Frustration (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM21
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM21
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM21
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM21
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM21
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM21

Effects

The power of Frustration is higher when the Pokémon likes its trainer less. The base power varies between 1 (maximum Friendship) and 102 (minimum Friendship). The exact formula is:

Power = (255 - Friendship) ÷ 2.5

Pokémon Friendship (aka Happiness) is a value between 0 and 255 (more details).

Frustration is the counterpart move to Return.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Frustration turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Frustration
Japanese やつあたり (Yatsuatari)
German Frustration
French Frustration
Italian Frustrazione
Spanish Frustración

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack based on lack of loyalty.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
An attack that is stronger if the TRAINER is disliked.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen This attack move grows more powerful the less the user likes its TRAINER.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
This full-power attack grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
Sword​/​Shield This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.