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This Pokédex entry is for Generation VIII Pokémon games. Check out Punishment Pokémon Scarlet & Violet data,

Attack Name Battle Type Category
Power Points Base Power Accuracy
5 1 100
Battle Effect:
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
In-Depth Effect:

Punishment has a rather low Base Power to start of with, the game believes that it is 1, which is the value set for attacks that have varying power such as this, Gyro Ball, Fling and so forth.

Now, for every boost in stats that the opponent has, the Base Power for Punishment is boosted by 20. This is for Attack, Defense, Special Defense, Special Attack & Speed. For example, if the opponent has used Calm Mind, its Special Attack & Special Defense both will have been raised one level. This would give Punishment a boost of 40 in Base Power each time Calm Mind is used.

Many movesets have people utilising this move or other moves such as this and then passing them on through Baton Pass, overall the power soon stacks up giving Punishment a massive boost.

However, Punishment's Base Power is capped at 200.

Secondary Effect: Effect Rate:
Increases damage inflicted based on the opponent's stat boosts -- %
Corresponding Max Move: MaxMove Power:
Max Darkness 130
Base Critical Hit Rate Speed Priority Pokémon Hit in Battle
4.17% 0 Selected Target
Physical Contact Sound-Type - Details Punch Move - Details Biting Move - Details Snatchable
Yes No No No No
Affected by Gravity Defrosts When Used? Reflected By Magic Coat/Magic Bounce? Blocked by Protect/Detect? Copyable by Mirror Move?
No No No Yes Yes

Pokémon That Learn Punishment By Breeding

No. Pic Name Type Abilities Base Stats
HP Att Def S.Att S.Def Spd