolitoed LaprasPolitoed LaprasPolitoed LaprasPolitoed
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying   SwabluAltaria SwabluAltaria SwabluAltaria SwabluAltaria
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark       Absol Absol
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
104 104 Cubone Ground Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Morgan Absol Perish Song.png Little Miss Perish Song.png Nando Altaria Perish Song.png None.png
Absol Misdreavus Altaria
Any Pokémon that hears this song faints.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus sings loudly and black waves of energy come out of its mouth, hurting Misdreavus and making crimson static appear over the opponent, hurting them as well.
Marina's Little Miss The Legend of Thunder! Debut
334 Altaria Altaria flies into the air and sings. As it does a trail of gold light with multicolored sparkles in it comes out from behind its body.
Nando's Altaria Last Call - First Round! None
359 Absol Absol releases crimson soundwaves from its mouth at the opponent.
Magnus's Absol The Bonds of Evolution! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

None.png Polibo Perish Song.png None.png None.png
Politoed
Any Pokémon that hears this song faints.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
186 Politoed Politoed sings a quiet song into its opponent's ear. After a while, both the opponent and Politoed faint.
Gold's Polibo The Last Battle VI Debut

In other generations

Perish Song II.png Perish Song III.png Perish Song IV.png Perish Song V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Perish Song PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 滅亡之歌 Mièwáng-zhī Gē
France Flag.png French Requiem
Germany Flag.png German Abgesang
Greece Flag.png Greek Κύκνειο Άσμα
India Flag.png Hindi मारने का गाना Maarne Ka Gaana
Italy Flag.png Italian Ultimocanto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 멸망의노래 Myeolmang-yi Norae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Canção do Perecer
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Pesma Stradanja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Canto Mortal


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