Nightmare (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Status  Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM50

Effects

If the target is asleep, Nightmare causes it to lose 14 of its maximum HP after each turn. The status condition is cured when the Pokemon wakes up.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Nightmare turns into Z-Nightmare and raises Special Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A sleeper loses 1/4 HP every turn.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts 1/4 damage on a sleeping foe every turn.
FireRed/LeafGreen A sleeping foe is shown a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A sleeping foe is shown a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A sleeping target sees a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A sleeping target sees a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
A sleeping target sees a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Nightmare 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.

GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 47
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 61
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 61
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 38
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

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

SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Amorphous