Payback (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

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 TM57

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 12
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 12
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 12
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 10
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 6
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Level 18
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 24
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 20
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 20
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 12
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 12
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 8
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 20
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 4
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 9
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 9
Stufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 8
Bewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by TM

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Wooloo
#831 / Normal
Chewtle
#833 / Water
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass