Hypnosis (move)

Hypnosis
さいみんじゅつ Hypnosis
Hypnosis VIII.png
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Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  70%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Hypnosis (Japanese: さいみんじゅつ Hypnosis) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generations I to III

Hypnosis puts the target to sleep.

In the Generation I handheld games only, Hypnosis can affect a target behind a substitute.

Hypnosis has an accuracy of 60%.

Hypnosis can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Dream Eater to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Generations IV onward

In Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Battle Revolution, Hypnosis's accuracy was changed to 70%. In Platinum, it was changed back to 60%. In link battles between Diamond and Pearl and later versions, the more recent version takes priority and Hypnosis's accuracy is set to 60%.

Hypnosis can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Dream Eater, Hex, Nightmare and Wake-Up Slap) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Hypnosis, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Status
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  70%  70%  90%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  5  3  7
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with drowsiness

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A special Psychic-type move. The target is hypnotized into a deep sleep.
GSC May put the foe to sleep.
RSEColo.XD A hypnotizing move that may induce sleep.
FRLG Hypnotic suggestion is used to make the foe fall into a deep sleep.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.
LA The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target drowsy.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
038   Ninetales
  Field Field 1PE
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1PE
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 6LA
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 6LA
053   Persian
  Field Field 1PE
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1PE
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field 18LA
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field 18LA
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1 16 7 7 8 8 8 8 1
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1 1, 16 1, 7 1, 7 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 1, 16 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 6LA
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 6LA
077   Ponyta
  Field Field 21LA
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 1PE 21LA
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 1 1 1 1 1 1 4SwShBDSP
25LA
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 29 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
25LA
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 29 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
25LA
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, 21, 37BDSP
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, 21, 37BDSP
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
7PE
1
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 6LA
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 32
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying 16 16 9DP
5PtHGSS
5 5 4 36
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying 16 16 1, 9DP
1, 5PtHGSS
1, 5 1, 5 1, 4 48
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 6LA
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 23FRLG 38 38 38 38 38BDSP
18LA
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 11LA
234   Stantler
  Field Field 15 19RSE
17FRLG
10 10 10 10 10BDSP
9LA
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 41 43 45 45XY
37ORAS
37 9SwShBDSP
18LA
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 47 50 53 53XY
44ORAS
44 9SwShBDSP
18LA
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 51 60 65 65XY
49ORAS
49 9SwShBDSP
18LA
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like 23 23 23 23XY
19ORAS
19 19BDSP
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 19 12 12BW
9B2W2
9XY
5ORAS
5 5
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral 5
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous 18LA
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 5LA
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 5LA
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous 11LA
431   Glameow
  Field Field 13 13 13 13 13BDSP
5LA
432   Purugly
  Field Field 13 13 13 13 13BDSP
5LA
433   Chingling
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 18LA
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral 7 7BW
5B2W2
5 5 20SwShBDSP
25LA
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5 20SwShBDSP
25LA
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6LA
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 13 13 13 13 55SwShBDSP
6LA
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 1BDSP
18LA
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 1SwShBDSP
18LA
480   Uxie
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57LA
491   Darkrai
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20 20 20 20 20BDSP
6LA
504   Patrat
  Field Field 18 18 18
505   Watchog
  Field Field 18 18 18
517   Munna
  Field Field 19 19 19 4
518   Musharna
  Field Field 1 1 1 1
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying 4 4 4 10
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 24
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 24
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 24
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 18 18 3
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 18 18 1
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 30
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 30
792   Lunala
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
796   Xurkitree
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 30
806   Blacephalon
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
826   Orbeetle
 
 
Bug Bug 20
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 32
899   Wyrdeer
 
 
Field Field 9LA
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
077   Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered My Pokémon Ranch - Hayley's Mew
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
052   Meowth
  Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Windswept Sky
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
686   InkayLv. 10
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay Inkay
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Hypnosis is a move with 17 PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets an enemy in front, while cutting corners, and puts them to sleep if possible. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 13 and its accuracy to 88%.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, if the enemy is already sleeping, Hypnosis will cause the enemy to become terrified. A terrified Pokémon will run away, and cannot use moves or items. If the enemy uses Hypnosis on one of the player's sleeping Pokémon, the Pokémon will become its puppet. While in the puppet status, the Pokémon will randomly attack its allies or use items. The player cannot switch to the Pokémon affected with this status. If the leader has puppet status, the player won't be able to do anything until it wears off. The puppet status will last until the sleep status wears off.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: 
Power: 0
Accuracy: 60%
Effect: Puts each target to sleep.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 75% An opponent Puts the target to sleep.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Makes the target go to sleep, causing it to be incapable of action.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Sleep status condition. A Pokémon with the Sleep status is incapable of action.
BSL てきポケモンを すいみんじょうたいにかえる すいみんじょうたいの ポケモンは こうどうできない
Conq. The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.
MDGtI It causes the Sleep status condition to an enemy. With the Sleep status, the enemy can't do anything.
SMD It makes an enemy go to sleep. It makes the enemy terrified if the enemy's sleeping. But if you're attacked by this move while you're sleeping, you'll become the enemy's puppet.


In the anime


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Hypnosis is the only move whose accuracy changed between games of the same generation.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 催眠術 Chēuimìhnseuht
Mandarin 催眠術 / 催眠术 Cuīmiánshù
  Czech Hypnóza
  Danish Hypnose
  Dutch Hypnose
  Finnish Hypnoosi
  French Hypnose
  German Hypnose
  Greek Ύπνωση Ýpnosi
  Hebrew היפנוזה Hipnoza
  Indonesian Hipnotis
  Italian Ipnosi
  Korean 최면술 Choemyeonsul
  Polish Hipnoza
Portuguese   Brazil Hipnose (anime, TCG, manga, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ataque Hipnótico (Pokémon Club)
  Portugal Hipnose
  Romanian Hipnoză
  Russian Гипноз Gipnoz
  Serbian Hipnoza
  Spanish Hipnosis
  Swedish Hypnos
  Vietnamese Thuật Thôi Miên



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