Sound Elements

In Generation III, a new element was introduced called Sound. While not a type, Sound is an element which is infused in various moves and abilities and has a variety of special attributes. For one, Sound-based moves will always penetrate the Substitute if a Pokémon has used Substitute. This allows for further damage to be taken. There are many moves which can be categorised as Sound-based

List of Sound-Based Moves

Name Type Cat. PP Att. Acc. Effect
Boomburst 10 140 100 The user attacks everything around it with the destructive power of a terrible, explosive sound.
Bug Buzz 10 90 100 The user generates a damaging sound wave by vibration. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
Chatter 20 65 100 The user attacks the target with sound waves of deafening chatter. This confuses the target.
Clanging Scales 5 110 100 The user rubs the scales on its entire body and makes a huge noise to attack the opposing Pokémon. The user's Defense stat goes down after the attack.
Clangorous Soul 5 -- 100 The user raises all its stats by using some of its HP.
Confide 20 -- -- The user tells the target a secret, and the target loses its ability to concentrate. This lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
Disarming Voice 15 40 -- Letting out a charming cry, the user does emotional damage to opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.
Echoed Voice 15 40 100 The user attacks the target with an echoing voice. If this move is used every turn, its power is increased.
Grass Whistle 15 -- 55 The user plays a pleasant melody that lulls the target into a deep sleep.
Growl 40 -- 100 The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokémon less wary. This lowers their Attack stat.
Heal Bell 5 -- -- The user makes a soothing bell chime to heal the status conditions of all the party Pokémon.
Hyper Voice 10 90 100 The user lets loose a horribly echoing shout with the power to inflict damage.
Metal Sound 40 -- 85 A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly lowers the target's Sp. Def stat.
Noble Roar 30 -- 100 Letting out a noble roar, the user intimidates the target and lowers its Attack and Sp. Atk stats.
Overdrive 10 80 100 The user attacks opposing Pokémon by twanging a guitar or bass guitar, causing a huge echo and strong vibration.
Parting Shot 20 -- 100 With a parting threat, the user lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats. Then it switches with a party Pokémon.
Perish Song 5 -- -- Any Pokémon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.
Relic Song 10 75 100 The user sings an ancient song and attacks by appealing to the hearts of the listening opposing Pokémon. This may also induce sleep.
Roar 20 -- -- The target is scared off, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.
Round 15 60 100 The user attacks the target with a song. Others can join in the Round to increase the power of the attack.
Screech 40 -- 85 An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target's Defense stat.
Sing 15 -- 55 A soothing lullaby is sung in a calming voice that puts the target into a deep slumber.
Snarl 15 55 95 The user yells as if it's ranting about something, which lowers the Sp. Atk stat of opposing Pokémon.
Snore 15 50 100 This attack can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the target flinch.
Sparkling Aria 10 90 100 The user bursts into song, emitting many bubbles. Any Pokémon suffering from a burn will be healed by the touch of these bubbles.
Supersonic 20 -- 55 The user generates odd sound waves from its body that confuse the target.
Uproar 10 90 100 The user attacks in an uproar for three turns. During that time, no Pokémon can fall asleep.

There is an ability called Liquid Voice which will turn all sound-based moves into Water-type. This is only known by the Pokémon Popplio, Brionne and Primarina.

Extra Effects By Sound

There are some other elements to Sound now. First, the ability Punk Rock will boost the power of any Sound Move used by the Pokémon with the ability.

Next, as of Pokémon Sword & Shield, there is an item that activates when the holder of the item uses Sound based moves

Picture Name Effect
Throat SprayThroat SprayRaises Sp. Atk when a Pokémon uses a sound-based move.

Blocking Sound

There are two ways of blocking sound. The first is by having a Pokémon with the ability Soundproof. If the Pokémon has this ability, all Sound-based moves will not affect them, including damage from it.

The Ability Punk Rock will also reduce the amount of damage received by Sound based moved by 50%.

Alternatively, Pokémon Sun & Moon introduced a new move called Throat Chop. Using this move will prevent the target from using any Sound-based moves for the next two turns.

Name Type Cat. PP Att. Acc. Effect
Throat Chop 15 80 100 The user attacks the target's throat, and the resultant suffering prevents the target from using moves that emit sound for two turns.