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Counter (move)

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Counter
カウンター Counter
Counter V.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  -5
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Counter (Japanese: カウンター Counter) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM18 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

If the last amount of damage done before the use of Counter is greater than 0 and was dealt by a Normal-type or Fighting-type attack, Counter will do twice as much damage to the opponent. Although Counter deals Fighting-type damage, its type does not alter the amount of damage it inflicts. Counter works against Ghost types, although they are immune to Fighting-type attacks.

Counter is a decreased priority move. If the opponent does not use a decreased priority move during the round that it is used, Counter will go last regardless of the user's or opponent's speed. If the opponent also uses a decreased priority move during the same round, the attack order of the users will be determined normally. If the user is put to sleep or is frozen during the round that Counter is (or attempts to be) used, Counter's decreased speed priority will not be reset. Subsequently, it will only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.

Counter can cause a critical hit, but the actual amount of damage dealt by it will not be altered by a critical hit. Counter will only counter the last hit of a multi-hit move and the last attack of a partial trapping move. Counter will always miss if called by Metronome.

Switching, full paralysis, and using a multi-turn move will not reset the last amount of damage done, allowing Counter to counter itself as well as self-inflicted recoil damage. However, if both active Pokémon use Counter during the same round, both attacks will fail. An attack absorbed by a substitute can be countered for the amount of damage it would have done to the user had the user not had a substitute.

If an HP-restoring or battle item is used on the opponent during the same round that Counter is used, Counter will counter the item.

In Stadium, switching, full paralysis, and using a multi-turn move reset the last amount of damage done, so Counter can't counter itself or self-inflicted recoil damage if the opponent does not make a move on its following turn.

Generation II

Counter counters all physical moves for twice the damage done to the user. Counter no longer counters a move that hits a substitute. Furthermore, Ghost-type Pokémon are now immune to Counter.

Generations III and IV

In Double Battles, Counter will hit the last opponent that dealt physical damage to the attacker. Counter cannot affect allied Pokémon.

Generation V

In Triple Battles, Counter can hit non-adjacent opponents provided a non-adjacent opponent was the last Pokémon to attack the user.

If the Pokémon using Counter is hit by a physical attack that deals 0 damage, Counter becomes a physical move with 1 base power.

Description

Games Description
Stad A retaliation move that back double the damage of a physical attack. Highly accurate.
Stad2 A retaliation move that back double the damage of a physical attack. Very accurate.
GSC Returns a physical blow double.
RSEColo.XD Retaliates any physical hit with double the power.
FRLG A retaliation move that counters any physical hit with double the damage.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting 53 50 50 51 61 --, 61
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock           33 33
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet Psychic Psychic   -- -- -- -- --
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting   27 30 25 25 19 19
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting   31 31 28 28 28
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting     28 25 25 25
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal     37 37 43 43
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal     37 37 37 37
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal     37 37 43 43
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic           44
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic           53
360 Wynaut Wynaut Psychic Psychic     15 15 15 15
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic     50 97 97 97
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock           33
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting       6 6 6
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel       6 6 6
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting         21 21
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander* Fire Fire       Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikoritaScraggy Nidoran♂RhyhornChikoritaScraggy
019 Rattata Rattata* Normal Normal NidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeRhydon SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew* Ground Ground NidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeRhydon SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀* Poison Poison CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardSquirtleWartortleBlastoiseNidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeSlowbroCuboneMarowakLickitungRhydonSnorlax SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂* Poison Poison CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardSquirtleWartortleBlastoiseNidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeSlowbroCuboneMarowakLickitungRhydonSnorlax SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass Heracross HeracrossBreloom HeracrossBreloom HeracrossBreloom HeracrossBreloom
056 Mankey Mankey* Fighting Fighting NidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeRhydon SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting   HitmonchanHitmontop HitmonchanHitmontopLucario HitmonchanHitmontopLucarioSawk HitmonchanHitmontopLucarioSawk
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn* Ground Rock CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardSquirtleWartortleBlastoiseNidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeSlowbroCuboneMarowakLickitungRhydonSnorlax SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal       Breloom Breloom Breloom
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan* Normal Normal   Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying Heracross Heracross Heracross Heracross Heracross
143 Snorlax Snorlax* Normal Normal       Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita
152 Chikorita Chikorita* Grass Grass CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardSquirtleWartortleBlastoiseNidokingSlowbroCuboneMarowakLickitungRhydonSnorlax Breloom Breloom Breloom Breloom
190 Aipom Aipom* Normal Normal NidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeRhydon SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground     SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug   Heracross Heracross Heracross Heracross
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying Heracross Heracross Heracross Heracross Heracross
215 Sneasel Sneasel* Dark Ice NidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeRhydon SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa* Normal Normal NidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeRhydon SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
228 Houndour Houndour* Dark Fire NidokingPsyduckGolduckMankeyPrimeapeRhydon SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground   SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting     HitmonchanHitmontop HitmonchanHitmontop HitmonchanHitmontop
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire   SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
258 Mudkip Mudkip* Water Water     Nidoran♂RhyhornChikoritaWooper Nidoran♂RhyhornChikoritaWooper Nidoran♂RhyhornChikoritaWooper
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass       Breloom Breloom Breloom
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting   HitmonchanHitmontop HitmonchanHitmontopLucario HitmonchanHitmontopLucarioSawk HitmonchanHitmontopLucarioSawk
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass   HitmonchanHitmontopBreloom HitmonchanHitmontopBreloom HitmonchanHitmontopBreloomSawk HitmonchanHitmontopBreloomSawk
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal   SlakothVigorothSlaking SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire     HitmonchanHitmontopSlakothVigorothSlakingLucario HitmonchanHitmontopSlakothVigorothSlakingLucarioSawk HitmonchanHitmontopSlakothVigorothSlakingLucarioSawk
410 Shieldon Shieldon* Rock Steel       Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water     Wobbuffet Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal     Breloom Breloom Breloom
446 Munchlax Munchlax* Normal Normal       Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita Nidoran♂RhyhornChikorita
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting       HitmonchanHitmontopLucario HitmonchanHitmontopLucarioSawk HitmonchanHitmontopLucarioSawk
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting       HitmonchanHitmontopLucarioSawk HitmonchanHitmontopLucarioSawk
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark       SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock       Heracross SudowoodoHeracross SudowoodoHeracross
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting       SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark       SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario SlakothVigorothSlakingLucario
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug       Heracross Heracross
610 Axew Axew* Dragon Dragon       Nidoran♂RhyhornChikoritaScraggy Nidoran♂RhyhornChikoritaScraggy
704 Goomy Goomy* Dragon Dragon         Scraggy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
TM18
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
112 Rhydon Rhydon Rock Ground
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
FRLG E XD
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀ Poison Poison
030 Nidorina Nidorina Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
231 Phanpy Phanpy Ground Ground
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
293 Whismur Whismur Normal Normal
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special moves

