How to Beat Hypno in Pokémon Go

Lits of Hypno Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 10.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Lick
Special Move:
Body Slam
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Megahorn
Quick Move:
Bug Bite
Special Move:
Bug Buzz
Quick Move:
Lick
Special Move:
Hyper Beam
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Feint Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Bug Bite
Special Move:
Bug Buzz
Quick Move:
Lick
Special Move:
Hyper Beam
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Hurricane
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Rock Throw
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Megahorn
Quick Move:
Bug Bite
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Bug Bite
Special Move:
X-Scissor



Hypno is one of average Gym defenders in Pokémon Go.

Hypno is Psychic type Pokémon with average stats compared to other Pokémon. Because of this, Hypno is easily defeated by any high profile or elite Pokémon in Pokémon Go due to higher HP and DPS they have. Just try to avoid using Poison, Fighting, Ghost or Psychic Type Pokémon as Hypno has potential Attacks that are super effective against these Pokémon Types.

Hypno counters list is filled up with Pokémon that have Dark or Bug Type Attacks (both are super effective against Hypno), and with some stronger Pokémon that are neutral to Hypno's Attacks...

How Did We Select Pokémon Counterpicks?


There are 18 damage-type groups in Pokémon Go (like Water, Grass, Ice, Fire, Rock, etc...)
Every Pokémon has 1 or 2 Types.
Every Pokémon has 2 Attacks - Quick Move and Special Move.
Based on Pokémon Type and Attack Types it has - every Pokémon in Pokémon Go has it's strengths and weaknesses.

We developed ranking algorithms that create Pokémon counterpick lists based on:
1. Type(s) of Attacking Pokémon
2. Attack Types of Attacking Pokémon
3. Attacking Pokémon DPS (Damage per Second)
4. Type(s) of Defending Pokémon
5. Potential Attack Types of Defending Pokémon
6. Defending Pokémon DPS
* We have excluded legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) from results because they are not available to all Pokémon Go players.

We spent over 2 month developing this tool (July and August 2016.)
The first algorithm we developed back in August was ok for the first version of tool but it wasn't what we really wanted...
Because of that algorithms were re-developed from scratch around September 1st 2016. and we are updating/improving counterpick lists on daily basis since then.