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|National Dex Nr.||#097|
|Kanto Dex Nr.||#097|
|Other Regional Dex Nr(s).|
|First Appearance||Pokémon Red and Blue|
|Latest Appearance||Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|
|Ability/ies|| Insomnia, Forewarn |
(Hidden: Inner Focus)
|Average Weight||166.7 lbs.|
Hypno (Japanese: スリーパー Sleeper) is a Psychic-type Pokémon.
It evolves from Drowzee starting at level 26.
Hypno is a bipedal, humanoid Pokémon that has yellow skin. It has two triangular, ears on the top of its head and two sleepy looking eyes with a large nose underneath. On its neck, it has a ruff of white fur, which is longer on the female. Hypno has five fingers on each hand and holds a pendulum in its left. The pendulum is used for hypnotism, and Hypno is never seen without it. There are three toes on each of its feet, which have a pink pad on the undersides.
Hypno is able to put people to sleep. It can then sense the dreams the victim is having, so it knows what kind of dream it would be eating. It is known to reside away from humans and on less traveled roads. If anyone comes by, Hypno will hypnotize them and eat their dreams. While it awaits its prey, it polishes its pendulum.
- Hypno's Red and Blue and LeafGreen Pokédex entries make reference to it using "PSI moves", possibly indicating an early name for the Psychic type in English.
Hypno is based on a tapir, hypnotist, and baku, or dream eater spirit, of Japanese mythology. It also looks similar to a proboscis monkey. Hypno's long, hooked nose and white frill could also be based on a vulture, such as Rüppell's Vulture.
Hypno is a shortening of hypnosis. It could also be derived from Hypnos (Greek: Ὕπνος Sleep), the personification of sleep in Greek mythology.
Sleeper is literally sleeper, one who sleeps.
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