Counter (move)

Counter
カウンター Counter
Counter VIII.png
Counter VIII 2.png
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.

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 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):

If the last damage was done by a Normal or Fighting attack, a Pokémon selected another type of attack and got fully paralyzed, and the opponent used Counter, then the two players will desynchronize. Likewise, if the last damage was done by another type of attack, a Pokémon selected Normal or Fighting attack and got fully paralyzed, and the opponent used Counter, then the two players will also desynchronize.

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 now 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 the Generation II core series games only, the OHKO moves Fissure and Horn Drill (but not Guillotine) can be countered for maximum damage if they missed.

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, since Hidden Power is now a special move.

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
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
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 VIII
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1PE
020   Raticate
  Field Field 1PE
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1PE
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 1PE
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1PE
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1PE
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field 1PE
057   Primeape
  Field Field 1PE
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 1PE
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like 53 50 50 51 61 1, 61 1, 61SMUSUM
45PE
40
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 1PE
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral 33B2W2 33 36 40
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, Evo.
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 27 30 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19 25
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 28 28 28 28 40
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 30
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 38
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass 28 25 25 25XY
22ORAS
22
287   Slakoth
  Field Field 37 37 43 43XY
30ORAS
30
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field 37 37 37 37XY
33ORAS
33
289   Slaking
  Field Field 37 37 43 43XY
33ORAS
33
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 44ORAS 44
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 53ORAS 53
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15 15 15 15 1
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 97 97 97XY
73ORAS
73
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 36 40
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6 6 6 12
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 6 6 6 6 12
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like 21 21 13 40
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 1USUM 1
749   Mudbray
  Field Field 36 24
750   Mudsdale
  Field Field 42 24
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1 17 20
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 55
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like 28
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like 36
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like 38
819   Skwovet
  Field Field 30
820   Greedent
  Field Field 34
833   Chewtle
  Monster Water 1 28
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1 30
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field 42
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral 60
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 44
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 44
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 44
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
--
VIII
--
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
  Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
  Fairy Fairy
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
122   Mr. Mime
  Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon HGSS
019   Rattata
  Field Field
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
056   Mankey
  Field Field
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster HGSS
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug USUM
190   Aipom
  Field Field
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field USUM
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
231   Phanpy
  Field Field
236   Tyrogue
  Human-Like Human-Like
255   Torchic
  Field Field
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass HGSS
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster HGSS
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous
440   Happiny
  Fairy Fairy
446   Munchlax
  Monster Monster HGSS
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
570   Zorua
  Field Field
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
704   Goomy
  Dragon Dragon
766   Passimian
  Field Field
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
831   Wooloo
  Field Field
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
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
019   Rattata
  Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
030   Nidorina
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
  Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
  Fairy Fairy
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster
122   Mr. Mime
  Human-Like Human-Like
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
153   Bayleef
  Monster Grass
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
174   Igglybuff
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1
190   Aipom
  Field Field
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
231   Phanpy
  Field Field
232   Donphan
  Field Field
236   Tyrogue
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
241   Miltank
  Field Field
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
287   Slakoth
  Field Field
288   Vigoroth
  Field Field
289   Slaking
  Field Field
293   Whismur
  Monster Field
294   Loudred
  Monster Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
  Field Fairy
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  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
 
 
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   DeoxysLv. 50
Defense Forme
  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
  Field Field Dream World - Icy Cave
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster Dream World - Pleasant Forest
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster Dream World - Icy Cave
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral Dream World - Rugged Mountain
610   Axew
  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.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon Island Scan - Route 3USUM
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1 Island Scan - Brooklet HillUSUM
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon Island Scan - Mount HokulaniUSUM
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
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy Pokémon Cafe Pikachu
704   Goomy
  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

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Pyukumuku appears as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball. It uses Counter whenever an opponent gets close enough to it. Pyukumuku then waves "goodbye" before it leaves. It can also be picked up and thrown like an item.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Counter is a non-damaging move with 17PP. The user will give itself Counter status condition for 7-12 turns, causing adjacent physical attacks be reflected back at the user. In Time and Darkness, it still uses the old classifications from before physical/special split. Being a non-damaging move, it is affected by Taunt.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Counter is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Counter
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 12
Energy boost 8
Duration 0.9 seconds
Damage window 0.7 - 0.9 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 8
Energy boost 7
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                          
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 12

