Hypno is a bipedal, humanoid
Pokémon that has yellow skin. It has triangular ears with brown interiors, sleepy-looking eyes, and a large nose. On its neck, it has a ruff of white fur, which is longer on the female. Hypno has five fingers on each hand and holds a pendulum in its left. The pendulum resembles a flat, silver ring and is used for hypnotism. Hypno is never seen without it. It has three toes on each foot, which also have a pink pad on the undersides.
Hypno is able to put people to sleep by swinging its pendulum. It is known to reside away from humans and on
less traveled roads. While it awaits its prey, it polishes its pendulum. If anyone comes by, Hypno will hypnotize them and eat their dreams. It carries away people having good dreams and is even known to have stolen a child at one point. However, in the Alola region, it preys primarily on Komala, and cases of Hypno targeting humans are notably rare. Some Hypno are even known to assist doctors in hospitals when their patients cannot sleep at night.
In the anime
, the members of the Pokémon Lover's Club of Hypno's Naptime HopHopHop Town were using a Hypno and Drowzee to help them with their sleeping problems. However, the "Sleep Waves" from Hypno were also causing children to act like Pokémon and draining the energy of Pokémon in the local Pokémon Center. Drowzee eventually managed to fix this problem.
, Playing with Fire Harrison used a Hypno during his Silver Conference battle against Ash. It was able to defeat Totodile before losing to Snorlax.
, a Hypno lived in an abandoned mining colony with other Psychic-types.
Fear Factor Phony
, Mission: Total Recall! Faba first used a Hypno in an attempt to wipe Lillie's memories. Gladion stopped it by defeating it with his Silvally. It made further appearances in .
Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon
, a Hypno sensed the disturbance caused by The Power of One Lawrence III.
, a Hypno was living in The Psychic Sidekicks! Len Town.
, a Beauty and the Breeder Pokémon Breeder's Hypno participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.
, Ariados, Amigos Mickey used a Hypno during his battle with Ralph at the Pokémon Jujitsu Academy. It lost to Houndour.
, a Spontaneous Combusken! Coordinator's Hypno competed in the Chrysanthemum Island Pokémon Contest.
, a Trainer's Hypno battled Destination: Coronation! Visquez's Raichu, only to be defeated by its Volt Tackle.
Hypno, a Hypnosis Pokémon. It carries a pendulum-like device and performs hypnotic attacks.
In the manga In the TCG Merchandise
Hypno was one of the first four Pokémon designs revealed when the
Pokémon 151 brand was first announced. The shirt design features an image of Hypno swinging its pendulum from the left side of the shirt.
Red When it locks eyes with an enemy, it will use a mix of PSI moves such as Hypnosis and Confusion.
Yellow Avoid eye contact if you come across one. It will try to put you to sleep by using its pendulum.
Stadium If you lock eyes with it, it will try to hypnotize you. It is best to close your eyes quickly before you get hypnotized.
Gold When it is very hungry, it puts humans it meets to sleep, then it feasts on their dreams.
Silver Always holding a pendulum that it rocks at a steady rhythm, it causes drowsiness in anyone nearby.
Crystal The longer it swings its pendulum, the longer the effects of its hypnosis last.
Stadium 2 When it is very hungry, it puts humans it meets to sleep, then it feasts on their dreams.
Ruby Hypno holds a pendulum in its hand. The arcing movement and glitter of the pendulum lull the foe into a deep state of hypnosis. While this Pokémon searches for prey, it polishes the pendulum.
Emerald The arcing movement and glitter of the pendulum in a Hypno's hand lull the foe into deep hypnosis. While searching for prey, it polishes the pendulum.
FireRed It carries a pendulum-like device. There once was an incident in which it took away a child it hypnotized.
LeafGreen When it locks eyes with an enemy, it will use a mix of PSI moves such as Hypnosis and Confusion.
Diamond Seeing its swinging pendulum can induce sleep in three seconds, even in someone who just woke up.
HeartGold When it is very hungry, it puts humans it meets to sleep, then it feasts on their dreams.
SoulSilver Always holding a pendulum that it swings at a steady rhythm, it causes drowsiness in anyone nearby.
Black Seeing its swinging pendulum can induce sleep in three seconds, even in someone who just woke up.
Black 2 Seeing its swinging pendulum can induce sleep in three seconds, even in someone who just woke up.
X It carries a pendulum-like device. There once was an incident in which it took away a child it hypnotized.
Y Seeing its swinging pendulum can induce sleep in three seconds, even in someone who just woke up.
Omega Ruby Hypno holds a pendulum in its hand. The arcing movement and glitter of the pendulum lull the foe into a deep state of hypnosis. While this Pokémon searches for prey, it polishes the pendulum.
Alola : #055 S M
Alola : #067 US UM
Sun While it is an extremely dangerous Pokémon, people who are in need of a good, sound sleep call it their savior.
Moon As a matter of course, it makes anyone it meets fall asleep and has a taste of their dreams. Anyone having a good dream, it carries off.
Ultra Sun In Alola, Komala is Hypno's main target. It rarely harms people.
Ultra Moon There are some Hypno that assist doctors with patients who can't sleep at night in hospitals.
Let's Go Pikachu Avoid eye contact if you come across one. It will try to put you to sleep by using its pendulum.
Let's Go Eevee
In side games
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII. Click on the generation numbers above to see Hypno's learnsets from other generations.
Side game data
Min. exp.: 54
Max. exp.: 68
Browser entry R-091
When Hypno spreads its arms wide, it is preparing to attack with psychic waves.
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Walking Speed: 1.5 seconds
Base HP: 56
Base Attack: 77
Base Defense: 58
Base Speed: 60
Base Stamina: 198
Base Attack: 144
Base Defense: 193
Egg Distance: N/A
Buddy Distance: 3 km
Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Zen Headbutt, Confusion
Charged Attacks: Future Sight *, Psychic, Focus Blast *, Fire Punch *, Ice Punch *, Thunder Punch *, Shadow Ball *, Psyshock †, Frustration ‡, Return ‡
Hypno's Red, Blue, and LeafGreen Pokédex entries make reference to it using "PSI moves", possibly indicating an early name for the Psychic type in English.
Hypno is based on a
tapir, hypnotist, and baku, or dream eater spirit, of Japanese mythology. It also looks similar to a proboscis monkey. Hypno's long, hooked nose and white frill could also be based on a vulture, such as Rüppell's vulture. Aspects of Hypno's behavior also resemble various fairies, goblins, bogeymen, and other supernatural entities in European folklore.
Hypno is a shortening of
. It could also be derived from hypnosis Hypnos (Greek: Ὕπνος Sleep), the personification of sleep in Greek mythology.
Sleeper is literally
sleeper, one who sleeps.
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