ムシャ Musha
Poké Ball
Black Musha.png
Debuts in Choices
Caught at Nuvema Town
Evolves in Prior to True Friends
Gender Male
Ability Forewarn
Current location With Black
Munna Musharna
This Pokémon spent between 48 and 54 rounds as Munna.

Musha (Japanese: ムシャ Musha) is a Pokémon owned by Black in the Pokémon Adventures manga and is one of his first Pokémon. Musha is consistently used to help clear Black's crowded thoughts, allowing him to sense hidden things at a superhuman level.


Musha eating Black's dream for the first time

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 Musha, 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 it attacking her.

The next day, Black attempted to capture the Rufflet and make it his own Pokémon. Although it seemed like Black was at a disadvantage because he didn't have another Pokémon to battle with, Black reveals that he asked Musha to help him with the reward of letting it eat his dreams. Together, Black and Musha battle the Rufflet and eventually defeat and capture it, where it was named Brav. Afterward, Black allows Musha to join his team and gives it the nickname Musha for its evolved form, Musharna.

As a Munna

Musha was first seen in Choices with Black and Brav. When Black went to rescue a runaway Tepig, he used Musha to scout out a wild attacking Sewaddle, allowing him to defeat it. 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 Listening to Pokémon, 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 doesn't 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 The Cold Hard Truth, Musha is sent out to battle Brycen's Vanillish. Although he manages to hit it with a Psychic he is quickly defeated.

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.

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. Despite having a close bond with Black Musha often acts on his own without consulting Black, which often leads to miscommunication between the two.

Moves used

Musha Munna Hypnosis.png
Using Hypnosis as a Munna
Musha Munna Hidden Power.png
Using Hidden Power as a Munna
Move First Used In
Psybeam Black's First Trainer Battle
Hidden Power  Listening to Pokémon
Psychic  Battle at the Dreamyard
Hypnosis Battle at the Museum
Zen Headbutt Defeating Stoutland
Teleport ×  School of Hard Knocks
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned 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.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ムシャ Musha From ムシャーナ Musharna, Munna's evolved form
English, French Musha Same as the Japanese name
German Somni From Somnivora, Musharna
Korean 몽얌 Mong-yam From 몽얌나 Mong-yamna, Musharna
Chinese (Mandarin) 夢蝕 Mèngshí From 夢夢蝕 Mèngmèngshí, Musharna
Chinese (Cantonese) 夢蝕 Muhngsihk From 夢夢蝕 Muhngmuhngsihk, Musharna

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Munna and Musharna.

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