Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
Accuracy  100%
PP  20 (max. 32)
Priority  -5
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user

Counter is a retaliatory Fighting-type move.


Counter has greatly decreased priority, but will deal double the damage the user has taken if it is hit by a Physical move before it acts.

Counter will only counter the last hit of a multi-strike move and the last attack of a partial trapping move. It cannot be called by Metronome or copied by Mirror Move, and does not factor in STAB and type effectiveness (Ghost-type Pokémon are still immune to it).

In a double battle, Counter will damage the foe that last struck the user with a physical attack.

Pokémon that learn Counter

By leveling up

Dex no. Pokémon Type Level
#030 Icon030 Felunge Normal Unknown 34
#062 Icon062 Baariette Dark Fighting 25
#151 Icon151 Anderind Ice Ground 29
#191 Icon191 Garlikid Grass Fighting 28

Via a Prior Evolution

Dex no. Pokémon Type Father
#031 Icon031 Feliger Normal Unknown Icon030

By Breeding

Dex no. Pokémon Type Father
#032 Icon032 Mankey Fighting Unknown Icon030Icon060Icon073Icon151
#033 Icon033 Primeape Fighting Unknown
#034 Icon034 Empirilla Fighting Unknown
#060 Icon060 Baashaun Dark Fighting Icon030Icon032Icon073Icon151
#061 Icon061 Baaschaf Dark Fighting
#062 Icon062 Baariette Dark Fighting
#073 Icon073 Modrille Ground Dark Icon030Icon032Icon060Icon151
#074 Icon074 Drilgann Ground Dark
#075 Icon075 Gligar Ground Flying N/A
#076 Icon076 Gliscor Ground Flying N/A
#141 Icon141 Gargryph Rock Unknown N/A
  • For clarity, only the lowest stage possible of every compatible evolutionary line are listed as fathers.
  • When Ratsy (Icon139*) is listed as a father, it means that the move must be acquired via Sketch beforehand.

Moves with a priority of -5
CounterMirror Coat
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