Competitive Information for Hypno [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Hypno hypno
Base Stats for Hypno

Psychic


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 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 remarkable Psychic-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to find yourself dealing with Hypno when battling in the 2nd generation meta. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Hypno is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-typed attacks.


Species: Hypno
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Ball
- Seismic Toss / Counter
- Barrier

Physical Sweeper Hypno (Retro)

Hypno is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Hypno from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
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).




Species: Hypno
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Psychic / Confusion
- Fire Punch
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch

Special Sweeper Hypno (Retro)

Hypno is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Hypno from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
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).



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.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psywave
--
80%
15
Random damage from 1 to (user's level*1.5 - 1).
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zap Cannon
100
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Pound
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Amnesia
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Def by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Barrier
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Disable
--
55%
20
For 1-7 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
--
70%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Sp. Def.
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.
Nightmare
--
100%
15
A sleeping target is hurt by 1/4 max HP per turn.
Poison Gas
--
55%
40
Poisons the target.
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.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, the user's party has doubled Def.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Teleport
--
--
20
Fails when used.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


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

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