Sing (move)

Sing
うたう Sing
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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.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

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

Effect

Generation I

Sing puts the target to sleep. In the handheld games only, Sing can affect a target behind a substitute.

Generations II-V

Pokémon with Insomnia, Vital Spirit or Soundproof as their Ability are unaffected by Sing.

Sing can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination causing Perish Song and Refresh to have their base appeal points doubled if used in the next turn.

Generation VI onward

Sing can once again affect a target behind a substitute. Pokémon under the effect of Sweet Veil are unaffected by Sing.

Sing 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 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.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Sing, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage, and the user can use this move regardless of whether the user is affected by Throat Chop or not.

Sing can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Dream Eater, Hex, Nightmare and Wake-Up Slap) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR A soothing lullaby is sung in a calming voice that puts the foe into a deep slumber.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
A soothing lullaby is sung in a calming voice that puts the target into a deep slumber.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy 13 8 9 7 7 7 7SMUSUM
6PE
1
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy 24 29 29 23 31 31 31SMUSUM
30PE
16
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 20
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1 16 1 1 1 1 1 1 5
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 8 8 7 7 7 7 4
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25 18 18 18 18 20
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy 23 23 23 31 31 31 16
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy 13 8DP
11PtHGSS
11 11XY
7ORAS
7
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 11 9 9BW
8B2W2
8XY
5ORAS
5 28
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 1, 11 1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5 28
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug 18 18 18 18
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13
572   Minccino
  Field Field 21 21 21 12
573   Cinccino
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 16 16 1, 16
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field 25 18
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field 28 20
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field 28 20
829   Gossifleur
  Grass Grass 1
830   Eldegoss
  Grass Grass 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
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
298   Azurill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
775   Komala
  Field 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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
052   Meowth
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster Purified Shadow PokémonXD
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster Purified Shadow PokémonXD
280   Ralts
  Amorphous Amorphous Purified Shadow PokémonXD
303   Mawile
  Field Fairy Purified Shadow PokémonXD
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous Purified Shadow PokémonXD
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 and #3
New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy Singing Pikachu
052   Meowth
  Field Field Team Rocket Meowth
133   Eevee
  Field Field Kiyo Eevee
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field Recital Piplup
Concert Piplup
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy Singing Pikachu
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 Sing is a move with 17 PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets an enemy in front, while cutting corners, and puts them to sleep if possible. This move is affected by Magic Coat, Taunt and Muzzled status condition. Being a sound-based move, it is blocked by Soundproof.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 13 and its accuracy to 87%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 1 45% An opponent Puts the target to sleep.

Super Smash Bros. series

Sing is Jigglypuff's up special. The move puts all ground-bound users near Jigglypuff to sleep, and does not affect players in the air. The more damage the opponent has taken, the longer they sleep. Unlike most up specials, Sing does not act as a recovery move.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Makes the target go to sleep, causing it to be incapable of action.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Sleep status condition. A Pokémon with the Sleep status is incapable of action.
BSL てきポケモンを すいみんじょうたいにかえる すいみんじょうたいのポケモンは こうどうできない
MDGtI It causes the Sleep status condition to an enemy. With the Sleep status, it can't do anything.
SMD It makes an enemy go to sleep.
Monopoly: Pokémon Exclusive Kanto Edition Use at the end of your turn, everyone else falls asleep! You may immediately take an extra turn.


In the anime

       
Jigglypuff Azurill Kricketune Delcatty
A soothing lullaby is sung in a calming voice that puts the foe into a deep slumber.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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.
Jigglypuff (anime) 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
A Jigglypuff in Professor Cerise's fantasy Caring for a Mystery! None
  Chansey Chansey puts her hands in front of her and sings, making the opponent drowsy and fall asleep.
Multiple Nurse Joy's Chansey Ignorance is Blissey None
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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 PK22 None
  Komala Komala sings a lullaby, making its opponent fall asleep.
Samson Oak's Komala Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie! None
  Azurill Azurill releases colored musical notes from its mouth when it sings. When the music notes hit the opponent, it falls asleep.
An Azurill in Professor Cerise's fantasy Caring for a Mystery! None


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Magical Pokémon Journey


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 唱歌 Cheunggō
Mandarin 唱歌 Chànggē
  Czech Zpěv
  Danish Sang
  Dutch Zang
  Finnish Laulu
  French Berceuse
  German Gesang
  Greek Νανούρισμα
  Hindi गाओ Gao
  Indonesian Menyanyi
  Italian Canto
  Korean 노래하기 Noraehagi
  Polish Śpiew
Portuguese   Brazil Canção (TCG, manga)
Canção de Ninar (early anime)
Cantar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Canção de Ninar
  Romanian Cântecul
  Serbian Pevanje
  Spanish Canto
  Swedish Sång
  Turkish Şarkı
  Vietnamese Hát



Variations of the move Sing
  Grass WhistleSingSupersonic


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.