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
207 207 Gligar Ground Flying Pokémon Stadium 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
386 386D DeoxysLv.50 Psychic Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
027 027 Sandshrew Ground Dream World - Icy Cave
032 032 Nidoran♂ Poison Dream World - Pleasant Forest
111 111 Rhyhorn Ground Rock Dream World - Rugged Mountain
113 113 Chansey Normal Dream World - Dream Park
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal Dream World - Pleasant Forest
410 410 Shieldon Rock Steel Dream World - Icy Cave
553 553 Krookodile Ground Dark Dream World - Rugged Mountain
558 558 Crustle Bug Rock Dream World - Rugged Mountain
610 610 Axew Dragon Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Mewtwo Counter.png Jessie Wobbuffet Counter.png Harrison Houndoom Counter.png Marcel Slakoth Counter.png
Mewtwo Wobbuffet Houndoom Slakoth
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo sticks out its hand when an attack comes near it. The attack bounces off and is sent back to the opponent.
Mewtwo (original series) Mewtwo Strikes Back Debut
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet raises its tail and becomes outlined in pink or orange. Any attack that hits it is sent flying back to the opponent.
Jessie's Wobbuffet The Tricks of the Trade None
Lulu's Wobbuffet Wobbu-Palooza! None
Duplica's Mini-Dit in the form of Wobbuffet Imitation Confrontation Used via Transform
360 Wynaut Wynaut's body becomes outlined in orange. Any attack that hits it is sent flying back to the opponent.
A wild Wynaut Why? Why Not! None
A wild Wynaut Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut? None
Multiple wild Wynaut Pikachu's Island Adventure None
229 Houndoom Houndoom's body becomes outlined in orange. Any attack that hits it is sent flying back to the opponent.
Harrison's Houndoom Playing with Fire! None
287 Slakoth Slakoth's body becomes outlined in orange. Any attacks that hits it is sent flying back to the opponent.
Marcel's Slakoth The Garden of Eatin' None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In other generations

Counter I.png Counter II.png Counter III.png Counter IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Counter PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Counter Stad.png Counter Stad2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • In the Spanish and Italian versions of the games, the move was incorrectly translated to Contador and Contatore respectively (meaning someone or something that counts). This translation was corrected to Contraataque and Contrattacco (meaning "counterattack") in the anime dub (only for the Spanish one) and in the sixth generation games.
    • The Polish dub of the anime committed the same error.
  • In Generations II and III, this move can reflect Hidden Power, regardless of its type, due to always counting it as a Normal-type move.
  • Counter is the only decreased priority move introduced in Generation I.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 返拳 Fǎnquán
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Protiútok
Denmark Flag.png Danish Parade
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Tegenaanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Vastaisku
France Flag.png French Riposte
Germany Flag.png German Konter
Greece Flag.png Greek Αντίκρουση
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serangan Balasan
Italy Flag.png Italian Contrattacco*
Contatore*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 카운터 Counter
Poland Flag.png Polish Liczydło
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Contra Ataque
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Protiv-Napad
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Contraataque
Rebote (AG144)
Spain Flag.png Spain Contraataque*
Contador*


Variations of the move Counter
Physical Counter
Special Mirror Coat


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
0102030405


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