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Drowzee
Hypnosis Pokémon
スリープ
Sleepe
#096
Drowzee



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Insomnia or Forewarn Cacophony
Cacophony
Inner Focus
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Drowzee
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Weight
71.4 lbs. 32.4 kg
Drowzee
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
102
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
66
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Drowzee
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F096.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
70
External Links

Drowzee (Japanese: スリープ Sleepe) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Hypno starting at level 26.

Contents

Biology

Drowzee is a bipedal Pokémon that resembles a tapir. It has tired-looking eyes, a short trunk above its mouth, and triangular ears with brown interiors. The upper half of Drowzee's body is yellow and the lower half is brown. A wavy line separates the two halves. It has a round belly and short legs. Its feet are brown, except for its two toes, which are yellow. The bottom of each foot has a small, round, pink pad in the middle of it. There are three fingers on each of its hands. Drowzee is believed to have a common ancestor with Munna and Musharna.

Drowzee is able to put people to sleep and can then sense the person's dreams. This is so it knows what kind of dream it would be eating. It has certain preferences for the dreams it eats, and it is known to love fun dreams and become ill from bad dreams. It will rarely eat the dreams of adults, as the dreams of children are seemingly tastier. Drowzee remembers every dream it has eaten and may show past meals to a person it trusts. It eats dreams through the victim's nose, so it is said that Drowzee is standing over a person's pillow if their nose itches while they are asleep. Drowzee lives in grasslands and savannas.

In the anime

Drowzee in the anime

Major appearances

In Hypno's Naptime, a Drowzee and its evolved form were used to help the members of the Pokémon Lover's Club get some sleep. However, after Hypno caused children to act like Pokémon and drained the energy of Pokémon resting in the local Pokémon Center, Drowzee was used to fix the problem Hypno created.

In Pikachu Re-Volts, Butch and Cassidy used a Drowzee stolen from their fake Pokémon Breeding Center while stationed at Mandarin Island North. Its Psychic powers brainwashed Pokémon into turning against their Trainers and obeying Butch and Cassidy instead.

In Fear Factor Phony, a Drowzee lived in an abandoned mining colony. The other Psychic Pokémon it lived with had parties in order to help them forget their sadness due to the fact that the miners had left the town long ago. However, the constant partying was disturbing the Ghost Pokémon that lived in the abandoned mine.

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, Azure owns a Drowzee, which participated with him in the fake Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle that Team Rocket had set up. It was particularly powerful, being able to send Team Rocket blasting off and hold its own against Officer Jenny's Growlithe for a while.

In Turning Heads and Training Hard!, a Team Skull Grunt's Drowzee was quickly defeated by Ilima and his Eevee. In League Offenders and Defenders!, Drowzee was defeated by Team Rocket; and in Battle Royal 151!, it competed in the Manalo Conference, only to be defeated by Ilima's Eevee again. It reappeared once more in Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!.

In JN053, Goh caught a Drowzee, which he used to help defend Suicune from a group of Pokémon hunters.

Minor appearances

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Trainer's Drowzee was defeated by Mewtwo while it was serving Giovanni.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Drowzee was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Drowzee briefly appeared in A Friend In Deed.

In The Power of One, a Drowzee sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Drowzee wa at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In The Psychic Sidekicks!, a Drowzee lived in Len Town.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Drowzee participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

A thief Drowzee appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

In a flashback in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1), a Scientist's Drowzee unsuccessfully subdued the Aura Sphere Riolu in an attempt to capture it.

A Drowzee appeared in Camping It Up!.

A Drowzee appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks.

In A Marathon Rivalry!, a Trainer's Drowzee competed in the Camellia Town Pokéathlon.

In the beginning of Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Drowzee replaced Raymond's Golem from Mewtwo Strikes Back. Alongside his Venomoth and Pinsir, it fought Ash's Pikachu, only for all of them to be defeated with Thunderbolt.

In From Z to Shining Z!, a Trainer's Drowzee watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP027 Drowzee Ash's Pokédex Drowzee. Said to be a descendant of the dream-eating tapir. It was the first Pokémon to use a combination attack like Hypnosis and Dream Eater.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP086 Drowzee Ash's Pokédex Drowzee, the Hypnotic Pokémon. It is said to feed on the dreams of its opponents. It is also known for its powerful Psychic attack.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sabrina has a Drowzee, which was used to sneak up on Erika prior to the showdown in Saffron City. However, it was noticed by the Grass-type Gym Leader and easily defeated by Erika's Vileplume's Petal Dance in Blame It On Eevee!.

A Drowzee appeared in Murkrow Row as one of the residents of Gold's house.

