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Because like, Return gets more powerful if the Pokemon loves the trainer a lot, so is it affected by the Belly Drum +6 Atk boost?

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Yes, it is affected because Return is a physical move (whose base power is calculated by friendship), so Attack boost or drop can boost or drop the power of Return. A lot of move descriptions can cause slight misunderstandings so it's best for you to not overthink it much.

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I would like to add for clarity, stat boosts from things like Belly Drum don't directly affect Base Power of moves, rather it is its own separate variable in the damage calculation.
Holy crap thank you so much! I was planning to use a Snorlax with Belly Drum and Return, and I was afraid that Return wasn't affected, but you answered my question, thank you! :D
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