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Hypnosis (さいみんじゅつ saiminjutsu) is a PSI ability in all three titles of the Mother series. It works on a single enemy, or all enemies, depending on the power level, and causes the affected target to fall asleep. Attacking an enemy while they are in the Hypnosis state, has a probability of them waking up from this status. This also applies to party members, as well as this status being removed after a battle is won. Hypnosis is learned in EarthBound Beginnings by Ninten and Ana, in EarthBound by Ness, and in Mother 3 by Kumatora.

This PSI is very helpful in Mother 3, because when an enemy falls asleep, its heartbeat can be heard, which helps Lucas and the party hit combos successfully. A counterpart to the PSI ability is Duster's Thief Tool, the "Hypno-Pendulum". This device causes the same "sleepiness" status ailment, except it costs no PP, has a low success rate (35%), and targets only one enemy at a time.

In EarthBound Beginnings[]

Users PP Cost Target Effect Description Level learned
Ninten, Ana 5 To one enemy Puts one enemy to sleep. Causes one enemy to sleep. 4 (Ninten), 9 (Ana)

In EarthBound[]

Level Users PP Cost Target Effect Comments Description Level learned
α Ness 6 To one enemy N/A Puts enemies to sleep, though smart ones can avoid it. Puts one enemy to sleep. 4
Ω Ness 18 To all enemies N/A Puts enemies to sleep, though smart ones can avoid it. Puts all of the enemies to sleep. 27


In Mother 3[]

Level Users PP Cost Target Effect Description Level learned
α Kumatora 6 To one enemy Status Effect: Sleep Puts one enemy to sleep. 21
Ω Kumatora 18 To all enemies Status Effect: Sleep Puts all enemies to sleep. 35
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