Hypnosis (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 60
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
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%.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Hypnosis turns into Z-Hypnosis and raises Speed one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Hypnosis
Japanese さいみんじゅつ (Saimin Jutsu)
German Hypnose
French Hypnose
Italian Ipnosi
Spanish Hipnosis

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Poliwag
#060 / Water
Level 1
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 1
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 4
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 32
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Level 15
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 36
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 48
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 9
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 9
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 9
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 5
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 5
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 20
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 20
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 55
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 4
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 10
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 24
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 24
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 24
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 3
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 1
Sandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 30
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 30
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
Xurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 30
Blacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost
Level 35
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Level 20
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 32

Learnt by breeding

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

Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Field
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Field