Misdreavus

Misdreavus is a Ghost type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Screech Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 200
Type Ghost
Species Screech Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
Abilities 1. Levitate
Local № 214 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
072 (Diamond/Pearl)
072 (Platinum)
219 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
066 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
372 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
072 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
197 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 35 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 87
Growth Rate Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Amorphous
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 60
112 240
Defense 60
112 240
Sp. Atk 85
157 295
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 85
157 295
Total 435 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Misdreavus.

Evolution chart

(use Dusk Stone)

Misdreavus changes

Pokédex entries

Gold It likes playing mischievous tricks such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night.
Silver It loves to bite and yank people’s hair from behind without warning, just to see their shocked reactions.
Crystal It loves to watch people it’s scared. It frightens them by screaming loudly or appearing suddenly.
Ruby
Sapphire
MISDREAVUS frightens people with a creepy, sobbing cry. The POKéMON apparently uses its red spheres to absorb the fearful feelings of foes and turn them into nutrition.
FireRed It loves to bite and yank people’s hair from behind without warning, just to see their shocked reactions.
LeafGreen It likes playing mischievous tricks such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night.
Emerald A MISDREAVUS frightens people with a creepy, sobbing cry. It apparently uses its red spheres to absorb the fear of foes as its nutrition.
Diamond It loves to sneak up on people late at night, then startle them with its shrieklike cry.
Pearl It gets nourishment from fear that it absorbs into its red orbs. In daytime, it sleeps in darkness.
Platinum A Pokémon that startles people in the middle of the night. It gathers fear as its energy.
HeartGold It likes playing mischievous tricks, such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night.
SoulSilver It loves to bite and yank people’s hair from behind without warning, just to see their shocked reactions.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
A Pokémon that startles people in the middle of the night. It gathers fear as its energy.
X It gets nourishment from fear that it absorbs into its red orbs. In daytime, it sleeps in darkness.
Y It likes playing mischievous tricks, such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Misdreavus frightens people with a creepy, sobbing cry. The Pokémon apparently uses its red spheres to absorb the fearful feelings of foes and turn them into nutrition.
Sun It will use any means necessary to frighten people and absorb their life energy. It practices constantly to hone its skill in causing fear.
Moon If you hear a sobbing sound emanating from a vacant room, it’s undoubtedly a bit of mischief from Misdreavus.
Ultra Sun What gives meaning to its life is surprising others. If you set your ear against the red orbs around its neck, you can hear shrieking.
Ultra Moon What makes it happy is imitating the voices of weeping people and scaring everyone. It doesn’t deal well with folks who aren’t easily frightened.
Brilliant Diamond It loves to sneak up on people late at night and startle them with its shrieking cry.
Shining Pearl It gets nourishment from fear that it absorbs into its red orbs. During the daytime, it sleeps in the shadows.
Legends: Arceus It conceals itself in darkness, sending chills up travelers’ spines with its childlike weeping. As it observes the frightened travelers with glee, the red orbs upon its chest let off an eerie light.

Moves learned by Misdreavus

Moves learnt by level up

Misdreavus learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
5SpiteGhostStatus 100
10AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
14Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
19Mean LookNormalStatus
23HexGhostSpecial 65 100
28PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
32Pain SplitNormalStatus
37PaybackDarkPhysical 50 100
41Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
46Perish SongNormalStatus
50GrudgeGhostStatus
55Power GemRockSpecial 80 100

Egg moves

Misdreavus learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Misdreavus egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
Destiny BondGhostStatus
ImprisonPsychicStatus
MementoDarkStatus 100
ScreechNormalStatus 85
Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
SpiteGhostStatus 100
Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
Wonder RoomPsychicStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Misdreavus is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Misdreavus learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
6ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
11HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
18HexGhostSpecial 65 100
25ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
34Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
43Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100

Move Tutor moves

Misdreavus can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
Calm MindPsychicStatus
Charge BeamElectricSpecial 50 90
Dark PulseDarkSpecial 80 100
Dazzling GleamFairySpecial 80 100
Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
RestPsychicStatus
Shadow BallGhostSpecial 80 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
ThunderboltElectricSpecial 90 100

Misdreavus sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Misdreavus  sprite from Silver Misdreavus  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Misdreavus  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Misdreavus  sprite from Black & White Misdreavus  sprite from X & Y Misdreavus  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Misdreavus  sprite from Legends: Arceus
Shiny Misdreavus Shiny sprite from Silver Misdreavus Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Misdreavus Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Misdreavus Shiny sprite from Black & White Misdreavus Shiny sprite from X & Y Misdreavus Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Misdreavus Shiny sprite from Legends: Arceus

Where to find Misdreavus

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Mt. Silver
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Lost Cave
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl Eterna Forest, Lost Tower
Platinum Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Cliff Cave, Mt. Silver
Black Trade/migrate from another game
White Abundant Shrine
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 114, 115
Sun
Moon
Hau'oli Cemetery
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Meadow, Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Shining Pearl Eterna Forest, Lost Tower, Dazzling Cave, Stargleam Cavern
Legends: Arceus Celestica Ruins, Sacred Plaza, Stonetooth Rows, Ice Column Chamber

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Misdreavus
Japanese ムウマ (Muma)
German Traunfugil
French Feuforêve

Name origin

mischievous
naughty
dream
mental images seen during sleep
reave
rob, steal