Counter (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Physical Physical
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Priority -5
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM18

Effects

When hit by a Physical Attack, user strikes back with 2x power.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Returns a physical blow double.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Retaliates any physical hit with double the power.
FireRed/LeafGreen A retaliation move that counters any physical hit with double the damage.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Black/White
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Counter at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 61
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 33
Wobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Level 1
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 19
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 28
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 25
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 43
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 37
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 43
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 15
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 97
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 33
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 6
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 6
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 21

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Counter as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Monster, Dragon
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Monster, Dragon
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Field
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Field
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Monster, Field
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Monster, Field
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Monster, Field
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Monster, Field
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Monster, Field
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Monster, Field
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Fairy
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Monster
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Monster, Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Monster, Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Monster, Grass
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Field
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Water 1, Field
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Water 1, Field
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Field
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Field
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Field
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Fairy
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Field
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Water 1, Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Water 1, Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Water 1, Grass
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Shellos
#422 / Water
Water 1, Amorphous
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Water 1, Amorphous
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Field
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Undiscovered
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Undiscovered
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Monster, Field
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Human-Like
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Human-Like
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Human-Like
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Field
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Field, Dragon
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Field, Dragon
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Field
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Dragon
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Dragon
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Dragon