Payback (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM66
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM66
X/Y TM66

Effects

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
If the user can use this attack after the foe attacks, its power is doubled.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
If the user moves after the target, this attack’s power will be doubled.
X/Y The user stores power, then attacks. If the user moves after the target, this attack’s power will be doubled.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Payback at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 31
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 26
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 28
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 28
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 24
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 37
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 31
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 36
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 43
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 51
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 37
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 41
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 41
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 22
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 40
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 46
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 41
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 47
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 46
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 58
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 16
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 16
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 41
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 46
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 58
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 65
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 23
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 23
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 47
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 53
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 27
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 27

Learnt by TM

Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Politoed
#186 / Water
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Octillery
#224 / Water
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying