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Soundproof (Ability)

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Soundproof ぼうおん
Soundproof
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Generation III
Avoids sound-based moves.
Generation IV
Gives full immunity to all sound-based moves.
Generation V
Gives full immunity to all sound-based moves.
Generation VI
Gives full immunity to all sound-based moves.

Soundproof (Japanese: ぼうおん Soundproof) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Twelve Pokémon can have this Ability.

Effect

In battle

Soundproof prevents all effect from sound moves, granting the user immunity from them. Also, a sleeping Pokémon with this Ability cannot be woken with a Poké Flute in FireRed and LeafGreen.

Sound moves

Move Type Cat.
Boomburst  Normal  Special {{{3}}}
Bug Buzz  Bug  Special {{{3}}}
Chatter  Flying  Special {{{3}}}
Confide  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Disarming Voice  Fairy  Special {{{3}}}
Echoed Voice  Normal  Special {{{3}}}
Grass Whistle  Grass  Status {{{3}}}
Growl  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Heal Bell*  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Hyper Voice  Normal  Special {{{3}}}
Metal Sound  Steel  Status {{{3}}}
Noble Roar  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Parting Shot  Dark  Status {{{3}}}
Perish Song  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Relic Song  Normal  Special {{{3}}}
Roar  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Round  Normal  Special {{{3}}}
Screech  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Shadow Panic*  Shadow  Status {{{3}}}
Sing  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Snarl  Dark  Special {{{3}}}
Snore  Normal  Special {{{3}}}
Supersonic  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Uproar  Normal  Special {{{3}}}

Outside of battle

Soundproof has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Soundproof

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
Electrode Electrode Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
Whismur Whismur Normal Normal Soundproof None Rattled
Loudred Loudred Normal Normal Soundproof None Scrappy
Exploud Exploud Normal Normal Soundproof None Scrappy
Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel Sturdy None Soundproof
Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel Sturdy None Soundproof
Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
Snover Snover Grass Ice Snow Warning None Soundproof
Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice Snow Warning None Soundproof
Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal Reckless Sap Sipper Soundproof
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Alanna Whismur Soundproof.png Mitch Mitchum Loudred Soundproof.png None.png
Whismur Loudred
The user is immune to any sound-based attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
293 Whismur When a sound-based attack is used on Whismur, it acts like it didn't hear anything.
Alanna's Whismur A Poké-BLOCK Party Debut
294 Loudred When a sound-based attack is used on Loudred, it acts like it didn't hear anything.
Mitch Mitchum's Loudred Rough, Tough Jigglypuff None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 隔音 Géyīn
Finland Flag.png Finnish Äänisuojaus
France Flag.png French Anti-Bruit
Germany Flag.png German Lärmschutz
Italy Flag.png Italian Antisuono
South Korea Flag.png Korean 방음 Bang'eum
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Proteção de Som
Spain Flag.png Spanish Insonorizar


Variations of the Ability Soundproof
SoundproofCacophony

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