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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. It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.
The user will not faint if Memento fails, such as when blocked by
Protect or Substitute or if it has no target. However, the user 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.
R S E The user faints and lowers the foe's abilities.
FR LG The user faints, but sharply lowers the foe's Attack and Sp. Atk.
XD The user faints. Sharply lowers the target's stats.
D P Pt HG SS The user faints upon using this move. In return, it sharply lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk.
B W B2 W2 The user faints when using this move. In return, it harshly lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk.
X Y OR AS The user faints when using this move. In return, this harshly lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats.
Learnset In other games
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.
MD R B Sharply reduces the Attack and Special Attack of all foes in the room. It also cuts the user's HP to one and warps the user to a different place on the floor.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
The user causes itself to faint, but lowers the opponent's Attack and Special Attack.
First Chapter Used In
Weezing Weezing knocks itself out and an oval aura surrounds the battlefield, lowering the opponent's Attack and Special Attack.
Verily Vanquishing Vileplume I Debut
In other generations Trivia
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 , meaning "remember that you will die". memento mori In other languages