Essentials

Perish Song

Normal status

Generation 2

Summary

User and target both faint after three turns.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
All Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Every Pokémon is given a counter that starts at 3 and decreases by 1 at the end of every turn, including this one. When a Pokémon's counter reaches zero, that Pokémon faints. A Pokémon that leaves the field will lose its counter; its replacement does not inherit the effect, and other Pokémon's counters remain.

This effect is passed on by Baton Pass.

This move cannot be copied by Mirror Move.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Both user and foe faint in 3 turns.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Any POKéMON hearing this song faints in 3 turns.

FireRed, LeafGreen

Any battler that hears this faints in three turns unless it switches.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns unless it switches out of battle.

HeartGold, SoulSilver

Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.

Generation 6
X, Y

Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ほろびのうた (horobinouta)
Korean
멸망의노래
French
Requiem
German
Abgesang
Spanish
Canto Mortal
Italian
Ultimocanto
Czech
Píseň zániku

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Perish Song.

Pokémon

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Politoed Water Water Absorb
Damp
Drizzle
½ male, ½ female Water 1 90 75 75 90 100 70 500
45 49 41 41 45 45 45 Smoochum Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Hydration
always female Undiscovered 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
51 57 49 49 55 55 Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Dry Skin
always female Human-Like 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
29 25 27 27 27 27 27 Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
46 45 41 41 46 46 46 Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
50 50 91 91 91 91 91 Celebi Psychic Grass Natural Cure genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
48 50 50 55 48 48 Swablu Normal Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
45 40 60 40 75 50 310
54 62 62 70 57 57 Altaria Dragon Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
75 70 90 70 105 80 490
46 65 65 65 65 Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565
38 50 50 50 50 Kricketune Bug Swarm
Technician
½ male, ½ female Bug 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
90 90 90 90 90 Arceus Normal Multitype genderless Undiscovered 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
85 85 85 Aria Meloetta Normal Psychic Serene Grace genderless Undiscovered 100 77 77 128 128 90 600
85 85 85 Meloetta Pirouette Meloetta Normal Fighting Serene Grace genderless Undiscovered 100 128 90 77 77 128 600
Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • Igglybuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
• • • • • • • Seel Water Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
65 45 55 45 70 45 325
• • • • • • • Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
• • • • • • • Cubone Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
• • • • • • • Marill Water Fairy Thick Fat
Huge Power
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Fairy
70 20 50 20 50 40 250
• • • • • • Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
• • • Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
• Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565

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