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さいみんじゅつ Hypnosis
Hypnosis PE.png
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Psychic.gif
Category: Type Status.gif
Power: N/A
Accuracy: 60%[1]
PP: 20, max: 32
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Magic Bounce: Yes
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Clever
Appeal: 1
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Hypnosis is a Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I.


Games Description
GSC May put the foe to sleep.
RSE A hypnotizing move that may induce sleep.
FRLG Hypnotic suggestion is used to make the foe fall into a deep sleep.
The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.
The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.


In battle

Hypnosis causes the target to fall asleep. In a Double Battle, Hypnosis can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Hypnosis can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user. Hypnosis will have no effect on Pokémon with Insomnia or Vital Spirit.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
060.png Poliwag water 16 7 7
061.png Poliwhirl water 1, 16 1, 7 1, 7
062.png Poliwrath water/fighting 1, 16 1, 7 1, 7
092.png Gastly ghost/poison 27 1 1
093.png Haunter ghost/poison 29 1 1
094.png Gengar ghost/poison 29 1 1
096.png Drowzee psychic 1 1 1
097.png Hypno psychic 1 1 1
102.png Exeggcute grass/psychic 1 1 1
103.png Exeggutor grass/psychic 1 1 1
163.png Hoothoot normal/flying 16 16
164.png Noctowl normal/flying 16 16
186.png Politoed water 1 1
193.png Yanma bug/flying 23 (FRLG)
234.png Stantler normal 15 19 (RSE)
17 (FRLG)
280.png Ralts psychic/fairy 41
281.png Kirlia psychic/fairy 47
282.png Gardevoir psychic/fairy 51
327.png Spinda normal 23
337.png Lunatone rock/psychic 19
431.png Glameow normal
432.png Purugly normal
436.png Bronzor steel/psychic
437.png Bronzong steel/psychic
442.png Spiritomb ghost/dark
491.png Darkrai dark
504.png Patrat normal
505.png Watchog normal
517.png Munna psychic
518.png Musharna psychic
561.png Sigilyph psychic/flying
686.png Inkay dark/psychic
687.png Malamar dark/psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

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Main games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures


  1. ^ Hypnosis has an accuracy of 60% in all games but Diamond and Pearl, with the latter instead having an accuracy of 70%