Punishment (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical Physical
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Punishment deals varying damage based on the opponent's stat increases. It starts at base power 60 and increases by 20 for every net stat boost of the opponent, up to a maximum of 200 (7 boosts). In other words the power is:

20 × NumIncreases + 60

For example, if the opponent used Nasty Plot and Amnesia once each, that is a total of 4 stat increases (+2 Special Attack, +2 Speed) and Punishment's base power will be 20 × 4 + 60 = 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
This attack’s power increases the more the foe has powered up with stat changes.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
This attack’s power increases the more the target has powered up with stat changes.
X/Y The more the target has powered up with stat changes, the greater the move’s power.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Punishment 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.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 45
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 53
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 44
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 50
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 50
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 61
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 36
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 29
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 44
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 45
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 49
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 28
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 28
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 13

Learnt by breeding

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

Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Field
Persian
#053 / Normal
Field
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Field
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Field, Fairy
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Field, Dragon
Absol
#359 / Dark
Field
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field