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This article covers the hypnotic state. For the arcane magic spells, see hypnotism (spell) and hypnotic pattern.

Hypnotism uses powerful methods of suggestion, and sometimes psychic or arcane coercion, to recover or alter a creature's memories.1 More intense hypnotic states can leave the hypnotized creature fascinated and pliable to certain commands.2

In addition to occult practitioners and magic users who deploy mind-altering spells, several creatures can naturally deploy hypnotic powers, such as the tenebrous blight3 and even rare variants of flail snails.4


  1. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2015). Occult Adventures, p. 195. Paizo Inc.
  2. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 298. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  3. Josh Colon et al. (2015). Occult Bestiary, p. 55. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-767-3
  4. Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, Colin McComb, Rob McCreary, Jason Nelson, James L. Sutter. (2010). Misfit Monsters Redeemed, p. 32. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-270-8