The effect of high pressure on the resonance Raman spectra of the permanganate ion isolated in potassium bromide and potassium perchlorate matrices has been investigated at room temperature for pressures up to 50 kbar. The pressure dependences of the anharmonicity constants and harmonic frequencies have been determined from the overtones of the totally symmetric nu1(A1) mode of the permanganate ion. For both matrices, as the pressure increases, the anharmonicity constants decrease slightly, while the harmonic frequencies increase steadily. The effect of the potassium bromide phase transition from a face-centered to a body-centered structure was observed on the permanganate ion Raman spectrum at approximately 24 kbar. The perchlorate matrix does not exhibit any phase transition under the experimental conditions used in this study.