Competitive Information for Hypno [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Hypno? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Hypno is a notable Psychic-typed Pokemon. Hypno are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Hypno is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Ball
- Seismic Toss / Counter
Physical Sweeper Hypno (Retro)
Hypno is a sensational Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Hypno's level).
♦ Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
♦ Barrier is a status move (raises your Hypno's defense by 2 stages).
Item: Gold Berry
- Psychic / Confusion
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch
Special Sweeper Hypno (Retro)
Hypno is a decent Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Confusion is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
♦ Fire Punch is a special 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Ice Punch is a special 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
♦ Thunder Punch is a special 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
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.
These are a list of several common move combinations Hypno can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Hypno
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Dynamic Punch
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
Optimize Hypno's EVs for Gold/Silver
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