Punishment (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Punishment deals varying damage based on the opponent's stat increases. It starts at base power 60 and increases by 20 for every net stat boost of the opponent, up to a maximum of 200 (7 boosts). In other words the power is:

20 × NumIncreases + 60

For example, if the opponent used Nasty Plot and Agility once each, that is a total of 4 stat increases (+2 Special Attack, +2 Speed) and Punishment's base power will be 20 × 4 + 60 = 140.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Punishment turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
This attack’s power increases the more the foe has powered up with stat changes.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
This attack’s power increases the more the target has powered up with stat changes.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The more the target has powered up with stat changes, the greater the move’s power.
Sun/Moon The more the target has powered up with stat changes, the greater the move’s power.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Punishment 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.

MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 29
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 30
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 44
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 50
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 50
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 53
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 24
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 29
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 44
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
Level 1
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 45
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 49
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 28
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 28
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 7
Type: NullType: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 65
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
Level 65

Learnt by breeding

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

JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Field
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Field
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
Field
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Dragon, Field
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Field
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field