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Return (move)

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"Return" may also refer to an exclamation often used in the anime when recalling a Pokémon.

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Return
おんがえし Return Favor
Return V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Excites the audience in any contest.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.

Return (Japanese: おんがえし Return Favor) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It has been TM27 since Generation II.

Effect

Return inflicts damage and has no secondary effect. The base power of Return is dependent on the friendship of the user. The greater the user's friendship, the greater the base power. The base power can be calculated using the following formula:

Base Power = Friendship / 2.5

The base power of Return varies between 1 (minimum friendship) and 102 (maximum friendship). The base power is set to 1 if the formula outputs 0. If the user's friendship is 127 or less, Frustration is stronger than Return.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. The tamer the user, the more powerful the move.
GSC An attack that is based on loyalty.
RSEColo.XD An attack that increases in power with friendship.*
The more the user likes you, the more powerful this move.*
FRLG This attack move grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. Its power rises with the user's IQ.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XY
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal     13 13 13
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
--
II
TM27
III
TM27
IV
TM27
V
TM27
VI
TM27
All Pokémon that can learn TMs can learn Return except Wobbuffet, Wynaut, Kricketot, Burmy, Tynamo, and Spewpa.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
151 151 Mew Psychic My Pokémon Ranch
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 other games

Mystery Dungeon series

Return does damage depending on the Pokémon's IQ. At no IQ, it does 5 damage. The damage is increased by 5 after reaching 50 and 100 IQ, and every 100 IQ after that, until it deals 45 damage. Although not possible under normal gameplay, IQ of 1000 or higher makes the attack instantly KO.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In other generations

Return II.png Return III 201+.png Return 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
Return 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

Trivia

  • In the Spanish version of the games prior to Generation VI, Return is called Retroceso, which is likely due to a direct translation of the word return. An accurate translation was given in Pokémon X and Y, where the move was renamed Retribución.
  • In Generation III, Return has 4 different attack animations depending on the power of the move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 報恩 Bào'ēn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Gengæld
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Terugkeer
France Flag.png French Retour
Germany Flag.png German Rückkehr
Greece Flag.png Greek Αφοσίωση
Italy Flag.png Italian Ritorno
South Korea Flag.png Korean 은혜갚기 Eunhye Gapgi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Retorno
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Povratak
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Retribución (Gen. VI)
Retroceso (Prior to Gen. VI)



Variations of the move Frustration
Physical FrustrationReturn


Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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