Multiple Drowzee appeared in Piloswine Whine, under the control of Team Rocket Grunts. They were used to attack Gold and Silver, but were easily defeated.

A Drowzee appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Drowzee caught by Crystal and lent to Emerald for his Battle Pike challenge appeared in a fantasy in Moving Past Milotic.

The Battle Tower rented a Drowzee, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in The Final Battle VII. It reappeared in The Final Battle IX.

Multiple Drowzee were used by Team Galactic Grunts in Halting Honchkrow.

A Drowzee appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

Team Skull Grunts own multiple Drowzee, which first appeared in Homecoming and the Brilliant Professional Golfer.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Professor Oak owns a Drowzee, which debuted in Save the Pokémon Zoo!!.

A Drowzee appeared in Clefairy's Pikachu Robot.

In the TCG

Main article: Drowzee (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#096
Red Puts enemies to sleep then eats their dreams. Occasionally gets sick from eating bad dreams.
Blue
Yellow If you sleep by it all the time, it will sometimes show you dreams it has eaten in the past.
Stadium It puts its enemy to sleep and eats the victim's dreams. Said to have descended from the legendary beast, Baku.
Generation II Johto
#087
Gold If you think that you had a good dream, but you can't remember it, a Drowzee has probably eaten it.
Silver It remembers every dream it eats. It rarely eats the dreams of adults because children's are much tastier.
Crystal When it twitches its nose, it can tell where someone is sleeping and what that person is dreaming about.
Stadium 2 If you think that you had a good dream, but you can't remember it a Drowzee has probably eaten it.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#096
Ruby If your nose becomes itchy while you are sleeping, it's a sure sign that one of these Pokémon is standing above your pillow and trying to eat your dream through your nostrils.
Sapphire
Emerald If your nose becomes itchy while you are sleeping, it's a sure sign that a Drowzee is standing above your pillow and trying to eat your dream through your nostrils.
FireRed A descendant of the legendary animal baku, which is said to eat dreams. It is skilled at hypnotism.
LeafGreen Puts enemies to sleep, then eats their dreams. Occasionally gets sick from eating bad dreams.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#087
Diamond It can tell what people are dreaming by sniffing with its big nose. It loves fun dreams.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If you think that you had a good dream, but you can't remember it, a Drowzee has probably eaten it.
SoulSilver It remembers every dream it eats. It rarely eats the dreams of adults because children's are much tastier.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It can tell what people are dreaming by sniffing with its big nose. It loves fun dreams.
White
Black 2 It can tell what people are dreaming by sniffing with its big nose. It loves fun dreams.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X Puts enemies to sleep, then eats their dreams. Occasionally gets sick from eating only bad dreams.
Y If you think that you had a good dream but you can't remember it, a Drowzee has probably eaten it.
Omega Ruby If your nose becomes itchy while you are sleeping, it's a sure sign that one of these Pokémon is standing above your pillow and trying to eat you dream through your nostrils.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #054
Alola
USUM: #066
Kanto
#096
Sun A Pokémon that nourishes itself by eating dreams, it is thought to share common ancestry with Munna and Musharna.
Moon It finds really fun dreams tasty. When it makes friends with people, it may show them the most delicious dreams it's ever eaten.
Ultra Sun It can be spotted near recreational facilities, intending to eat the pleasant dreams of children who enjoyed themselves there that day.
Ultra Moon It puts its prey to sleep and devours their dreams. It seems that bad dreams taste sour, so Drowzee doesn't particularly like eating them.
Let's Go Pikachu If you sleep by it all the time, it will sometimes show you dreams it had eaten in the past.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Route 11
Blue (Japan)
Route 11
Yellow
Route 11
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 11, 34, and 35
Crystal
Routes 6, 11, 34, and 35Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Route 11, Berry Forest
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 215 (Swarm)
Platinum
Route 215 (Swarm)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 11, 34, and 35
Safari ZoneNight
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Breed Hypno
Dream World
Spooky Manor
Generation VI
X Y
Friend Safari (Psychic)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Breed Hypno
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 2
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 2
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 11
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Generation I
Pinball
Red Field: Vermilion City Seaside
Blue Field: Vermilion City Streets
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 7, Secret Storage 18, Endless Level 3, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Buried Relic (B9F-B14F), Solar Cave (B1F-B5F)
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Spacial Rift (B15F, Deep Spacial Rift B1F-B4F)
MD Sky
Spacial Rift (B15F, Deep Spacial Rift B1F-B4F)
Ranger: SoA
Cargo Ship
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode C)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Challenger's Ground, Soothing Shore
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: A Lively Concert, Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Th
Shuffle
Marron Trail: Stage 666
Event: Pokémon Safari (Ninth release)
Rumble World
White Ruins: Ivory Pillar (All Areas),
Legend Terrain: Bastion of Beginnings (Entrance, Center, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Rowlet Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal, Rowlet SeaFinal

