Nightmare (move)

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Nightmare
あくむ Nightmare
Nightmare.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Nightmare (Japanese: あくむ Nightmare) is a non-damaging Ghost-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM50 in Generation II.

Effect

Nightmare only works if the target is asleep. Nightmare will reduce the target's health by one quarter of its maximum HP at the end of each turn.

The effect of Nightmare ends if the target awakens from its sleep, is cured of it, or switches out, and its effects will not continue if the Pokémon is put back to sleep. However, if the target is put to sleep in the same turn it was woken up by an item, the effects will continue.

Due to glitches, the effects of Nightmare will remain if an opponent is cured of sleep by an item in Generation II, as well as if a Pokémon cures itself with the Shed Skin Ability in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

If powered up by a Ghostium Z into Z-Nightmare, the user's Special Attack stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that makes a sleeping target have bad dreams. The victim will steadily lose HP.
GSC A sleeper loses 1/4 HP every turn.
RSE Inflicts 1/4 damage on a sleeping foe every turn.
Colo.XD Inflicts 1/4 damage on a sleeping target each turn.
FRLG
DPPtHGSS
A sleeping foe is shown a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
A sleeping target sees a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 41FRLG 43 47 47 47
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 53FRLG 55 61 61 61
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 53FRLG 55 61 61 61
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1FRLG 1 1 1 1
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 38 38 38 38
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 29 29 29
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
TM50
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
035 Clefairy Clefairy
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
035 Clefairy Clefairy
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
173 Cleffa Cleffa
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Nightmare puts a hostile Pokémon to sleep, and inflicts damage when the Pokémon wakes up. In addition, the Pokémon will not recover its health naturally while put to sleep via this move.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Nightmare status on the target, making it incapable of action.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations


Nightmare II.png Nightmare III.png Nightmare DPPt.png Nightmare HGSS.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Nightmare BW.png Nightmare B2W2.png Nightmare PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS BW BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Nightmare Stad2.png Nightmare Colo.png Nightmare XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 惡夢 Èmèng
France Flag.png French Cauchemar
Germany Flag.png German Nachtmahr
Greece Flag.png Greek Εφιάλτης
Italy Flag.png Italian Incubo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 악몽 Akmong
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pesadelo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Noćna mora
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pesadilla
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ác Mộng


Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
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