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How to Beat Hypno

If you are looking for the best ways to defeat Hypno in Pokemon Go, you've come to the right place! This guide will teach you how to successfully win battles against Hypno by exploiting its Type weakness(es).

In addition, it is equally as important to choose the optimal Pokemon and Movesets to take advantage of those weaknesses. This will allow you to to deal maximum damage during battle and defeat Hypno quickly and easily.
How to Beat Hypno
To defeat Hypno in Pokemon Go you must take advantage of its Type Weakness(es). Being a Psychic Type, Hypno is vulnerable against Bug, Dark and Ghost Type Moves.

This guide lists the best Pokemon and best Movesets you should use in order to defeat Hypno as effectively and as efficiently as possible.
Before we get into the details of this guide, please see below. The following is a simple step by step guide/checklist on how to defeat Hypno. If you would like more information surrounding terminology, specific Pokemon, Movesets, DPS, etc. feel free to check out the rest of this guide.
5 Simple Tips to Defeat Hypno
Tip #1. CP (Combat Power) Advantage
Choose Pokemon with equal or higher CP than that of the Hypno you are battling. If your CP advantage is high enough, the next steps will not be as important in battle. Hypno can have up to a maximum of 2048 CP.
Tip #2. Use Move Types Hypno is Weak Against
Taking advantage of the Type Weakness(es) of Hypno will allow you to deal more damage during battle. Hypno is weak against the following Types:
BugDarkGhost
Damage
Increase
1.251.251.25
Tip #3. Use Pokemon & Moves of the Same Type for Additional Damage
For example, Bulbasaur using a Grass Move, Charmander using a Fire Move or Squirtle using a Water Move will deal 25% more damage simply because the Pokemon is the same Type as the Move it is using. You can find out more about damage mechanics at the end of this page.
Tip #4. Choose the Best Type(s) of Pokemon
Dealing additional damage, while taking reduced damage is important in defeating Hypno. Avoid using Types of Pokemon Hypno Moves are Super Effective against, instead try to use Types of Pokemon of which Hypno Moves are Not Very Effective against.
MoveXHypno Moves are Super Effective Against
Confusion
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
Psyshock
Shadow Ball
MoveHypno Moves Not Very Effective Against
Confusion
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
Psyshock
Shadow Ball
Tip #5. Use High DPS Movesets for Max Damage
Taking advantage of the Type Weakness(es) of Hypno and the STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) of your own Pokemon will allow you to deal a great amount of damage during battle. Hypno will go down quickly if the optimal Pokemon & Movesets are used.

You can learn more about high damage Movesets at the end of this guide: Section IV. Best Pokemon & Movesets to use against Hypno in battle.
Thank you for reading. If you would like further or more detailed information on how to defeat Hypno please continue reading the rest of this guide. If you have questions, comments, or tips of your own, feel free to leave a message in the comment section at the end of this guide!
I. Hypno Type Weaknesses
To defeat Hypno you must first learn its Type weaknesses. Using specific Types of Moves that Hypno is weak against will result in those Moves dealing Super Effective damage (25% damage bonus).
Hypno is a Psychic Type Pokemon, which means it is weak against the following Move Type(s) and will be vulnerable to the following damage multipliers:
BugDarkGhost
1.251.251.25
II. Utilizing Benefit of Super Effective Moves
Next we must identify Moves of the above Types. This is important as Moves that are Super Effective deal 25% additional damage. If a Pokemon has a double weakness, the Move will deal 56% additional damage.
In order to defeat Hypno you will want to choose a Pokemon with Move Types Hypno is vulnerable against. The moves of these types are shown below:
Move NameFast/
Charge
TypePowerSec.EnergyDPS
Bug BiteFast Bug50.45711.11
Bug BuzzCharge Bug754.25-5017.65
Fury CutterFast Bug30.4067.50
MegahornCharge Bug803.20-10025.00
Signal BeamCharge Bug453.10-3314.52
X-ScissorCharge Bug352.10-3316.67
Move NameFast/
Charge
TypePowerSec.EnergyDPS
BiteFast Dark60.50712.00
Dark PulseCharge Dark453.50-3312.86
Feint AttackFast Dark121.04711.54
Night SlashCharge Dark302.70-2511.11
Sucker PunchFast Dark70.70410.00
Move NameFast/
Charge
TypePowerSec.EnergyDPS
LickFast Ghost50.50710.00
Ominous WindCharge Ghost303.10-259.68
Shadow BallCharge Ghost453.08-3314.61
Shadow ClawFast Ghost110.95711.58
III. Pokemon Weakness(es) vs. Hypno
Before we go any further, please take a minute to consider the following. Most of this guide is focused on dealing high amounts of damage in a short period of time, in order to beat Hypno as quickly as possible.

