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Punishment

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Dark 1 100% 5 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. The Base Power of this move increases depending on the number of stat boosts accumulated by the target, as per the following calculation:

Base Power = 60 + (20 * Total Number of Stat Rises)

For instance, if the target had 1 Swords Dance boost and 2 Calm Mind boosts, then this would be +2 Attack, +2 Special Attack, and +2 Special Defense, so Punishment's power on it would be 60 + (20 * 6) = 180. This move's maximum power is 200. Also, stat drops do not affect the Base Power.

Competitive Use

Punishment is an interesting move because it can serve as an immediate stop to users of setup moves, in particular Calm Mind. Choice Scarf Ho-oh is the main user of this move in Ubers, while Choice Scarf Primeape does a similar job in RU. Regardless, the minimum 60 base power is not too bad, either, since it helps Primeape in particular against Ghost-types like Cofagrigus and Rotom.

Related Moves

Crunch is a more powerful option that does not vary in Base Power based on anything.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Absol Dark RU Pressure / Super Luck / Justified 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Igglybuff Normal LC Cute Charm / Friend Guard 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Landorus Ground / Flying Uber Sand Force / Sheer Force 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
Lugia Psychic / Flying Uber Pressure / Multiscale 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
Mandibuzz Dark / Flying NU Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Mankey Fighting LC Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Primeape Fighting NU Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Seviper Poison NU Shed Skin / Infiltrator 73 100 60 100 60 65 458
Skuntank Poison / Dark NU Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Stunky Poison / Dark LC Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Vullaby Dark / Flying LC Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
Wigglytuff Normal NU Cute Charm / Frisk 140 70 45 75 50 45 425
Zoroark Dark UU Illusion 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
Zorua Dark LC Illusion 40 65 40 80 40 65 330