Bad Dreams (Ability)

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Generation IV
Reduces a sleeping foe's HP.
Generation V
Currently unknown
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Bad Dreams (Japanese: ナイトメア Nightmare) is an ability introduced in Generation IV. Darkrai is the only Pokémon that has this ability.


In battle

Bad Dreams causes sleeping opponents to lose health each turn. At the end of each turn, each Pokémon that is asleep will lose 1/8 of its maximum HP.

Outside of battle

Bad Dreams has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Bad Dreams

Single ability

# Pokémon Type
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark

Dual ability

No Pokémon have Bad Dreams as one of their two abilities.

In the anime

Darkrai. If the opponent falls asleep around Darkrai, they immediately start to have nightmares.

In other languages

  • Dutch: Boze Dromen
  • French: Mauvais Rêve
  • German: Alptraum
  • Italian: Sogniamari
  • Spanish: Mal Sueño