The only copy of TM85 Dream Eater is located at the Hotel Grand Lake, just south of Lake Valor. But reaching the TM requires Rock Climb, which you can only use after defeating Leader Candice at the Snowpoint City Gym and receiving the Icicle Badge.
As for the move itself:
Dream Eater is a damage-inflicting Psychic-type special move that also heals the user for an HP amount equal to half of the damage dealt to the target.
TM85 Dream Eater Location (Step-by-Step)
The earliest point in the game when you can get TM85 Dream Eater is after defeating Snowpoint City’s Gym Leader Candice.
Doing that will allow you to use the Hidden Move Rock Climb outside of battle, which is needed in order to reach the TM.
Once you have earned the Icicle Badge and have a Pokémon with Rock Climb in your party, Fly to Pastoria City and make your way east from the Pokémon Center.
Your destination is the Hotel Grand Lake, south of Lake Valor.
Leave Pastoria City through the eastern gate, and emerge onto Route 213.
On Route 213, head east as far as you can go.
Then turn southward onto the beach, and head for the southern coast.
Once you reach the ocean, turn eastward again, and start making your way along the narrow sandbar.
When the beach opens up again past the big rock structure, turn to the north.
Cut northward across the beach and enter the Hotel Grand Lake office.
Pass through this building and walk through the opposite door.
This will bring you to the main Hotel Grand Lake complex, and from here you’ll want to ascend the staircase to the north.
Climb the next staircase to the north too, then turn and climb the stairs to the west.
At the top of these stairs, turn north again.
Keep moving up until you’re directly on the right-hand side of a house sitting by the ledge.
If you head all the way to the north ledge here, to the right of the bungalow, you can see a rocky section of wall – although the odd angle makes it difficult to spot.
Use Rock Climb on this wall.
Then circle over to the left and use Rock Climb again on the rocky wall facing eastward (pictured below).
After that, walk a few steps to the east until you reach a tree blocking your path. At that point, turn southward and use Rock Climb a third time to climb the terrace.
Pass behind the building to the east, and go all the way to the very end of the terrace.
At the end, turn north to face the rocky wall at the end of this path, and then use Rock Climb (this is also a hard-to-see spot). This will bring you onto a small patch of land below.
Then use Rock Climb again facing to the right on another rocky wall, and this will bring you onto a terrace containing two Poké Ball items.
The southernmost item here contains TM85 Dream Eater.
This is the only copy of TM85 Dream Eater in the game, so use careful consideration when teaching it to a Pokémon.
Dream Eater Details and Uses
Dream Eater is a damage-dealing Psychic-type special move that heals the user for an HP amount equal to half the damage inflicted on the target. This move only works on sleeping Pokémon.
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Dream Eater has a high Base Power and the highly valuable secondary effect of HP replenishment for the user.
The obvious drawback is that the target has to be asleep for it to work, which means you will need to take up another move slot for a sleep-inducing move.
Sleep is one of the most debilitating status effects in the game. So most moves that put foes to sleep have relatively low success rates.
- Hypnosis is the most common move used with Dream Eater due to the wide range of Pokémon that can learn it – but it only has a 60% chance of succeeding
- Stun Spore, on the other hand, has a 75% success rate, but can be taught to fewer Pokémon.
In PvP play, it is highly likely that a Pokémon stricken with the sleep status will be switched out, rendering Dream Eater harmless. To prevent this, many players feel the need to use up yet another slot with a move like Mean Look, which prohibits the target from being switched in battle.
At that point, three move slots are being used to essentially reap the benefits of a single attack.
This is all worth considering when planning to commit to a Dream Eater build.
While it’s a highly useful strategy versus CPU opponents in a regular playthrough, in competitive play it is much harder to use effectively.
Miscellaneous information about Dream Eater:
- If the Pokémon using Dream Eater is holding a Big Root, the amount of HP restored is boosted by 30%. This brings the total up to 65% of the damage dealt. The Big Root does not increase the amount of damage inflicted.
- If Dream Eater is used on a Pokémon with the Liquid Ooze Ability, the user will lose the amount of HP it would otherwise have gained.
- Dream Eater fails if the target has a substitute.
- If used in a Pokémon Contest, Dream Eater earns the user 1 Appeal Point, plus 3 bonus Appeal Points if two Pokémon increase the Voltage in a row.