Memento (move)

Memento
おきみやげ Memento
Memento VIII.png
Memento VIII 2.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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A move of huge appeal, but using it prevents the user from taking further contest moves.

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

Effect

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.

Memento bypasses accuracy checks to always hit.

The user will always faint if it is blocked by a protection move. The user will also faint even if Memento fails (such as if it is blocked by substitute) or if it is unable to affect the target's stats (such as due to Clear Body or Mist), but the user will not faint if Memento is unable to affect the target's stats due to both stats already being at -6.

Generations IV onward

Memento no longer bypasses accuracy checks, and has an accuracy of 100.

The user will not faint if Memento fails (such as if it has no target or is blocked by substitute), if the target is immune (such as due to being Dark-type when Memento is boosted by Prankster in Generation VII), or if it is blocked by a protection move. However, the user will faint even if Memento is unable to affect the target's stats (such as due to Clear Body or if both stats are already at -6).

Memento can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Block, Mean Look or Spider Web was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Memento, if a Pokémon is switched in to replace the user the same turn, that Pokémon has its HP fully restored (even if Z-Memento was not used successfully after gaining its Z-Power effect). Due to a glitch, this effect is not applied in version 1.0 of Sun and Moon.

Description

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user faints when using this move. In return, it harshly lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user faints when using this move. In return, this harshly lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous 53 49 52BW
48B2W2
48 48 48BDSP
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 48
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous 61 65 64BW
57B2W2
57 57 57BDSP
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 57
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous 49 51 55BW
45B2W2
45 45 48
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 58 63 65BW
54B2W2
54XY
57ORAS
57 56
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 56
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 65
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass 43 49 49 49 49BDSP
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass 52 60 60 60 60BDSP
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass 52 69 69 69 69BDSP
381   Latios
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 5 60 85 1, 85XY
1, 61ORAS
1, 61 70
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous 45
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 53
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 37DP
38PtHGSS
43 43 33 33
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 41DP
42PtHGSS
51 51 33 33
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 43 43 43 43 30
480   Uxie
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 76 76 1, 76 1, 76 77
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy 1SwSh
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 33 33 33 56SwSh
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 33 33 33 64SwSh
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1SwSh
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1 49 60SwSh
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous 54SwSh
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous 54SwSh
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
050   Diglett
  Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field SwSh
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous BDSP
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy SwSh
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous SwSh
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous SwSh
570   Zorua
  Field Field SwSh
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Memento is a move with 15PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets all enemies in the room, cutting their Attack and Sp. Atk stats to ¼ of the original value, afterwards warping to somewhere else on the floor (if possible), with only 1HP left. This reduction is separate from the stat stages, and is only shared with Aurora Beam and Charm for the Attack stat. The reduction can be applied multiple times, up to 1/128. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness). This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB 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.
MDTD Greatly reduces the Attack and Special Attack of all enemies in the room by 2 levels. It also cuts the user's HP to 1, then warps the user to a different tile on the floor.
MDS Greatly reduces the Attack and Special Attack of all enemies in the room. It also cuts the user's HP to 1, then warps the user to a different tile on the floor.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンの こうげきと とくこうを おおきくさげるが じぶんの HPが 1になって ワープしてしまう
MDGtI It sharply lowers the Attack and Special Attack of enemies in the same room, but it drops your HP to 1 and warps you somewhere.
SMD It sharply lowers enemies' Attack and Sp. Atk. But it drops your HP to 1 and warps you.*
It sharply lowers the Attack and Sp. Atk of enemies in the same room, but it drops your HP to 1 and warps you to somewhere else.*


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 臨別禮物 Làhmbiht Láihmaht
Mandarin 臨別禮物 / 临别礼物 Línbié Lǐwù
  French Souvenir
  German Memento-Mori
  Greek 'Ενθύμιο
  Italian Memento
  Korean 추억의선물 Chueok-yi Seonmul
Portuguese   Brazil Recordação
  Portugal Sacrifício
  Serbian Uspomena
  Spanish Legado
  Vietnamese Dị Vật



Variations of the move Memento
  Healing WishLunar DanceMemento


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