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Misdreavus (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Misdreavus (disambiguation).
Misdreavus
Screech Pokémon
ムウマ
Muma
#200
Misdreavus

Misdreavus

Misdreavus

Misdreavus
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Levitate Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Misdreavus

Mega Misdreavus Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
2.2 lbs. 1.0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#200
Kanto
#219
Johto
#345
Hoenn
#072
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-220
Almia
R-160/N-215
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
147
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
87
V+
Leveling rate
Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0*
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body01.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F200.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
35
External Links

Misdreavus (Japanese: ムウマ Muma) is a Ghost-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Mismagius when exposed to a Dusk Stone.

Biology

Misdreavus is a dark bluish-green, ghost-like Pokémon. While it has no visible arms or legs, its lower half has several small appendages and resembles a ruffled dress. It has several round, red gems around its neck, which are used to absorb fear as nourishment. It has long, flowing lilac-tipped "hair". Misdreavus's large eyes have yellow sclera with red irises.

Misdreavus lives in caves. As a nocturnal Pokémon, it spends its days sleeping in darkness and its nights startling people with mischievous tricks. Since it loves watching frightened people, it is known to yank and bite at people's hair or sneak up on them and cry and shriek. Previously, it was the only known Pokémon that could learn Pain Split by level up.

In the anime

Misdreavus in the anime

Major appearances

Little Miss

Little Miss is a Misdreavus that first appeared under the ownership of Marina during The Legend of Thunder! special.

Other

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 and helped it out.

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.

A Misdreavus appeared in PK15.

Zoey, Dawn's rival, has a Misdreavus that she uses in Contests. Misdreavus later evolved into Mismagius prior to Coming Full Festival Circle!.

A Misdreavus appeared in Try for the Family Stone! under the ownership of Rhyanna.

Minor appearances

A Misdreavus appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, taking part in the festival honoring Sir Aaron.

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

Fantina once owned a Misdreavus, as seen in a flashback in Playing The Leveling Field!. It has since then evolved into a Mismagius.

A Misdreavus appeared in a flashback in Zoroark: Master of Illusions under the ownership of Grings Kodai. It has since evolved into a Mismagius.

A Misdreavus appeared in Cilan's demonstration in Mystery on a Deserted Island!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP259 Misdreavus Ash's Pokédex Misdreavus, the Screech Pokémon. Misdreavus are extremely mischievous 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

Misdreavus in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Misdreavus appeared in Misdreavus Misgivings as one of Morty's Pokémon, and one of his strongest battlers, able to both exploit its own abilities and those of its opponents using non-damaging attacks like Spite. Having used it in the Gym Leaders' Tournament match (which ended in a draw due to it using Destiny Bond), he still keeps it in his team to this day.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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 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
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 It likes playing mischievous tricks such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night.
SoulSilver It loves to bite and yank people's hair from behind without warning, just to see their shocked reactions.
Generation V
Black A Pokémon that startles people in the middle of the night. It gathers fear as its energy.
White
Black 2 A Pokémon that startles people in the middle of the night. It gathers fear as its energy.
White 2
Generation VI
X It gets nourishment from fear that it absorbs into its red orbs. In daytime, it sleeps in darkness.
Y It likes playing mischievous tricks, such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Mt. SilverNight
Crystal
Mt. SilverNight
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed
Trade, Event
LeafGreen
Lost Cave
Colosseum
Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
Eterna Forest, Lost TowerNight
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Cliff Cave, Mt. SilverNight
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
White Lake
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Route 114 (DexNav)*

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
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Old Mansion
Light Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Hauntyard: Everspring Valley, World Axle - B1F
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Haunted Zone, Meeting Place *
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Cove Area
Pokémon Conquest Spectra

