Competitive Information for Hypno [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Hypno hypno
Base Stats for Hypno

Psychic

Abilities:
InsomniaInsomnia: This Pokemon cannot fall asleep. Gaining this Ability while asleep cures it.
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ForewarnForewarn: On switch-in, this Pokemon is alerted to the foes' move with the highest power.


Evolutions / Family:
Drowzee
Hypno

Weakness Chart for Psychic-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
2x
2x
  
  
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
0.5x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Hypno? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Hypno is popular Psychic-typed Pokemon. It's usual to see Hypno show up as a Diamond/Pearl opponent. Hypno is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-typed attacks.


Species: Hypno
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Zen Headbutt / Psycho Cut
- Brick Break
- Thunder Punch

Physical Sweeper Hypno (Insomnia)

Hypno is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Hypno from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hypno's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Insomnia, Hypno cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Psycho Cut is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Psychic-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Hypno
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Shadow Ball
- Signal Beam
- Hyper Beam

Special Sweeper Hypno (Insomnia)

Hypno is a fabulous Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Hypno from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hypno's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Insomnia, Hypno cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psybeam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Hypno cannot move next turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Hypno? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Hypno
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Zen Headbutt / Psycho Cut
- Brick Break
- Thunder Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Hypno (Insomnia)

Hypno is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Hypno from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hypno's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Insomnia, Hypno cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Psycho Cut is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Psychic-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, even if the target is immune).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).




Species: Hypno
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psybeam
- Shadow Ball
- Signal Beam
- Hyper Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Hypno (Insomnia)

Hypno is a sensational Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Hypno from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hypno's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Insomnia, Hypno cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psybeam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Hypno cannot move next turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Hypno learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Drain Punch
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Psycho Cut
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Assist
--
--
20
Uses a random move known by a team member.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Belly Drum
--
--
10
User loses 50% max HP. Maximizes Attack.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Disable
--
80%
20
For 4-7 turns, disables the target's last move.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Flatter
--
100%
15
Raises the target's Sp. Atk by 1 and confuses it.
Guard Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Defense and Sp. Def changes with target.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Meditate
--
--
40
Raises the user's Attack by 1.
Metronome
--
--
10
Picks a random move.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Poison Gas
--
55%
40
Poisons the foe(s).
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Switcheroo
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 3-5 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, heals 50% of the recipient's max HP.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Hypno can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Hypno

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