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Sing (move)

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Sing
うたう Sing
Sing V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  55%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.

Sing (Japanese: うたう Sing) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I-II

Sing puts the target to sleep.

Generation III and on

Sing's effects remain the same, except that now it can't affect targets with Insomnia, Vital Spirit, or Soundproof as their Ability.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special Normal-type technique. A soothing melody lulls the target to sleep.
Stad2 A special Normal-type move. A soothing melody lulls the target to sleep.
GSC May cause the foe to fall asleep.
RSE A soothing song lulls the foe into a deep slumber.
Colo.XD A soothing song lulls the target into a deep slumber.
FRLG A soothing song in a calming voice lulls the foe into a deep slumber.
PMDRB Makes the target go to sleep, causing it to be incapable of action.
DPPtHGSS A soothing lullaby is sung in a calming voice that puts the foe into a deep slumber.
BWB2W2
XY
A soothing lullaby is sung in a calming voice that puts the target into a deep slumber.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy 13 8 9 7 7 7
036 Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy -- -- -- -- -- --
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy -- -- -- -- -- --
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy -- -- -- -- -- --
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal 24 29 29 23 23 31
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice 16 -- -- -- -- --
173 Cleffa Cleffa Fairy Fairy   8 8 7 7 7
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy   -- -- -- -- --
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic   25 25 18 18 18
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal   23 23 23 23 31
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal     13 8 11 11 11
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal     -- -- -- --
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying     11 9 9 8 8
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying     --, 11 --, 9 --, 9 --, 8 --, 8
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug       18 18 18
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying       13 13 13
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal         21 21
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal         -- --
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic         16 16
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
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy   ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffLaprasSkittyDelcatty ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffLaprasSkittyDelcatty ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffLaprasSkittyDelcatty ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffLaprasSkittyDelcatty
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric     ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric     ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty ClefairyClefableJigglypuffWigglytuffSkittyDelcatty
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 III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
052 052 Meowth Normal Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
105 105 Marowak Ground Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
280 280 Ralts Psychic Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
303 303 Mawile Steel Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
316 316 Gulpin Poison Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
361 361 Snorunt Ice Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
172 172 Pichu Electric Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 and #3
New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
327 327 Spinda Normal PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric Singing Pikachu
052 052 Meowth Normal Team Rocket Meowth
133 133 Eevee Normal Kiyo Eevee
393 393 Piplup Water Recital Piplup
Concert Piplup
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Other appearances

Jigglypuff uses Sing as its Up+B attack in the Super Smash Bros. series. The move puts all ground-bound users near Jigglypuff to sleep; it does not affect players in the air. The more damage the opponent has taken, the longer they sleep.

In the anime

Swablu Sing.png Nurse Joy Chansey Sing.png Lila Delcatty Sing.png Nando Kricketune Sing.png
Swablu Chansey Delcatty Kricketune
A soothing lullaby is sung in a calming voice that puts the foe into a deep slumber.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff sings a beautiful lullaby, causing anyone who hears it to fall asleep, or Jigglypuff releases colored musical notes from its mouth when it sings. When the music notes hit the opponent, it falls asleep.
Recurring Jigglypuff The Song of Jigglypuff Debut
A giant Jigglypuff The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis None
Marina's Pink The Legend of Thunder! None
Lisa Mitchum's Jigglypuff Rough, Tough Jigglypuff None
A Coordinator's Jigglypuff May, We Harley Drew'd Ya! None
113 Chansey Chansey puts its hands in front of it and sings, making the opponent drowsy and fall asleep.
Multiple Nurse Joy's Chansey Ignorance is Blissey None
333 Swablu Swablu sings a soothing melody and transparent circles come out of its mouth. Anything that hears the song and is hit with the shockwave instantly falls asleep.
A wild Swablu True Blue Swablu None
183 Marill Marill sings a lullaby and multicolored music notes come out of its mouth. When the opponent hears the lullaby, it falls asleep.
Marill (Pikachu shorts) Pikachu's Exploration Club None
402 Kricketune Kricketune puts its scythes together and rubs them against each other. Then, its body starts to glow white and golden music notes come out of its body at the opponent.
Nando's Kricketune Dawn's Early Night! None
301 Delcatty Delcatty sings and multicolored music notes come out of its mouth. When the music notes hit the opponent, the opponent falls asleep.
Lila's Delcatty Battling the Generation Gap! None
433 Chingling Chingling sings a note and multicolored music notes come out of its mouth.
A Coordinator's Chingling Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! Chingling cannot legally learn Sing
358 Chimecho Chimecho sings a note and multicolored music notes come out of its mouth.
A Coordinator's Chimecho Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! Chimecho cannot legally learn Sing
401 Kricketot Kricketot dances about and it produces a sound of wood wind chimes. Multicolored music notes then come out from in between its antennae and float around.
Nando's Kricketot Last Call - First Round! Kricketot cannot legally learn Sing
572 Minccino Minccino sings a lullaby and multicolored music notes come out of its mouth. When the opponent hears the lullaby, it falls asleep.
A wild Minccino Pikachu's Summer Bridge Story None

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In the Pokémon Zensho manga


In other generations

Sing I.png Sing II.png Sing III.png Sing IV.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 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
Sing Stad.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 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

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Yellow, there is a Trainer in the Pewter City Pokémon Center whose Jigglypuff puts the player's Pikachu to sleep after singing. Although the player's Pikachu will not follow them until it is talked to or until the player exits the Pokémon Center, Pikachu will not be inflicted with the sleep status at any point.
  • Although sound-based moves were not flagged as such until Generation III, Sing's move index number falls near other Generation I sound-based moves: Growl, Roar, and Supersonic.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 唱歌 Chàng​gē
Denmark Flag.png Danish Sang
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zang
Finland Flag.png Finnish Laulu
France Flag.png French Berceuse
Germany Flag.png German Gesang
Greece Flag.png Greek Νανούρισμα
India Flag.png Hindi गाओ Gao
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Menyanyi
Italy Flag.png Italian Canto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 노래하기 Norae Hagi
Poland Flag.png Polish Śpiew
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Canção de Ninar
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Canção de Ninar
Romania Flag.png Romanian Cântecul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Pevanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Canto


Variations of the move Sing
Status Grass WhistleSingSupersonic


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