Return (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM27
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM27
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM27
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM27
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM27
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM27

Effects

The power of Return is higher when the user likes its trainer more. The base power varies between 1 (minimum Friendship) and 102 (maximum Friendship). The exact formula is:

Power = Friendship ÷ 2.5

Pokémon Friendship (aka Happiness) is a value between 0 and 255 (more details).

Return is the counterpart move to Frustration.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Return turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Return
Japanese おんがえし (Ongaeshi)
German Rückkehr
French Retour
Italian Ritorno
Spanish Retribución

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that is based on loyalty.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
An attack that increases in power with friendship.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen This attack move grows more powerful the more the user likes its TRAINER.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
This full-power attack grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.
Sword​/​Shield This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.