Dream Eater (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Special
Power 100
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

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

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
The user eats the dreams of a sleeping target. It absorbs half the damage caused to heal its own HP.

Learnt by level up

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

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 33
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 39
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 39
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 46
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 55
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 39
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 47
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 53
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 19
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 84
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 41
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 43
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 49
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 59

Learnt by TM

Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Dream Eater in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Gen 3 — Move tutor