Perish Song (move)

Perish Song
ほろびのうた Perish Song
Perish Song VIII.png
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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 Mirror Move
  • 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.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

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

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: If Perish Song has its type changed, how does it affect Pokémon with absorbing abilities? Such as Liquid Voice and Water Absorb/Storm Drain/Dry Skin
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All Pokémon on the field when Perish Song is used gain a perish count, except Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof and Pokémon that already have a perish count. Starting at 4 on the turn Perish Song is used, the perish count decreases by 1 at the end of each turn (including the turn Perish Song was used). When a Pokémon's perish count reaches 0, it faints.

Since Perish Song causes a Pokémon to faint without inflicting damage, it is unaffected by effects such as Focus Sash, Magic Guard and Sturdy.

If a Pokémon in switched out, its perish count is removed. However, if a Pokémon switches out with Baton Pass, its perish count will be transferred to the Pokémon switched in (even if it has the Ability Soundproof).

In Rotation Battles, if the Pokémon is rotated out, the perish count remains but does not decrease until that Pokémon is rotated back in.

Perish Song can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if either the move Mean Look or Sing was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if any of the moves Block, Mean Look or Spider Web was used in the prior turn.

Generation II

If the perish count of multiple Pokémon on the field reaches 0 at the end of a turn, they will faint simultaneously (but messages and animations show up one after another).

Generation III to VII

Pokémon with Soundproof are immune to Perish Song, including the user.

If the perish count of multiple Pokémon on the field reaches 0 at the end of a turn, they will now faint in the same order they would move in.

Perish Song will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

If powered up with a Normalium Z into Z-Perish Song, all of the user's lowered stats are reset, and the user can use this move regardless of whether it was affected by Throat Chop or not.

Generation VIII

Pokémon with Soundproof are no longer immune to their own moves; consequently, if a Pokémon uses Perish Song, it will now gain a perish count even if it has Soundproof.

If the user is holding a Throat Spray, the item will be consumed and the user's Special Attack stat will be raised by one stage.

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.
DPPtPBR Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns unless it switches out of battle.
HGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 51 57 49 55 1, 55 1, 55 52
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1 29 25 27 27 27 27 60
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1 1, 35 1, 35 1 1 1 1 1
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 46 45 41 46 46 46
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 45 49 41 45 45 45 44
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 91 91 91 91 100
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 48 50 55BW
48B2W2
48XY
42ORAS
42 44
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 54 62 70BW
57B2W2
57XY
46ORAS
46 50
359   Absol
  Field Field 46 65 65 1, 65XY
1, 57ORAS
1, 57 55
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug 38DP
50PtHGSS
50 50 50
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 90 90 90 90
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 85 85 85
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3 1
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
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
298   Azurill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous USUM
359   Absol
  Field Field
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field Hidden Ability Pokémon Bank Primarina
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, Perish Song has 15PP and 25% accuracy. The user targets all enemies on the floor, inflicting Perish Song status condition, causing them to faint 3 turns later (unless the status is cured). This move is affected by Muzzled status condition and Taunt. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 15%. Additionally, it can now be reflected back by Magic Coat.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Perish Song status on all foes on the floor. The affected foes faint after several turns.
MDTDS Afflicts all enemies on the floor with a Perish Song status condition. All Pokémon with the Perish Song status faint after several turns.
BSL フロアの てきポケモンを ほろびのうたじょうたいにかえる ほろびのうたじょうたいになった ポケモンは しばらくすると たおれてしまう
MDGtI It causes the Perish Song status condition to enemies on the floor. With the Perish Song status, the enemies will faint 3 turns later.
SMD Enemies affected by this attack faint in 3 turns.*
It causes the Perish Song status condition to enemies on the floor. In the Perish Song status condition, the enemies will faint 3 turns later.*


In the anime

       
Misdreavus Altaria Absol
The user sings a malevolent melody that hurts it and its opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  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
  Absol Absol releases crimson soundwaves from its mouth at the opponent.
Magnus's Absol The Bonds of Evolution! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

       
Politoed
The user quietly sings a malevolent melody. After a while, the user and the target both faint.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Politoed Politoed quietly sings a 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

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

 
Perish Song animation when displaying the counter in Battle Revolution
 
Perish Song dropping to zero in Battle Revolution
  • Perish Song displays animation when displaying the counter, as well as when it drops to zero, in Pokémon Battle Revolution.
  • The move could be a reference to the tritone, a musical interval also known as Diabolus in musica (Devil in music), since it was believed that when it was used, the devil got into the notes; this explains why the move has the effect of making everyone faint after three turns, its name, and the fact its animations feature musical notes changing their color to black.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 滅亡之歌 Mihtmòhng-jī Gō
Mandarin 滅亡之歌 / 灭亡之歌 Mièwáng-zhī Gē
  Dutch Verdwijnlied
  French Requiem
  German Abgesang
  Greek Κύκνειο Άσμα
  Hindi मारने का गाना Maarne Ka Gaana
  Italian Ultimocanto
  Korean 멸망의노래 Myeolmang-yi Norae
  Polish Requiem
  Brazilian Portuguese Canção do Perecer
  Serbian Pesma stradanja
Spanish   Latin America Canción de Terror (TLoT)
Canto Mortal
  Spain Canto Mortal
  Vietnamese Bài Ca Hủy Diệt



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