Lavender Town

Lavender Town Syndrome, also known as The Lavender Town Conspiracy, The Lavender Town Tone, or The Lavender Town Suicides, is a creepypasta story about a conspiracy to cover up mass child suicides. These suicides were allegedly caused by listening to the first version of the Lavender Town Theme in the Japanese version of the Pokemon Red and Green games.

Lavender Town

The Lavender Town Syndrome began when there was a peak in suicides and severe illnesses among children between the ages of 7 and 12 shortly after the release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan, back in February 27, 1996.

Rumors say that these suicides and illnesses only occurred after the children who were playing the game reached Lavender Town, whose theme music had extremely high frequencies, that studies showed that only children and young teens can hear, since their ears are not fully developed.

Due to the Lavender Tone, at least two-hundred children supposedly committed suicide, and many more developed illnesses and afflictions. The children who committed suicide usually did so by hanging themselves or jumping from a great height. Those who did not kill themselves acted irrationally and complained of severe headaches after listening to Lavender Town’s theme.

Although Lavender Town now sounds different depending on the game, this mass hysteria was caused by the first Pokémon game released. After the Lavender Tone incident, the programmers had fixed Lavender Town’s theme music to be at a lower frequency, and since children were no longer affected by it.

One video appeared in 2010 using ”special software” to analyze the audio of Lavender Town’s music. When played, the software created images of the Unown near the end of the audio. This raised a controversy, since the Unown didn’t appear until the Generation 2 games: Silver, Gold, and Crystal. The Unown translate to “LEAVE NOW”. There is also the said Beta Version of Lavender Town.

It is said that the Beta Version of Pocket Monsters was released to some kids to test the games. This is the video of the Beta Version of Lavender Town:


  • Hey this is just an oridinary music. Not even scary and i don’t feel like comiting suicide or anything ! Now even a headache

  • i have listend to it – imediantly after i felt someones presence and im home alone and i feel weird now

  • Im listening to it right now, I turned 13 recently and Im strangely relaxed. But fsr tears came to my eyes and I feel tired omg… Wait, Im listening to this near my fishes and I think they can hear it. One of them is hiding in a corner and the other one is just standing there, wobbling up and down, and SWIMMING BACKWARDS?! Omg Im not joking hes swimming backwards

  • The “Lavender Town Theme Song” isn’t really that bad I’ve listened to it like 2 times already and haven’t committed suicide but I do have a headache o_O

  • The Only Thing that The “Lavender Town Theme Song” does to you, Is that it gives you a headache. It’s so annoying. Not even scary. That’s just my opinion.

  • Me:~Gose to play random game.Ends up playing green for hours. Onee-Chan peeks in.~
    Onee-Chan:What town you on?
    Onee-Chan:Oh dear.And you’ve been playing for hours, how come you don’t have a headack?
    Me:Musics off as always. Ya know me,sissy,I hate game music.

  • Lavender Town is Stuck in My Head
    Me: So bored. YouTube time!*gets on the computer*
    BEN: What’cha doin’?
    Me: Nothing. Got any good videos for me?
    BEN: Yeah, look up Lavender Town Song.
    Me: Kay-kay.*looks yp the video* Hey, this song is pretty catchy!*hums along*
    Jeff:Hey, Creepy, are you okay?
    Me:*gets a creepy stare* *hums the Lavender Town song*
    Jeff: What have you done?!?

  • I have that game!!! When I was about seven, I refused to play it because of that song! I still play it now but the music is just plain creepy.

  • I love this song. I’m not being sarcastic and I’m not joking, I love the music. The myth of children committing suicide over it is ridiculous though. I remember playing Pokemon Red when I was 7-9 and I’ve always loved the music, even then.

  • Im 10 ok….. And i listen to lavender town theme sooooo much…. I cant hear the high frequences and it CAN NOT give me headaces….

  • HEYY I JUST MADE UP A RIDDLE!!! here it goes. “No Responses”. I was on my favorite scary story website. i LOVE reading the comments a little mores than the scary posts. There was a new post on the website and it was called suicide video. I’m really not a fan of those types of stories but, i read it anyway. it was interesting. it was about a video and below was a desription about the video is you didn’t want to watch the clip. im not going to lie, i am a little scared of clips like that so i didn’t watch it. It said that it was true and you will commit suicide. It was pretty cool. It had some experiences from the victoms moms and dads. Now the best part of the story. The comments. I looked at the time it was posted(i don’t know why) and it said 2 days ago. then i saw the comments but suprisingly, there were no comments. Strange huh? Well, i guess nobody got on today. I’ll try again tomorrow. (this is my first riddle nd i hope its good)

  • I listened to this about 2 months ago and I’m STILL waiting for the madness to kick in.I also would like to say that Hypno’s Lullaby was way creepier.Especially because I heard it at night…

  • How.about the white hand and buried alive and also the axe rope and candle thoes stories are cool to

  • @Phantom it’s just a myth ya know? I tried it and I only got a minor headache. The game is pretty cool! I suggest you get it and try the mew glitch! :)

  • SFK, an idea for videos, try almost ANY music video from the nineties. (As in Black Hole Sun, Heart Shaped Box)

  • It actually dose give you a headache and the unknown and the ghost actually do show up it’s so AWESOME

  • that hurt my ears…alot it actually made my ear start bleeding again. I hope that song is not the real one becasue if it is…I’m only 11 so yea..

  • I remember when I frist read this pasta. I couldn’t play my pokemon blue and yellow for 2 months. I’m such a coward. Thanks sfk!

  • I <3 creepypastas, SFK you should post more. Oh and I saw the video on YouTube so annoying it made my head hurt lol. It really did though :D

  • I do hear those tones and all they really sound like are tropical birds being slaughtered. ._. So freaking high pitched.


  • God, this is giving me a major headache. *shudders* u know what, this is too much… its TOO ANNOYING! (not to mention creepy) *turns music off* ahhh, thats better

  • SFK, do U like creepy pasta? hehe sometimes i wonder if they r really real or not… (well, they aren’t)

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