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Hypnosis (Japanese: さいみんじゅつ Hypnosis) is a fairly accurate non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I.
Hypnosis puts the opponent to sleep.
Hypnosis can't affect an opponent that already has a major status ailment.
In Stadium, Hypnosis can't affect an opponent that has a substitute.
In the anime
Gengar. Gengar put's its hands together and releases black circles that expand as the move toward it's target.
Hypno. Hypno simply swings its pendulum in front of its target's face until it falls asleep.
In other languages
French: Hypnose, Brazilian Portuguese: 'Hipnose, German: Hypnose, Italian: Ipnosi, Spanish: Hipnosis, Dutch: Hypnose.
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