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.
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
oh no I listened to the song IM GONNA DIE!!!!
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.
OMG LOL that was hilarious!!! XD
My ears felt like they were going to bleed… and Im 15 years old bros
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*
AN HOUR LATER…
Jeff:Hey, Creepy, are you okay?
Me:*gets a creepy stare* *hums the Lavender Town song*
Jeff: What have you done?!?
I am scared to listen I don’t wanna die
NO not scary just long and annoying but addicting
really scary tone?i want to listen
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.
The music reminds me of Yume Nikki~