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

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 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
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

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Absol
#359 / Dark
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
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
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water