Dream Eater (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Special
Power 100
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM42
Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM42
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM85
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM85
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM85
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM85
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM59

Effects

Dream Eater deals damage only on sleeping foes and the user will recover 50% of the HP drained.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the move instead recovers 65% of the damage dealt (30% more than normal). If used on a Pokémon with the ability Liquid Ooze, the user instead loses the HP it would have otherwise gained.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dream Eater turns into Shattered Psyche and has base power 180.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Dream Eater
Japanese ゆめくい (Yume Kui)
German Traumfresser
French Dévorêve
Italian Mangiasogni
Spanish Come Sueños

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Steals HP from a sleeping victim.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Takes one half the damage inflicted on a sleeping foe.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Absorbs half the damage it inflicted on a sleeping foe to restore HP.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
An attack that works only on a sleeping foe. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal the user’s HP.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal the user’s HP.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal its own HP.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal its own HP.
Sword​/​Shield The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. The user’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dream Eater at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 48
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 60
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 60
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 39
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 53
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 36
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 48
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 56
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 44
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 44
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 56
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 70

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Dream Eater as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.