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Hypnosis Misdreavus English United States 5 November 1 to 7, 2002;
December 27, 2002 to January 2, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Misdreavus Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Gold Silver Spell Tag Spell Tag (8%)
Crystal
Emerald* Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)
Colosseum Spell Tag Spell Tag (100%)
FireRed LeafGreen Spell Tag Spell Tag (5%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
14/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40 ???  ?  ?
00Start Psywave Psychic Special 0000 08080% 15 ???  ?  ?
055 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
1010 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
1414 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
1919 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
2323 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
2828 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20 ???  ?  ?
3232 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 —% 20 ???  ?  ?
3737 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100100% 10 ???  ?  ?
4141 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15 ???  ?  ?
4646 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
5050 Grudge Ghost Status 0000 —% 5 ???  ?  ?
5555 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20 ???  ?  ?
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Misdreavus obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Misdreavus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Misdreavus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Misdreavus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Misdreavus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentChandelurePhantumpTrevenant
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarKoffingWeezingWobbuffet
YamaskCofagrigusPhantumpTrevenant
Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
RaltsKirliaGardevoirGalladeLitwickLampent
Chandelure
Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
GrimerMukKoffingWeezingSpiritombLitwick
LampentChandelure
Memento Dark Status 100% 10
Spiritomb Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
DrifloonDrifblimSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusFrillish
Jellicent
Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 100% 5
GrimerMukShuppetBanette Screech Normal Status 85% 40
ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
PumpkabooGourgeist
Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
SolosisDuosionReuniclus Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusMismagiusShuppet
BanetteSpiritomb
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteSpiritomb Sucker Punch Dark Physical 80 100% 5
SolosisDuosionReuniclus Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Misdreavus in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Misdreavus in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Misdreavus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Misdreavus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Heal Bell Normal Status —% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Magic Room Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Pain Split Normal Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snatch Dark Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Spite Ghost Status 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Trick Psychic Status 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Misdreavus can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Misdreavus cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Misdreavus
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Misdreavus
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani200.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP200.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.8%
Friend Area: Darkness Ridge
Phrases
51%-100% HP Would you like me to pull on your hair?
26%-50% HP Beware...My HP is reduced to half...
1%-25% HP I'm failing... I haven't the energy to pull hair...
Level up Fufufu...I seem to have leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Fufufu...I seem to have leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP200.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ghost  Poké Assist: Ghost PA.png
( Ghost )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It attacks by letting loose psychic orbs and ones imbued with loathsome emotions.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ghost  Ghost Assist.png
( Ghost )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
To attack, it spits out imbued orbs with loathsome emotions that make Pokémon Tired.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW200.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Misdreavus was adrift in sorrow when the Piano in the Haunted Zone was broken. She took comfort in playing Dusknoir's Speed Slam.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PPW200.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
She has a Photo Studio in Cove Town. She likes to get the scoop with her Photos, but what she really wants to get with them is the truth.
PCP200.png HP: ★★ Move: Astonish
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Levitate
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2:
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3:
Evolves into Mismagius when its link is improved while its Warrior is equipped with a Dusk Stone
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Jinpachi, , Tenkai, and Tsuru

Evolution

200Misdreavus.png
Unevolved
Misdreavus
 Ghost 
Dusk Stone
Dusk Stone
429Mismagius.png
First evolution
Mismagius
 Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 200.png Spr b 2g 200.png Spr 2s 200.png Spr b 2g 200.png Spr 2c 200.gif Spr b 2g 200.png
Spr 2g 200 s.png Spr b 2g 200 s.png Spr 2s 200 s.png Spr b 2g 200 s.png Spr 2c 200 s.gif Spr b 2g 200 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 200.png Spr b 3r 200.png Spr 3e 200.gif Spr b 3r 200.png Spr 3r 200.png Spr b 3r 200.png
Spr 3r 200 s.png Spr b 3r 200 s.png Spr 3e 200 s.gif Spr b 3r 200 s.png Spr 3r 200 s.png Spr b 3r 200 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 200.png Spr b 4d 200.png Spr 4p 200.png Spr b 4p 200.png Spr 4h 200.png Spr b 4h 200.png
Spr 4d 200 s.png Spr b 4d 200 s.png Spr 4p 200 s.png Spr b 4p 200 s.png Spr 4h 200 s.png Spr b 4p 200 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 200.png Spr b 5b 200.png Spr 5b 200.png Spr b 5b 200.png
Spr 5b 200 s.png Spr b 5b 200 s.png Spr 5b 200 s.png Spr b 5b 200 s.png
Front Back Front Back
200MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Misdreavus images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Misdreavus' nocturnal habits of wailing to frighten people and its similarity in appearance to a disembodied head are shared by various mythological creatures. One of these is the nukekubi, which shares the similarities of nocturnal habits, flying about as a decapitated head, and wailing to increase its victims' fright. Another possible origin is the banshee, a female spirit from Gaelic folklore who was known for its unearthly wailing and screaming. It is also possible that it was based on a Lang Suir, a type of vampire in Malaysian mythology known to appear as a flying decapitated head of a woman.

Name origin

Misdreavus is a corruption of mischievous. It may also incorporate mistress, miscreant (since it scares people), dream, dread, dreary, and reave (to rob).

Muma may be a corruption of 夢魔 muma (nightmare or a demon in a dream).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ムウマ Muma From 夢魔 muma
France Flag.png French Feuforêve A play on Feu Follet and Rêve
Spain Flag.png Spanish Misdreavus Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Traunfugil From Traun and Latin fugere
Italy Flag.png Italian Misdreavus Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무우마 Muuma Transliteration of its Japanese name


Related articles

External links

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