Originally Posted by Fat benreborn
putting anything to sleep is awesome and 75 isnt half bad for a sleep move, plus why all the hate on nightmare? between spamming nightmare and psybeam it can kill most things
Nightmare is a terrible move, and you're terrible for using it.
Seriously though, Nightmare is amazingly terrible. You should never be using Nightmare. Ever.
I actually played around with Nightmare a few years back, and I was seriously disappointed. It takes more time for Nightmare to kill an enemy than Curse, and in order for it to work, you need to put something to sleep.
That's really bad.
Butterfree for Mid would be a stretch. It has a hard time dealing with a bunch of late-game threats, and if it can't put them to sleep, it dies.