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[[File:Type Psychic.gif|link=Psychic type]]  
Species Hypnosis Pokémon
Abilities Insomnia
Inner Focus (Dream World)
[[Drowzee]] ← 097 → [[Krabby]]
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Drowzee]]
Evolves into None
(スリーパー Suriipaa)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Yellow>Yellow</font>
Shape Footprint
Hypno (Japanese: スリーパー Suriipaa) is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


Hypno is a human-like Pokémon with yellow skin. On the top of its head are large, cat-like ears. Its eyes are usually squinted, and lower down. It also has a large nose. On its neck, Hypno has a large white mane, which stretches completely around. Hypno also has human-like arms and hands, which both have five digits. It is also always carrying a small pendulum, which it uses in most of its Psychic based attacks.

Special abilities

Seeing its sweeping pendulum can induce sleep in three seconds, even in someone who just woke up. Hypno have both the abilities Forewarn and Insomnia. Insomnia will prevent the user from falling asleep while Forewarn will show the attack of an opponent with the highest attack power.

All Hypno also have the skills to cause anything to fall asleep, and also have a high amount of power in hypnotic abilities.

In the anime


Hypno first appeared in the anime episode Hypno's Naptime. In this episode, Hypno's abilities had a strange side effect on many of the children in the local town, causing them to run off to a secluded garden and act like various Pokémon.


Hypno is the evolved form of Drowzee, as of level 26.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Cerulean Cave Uncommon
Yellow Evolve Drowzee None
Gold/Silver Route 11 Rare
Crystal Route 11 Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Berry Forest Common
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Drowzee None
Platinum Evolve Drowzee None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 11, Safari Zone Rare
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None

Pokédex entries



Hypno's English name is taken from the part, Hypno of the word of Hypnosis.


  • Hypno's PokéDex entry tells about it accidentally taking a child away. A shirt was released in Japan showing it doing this very thing.
    • Because of this shirt being released in Japan, Hypno became part of Creepypastas, usually referred to as "Hypno's Lullaby"
  • Hypno's voice in the anime bears a striking resemblance to horror film icon Peter Lorre's, just as its pre-evolutionary form Drowzee's voice resembles Bela Lugosi's.


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