However, it is important to note that defensive Type weaknesses play an important role in Pokemon Go battles as well.
First off, Hypno can deal a great amount of damage using Zen Headbutt and Psychic. This is especially true if you are using Pokemon that are weak against these Move Type(s). The damage per second and ranking of this moveset is shown below.
High DPS Moveset for Hypno:
Move:Zen HeadbuttPsychic
Move Type:PsychicPsychic
Category:Fast Charge
DPS:11.419.6
Rank (DPS):#44#57
DPS (w/ STAB):14.324.6
Rank (w/ STAB):#12#29
Hypno is capable of using the following Moves:
Hypno Fast Moves:Hypno Charge Moves:
ConfusionZen HeadbuttPsychicPsyshockShadow Ball
Type:
Type:
Power:1512Power:554045
Sec:1.51 sec1.05 secSec:2.8 sec2.7 sec3.08 sec
Energy:74Energy:-50-33-33
DPS:9.911.4DPS:19.614.814.6
STAB:12.414.3STAB:24.618.514.6
While Zen Headbutt and Psychic is a strong Moveset, most of Hypno's Moves will deal additional damage if used against certain Types of Pokemon as they will take increased damage from Hypno. Depending on the particular Moveset of the Hypno you are battling against, you will want to try and avoid using Pokemon of the following Types.
MoveXHypno Moves are Super Effective Against
Confusion
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
Psyshock
Shadow Ball
On the other hand, there are certain Types of Pokemon in Pokemon Go, that will take less damage from the Moves of Hypno. Therefore, to survive longer during Gym battles you will want to try and use Pokemon of the below Types when battling against Hypno.
MoveHypno Moves are Not Very Effective Against
Confusion
Zen Headbutt
Psychic
Psyshock
Shadow Ball
It is important to note that this is not the only factor in choosing the optimal Pokemon to defeat Hypno. If you have a Pokemon with much higher CP and a high damage Moveset vs. Hypno you will obviously want to use that Pokemon. You will be able to win the battle quickly before your opponent has even had a chance to deal much damage.

However, if you are using a Pokemon with average CP and an average moveset, choosing the right Type of Pokemon becomes much more important.
IV. Benefits of Type Weakness & STAB Damage
Getting back to the offensive side of battling, the next step is to identify which Pokemon have the capability of using Super Effective Moves against Hypno.

