Musha (Japanese: ムシャ Musha) is a Musharna that Black owns in Pokémon Adventures and his second Pokémon overall. Musha is consistently used to help clear Black's crowded thoughts, allowing him to sense hidden things at a superhuman level. As of The Power of Dreams, he is at level 59, and his Characteristic is that he "takes plenty of siestas."
Black first met Musha when he was only five years old. During a battle with a wild Rufflet, Black's dreams caused him to begin daydreaming and made him completely unable to focus. This attracted Munna, who then bit down on Black's head, much to the horror of Cheren. This allowed Black to figure out that the Rufflet was angry because Bianca had stepped on its food, which led to him attacking her.
The next day, Black attempted to capture the Rufflet and make him his own Pokémon. Although it seemed like Black was at a disadvantage because he did not have another Pokémon to battle with, Black revealed that he asked Munna to help him with the reward of letting him eat his dreams. Together, Black and Munna battled the Rufflet and eventually caught him and named him Brav. Afterward, Black allowed Munna to join his team and gave him the nickname Musha for his evolved form, Musharna.
In Black's First Trainer Battle, Musha, along with Brav and Tep, were used against Hiker Andy, where they managed to defeat his three Pokémon in a Triple Battle. Musha was used to help Black find out a way to stop the fire that Andy's Cottonee had accidentally started.
In Letting Go, N begins to attack Black for not being able to hear the voice of his Pokémon. N has his Purrloin attack Musha with Night Slash, dealing major damage. Black soon realizes that all the "listen to your Pokémon" talk was about battling, and orders Musha to use Hidden Power to knock Purrloin back.
In Battle at the Dreamyard, Musha flies away from Black after sensing a powerful dream. With the help of Professor Fennel, Black and White find Musha in the hands of some Team Plasma Grunts. When Black tries to figure out a plan to defeat them, his brain overloads from trying to think of something that does not involve the Pokémon League. Musha becomes attracted to this overflow of dreams and flies from the grasp of the Grunts and goes back to Black. With the help of Musha, Black manages to defeat the Grunts and drive them out.
In Battle at the Museum, Musha is used in Black's Gym battle against the Nacrene City Gym Leader, Lenora. He fought her Stoutland briefly before being sent back into his Poké Ball by its Roar. Later, after Brav was knocked out and the two Trainers only had one Pokémon left, Musha was sent out to battle Stoutland again, this time defeating it with Zen Headbutt.
In Underground Showdown, Musha is used in Black's Gym battle against the Gym Leader of Driftveil City, Clay. Musha battles Clay's Palpitoad and is trapped by its long tongue. Eventually Musha managed to knock out Palpitoad with a Zen Headbutt but faints in the process.
In Decisions, Decisions, Black is taken to the Tubeline Bridge for training under Brycen. Brycen has Musha train with his three Vanillish. Black is then tasked to defeat the Black Empoleon biker gang, where Musha teleports the gas out of their motorcycles.
In A Wretched Reunion, after N defeats Alder, Black attempts to have Musha eat his dreams again, but owing to several setbacks at the hands of Team Plasma, Black's dreams have already begun to surface as nightmares. Musha refuses Black's command and floats away, seemingly abandoning him. N claims that Musha only followed Black's orders because he considers Black's dreams of winning the Pokémon League to be tasty and kept him fed; after the taste of Black's dreams changed, their relationship was broken. This news devastates Black to the point of putting him into a brief coma.
Musha eventually returns to Black in True Friends, now evolved into a Musharna, where his Dream Mist was instrumental in helping Black defeat Cheren. It is later revealed in a flashback that Musha left Black not because of his dreams, but because Munna wanted to become stronger and needed a "power source" to do so. Caitlin, who saw Musha wandering around the Pokémon League, used a Moon Stone on him to evolve. Against Ghetsis, Musha defeats his Seismitoad and by eating Black's dreams, helps Black and Costa defeat his Volcarona.
In Dream World, Black was freed from the Light Stone after Reshiram was reawakened. Upon returning to Unova, Black attacks Ghetsis and Kyurem, but the two manage to escape. In order to figure out where they had gone, Black sent out Musha to eat his dreams.
Personality and characteristics
Musha, at times, is shown to be very gluttonous for his favorite food, dreams, even flying away from his Trainer when he senses a tasty one in the vicinity. He is a very happy-go-lucky Pokémon, and is often seen enjoying whatever he is doing. Musha has a very close bond with Black, with Black entering into a brief coma when believing Musha only cared about him for his dreams. Despite having a close bond with Black, Musha often acts on his own without consulting Black, which can lead to some miscommunication between the two.
|An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately known by this Pokémon in the games.
|A † shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
- Musha is the only Pokémon Black owns that is not dual typed.
|From ムシャーナ Musharna, Munna's evolved form
|English, French, Italian,
Latin American Spanish,
|Same as his Japanese name
|From Somnivora, Musharna
|From 몽얌나 Mong-yamna, Musharna
|夢蝕 / 梦蚀 Mèngshí
|From 夢夢蝕 / 梦梦蚀 Mèngmèngshí, Musharna
|From 夢夢蝕 Muhngmuhngsihk, Musharna
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