Perish Song (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Any Pokémon in play when this attack is used faints in 3 turns.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Perish Song turns into Z-Perish Song and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the entire field.

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Both user and foe faint in 3 turns.
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.
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.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Perish Song at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 1
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 55
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Level 27
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 46
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 45
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Level 91
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 42
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 46
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 57
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 50
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Level 90
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 85

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Perish Song as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster