Soundproof is a Pokémon ability introduced in the Third Generation. It gives Pokémon with this ability immunity to sound-based attacks.


Soundproof prevents all the effects of sound moves on the user, granting them immunity from them. As sound attacks are one of the few ways to bypass a substitute, it can be helpful defensively. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the Poké Flute cannot be used to wake up a sleeping Pokémon with this ability.


Generation III - Avoids sound-based moves.

Generation IV - VI - Gives full immunity to all sound-based moves.

Affected Moves

Pokémon with Soundproof

As a Hidden Ability


  • In generation III, there was an unused ability called Cacophony that had the same exact effect as Soundproof. It has been surmised that the Whismur family was supposed to get this ability instead
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