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Counter

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority
Fighting - 100% 20 -1

Description

If the last amount of damage done before the use of Counter is greater than 0 and was dealt by a Normal- or Fighting-type attack, Counter will do twice as much damage to the opponent. Although Counter is a Fighting-type attack, the amount of damage it inflicts is not influenced by resistances or immunities. However, Counter's use is affected by accuracy and evasion modifiers.

Counter can be used as a set damage attack if the user has not been attacked by a move that deals any damage. So, for example, if you successfully use Counter and deal 200 HP the first time, you can use it again the next turn to deal 200 HP to your opponent's Pokémon as long as your Pokémon has not had any new damage dealt to it, regardless of what type of move it is. 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. 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.

Competitive Use

Counter is a niche move; it's a attack that makes the user goes last and can deal massive damage if used correctly. So, it requires some degree of prediction and the surprise value to work on most situations. Chansey and Jynx are the best users of this move, being able to deal high amounts of damage back with it, since a Tauros can try to Body Slam or Hyper Beam them to death.

Pokémon Type Tier HP Atk Def Spc Spe BST
Alakazam Psychic OU 55 50 45 135 120 405
Blastoise Water UU 79 83 100 85 78 425
Chansey Normal OU 250 5 5 105 50 415
Charizard Fire / Flying UU 78 84 78 85 100 425
Clefable Normal UU 95 70 73 85 60 383
Electabuzz Electric UU 65 83 57 85 105 395
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU 60 65 60 130 110 425
Golduck Water UU 80 82 78 80 85 405
Golem Rock / Ground OU 80 110 130 55 45 420
Hitmonchan Fighting UU 50 105 79 35 76 345
Hitmonlee Fighting UU 50 120 53 35 87 345
Hypno Psychic UU 85 73 70 115 67 410
Jynx Ice / Psychic OU 65 50 35 95 95 340
Kangaskhan Normal UU 105 95 80 40 90 410
Lickitung Normal UU 90 55 75 60 30 310
Machamp Fighting UU 90 130 80 65 55 420
Magmar Fire UU 65 95 57 85 93 395
Marowak Ground UU 60 80 110 50 45 345
Mew Psychic Uber 100 100 100 100 100 500
Mewtwo Psychic Uber 106 110 90 154 130 590
Mr. Mime Psychic UU 40 45 65 100 90 340
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU 81 92 77 75 85 410
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU 90 82 87 75 76 410
Poliwrath Water / Fighting UU 90 85 95 70 70 410
Primeape Fighting UU 65 105 60 60 95 385
Rhydon Ground / Rock OU 105 130 120 45 40 440
Slowbro Water / Psychic OU 95 75 110 80 30 390
Snorlax Normal OU 160 110 65 65 30 430
Wigglytuff Normal UU 140 70 45 50 45 350