Furthermore, we must identify Pokemon that are the same Type as the Moves they are using. This will result in an added 25% additional damage bonus, commonly referred to as STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus).
If you are new to Pokemon Go or to the damage mechanics in general, be sure to review the chart below before making your way to Section V. (Best Pokemon Movesets vs. Hypno). It explains how Pokemon Go DB determines the best damage Moveset/Pokemon to beat Hypno.
The following chart explains the terms used in this guide:
Battle Mechanics Terminology (Quick Reference Guide)
DPSDPS stands for Damage per Second. The DPS of each Move is calculated by taking the Power of a Move and dividing it by the time (seconds) it takes to actually perform the move (also known as a cooldown).
STABSTAB stands for Same Type Attack Bonus. When a Pokemon uses a Move that is the same Type as itself that Move will deal additional bonus damage. For example, if a Psychic Type Pokemon uses a Psychic Type Move it will deal 25% more damage.
Best Fast MoveThe Best Fast Move is calculated by taking the highest DPS Fast Move a Pokemon is capable of using. This includes the 25% STAB bonus. Generally every Pokemon in Pokemon Go will have one of two possible Fast Moves.
Best Charge MoveThe Best Charge Move is calculated by taking the highest DPS Charge Move a Pokemon is capable of using. This includes the 25% STAB bonus. Generally every Pokemon in Pokemon Go will have one of three possible Charge Moves.
Best Fast Move DPS vs. HypnoBest Fast Move DPS vs. Hypno is calculated by taking the Best Fast Move DPS w/ STAB and multiplying that DPS by 1.25 if Hypno has a single weakness to that Type or multiplying that DPS by 1.56 if Hypno has a double weakness to that Type.
Best Charge Move DPS vs. HypnoBest Charge Move DPS vs. Hypno is calculated by taking the Best Charge Move DPS w/ STAB and multiplying that DPS by 1.25 if Hypno has a single weakness to that Type or multiplying that DPS by 1.56 if Hypno has a double weakness to that Type.
Average DPSAverage DPS is simply the average of the Best Fast Move DPS vs. Hypno and the Best Charge Move DPS vs. Hypno. The chart is then sorted by highest Average DPS to lowest.
V. Best Pokemon & Movesets to use against Hypno in battle.
The following chart lists the top Pokemon/Moveset against Hypno. The list is sorted by highest Average Damage per Second to lowest. Type Effectiveness and STAB play a big role in increasing the damage that is done to Hypno. If you follow every step in this guide, you will have a much easier time defeating Hypno. Good Luck!
Best Pokemon Movesets vs. Hypno
PicNameBest Fast MoveBest Charge MoveFast Move TypeCharge Move TypeBest Fast Move DPS vs. HypnoBest Charge Move DPS vs. HypnoAverage DPS
MankeyScratchCross ChopNormalFighting12.037.524.8
JigglypuffPoundBody SlamNormalNormal16.232.124.1
ParasectBug BiteSolar BeamBugGrass17.430.624.0
PrimeapeLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting10.437.524.0
MachopLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting10.437.524.0
MachokeLow KickCross ChopFightingFighting10.437.524.0
MeowthBiteBody SlamDarkNormal15.032.123.5
MachampKarate ChopCross ChopFightingFighting9.437.523.4
PidgeotWing AttackHurricaneFlyingFlying15.031.323.1
WigglytuffPoundHyper BeamNormalNormal16.230.023.1
ChanseyPoundHyper BeamNormalNormal16.230.023.1
GravelerMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock13.932.323.1
GolemMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock13.932.323.1
RhydonMud SlapStone EdgeGroundRock13.932.323.1
DewgongFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
CloysterFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
LaprasFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
ArticunoFrost BreathBlizzardIceIce13.932.123.0
RattataTackleBody SlamNormalNormal13.632.122.8
EeveeTackleBody SlamNormalNormal13.632.122.8
NidokingPoison JabMegahornPoisonBug14.331.322.8
CharizardWing AttackFire BlastFlyingFire15.030.522.7
ArcanineBiteFire BlastDarkFire15.030.522.7
RaticateBiteHyper BeamDarkNormal15.030.022.5
PsyduckWater GunCross ChopWaterFighting15.030.022.5
ButterfreeBug BiteBug BuzzBugBug17.427.622.5
VenomothBug BiteBug BuzzBugBug17.427.622.5
NinetalesFeint AttackFire BlastDarkFire14.430.522.5
ExeggutorZen HeadbuttSolar BeamPsychicGrass14.330.622.4
NidoqueenBiteEarthquakeDarkGround15.029.822.4
IvysaurVine WhipPower WhipGrassGrass13.531.322.4
BellsproutVine WhipPower WhipGrassGrass13.531.322.4
TangelaVine WhipPower WhipGrassGrass13.531.322.4
WartortleBiteHydro PumpDarkWater15.029.622.3
BlastoiseBiteHydro PumpDarkWater15.029.622.3
GolduckWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
SeadraWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
StarmieWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
GyaradosBiteHydro PumpDarkWater15.029.622.3
VaporeonWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
OmastarWater GunHydro PumpWaterWater15.029.622.3
SnorlaxLickBody SlamGhostNormal12.532.122.3
HaunterShadow ClawSludge BombGhostPoison18.126.422.3
GengarShadow ClawSludge BombGhostPoison18.126.422.3
WeepinbellRazor LeafPower WhipGrassGrass12.931.322.1
VenusaurVine WhipSolar BeamGrassGrass13.530.622.0
TentacruelPoison JabHydro PumpPoisonWater14.329.621.9
BeedrillBug BiteSludge BombBugPoison17.426.421.9
DugtrioMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround13.929.821.8
MarowakMud SlapEarthquakeGroundGround13.929.821.8
VileplumeRazor LeafSolar BeamGrassGrass12.930.621.8
VictreebelRazor LeafSolar BeamGrassGrass12.930.621.8
ParasBug BiteX-ScissorBugBug17.426.021.7
SandslashMud ShotEarthquakeGroundGround13.629.821.7
OnixRock ThrowStone EdgeRockRock11.032.321.6
PoliwrathBubbleHydro PumpWaterWater13.629.621.6
KabutopsMud ShotStone EdgeGroundRock10.932.321.6
SeakingPoison JabMegahornPoisonBug11.431.321.3
LickitungLickHyper BeamGhostNormal12.530.021.3
PonytaEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
RapidashEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
MagmarEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
FlareonEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
MoltresEmberFire BlastFireFire11.930.521.2
DragoniteDragon BreathDragon ClawDragonDragon15.027.321.2
ArbokBiteGunk ShotDarkPoison15.027.121.0
GastlyLickSludge BombGhostPoison15.626.421.0
RaichuSparkThunderElectricElectric12.529.120.8
Nidoran♀BiteSludge BombDarkPoison15.026.420.7
NidorinaBiteSludge BombDarkPoison15.026.420.7
ZubatBiteSludge BombDarkPoison15.026.420.7
MukPoison JabGunk ShotPoisonPoison14.327.120.7
NidorinoPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison14.326.420.4
GrimerPoison JabSludge BombPoisonPoison14.326.420.4
GrowlitheBiteBody SlamDarkNormal15.025.620.3
VenonatBug BiteSignal BeamBugBug17.422.720.0
EkansPoison StingGunk ShotPoisonPoison12.927.120.0
AlakazamPsycho CutPsychicPsychicPsychic15.424.620.0
MewtwoPsycho CutPsychicPsychicPsychic15.424.620.0

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