Essentials

Nightmare

Ghost status

Generation 2

Summary

Target loses 1/4 its max HP every turn as long as it's asleep.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark ½
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 2
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 0
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
TM50
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Gives the target a nightmare, damaging it for 1/4 its max HP every turn. If the target wakes up or leaves the field, this effect ends.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

A sleeper loses 1/4 HP every turn.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Inflicts 1/4 damage on a sleeping foe every turn.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A sleeping foe is shown a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

A sleeping foe is shown a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A sleeping target sees a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.

Generation 6
X, Y

A sleeping target sees a nightmare that inflicts some damage every turn.

Foreign Names

Italian
Incubo
Czech
Noční můra
Spanish
Pesadilla
German
Nachtmahr
French
Cauchemar
Japanese
あくむ (akumu)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Jam
♥♥♥
Flavor text
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Nightmare.

Pokémon

Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
41 43 47 47 Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
53 55 61 61 Haunter Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
53 55 61 61 Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
61 Gengar Mega Gengar Ghost Poison Shadow Tag ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 80 170 95 130 600
Hypno Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
38 38 38 Darkrai Dark Bad Dreams genderless Undiscovered 70 90 90 135 90 125 600
29 29 Munna Psychic Forewarn
Synchronize
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Field 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • Spiritomb Ghost Dark Pressure
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
• • Yamask Ghost Mummy ½ male, ½ female Mineral
Amorphous
38 30 85 55 65 30 303
Generation 2 Emerald
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
XD Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 45 50 90 80 70 395
XD Cleffa Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
XD Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
XD Clefable Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Unaware
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 95 70 73 95 90 60 483
XD Igglybuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
XD Jigglypuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 115 45 20 45 25 20 270
XD Wigglytuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Frisk
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 140 70 45 85 50 45 435
XD Meowth Normal Pickup
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
XD Persian Normal Limber
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
XD Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
XD Kadabra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
XD Alakazam Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 55 50 45 135 95 120 500
XD Slowpoke Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
90 65 65 40 40 15 315
XD Slowbro Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 110 100 80 30 490
XD Slowking Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 80 100 110 30 490
XD Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
XD Haunter Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
XD Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
XD Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
XD Hypno Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
XD Exeggcute Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
XD Exeggutor Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
XD Lickitung Normal Own Tempo
Oblivious
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Monster 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
XD Starmie Water Psychic Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
XD Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
XD Smoochum Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Hydration
always female Undiscovered 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
XD Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Dry Skin
always female Human-Like 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
XD Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
XD Espeon Psychic Synchronize
Magic Bounce
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
XD Umbreon Dark Synchronize
Inner Focus
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
XD Porygon Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
XD Porygon2 Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
XD Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
XD Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
XD Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
XD Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
XD Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
XD Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
XD Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
XD Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
XD Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
XD Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus
Early Bird
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
XD Dunsparce Normal Serene Grace
Run Away
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
XD Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
XD Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
XD Houndoom Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
XD Stantler Normal Intimidate
Frisk
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
XD Tyranitar Rock Dark Sand Stream
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
XD Lugia Psychic Flying Pressure
Multiscale
genderless Undiscovered 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
XD Ho-Oh Fire Flying Pressure
Regenerator
genderless Undiscovered 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
XD Celebi Psychic Grass Natural Cure genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
XD Ralts Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
XD Kirlia Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 38 35 35 65 55 50 278
XD Gardevoir Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
XD Masquerain Bug Flying Intimidate
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
70 60 62 80 82 60 414
XD Shedinja Bug Ghost Wonder Guard genderless Mineral 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
XD Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
XD Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
50 60 45 100 80 65 400
XD Gulpin Poison Liquid Ooze
Sticky Hold
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
XD Swalot Poison Liquid Ooze
Sticky Hold
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
XD Spinda Normal Own Tempo
Tangled Feet
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
60 60 60 60 60 60 360
XD Shuppet Ghost Insomnia
Frisk
Cursed Body
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
XD Banette Ghost Insomnia
Frisk
Cursed Body
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
XD Duskull Ghost Levitate
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
XD Dusclops Ghost Pressure
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
XD Chimecho Psychic Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
XD Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
XD Jirachi Steel Psychic Serene Grace genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
XD Normal Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
50 Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 45 50 90 80 70 395
50 Cleffa Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
50 Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
50 Clefable Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Unaware
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 95 70 73 95 90 60 483
50 Igglybuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
50 Jigglypuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 115 45 20 45 25 20 270
50 Wigglytuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Frisk
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 140 70 45 85 50 45 435
50 Meowth Normal Pickup
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
50 Persian Normal Limber
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
50 Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
50 Kadabra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
50 Alakazam Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 55 50 45 135 95 120 500
50 Slowpoke Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
90 65 65 40 40 15 315
50 Slowbro Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 110 100 80 30 490
50 Slowking Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 80 100 110 30 490
50 Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
50 Haunter Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
50 Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
50 Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
50 Hypno Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
50 Exeggcute Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
50 Exeggutor Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
50 Lickitung Normal Own Tempo
Oblivious
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Monster 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
50 Starmie Water Psychic Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
50 Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
50 Smoochum Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Hydration
always female Undiscovered 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
50 Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Dry Skin
always female Human-Like 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
50 Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
50 Espeon Psychic Synchronize
Magic Bounce
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
50 Umbreon Dark Synchronize
Inner Focus
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
50 Porygon Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
50 Porygon2 Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
50 Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
50 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
50 Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
50 Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
50 Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
50 Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
50 Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
50 Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
50 Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
50 Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus
Early Bird
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
50 Dunsparce Normal Serene Grace
Run Away
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
50 Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
50 Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
50 Houndoom Dark Fire Early Bird
Flash Fire
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
50 Stantler Normal Intimidate
Frisk
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
50 Tyranitar Rock Dark Sand Stream
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
50 Lugia Psychic Flying Pressure
Multiscale
genderless Undiscovered 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
50 Ho-Oh Fire Flying Pressure
Regenerator
genderless Undiscovered 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
50 Celebi Psychic Grass Natural Cure genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600

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