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 Mirror Move
  • 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. It can be seen as the physical counterpart to Mirror Coat.

Contents

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 (except Counter), Counter will do twice as much damage to the opponent. Otherwise, Counter misses.

Although Counter deals Fighting-type damage, it is not affected by type effectiveness (so it can affect Ghost-type Pokémon).

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.

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.

Handheld games

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. 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.

Specifically, Counter will fail in the following circumstances (displayed as a miss):

Stadium

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.

Generations II and III

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.

Counter can counter Hidden Power regardless of its actual type.

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

Counter can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if move Taunt was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

Counter can no longer be copied by Mirror Move.

Counter can no longer counter Hidden Power.

Generation V onwards

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.

Counter can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if any of the moves Encore, Taunt or Torment was used in the prior turn.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 53 50 50 51 61 1, 61 1, 61
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 33B2W2 33 36
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 27 30 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 28 28 28 28
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 28 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 37 37 43 43XY
30ORAS
30
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 37 37 37 37XY
33ORAS
33
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 37 37 43 43XY
33ORAS
33
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 44ORAS 44
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 53ORAS 53
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15 15 15
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 97 97 97XY
73ORAS
73
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 36
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6 6 6
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 6 6 6 6
539 Sawk Sawk
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 21 21 13
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 1, Evo.
749 Mudbray Mudbray
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 36
750 Mudsdale Mudsdale
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 42
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 17
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon HGSS
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy HGSS
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster HGSS
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
231 Phanpy Phanpy
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass HGSS
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster HGSS
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster HGSS
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
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 Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM18
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
030 Nidorina Nidorina
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
035 Clefairy Clefairy
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
126 Magmar Magmar
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
FireIC Big.png Field Field
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
209 Snubbull Snubbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
225 Delibird Delibird
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
231 Phanpy Phanpy
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
232 Donphan Donphan
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
240 Magby Magby
FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field
256 Combusken Combusken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
276 Taillow Taillow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png Field Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
316 Gulpin Gulpin
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Earthquake GligarStad2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
386 Deoxys DeoxysLv. 50
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster Dream World - Pleasant Forest
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster Dream World - Icy Cave
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral Dream World - Rugged Mountain
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon Dream World - Icy Cave
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon Easter Egg Goomy
Korean Egg Goomy
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon GO

Counter
Fast Attack
Type Fighting
Power 12
Energy boost 8%
Duration 0.9 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
PrimeapeMachampHitmonchanSudowoodoWobbuffetHeracross
UrsaringDonphanHitmontop
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Counter had a power of 10.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Counter status. Any damage from Physical Attack moves or a regular attack is partially returned.

In the anime

Mewtwo Counter.png Gladion Lycanroc Counter.png Sawyer Slaking Counter.png Marcel Slakoth Counter.png
Mewtwo Lycanroc Slaking 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
289 Slaking When Slaking is about to be hit by an attack, it becomes covered in a multicolored aura and punches the opponent.
Sawyer's Slaking Analysis Versus Passion! None
745Mn Lycanroc When Lycanroc gets hit by an attack, it punches the opponent, or when Lycanroc is about to be hit by an attack, it becomes covered in a light blue aura and punches the opponent.
A wild Lycanroc Rocking Clawmark Hill! None
Gladion's Lycanroc SM027 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In other generations

Core series games

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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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

Spin-off series games

Counter Stad.png Counter Stad2.png Counter Colo.png Counter XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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 PBR.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS 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
Chinese Cantonese 雙倍奉還 Sēungpúih Fuhngwàahn *
返拳功 Fáankyùhngūng *
返拳攻 Fáankyùhngūng *
Mandarin 雙倍奉還 / 双倍奉还 Shuāngbèi Fènghuán *
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 Antíkroysi
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serangan Balasan
Italy Flag.png Italian Contrattacco*
Contatore*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 카운터 Counter
Poland Flag.png Polish Liczydło
Kontra
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Contra-atacar (games)
Contra-ataque (anime, manga)
Contagem (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Contra-Ataque
Russia Flag.png Russian Встречный Удар Vstrechnyy Udar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Protiv-Napad
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Contraataque
Rebote (AG144)
Spain Flag.png Spain Contraataque*
Contador*
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Motanfall*
Kontra-atttack
Motattack*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Karşı Saldırı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đánh Trả


Variations of the move Counter
Physical Counter
Special Mirror Coat


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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