Hypnosis

(move)
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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%.

Move target

Foe   Foe   Foe
         
Self   Ally   Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user

Game descriptions

May put the foe to sleep
A hypnotizing move that may induce sleep
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
The user employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.

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