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Dream Eater

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority
Psychic 100 100% 15 0

Description

Deals damage if the target is asleep. The user recovers half of the HP lost by the target, rounded up. Fails if the target is not under the sleep status.

Competitive Use

There isn't much competitive value for this move, as it requires a very specific situation in order to work, that being the target needs to be asleep. As soon as you put a Pokemon to sleep (an already difficult task considering the low accuracy of most sleep inducing moves available) your opponent can simply switch out to make Dream Eater useless, and thanks to Sleep Clause, you can't put another one to sleep, making Dream Eater useless. Sleep is such a powerful status condition that most of the time it's better to use the guaranteed one sleep turn to get a frail sweeper onto the field for free or to use a set-up move of your own. Use Psychic instead.

Related Moves

Psychic has only a slightly lower Base Power and can be used at any time, not simply when the target is asleep. It also lowers Special 30% of the times.

Mega Drain is a much weaker, more reliable Grass-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier HP Atk Def Spc Spe BST
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU 60 65 60 130 110 425
Hypno Psychic UU 85 73 70 115 67 410
Mew Psychic Uber 100 100 100 100 100 500