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Misdreavus (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Misdreavus
ムウマ Muma
#200
200Misdreavus.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Ghost '
Category
Screech Pokémon
Ability
Levitate
Exp. at Lv. 100
800,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#219
Hoenn
#345
Sinnoh
#072
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'04"
Imperial
0.7 m
Metric
Weight
2.2 lbs.
Imperial
1.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body01.png
Footprint
 F200.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Indeterminate group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1*
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 147 Battle Exp.: 1471*

Misdreavus (Japanese: ムウマ Muma) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Mismagius when exposed to radiation from a Dusk Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Misdreavus is a dark bluish-green ghost-like Pokémon. It has a red "necklace" which is uses to absorb fear as nourishment and flowing hair which it can manipulate. Misdreavus's eyes are yellow with red irises.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Misdreavus can use various Ghost, Dark, Psychic, and Electrical attacks.

Misdreavus is the only known Pokémon that learns Pain Split by level-up.

Behavior

As Template:Type2 Pokémon, Misdreavus have a habit of being pranksters. Misdreavus tend to yank at people's hair or scream at them from behind.

Habitat

Misdreavus live in caves, dark forests and run-down buildings.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Misdreavus is a phobovore: it eats fear that it collects in its "necklace". However, it can also eat normal food.

In the anime

File:Misdreavus anime.jpg
Misdreavus in the anime

Misdreavus first appeared under the ownership of Marina during The Legend of Thunder! special.

In Entei at Your Own Risk, Nelson wanted to use his Misdreavus to battle and capture an Entei.

A group of wild Misdreavus were causing a ruckus in at the Silver Conference Hotel in Johto Photo Finish. Ash and his friends found that one of them was trapped under a fallen tree.

Katie battled Ash with a Misdreavus during the Hoenn League in Shocks and Bonds. Although Ash's Glalie defeated it, the Screech Pokémon used Destiny Bond, which caused Glalie to get knocked out.

Zoey, Dawn's rival, has a Misdreavus that she uses in contests.

Ash and Angie encountered a Misdreavus in the forest during Ghoul Daze!. It scared them off with Screech.

A Misdreavus will appear in DP148.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP259 Misdreavus Ash's Pokédex Misdreavus, the Screech Pokémon. Misdreavus are extremely Mischevous and like to cry out at night just to startle people.
This concludes the entries from the Original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP011 Misdreavus Dawn's Pokédex Misdreavus, the Screech Pokémon. Misdreavus loves being mischievous by pulling people's hair and shocking them.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Misdreavus appeared in Template:PSV as one of Morty's Pokémon.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Misdreavus is caught in the fourth chapter of Volume One by Hareta.

In the TCG

Main article: Misdreavus (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold It likes playing mischievous tricks such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night.
Silver It loves to bite and yank people's hair from behind without warning, just to see their shocked reactions.
Crystal It loves to watch people it's scared. It frightens them by screaming loudly or appearing suddenly.
Stadium 2 It likes playing mischievous tricks such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night.
Generation III
Ruby Misdreavus frightens people with a creepy, sobbing cry. The Pokémon apparently uses its red spheres to absorb the fearful feelings of foes and turn them into nutrition.
Sapphire Misdreavus frightens people with a creepy, sobbing cry. The Pokémon apparently uses its red spheres to absorb the fearful feelings of foes and turn them into nutrition.
Emerald A Misdreavus frightens people with a creepy, sobbing cry. It apparently uses its red spheres to absorb the fear of foes as its nutrition.
FireRed It loves to bite and yank people's hair from behind without warning, just to see their shocked reactions.
LeafGreen It likes playing mischievous tricks such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night.
Generation IV
Diamond It loves to sneak up on people late at night, then startle them with its shrieklike cry.
Pearl It gets nourishment from fear that it absorbs into its red orbs. In daytime, it sleeps in darkness.
Platinum A Pokémon that startles people in the middle of the night. It gathers fear as its energy.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Mt. Silver (Night)
Crystal
Rare Mt. Silver (Night)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Few Lost Cave (LeafGreen only)
Colosseum
One Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Eterna Forest, Lost Tower (Night(Pearl only)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Safari Zone, Mt. Silver (Night)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Ruins of Truth
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Murky Cave (13F-19F)
Darknight Relic (1F-15F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (1F-49F)
Final Maze (B1-B48)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Gold Silver Spell Tag Spell Tag (8%)
Crystal

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Defense: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Atk: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 435   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
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Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 30+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 200.png Psybeam Psychic
-- Confuse Ray Ghost
-- Mean Look Normal
-- Shadow Ball Ghost

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Misdreavus
Unevolved
Misdreavus
 Ghost 
Dusk Stone
Dusk Stone


Mismagius
First evolution
Mismagius
 Ghost 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 200.png Spr 2s 200.png Spr 2c 200.gif Spr b 2g 200.png
Spr 2g 200 s.png Spr 2s 200 s.png Spr 2c 200 s.gif Spr b 2g 200 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 200.png Spr 3e 200.png Spr 3r 200.png Spr b 3r 200.png
Spr 3r 200 s.png Spr 3e 200 s.png Spr 3r 200 s.png Spr b 3r 200 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 200.png Spr 4p 200.png Spr 4h 200.png Spr b 4d 200.png
Spr 4d 200 s.png Spr 4p 200 s.png Spr 4h 200 s.png Spr b 4d 200 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 200.png Spr 5b 200.png Spr b 5b 200.png
Spr 5b 200 s.png Spr 5b 200 s.png Spr b 5b 200 s.png
Misdreavus For other sprites and images, please see Misdreavus images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Misdreavus's name can be said two ways. When 4Kids was dubbing, it was said mis-dre-vis. When PUSA began dubbing, it is said mis-dree-vus.
  • Misdreavus was the first pure Template:Type2 Pokémon to be introduced. It's also the only Template:Type2 Pokémon to be introduced in Generation II.
  • Misdreavus's first two anime appearances both involved legendary beasts (Raikou and Entei).
  • Despite it being the Screech Pokémon, it can only learn Screech as an egg move.
  • In terms of Pokédex info, both Shuppet and Misdreavus are similar in that they feed off of human feelings, respectively envy and fear.

Origin

It is likely that Misdreavus was based on a banshee, a female spirit from Gaelic folklore who was known for its unearthly wailing and screaming.

It is also possible that Misdreavus is based on langsuir, a type of vampire in Malaysian mythology known to appear as a flying decapitated female head.

Name origin

Misdreavus's name is a misspelling of mischievous. It is also possible that reave, or rob, was incorporated into the name, while another possibility is the addition of dread was incorporated into the name, or the word "dreary". It's name can relate to "miscreant", due to the way it always scares people. Its Japanese name, Muma, is probably a corruption of of 夢魔 muma, nightmare, or a demon in a dream.

In other languages

Related articles

External links

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