Hypnosis (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 60
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Hypnosis puts the target to sleep, if it hits. Sleeping Pokémon cannot move (with some exceptions such as Snore). Sleep lasts for 1-3 turns.

Pokémon with the abilities Insomnia or Vital Spirit, or those behind a Substitute cannot be put to sleep.

Changes

In Diamond/Pearl, Hypnosis' accuracy was raised to 70%. In all other games (including from Platinum onwards) it is 60%.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
May put the foe to sleep.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A hypnotizing move that may induce sleep.
FireRed/LeafGreen Hypnotic suggestion is used to make the foe fall into a deep sleep.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.
X/Y The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Hypnosis at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 8
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 1
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 8
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 1
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 38
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 10
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 45
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 53
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 65
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Level 23
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 9
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 13
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 13
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 5
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 5
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 13
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 20
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Level 18
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 18
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 19
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 4
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 18
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 18

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Hypnosis as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Field
Persian
#053 / Normal
Field
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Field, Water 1
Golduck
#055 / Water
Field, Water 1
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Field
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Field
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Feebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Milotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Amorphous
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Undiscovered
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Field
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Field
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Field