#96 Drowzee

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Drowzee, the Hypnotic Pokémon. It is said to feed on the dreams of its opponents. It is also known for its powerful Psychic attack.
– Ash’s Pokedex

Drowzee’s family is often overshadowed by the more popular yellow Psychic family of Gen I, the Abra family. Ever since I set eyes on it, I’ve hated Drowzee’s design. It’s supposed to be based on a dream-eating tapir. I’ve seen images of tapirs, they’re kinda ugly, but Drowzee looks uglier than tapirs due to being so fat; it’s like a cross between and elephant and a pig. Its arms are always out in a “I will hypnotize you” pose, but it can also be seen as a sort of a zombie pose haha.

Appearance aside, Drowzee’s name is a bit misleading, in that one of its abilities is Insomnia, which actually prevents it from sleeping or ever becoming drowsy. I guess Drowzee is so named because he’s making other Pokemon drowsy. And abilities were added in Gen III (where Drowzee’s sole ability was Insomnia), so originally Drowzee didn’t have that attribute.

Stat-wise, it has decent Sp Defense, but not much else. Being the Hypnotic Pokemon, Drowzee starts with the move Hypnosis. But despite its Pokedex entries saying how it eats dreams (it’s an important aspect of Drowzee), it doesn’t learn Dream Eater by level-up, but by TM (except in Gen III, where Dream Eater wasn’t a TM anymore, but Drowzee can learn it by move tutor).

1 thought on “#96 Drowzee

  1. I’ve always hated that Drowzee couldn’t learn Dream Eater. ALL of its Pokedex entries, and in other media (e.g. dex blurb at the bottom of Pokemon cards, pages in Scholastic-style books, etc) even going back to 1999 ALL mention that Drowzee eats dreams. Its like… Drowzee’s THING. And by osmosis, Hypno’s too. and yet the only way to teach it Dream Eater would be to use a TM that can’t be got again.
    Everyone seems to have picked up on how Lickitung couldn’t learn Lick in gen I, but nobody seems to be as angry as me about how Drowzee doesn’t learn Dream Eater!
    I’m also annoyed that Rapidash can’t learn Extremespeed!
    Why is Lick a ‘Ghost’ move anyway? Seems a physical attack to me.
    I love Pokemon, but some of the logic behind moves is just dumb, and most of the Dex entries are dumb too. Charizard is 5’7″ ? So what, I am taller than Charizard? Doesn’t seem so badass now does he?
    At times I’m like, wtf guys, really?
    And while I’m at it, if Gastly is to be part Poison type, give it some Poison moves (by LEVEL UP please), because otherwise its just screaming ‘PLEASE USE PSYBEAM ON ME!’ Gastly has low Defense anyway, one STAB psychic attack from a similar level monster and Gastly is done for – Gastly is a Pokemon that takes a few turns to get going anyways – Hypnosis, Dream Eater takes at least 2 turns to work assuming Hypnosis (with a 50% accuracy) hits, and then the Mean Look – Curse combo takes a few turns to get going too.
    I’m ranting now but nice blog anyway.

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