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Amnesia Drowzee English United States 5 November 29 to December 5, 2002
FRLG Pokémon Center New York Wish Egg Drowzee English United States 5 December 16, 2004 to January 2, 2005

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
48
47 - 110 90 - 214
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
43
43 - 104 81 - 203
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Total:
328
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 90.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Drowzee's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Confuse Ray Drowzee (Base Set 49)
Tackle Drowzee (Aquapolis 74)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin096.png Pinani096.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani096.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7.9%
Friend Area: Wild Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP "You are powerful!" Did my hypnotism work?
26%-50% HP I only have half HP left.
1%-25% HP I can't keep up... I'm drained of hypnotic power...
Level up Oh, yes! My level's gone up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 096.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 6 Min. exp.: 26 Max. exp.: 39
Browser entry R-090
Drowzee looses psychic power from its hands to disrupt your capture attempts.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: Crush 2 field move.png
(Crush ×2)
Browser entry R-166
It lets loose strange orbs from the palms of its hands to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush096Body.png Walking Speed: 1.58 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT096.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#570
Shuffle096.png

Sleep Charm
Leaves the foe asleep.


Pokémon GO
GO096.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 89 Base Defense: 136
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Drowzee Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Pound, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Psybeam, Psyshock, Psychic, Frustration, Return

Evolution

096Drowzee.png
Unevolved
Drowzee
 Psychic 
Rare Candy
Level 26
097Hypno.png
First evolution
Hypno
 Psychic 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 096.png Spr b g1 096.png Spr 1y 096.png Spr b g1 096.png Spr 1g 096.png Spr b g1 096.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 096.png Spr b 2g 096.png Spr 2s 096.png Spr b 2g 096.png Spr 2c 096.png Spr b 2c 096.png
Spr 2g 096 s.png Spr b 2g 096 s.png Spr 2s 096 s.png Spr b 2g 096 s.png Spr 2c 096 s.png Spr b 2g 096 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 096.png Spr b 3r 096.png Spr 3e 096.png Spr b 3r 096.png Spr 3f 096.png Spr b 3f 096.png
Spr 3r 096 s.png Spr b 3r 096 s.png Spr 3e 096 s.png Spr b 3r 096 s.png Spr 3f 096 s.png Spr b 3f 096 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 096.png Spr b 4d 096.png Spr 4d 096.png Spr b 4p 096.png Spr 4h 096.png Spr b 4h 096.png
Spr 4d 096 s.png Spr b 4d 096 s.png Spr 4d 096 s.png Spr b 4d 096 s.png Spr 4h 096 s.png Spr b 4d 096 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 096.png Spr b 5b 096.png Spr 5b 096.png Spr b 5b 096.png
Spr 5b 096 s.png Spr b 5b 096 s.png Spr 5b 096 s.png Spr b 5b 096 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 096.png Spr b 6x 096.png Spr 6x 096.png Spr b 6x 096.png
Spr 6x 096 s.png Spr b 6x 096 s.png Spr 6x 096 s.png Spr b 6x 096 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 096.png Spr b 7s 096.png Spr 7s 096.png Spr b 7s 096.png
Spr 7s 096 s.png Spr b 7s 096 s.png Spr 7s 096 s.png Spr b 7s 096 s.png
Front Back Front Back
096MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Drowzee images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Drowzee is based on the Japanese myth of the baku, creatures who eat bad dreams of sleeping people. Originally, they were composite animals, but later became tapirs — pig-like animals with small trunks from South America and South Asia. It also shares some traits with elephants. Drowzee's dual coloring makes it especially similar to the Malayan tapir.

Name origin

Drowzee is a corruption of drowsy (dull with sleepiness). The zee could also be a reference to zzz (which are used to represent sleeping).

Sleepe is a corruption of sleep, but could also be named after Hypnos (Greek: Ὕπνος Sleep), the personification of sleep in Greek mythology.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スリープ Sleepe From sleep
France Flag.png French Soporifik Corruption of soporifique
Spain Flag.png Spanish Drowzee Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Traumato From Traum and traumatisch
Italy Flag.png Italian Drowzee Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 슬리프 Sllip Similar to Japanese name; from sleep
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 食夢獸 Sihkmuhngsau Literally "Dream-eating beast"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 素利普 Sùlìpǔ Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links

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