Frustration (move)

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やつあたり Angry Outburst
Frustration VII.png
Frustration VII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
An appeal that excites the audience in any contest.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Frustration (Japanese: やつあたり Angry Outburst) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM21 from Generation II to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.


Generation II

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

The power of Frustration varies between 0 (at the maximum friendship value of 255) and 102 (at the minimum friendship value of 0). If the user's friendship is 128 or more, Return is stronger than Frustration.

Generations III to VII

The base power of Frustration is now set to 1 if the formula outputs 0.

Generation VIII

Frustration cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. The more the user dislikes its trainer, the more powerful the move.
GSC An attack based on lack of loyalty.
RSE An attack that is stronger if the Trainer is disliked.*
The less the user likes you, the more powerful this move.*
FRLG This attack move grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
Colo.XD An attack that is stronger if the Trainer is disliked.
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
SMUSUM This full-power attack grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
SwShBDSPLA This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 13 13 13 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010 Caterpie Caterpie
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon
132 Ditto Ditto
NormalIC Big.png Ditto Ditto
201 Unown Unown
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
374 Beldum Beldum
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
401 Kricketot Kricketot
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
602 Tynamo Tynamo
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
665 Spewpa Spewpa
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
789 Cosmog Cosmog
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
790 Cosmoem Cosmoem
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass Mass outbreak - Route 120
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 Mystery Dungeon series

151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: new damage formula
You can discuss this on the talk page.

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Frustration is a move with 20PP and 100% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in front, dealing damage depending on the user's IQ. At 0IQ, it deals 45 damage. The damage is decreased by 5 after reaching 50 and 100IQ, and every 100IQ after that, until it deals 5 damage at 700IQ.

Although not possible under normal gameplay, IQ of 1000 or higher makes Frustration deal only 1 damage, while a negative value makes it behave like a one-hit knockout move.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 16.

In Gates to Infinity onwards, with the removal of the IQ system, damage now decreases the more dungeons the user was taken into.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Frustration is a Charged Attack that has been available since July 22, 2019. It is exclusive to and the default Charged Attack of Shadow Pokémon. Upon purification, Frustration is replaced by Return as the Charged Attack. Frustration cannot be replaced using a Charged TM or Elite Charged TM, except during specified events. It also cannot be retaught via Charged TM nor Elite Charged TM.

GO Normal.png Frustration
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 10
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 2.0 seconds
Damage window 1 - 1.8 seconds
Frustration GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 10
Energy cost 70 70
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
See List of Shadow Pokémon (GO)
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible


Trainer Battles
  • December 11, 2019
    • Energy cost: 40 → 70


Games Description
Inflicts damage on the target. It inflicts greater damage if the user's IQ is low.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる じぶんの かしこさが ひくいほど ダメージが おおきくなる
It damages an enemy. The less you have opened up to your team, the more powerful this move will be.

In the anime

Totem Gumshoos Frustration.png Harley Banette Frustration.png Jessie Pumpkaboo Frustration.png None.png
Gumshoos Banette Pumpkaboo
A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Banette Banette Banette has a temper tantrum, hitting the opponent with its arms, smacking it with its head, and stomping or kicking it with its legs.
Harley's Banette Going for Choke! Debut
Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo's body and eyes glow bright red and puffs out white smoke. It then charges at the opponent.
Jessie's Pumpkaboo A PokéVision of Things to Come! None
Gumshoos Gumshoos Gumshoos's body glows red and puffs out white smoke. It then charges and punches the opponent with its fist.
Totem Gumshoos To Top a Totem! None

In the manga

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: appearance with Torchic using it in Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪

Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Battle Stories

In other generations

Core series games

Frustration III 31-100.png Frustration III 101-200.png Frustration III 201+.png
31-100 Friendship 101-200 Friendship 201+ Friendship

Side series games

Frustration Colo 31-100.png Frustration Colo 101-200.png Frustration Colo 201+.png
Frustration XD 31-100.png Frustration XD 101-200.png Frustration XD 201+.png
Frustration PBR 31-100.png Frustration PBR 101-200.png Frustration PBR 201+.png
31-100 Friendship 101-200 Friendship 201+ Friendship

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遷怒 Chīnnouh *
牽連 Hīnlìhn *
Mandarin 遷怒 / 迁怒 Qiānnù *
牽連 Qiānlián *
乱发脾气 Luànfā Píqì *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Frustrace
Denmark Flag.png Danish Frustration
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Frustratie
France Flag.png French Frustration
Germany Flag.png German Frustration
Greece Flag.png Greek Απογοήτευση Apogoetéuse
Italy Flag.png Italian Frustrazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 화풀이 Hwapuri
Poland Flag.png Polish Frustracja
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Frustração
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Frustracija
Spain Flag.png Spanish Frustración
Thailand Flag.png Thai ระเบิดอารมณ์
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Làm Mình Làm Mẩy

Variations of the move Frustration
PhysicalIC.png FrustrationReturn

Generation II TMs
Generation II HMs
Generation III TMs
Generation III HMs
Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
Generation VI TMs
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
Generation VII TMs

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