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Counter status. Any damage from Physical Attack moves or a regular attack is partially returned.
MDTD Gives the user the Counter status. It returns damage from certain types of moves or a regular attack back to the attacking enemy.
MDS Gives the user the Counter status. It returns damage from Physical Attack moves back to the attacking enemy.
BSL じぶんを カウンターじょうたいにかえる てきからうけた ぶつりこうげきの わざや こうげきのダメージを あいてにかえす
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD It counters physical attacks.*
You'll get the Counter status condition, which enables you to counter when you take damage from a physical move.*


In the anime

       
Mewtwo Wynaut Slaking Smeargle
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Mewtwo Mewtwo sticks out its hand when an attack comes near it. The attack bounces off and is sent back to the opponent.
Mewtwo (M01) Mewtwo Strikes Back Debut
  Wobbuffet Wobbuffet raises its tail and becomes outlined in light red, orange, or its whole body glows 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
  Wynaut Wynaut's body becomes outlined in orange. Any attack that hits it is sent flying back to the opponent.
Wynaut (anime) Why? Why Not! None
A wild Wynaut Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut? None
Multiple wild Wynaut Pikachu's Island Adventure None
  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
  Slakoth Slakoth's body becomes outlined in orange. Any attacks that hits it are sent flying back to the opponent.
Marcel's Slakoth The Garden of Eatin' None
  Slaking When Slaking is about to be hit by an attack, it becomes covered in a multicoloured aura and punches the opponent.
Sawyer's Slaking Analysis Versus Passion! None
  Lycanroc When Midnight Form Lycanroc gets hit by an attack, it punches the opponent, or when Midnight Form Lycanroc is about to be hit by an attack, it becomes covered in a light blue or light red aura and punches or throws the opponent.
A wild Lycanroc Rocking Clawmark Hill! None
Gladion's Lycanroc A Glaring Rivalry! None
  Smeargle Smeargle becomes covered in orange energy. Any attack that hits it is sent flying back to the opponent.
Ilima's Smeargle Smashing with Sketch! Used via Sketch
  Krookodile When Krookodile is about to be hit by an attack, its tail becomes covered in orange energy and it strikes the opponent with it.
Nanu's Krookodile Tough Guy Trials! None
  Lycanroc When Dusk Form Lycanroc gets hit by an attack, the brown stone on the top of its head glows orange with a light green outline and it strikes the opponent with it.
Ash's Lycanroc Guiding an Awakening! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battle Frontier


In other generations

Core series games

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
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Side series games

Spin-off series games

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 Generation VI games. The Spanish anime dub also corrected the name to Contraataque.
    • The Polish dub of the anime committed the same error.
  • 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 *
  Czech Protiútok
  Danish Parade
  Dutch Tegenaanval
  Finnish Vastaisku
Vastahyökkäys*
  French Riposte
  German Konter
  Greek Αντίκρουση Antíkroysi
  Indonesian Serangan Balasan
  Italian Contrattacco*
Contatore*
  Korean 카운터 Kaunteo
  Polish Kontra*
Kontratak*
Podkop*
Liczydło *
Odbicie*
Portuguese   Brazil Contra-atacar (games, SM015, SM066-present, TCG, PS197-present)
Contra-ataque (early anime-XY127, SM027, PS037-PS077)
Contagem (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Contra-Ataque
  Russian Встречный Удар Vstrechnyy Udar
  Serbian Protiv-Napad
Spanish   Latin America Contraataque
Rebote (AG144)
  Spain Contraataque*
Contador*
  Swedish Motanfall*
Kontra-atttack
Motattack*
  Thai ตอบโต้
  Turkish Karşı Saldırı
  Vietnamese Đánh Trả



Variations of the move Counter
  Counter
  Mirror Coat


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.