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.
Generation VII
Soundproofing of the Pokémon itself gives full immunity to all sound-based moves.
Generation VIII
Soundproofing gives the Pokémon full immunity to all sound-based moves.
Generation IX
Soundproofing gives the Pokémon full immunity to all sound-based moves.

Soundproof (Japanese: ぼうおん Soundproof) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Soundproof makes the Pokémon immune to sound-based moves.

Generations III and IV

Pokémon with Soundproof are immune to all sound-based moves, including their own. Pokémon with Soundproof, including inactive Pokémon, are not affected by Heal Bell.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, a sleeping Pokémon with this Ability cannot be woken with a Poké Flute.

In Generation III and IV only, Pokémon with this Ability can still fall asleep during an uproar.

Generation V

Pokémon with Soundproof can now be affected by Heal Bell.

Generation VI to VII

Active Pokémon with Soundproof cannot be affected by Heal Bell. (Inactive Pokémon can be affected by Heal Bell even if they have Soundproof.)

Generation VIII

Pokémon with Soundproof are no longer immune to their own sound-based moves.

Sound-based moves

The Ability affects the following moves:

Move Type Cat Generations
III IV V VI VII VIII IX
Alluring Voice  Fairy  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Boomburst  Normal  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Bug Buzz  Bug  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Chatter  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Clanging Scales  Dragon  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Clangorous Soul  Dragon  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Clangorous Soulblaze  Dragon  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Confide  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Disarming Voice  Fairy  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Echoed Voice  Normal  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Eerie Spell  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Grass Whistle  Grass  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Growl  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Heal Bell  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Howl  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Hyper Voice  Normal  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Metal Sound  Steel  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Noble Roar  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Overdrive  Electric  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Parting Shot  Dark  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Perish Song  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Psychic Noise  Psychic  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Relic Song  Normal  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Roar  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Round  Normal  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Screech  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Shadow Panic*  Shadow  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}} N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sing  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Snarl  Dark  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Snore  Normal  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sparkling Aria  Water  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Supersonic  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Torch Song  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Uproar  Normal  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Outside of battle

Soundproof has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Soundproof

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0100   Voltorb
Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
0100   Voltorb
Hisuian Form
Electric Grass Soundproof Static Aftermath
0101   Electrode
Electric Electric Soundproof Static Aftermath
0101   Electrode
Hisuian Form
Electric Grass Soundproof Static Aftermath
0122   Mr. Mime
Psychic Fairy Soundproof FilterGen IV+ Technician
0293   Whismur
Normal Normal Soundproof None Rattled
0294   Loudred
Normal Normal Soundproof None Scrappy
0295   Exploud
Normal Normal Soundproof None Scrappy
0410   Shieldon
Rock Steel Sturdy None Soundproof
0411   Bastiodon
Rock Steel Sturdy None Soundproof
0439   Mime Jr.
Psychic Fairy Soundproof Filter Technician
0459   Snover
Grass Ice Snow Warning None Soundproof
0460   Abomasnow
Grass Ice Snow Warning None Soundproof
0626   Bouffalant
Normal Normal Reckless Sap Sipper Soundproof
0782   Jangmo-o
Dragon Dragon Bulletproof Soundproof Overcoat
0783   Hakamo-o
Dragon Fighting Bulletproof Soundproof Overcoat
0784   Kommo-o
Dragon Fighting Bulletproof Soundproof Overcoat
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Soundproof blocks the same moves as in core series, except for Uproar.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Blocks the effects of all moves that use sound.
MDTDS Protects the Pokémon from the effects of any sound-based move.
BSL おとを つかった わざの こうかを うけない
MDGtI Unavailable
SMD The Pokémon takes no damage from the effects of moves using sound!
MDRTDX The Pokémon is not affected by the effects of moves that use sound, such as Growl or Uproar. But this also blocks those moves when a teammate uses them.


In the anime

 
Whismur
 
Loudred
The Pokémon is immune to any sound-based attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  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

Pokémon Adventures


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 隔音 Gaakyām *
防音 Fòhngyām *
Mandarin 隔音 Géyīn *
防音 Fángyīn *
  Dutch Geluiddicht
  Finnish Äänisuojaus
  French Anti-Bruit
  German Lärmschutz
  Italian Antisuono
  Korean 방음 Bang'eum
Portuguese   Brazil À Prova de Som (AG138)
Isolação Acústica (AG039)
  Portugal À Prova de Som
  Russian Звукоизоляция Zvukoizolyatsiya
  Spanish Insonorizar
  Vietnamese Cách Âm
To tiếng*


Variations of the Ability Soundproof
SoundproofCacophony


  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.