Counter (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Counter turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 100.

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
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Sun/Moon 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 numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 61
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 36
WobbuffetWobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Level 1
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 19
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 28
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 22
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 30
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 33
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 33
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 44
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 53
WynautWynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 15
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 73
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 36
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 6
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 6
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 13
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
MudbrayMudbray
#749 / Ground
Level 36
MudsdaleMudsdale
#750 / Ground
Level 42
PyukumukuPyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 17
BuzzwoleBuzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 43
MarshadowMarshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Field
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Field
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Field
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Field
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Field
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Field
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
Fairy
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Monster
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
Grass, Monster
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
Grass, Monster
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
Grass, Monster
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Field
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Bug
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Field
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
PhanpyPhanpy
#231 / Ground
Field
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
Field
TyrogueTyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
Fairy
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Field
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
Monster, Water 1
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Monster, Water 1
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
Amorphous, Water 1
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Amorphous, Water 1
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Field
HappinyHappiny
#440 / Normal
Undiscovered
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Undiscovered
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Field, Monster
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Human-Like
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Human-Like
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Human-Like
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Field
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Field
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Field
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Field
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
Dragon
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Dragon
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Dragon
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Dragon
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Dragon
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Dragon