How To Get TM49 Echoed Voice in Pokémon ORAS

Loudred using Echoed Voice in Pokémon Omega Ruby

You can obtain TM49 Echoed Voice by talking to an NPC outside the Flower Shop on Route 104. This route is located between Petalburg City and Rustboro City.

Since this TM can be obtained very early on, you’re better off using Echoed Voice in the early game of your playthrough, where there are fewer options for learnable moves.

Echoed Voice is a damage-dealing Normal-type move that grows stronger with every consecutive turn it’s used. Because the move takes too long to ramp up, this move has no use competitively.

TM49 Echoed Voice Location (Step-by-Step)

Route 104 is a route in western Hoenn. It’s split into two parts, north and south, with Petalburg Woods situated between them.

You can access the route from Petalburg City in the south and Rustboro City in the north.

On Route 104’s north end, a Youngster will give you TM49 Echoed Voice. All you need to do to obtain the TM is talk to him.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to reach the Youngster’s location, starting at Petalburg City’s Pokémon Center.

Step 1: Exit Petalburg City by following the path heading west.

Petalburg City / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Petalburg City

Step 2: Make your way towards Petalburg Woods by going north.

Route 104’s south end / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Route 104’s south end

Step 3: Go through Petalburg Woods’ entrance.

Outside Petalburg Woods’ entrance / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Outside Petalburg Woods’ entrance

Step 4: Find the forest’s exit by following the path heading north and snaking around.

The exit is at the very northern side of the woods, so just keep following the path around and you’ll eventually get there.

Inside Petalburg Woods / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Inside Petalburg Woods

Step 5: Exit Petalburg Woods at the very end to get to Route 104’s north end.

Exiting Petalburg Woods / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Exiting Petalburg Woods

Step 6: Once you exit Petalburg Woods, talk to the Youngster located directly to your left. He’ll be wearing a yellow shirt and a blue hat, standing outside the Flower Shop.

He will give you the TM for Echoed Voice.

The location of the NPC that gives you TM49 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The location of the NPC that gives you TM49

Echoed Voice Move Details + Uses

In-game details for TM49 Echoed Voice / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-game details for TM49 Echoed Voice
Echoed Voice Move Details
Type Normal
Category Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100%
PP 15 (max. 24)

Echoed Voice is a Special Normal-type move that deals damage. Echoed Voice’s base power is increased by 40 for every consecutive turn it’s used, up to a maximum of 200. As long as the move is used, Echoed Voice’s base power is still increased even if the move misses or is blocked by Protect.

The move is bad for multiple reasons:

  1. It takes too many turns to reach a high enough base power to be worth using.
  2. The predictability of using the same move over and over is a severe disadvantage.
  3. Your opponent can switch to a Ghost-type Pokémon to completely shut down your Echoed Voice user.

Things that Affect Sound-Based Moves

Certain moves, like Echoed Voice, are classified as Sound-Based Moves. Some moves and abilities interact with Sound-Based Moves.

While relatively limited in this current generation, it was expanded upon in the games after Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


While a Pokémon is under the effect of the move Substitute, Sound-Based Moves will ignore the decoy, directly affecting/damaging the target.


A Pokémon with the ability Soundproof makes them immune to Sound-Based Moves.

The following Pokémon have Soundproof as an available ability:

Pokémon Hidden Ability
Voltorb No
Electrode No
Mr. Mime No
Whismur No
Loudred No
Exploud No
Shieldon Yes
Bastiodon Yes
Mime Jr. No
Snover Yes
Abomasnow Yes
Bouffalant Yes


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