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Characteristics of moves
==In the core series==
===Characteristics of moves===
A Pokémon can only know between one and four moves at a time, out of a pool of almost 800 total moves as of [[Generation VIII]]. However, no single Pokémon can learn every move; each and every Pokémon has a predetermined set of moves (known as a movelist, movepool, or learnset) that they can learn that relates to the type and concept of the species. Movelist sizes vary greatly among different Pokémon; some Pokémon, such as {{p|Ditto}} and {{p|Unown}}, can only learn one move, while {{p|Mew}} can learn 179250 moves in [[Generation VIVII]], and {{p|Smeargle}} can possess almost any move due to {{m|Sketch}}. [[Evolution|Evolved]] Pokémon generally have larger movelists than their pre-evolved forms but learn moves naturally at a slower rate or even stop learning moves via level-up entirely. This may provide incentive to delay a Pokémon's evolution. Most [[Legendary trio]]s and [[Legendary duo|duos]] have similar movelists.
Pokémon are limited in the way that they may use their moves in battle. The number of times they can use each move is restricted by the move's [[Power Points]]. Power Points vary from move to move, but typically stronger moves have fewer Power Points than weaker moves. The amount of Power Points for each move may be altered by items such as [[PP Up. The only move that is not affected by Power Points is {{m|Struggle}}.