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Dream Eater (move)

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Dream Eater
ゆめくい Dream Eat
Dream Eater.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  2 ♥♥
Startles all Pokémon that have done their appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Dream Eater (Japanese: ゆめくい Dream Eat) is a damage-dealing Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM42 in Generation I and II. It lost its status in Generation III before regaining its status as a TM, albeit as TM85, in Generation IV onwards.

Effect

Generations I to III

Dream Eater only works if the target is asleep. Dream Eater inflicts damage and 50% of the damage dealt (rounded up) is restored to the user as HP.

If Dream Eater breaks a substitute, no HP will be restored to the user. If HP is restored to the user when its current HP is greater than its maximum HP, its current HP will be set equal to its maximum HP.

Dream Eater will always fail if the target is not asleep.

In Pokémon Stadium, Dream Eater will always fail if the target has a substitute.

Generation IV

If the user has a Big Root as its held item, it will recover 30% more HP than it normally would, totaling 65%. Big Root does not increase damage dealt. All other effects remain the same.

Generation V

Dream Eater is now affected by Liquid Ooze.

Generation VI

Dream Eater cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.

Description

Games Description
Stad Works only on sleeping Pokémon. This technique steals the target's HP and adds it to the user's HP.
Stad2 Works only on sleeping Pokémon. Steals the target's HP and adds 50%% of it to the user's HP.
GSC Steals HP from a sleeping victim.
RSE Takes one half the damage inflicted on a sleeping foe.
FRLG Absorbs half the damage it inflicted on a sleeping foe to restore HP.
Colo.XD Takes half the damage dealt to a sleeping target.
DPPtHGSS An attack that works only on a sleeping foe. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal the user’s HP.
BWB2W2Conq The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal the user's HP.
XY The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal its own HP.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison 35 35 33 28 33 33 33
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison 38 38 39 31 39 39 39
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison 38 38 39 31 39 39 39
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying   48 48 49 57 57
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying   57 57 57 67 --, 67
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy     46 45 50 49
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy     54 53 59 59
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy     60 65 73 73
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark       19 19 19
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark       84 84 84
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic         41 41
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison GastlyHaunterGengarRaltsKirliaGardevoir GastlyHaunterGengarRaltsKirliaGardevoirSpiritomb  
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic GastlyHaunterGengarRaltsKirliaGardevoir GastlyHaunterGengarRaltsKirliaGardevoirSpiritomb    
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic   GastlyHaunterGengarRaltsKirliaGardevoirSpiritomb    
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
TM42
II
TM42
III
--
IV
TM85
V
TM85
VI
TM85
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
035 Clefairy Clefairy Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable Fairy Fairy
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa Fairy Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Fairy
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
468 Togekiss Togekiss Fairy Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass
541 Swadloon Swadloon Bug Grass
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff Fairy Fairy
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
FRLG E XD
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Dream Eater is the only move of Musharna.

In the anime

Harrison Hypno Dream Eater.png Harrison Hypno Dream Eater effect.png Agatha Gengar Dream Eater.png Tobias Darkrai Dream Eater.png
Hypno Hypno draining Snorlax's energy Gengar Darkrai
The user absorbs the sleeping opponent's energy and adds it to their own.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
097 Hypno Hypno's hand glows red. The sleeping opponent then also glows red, a stream of red energy connects the two, and Hypno absorbs energy from the opponent.
Harrison's Hypno Playing with Fire! Debut
094 Gengar Gengar releases a shadow-like version of itself at a confused opponent and the shadow goes through it, sucking up the opponent's energy.
Agatha's Gengar The Scheme Team None
491 Darkrai Darkrai's eyes flash red and it creates a shadow-like version of itself. The shadow then goes through a sleeping opponent, sucking up its energy.
Tobias's Darkrai The Semi-Final Frontier! None

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Dream Eater I.png Dream Eater II.png Dream Eater III.png Dream Eater IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Dream Eater V.png Dream Eater PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Dream Eater Stad.png Dream Eater Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Before Generation V, Dream Eater was the only HP-draining move unaffected by the effects of Liquid Ooze.
    • Dream Eater is the only HP-draining move of its type.
  • Even though the move is called Dream Eater, if the target is under the effect of Nightmare when it is hit by Dream Eater, the target will still be afflicted by a Nightmare.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 食夢 Shí​mèng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Drømmespiser
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Droom Vreter
Finland Flag.png Finnish Unensyöjä
France Flag.png French Dévorêve
Germany Flag.png German Traumfresser
Greece Flag.png Greek Ονειροφάγος
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Memakan Mimpi
Italy Flag.png Italian Mangiasogni
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꿈먹기 Kkum Meokgi
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Devorador de Sonhos
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Comedor de Sonhos
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Hranjenje Snovima
Spain Flag.png Spanish Come Sueños


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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