Sleep Talk (move)

Sleep Talk
ねごと Sleep Talk
Sleep Talk VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Can be repeatedly used without boring the judge.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Sleep Talk (Japanese: ねごと Sleep Talk) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM35 in Generation II, TM82 in Generation IV and TM88 in Generations VI and VII. It is TR27 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation II

Sleep Talk will fail if the user is not asleep. Sleep Talk randomly chooses one of the user's moves other than Sleep Talk itself and uses it. PP will be deducted from Sleep Talk only, which means that it can be used to execute moves that have no PP left. Sleep Talk can call a Disabled move. If Sleep Talk calls Rest, and the user does not have full HP, the user will use Rest, regain HP, and reset its sleep counter.

Because Sleep Talk has normal move priority, a move with higher or lower priority may not be executed when it normally would. For instance, Sleep Talk may cause Quick Attack to be used after a normal priority move or Vital Throw to be used before a normal priority move.

If Sleep Talk calls Metronome or Mirror Move and thus in turn calls a two-turn move, the move will fail.

Sleep Talk will not select itself or any of the unselectable moves listed below. If the user does not know any moves other than Sleep Talk or the unselectable moves, Sleep Talk will fail.

Generation III

If Rest is called by Sleep Talk it will automatically fail. In Double and Triple Battles, because of the inability to select a target, the chosen move will always hit the opponent directly across from the user, if the move called normally hits only one Pokémon.

When using Sleep Talk while holding a Choice Band, the first use will work normally, but all subsequent uses will always fail, even if the user only has one move other than Sleep Talk. Sleep Talk can call a move with no PP remaining, but will fail to execute it due to a lack of PP.

If Sleep Talk or Snore is used at least once consecutively in the turns right before switching out, the Pokémon will sleep for the same amount of turns as were remaining prior to the usage of those two moves when switched back in.

Sleep Talk will not select itself or any of the unselectable moves listed below.

Sleep Talk can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Rest was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

When using Sleep Talk while holding a Choice item or under the effect of Encore, the first use will work normally, but all subsequent uses will always fail, even if the user only has one move other than Sleep Talk. Sleep Talk can call and successfully execute a move with no PP remaining.

Turns where Sleep Talk is used are always counted towards waking the Pokémon.

Sleep Talk will not select itself or any of the unselectable moves listed below.

Generation V onwards

Sleep Talk now works multiple times if used while holding a Choice item.

Sleep Talk can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Rest was used in the prior turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Sleep Talk, the user's critical hit rate increases by two stages. Additionally, the copied move will become its corresponding Z-Move. If the copied move is a status move, it will not receive its Z-Power effect.

Sleep Talk will not select itself or any of the unselectable moves listed below.

Unselectable moves

  This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Geomancy and Shadow Force in G8

Moves marked with ✔ cannot be selected by Sleep Talk.


Description

Games Description
Stad2 Randomly chooses one of the user's moves. Can be used only by a sleeping Pokémon.
GSC Randomly attacks while asleep.
RS Uses an own move randomly while asleep.
E Uses an available move randomly while asleep.
FRLG While asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.
Colo.XD Uses its own moves randomly while asleep.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 37FRLG 28 33 33 33 20
293   Whismur
  Monster Field 41 41 45 45XY
36ORAS
36 15
294   Loudred
  Monster Field 51 51 57 57XY
41ORAS
41 15
295   Exploud
  Monster Field 55 55 63 63XY
42ORAS
42 15
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
TM35
III
--
IV
TM82
V
--
VI
TM88
VII
TM88
VIII
TR27
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM or TR except
the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
 
 
Bug Bug
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon
132   Ditto
  Ditto Ditto
201   Unown
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous
235   Smeargle
  Field Field
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like XY
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug
602   Tynamo
  Amorphous Amorphous
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug
665   Spewpa
  Bug Bug
789   Cosmog
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
790   Cosmoem
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
824   Blipbug
  Bug Bug
840   Applin
 
 
Grass Dragon
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 VIII
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
241   Miltank
  Field Field
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field
498   Tepig
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
572   Minccino
  Field Field
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
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 BW B2W2
Every Pokémon can learn this move by Move Tutor except
the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
 
 
Bug Bug
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon
132   Ditto
  Ditto Ditto
201   Unown
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous
235   Smeargle
  Field Field
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug
602   Tynamo
  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 event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1 Dream World - Pleasant Forest
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field Dream World - Sparkling Sea
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster Dream World - Pleasant Forest
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Dream World - Icy Cave
235   Smeargle
  Field Field Dream World - Pokémon Café Forest and Spooky Manor
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Sleep Talk is a move with a 17PP. Using it will have no effect; rather, it will automatically be used if the Pokémon that uses it is asleep and is attacked. When triggered, the user will face in the direction of attacker and use one of its moves (including itself, in which case it will fail). Any links the selected move has are ignored. Sleep Talk is unaffected by the cowering and cringing status condition, but is affected by Taunt and Muzzled status condition. This move will be picked only if the user does not have Snore in their moveset. This move is counted as Pokémon's most recent move only if it was used manually.

Description

  This article has information requiring translation. If you are able to translate Japanese and would like to help, please add the English translation to the section or sections in Japanese.
Games Description
MDRB Makes the user deploy one of its moves against a foe that attacks it while it is sleeping.
MDTDS Lets the Pokémon defend itself while sleeping by unleashing one of its moves against the attacking enemy. This move has no effect if the Pokémon is awake.
BSL じぶんが ねむっているときに こうげきしてきた ポケモンに じぶんが おぼえているわざの どれかひとつを くりだす ふだんは くりだしても なにもおきないが ポケモンタワーで ねむったときには……?
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD If you're sleeping, a move you know will be used automatically on the Pokémon near you, if any. But keep in mind that nothing will happen if you use this while you're wide awake.
MDRTDX If you're sleeping, a move you know will be used automatically on an enemy near you. But keep in mind that nothing will happen if you use this while you're wide awake.


In the anime

       
Heracross;
using Focus Punch
The user attacks the opponent while sleeping.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Heracross While asleep, Heracross randomly uses one of its other moves.
Ash's Heracross League Unleashed! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 夢話 Muhngwah
Mandarin 夢話 / 梦话 Mènghuà
  Czech Mluvení ze spaní
  Dutch Slaappraat
  French Blabla Dodo
  German Schlafrede
  Greek Παραμιλητό Paramiletó
  Indonesian Mengigau
  Italian Sonnolalia
  Korean 잠꼬대 Jamkkodae
  Polish Lunatykowanie
Portuguese   Brazil Ataque Sonâmbulo (manga)
Sonambulismo
  Portugal Sonambulismo
  Serbian Pričanje u snu
  Spanish Sonámbulo
  Vietnamese Ngủ Mê



Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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