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Hypnosis

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Psychic - 60% 20 0 - Single non-user

Description

Puts the target to sleep. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. Pokemon with the abilities Insomnia or Vital Spirit are immune.

Competitive Use

Hypnosis has little competitive use. While the sleep status is powerful, Hypnosis's accuracy is too low, and too unreliable in most situations. However, there are times when the risk of missing with Hypnosis is worth it. The best example is with Substitute Gengar; behind a Substitute, Gengar has a "free turn" with which to try and put the opponent to sleep with Hypnosis, very quickly turning the tides of the battle to its favor. Gengar is also so fast that, even if it misses the first Hypnosis from behind the Substitute, Gengar will usually have a chance to try hitting the opponent with Hypnosis again with statistically higher odds.

Related Moves

Sing is a Normal-type equivalent.

GrassWhistle is a Grass-type equivalent.

Sleep Powder is a more accurate equivalent.

Lovely Kiss is a more accurate Normal-type equivalent.

Dark Void is a more accurate Dark-type equivalent that hits both Pokemon in double battles.

Spore is a much more accurate equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Bronzong Steel / Psychic UU Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
Bronzor Steel / Psychic LC Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 57 24 86 24 86 23 300
Chimecho Psychic NU Levitate 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
Chingling Psychic LC Levitate 45 30 50 65 50 45 285
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Darkrai Dark Uber Bad Dreams 70 90 90 135 90 125 600
Drifblim Ghost / Flying NU Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
Drifloon Ghost / Flying LC Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
Drowzee Psychic LC Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Feebas Water LC Swift Swim / Adaptability 20 15 20 10 55 80 200
Gallade Psychic / Fighting RU Steadfast / Justified 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
Gardevoir Psychic NU Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
Gastly Ghost / Poison LC Levitate 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Glameow Normal LC Limber / Own Tempo / Keen Eye 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Golduck Water NU Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 80 82 78 95 80 85 500
Haunter Ghost / Poison NU Levitate 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
Hoothoot Normal / Flying LC Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
Hypno Psychic NU Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Lunatone Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 55 65 95 85 70 440
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Milotic Water UU Marvel Scale / Cute Charm 95 60 79 100 125 81 540
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Noctowl Normal / Flying NU Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
Patrat Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Analytic 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Pidove Normal / Flying LC Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
Politoed Water OU Water Absorb / Damp / Drizzle 90 75 75 90 100 70 500
Poliwag Water LC Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 40 50 40 40 40 90 300
Poliwrath Water / Fighting RU Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 90 85 95 70 90 70 500
Ponyta Fire LC Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
Psyduck Water LC Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 50 52 48 65 50 55 320
Purugly Normal NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Defiant 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
Ralts Psychic LC Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
Rapidash Fire NU Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Spiritomb Ghost / Dark RU Pressure / Infiltrator 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
Stantler Normal NU Intimidate / Frisk / Sap Sipper 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
Unfezant Normal / Flying NU Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 80 105 80 65 55 93 478
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245