Hypnosis (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category 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%.

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

PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
Level 8
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 1
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Level 8
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Level 1
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 1
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 4
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 4
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 38
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
Level 10
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 37
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 44
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 49
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Level 19
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 5
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 13
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Level 13
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 5
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 5
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 13
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 20
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Level 18
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Level 18
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Level 19
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 4
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 18
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 18
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 27
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 27
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 1
XurkitreeXurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 43

Learnt by breeding

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

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Field
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Field
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Field, Water 1
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Field, Water 1
PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
Field
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
Field
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
Amorphous
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
Undiscovered
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
PidovePidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Flying
TranquillTranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Flying
UnfezantUnfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Flying
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Field
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Field
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Field