Punishment (move)

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 29
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 30
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 44
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Level 50
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Level 50
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 53
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 24
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 29
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 44
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 45
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 49
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 28
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 28
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 7
Tsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 1
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 65
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 65

Learnt by breeding

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

Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field