Payback (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM66
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM66
Sword​/​Shield TM66

Effects

Power doubles if the user was attacked first.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Payback turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Payback
Japanese しっぺがえし (Shippegaeshi)
German Gegenstoß
French Représailles
Italian Rivincita
Spanish Vendetta

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user stores power, then attacks. If the user moves after the target, this attack’s power will be doubled.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 18
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 18
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 32
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 19
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 40
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 46
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 26
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 26
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 49
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 57
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 57
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Level 65
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 20
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 20
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 47
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 53
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 27
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 27
Crabrawler
#739 / Fighting
Level 29
Stufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 23
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 23

Learnt by TM

Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Finneon
#456 / Water
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Komala
#775 / Normal
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon