Version-exclusive moves

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Version-exclusive moves are moves that are not available in all games in a single generation. They are often the signature moves of version-exclusive Pokémon. For Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! onward, this is specific to games that are paired with one another, as Pokémon's moves do not carry over through Pokémon HOME to other games in the same generation.

This list does not take into account the fact that the following moves could be Sketched, used via Metronome, or obtained from events. This list does not include Shadow moves, which, with the exception of Shadow Rush, are all exclusive to Pokémon XD. This also does not include moves of Pokémon who cannot be obtained in-game in any game within the generation, such as Psycho Boost during Generation IV and V.

The moves are listed in order of their index number and categorized by the generation in which they are version-exclusive.

List of version-exclusive moves

Generation I

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
041   Twineedle RGB Beedrill
080   Petal Dance RBᴶY (Japan)
RY (Int.)
Oddish, Gloom, and Vileplume
134   Kinesis Y Kadabra and Alakazam
137   Glare R Ekans and Arbok
142   Lovely Kiss RGB Jynx

Generation II

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
006   Pay Day SC Meowth and Persian
013   Razor Wind RGBY (Japan)
RBY (Int.)*
Exclusively via Generation I's TM02
169   Spider Web GC Spinarak and Ariados
177   Aeroblast S Lugia*
190   Octazooka GS Octillery
217   Present SC Delibird
221   Sacred Fire G Ho-Oh*
245   ExtremeSpeed GC Arcanine, Dratini*

Generation III

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
002   Karate Chop RSEFRLGXD Mankey, Primeape, Machop, Machoke, and Machamp
004   Comet Punch EFRLGColo.XD Hitmonchan, Kangaskhan, Ledyba, and Ledian
005   Mega Punch EFRLGXD Hitmonchan, Kangaskhan, and Mew. Available via Move Tutor in FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald.
006   Pay Day EFRLGXD Meowth and Persian
011   ViceGrip RSEFRLGXD Krabby, Kingler, Pinsir, Mawile, Corphish, and Crawdaunt
013   Razor Wind RSEXD Scyther*, Nuzleaf and Absol.
015   Cut RSEFRLG Exclusively via HM01
020   Bind RSEFRLGXD Onix, Tangela, Pinsir, Steelix, Kecleon, and Dusclops
022   Vine Whip FRLGXD Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, and Tangela
024   Double Kick RSEFRLGXD Nidoran♀, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Hitmonlee, Jolteon, Combusken, and Blaziken
025   Mega Kick EFRLGXD Hitmonlee. Available via Move Tutor in FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald.
026   Jump Kick FRLGXD Hitmonlee
027   Rolling Kick FRLGXD Hitmonlee and Hitmontop
032   Horn Drill RSEFRLGXD Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Goldeen, and Seaking
041   Twineedle FRLGXD Beedrill
050   Disable RSEFRLGXD Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Venonat, Venomoth, Psyduck, Golduck, Kadabra, Alakazam, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Grimer, Muk, Drowzee, Hypno, Lickitung, Mewtwo, Slowking, Duskull, and Dusclops
051   Acid RSEFRLGXD Ekans, Arbok, Oddish, Gloom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Lileep, and Cradily
070   Strength RSEFRLG Exclusively via HM04
080   Petal Dance RSEFRXD Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Sunflora, and Roselia
110   Withdraw EFRLGXD Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Slowbro, Shellder, Cloyster, Omanyte, Omastar, and Shuckle
121   Egg Bomb FRLGXD Exeggutor, Chansey, and Blissey
125   Bone Club FRLGXD Cubone and Marowak
127   Waterfall RSEFRLG Goldeen and Seaking. Available via HM07 in Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald.
134   Kinesis RSEFRLG Kadabra and Alakazam
135   Softboiled FRLGXD Chansey and Blissey. Available via Move Tutor in FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald.*
137   Glare SEFRLGColo.XD Ekans, Arbok, Dunsparce, and Seviper
140   Barrage FRLGXD Exeggcute and Exeggutor
142   Lovely Kiss FRLG Jynx
144   Transform EFRLG Ditto and Mew
148   Flash RSEFRLG Exclusively via HM05
155   Bonemerang FRLGXD Cubone and Marowak
158   Hyper Fang FRLGXD Rattata and Raticate
159   Sharpen FRLG Porygon
160   Conversion FRLG Porygon and Porygon2
162   Super Fang FRLGXD Rattata and Raticate
166   Sketch EColo. Smeargle
167   Triple Kick FRLGColo. Hitmonlee and Hitmontop
169   Spider Web EFRLGColo.XD Spinarak and Ariados
171   Nightmare FRLG Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, and Hypno
172   Flame Wheel EFRColo.XD Growlithe, Cyndaquil, Quilava and Typhlosion
176   Conversion 2 FRLG Porygon and Porygon2
177   Aeroblast EFRLGXD Lugia
190   Octazooka ELGColo. Octillery
198   Bone Rush FRLGXD Cubone and Marowak
208   Milk Drink EColo. Miltank
214   Sleep Talk RSEFRLG Snorlax*, Whismur, Loudred, and Exploud
215   Heal Bell RSEColo.XD Miltank, Celebi, Skitty, and Chimecho
217   Present FRColo. Delibird
220   Pain Split LGColo. Misdreavus
221   Sacred Fire EFRLGColo. Ho-Oh
234   Morning Sun RSEColo.XD Butterfree*, Weepinbell*, Tangela*, Scyther*, Moltres*, Espeon, and Beautifly
245   ExtremeSpeed RSEFRLGXD Arcanine, Rayquaza, and Deoxys*
249   Rock Smash RSEFRLG Exclusively via HM06
251   Beat Up LGColo. Sneasel
260   Flatter RSEFRLG Nidoran♀, Nidorina, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, and Illumise
288   Will-O-Wisp RSELGXD Vulpix, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, and Dusclops
265   SmellingSalt RSEColo.XD Makuhita and Hariyama
266   Follow Me FRLGColo. Clefairy, Sentret, Furret, Togepi*, and Togetic*
267   Nature Power RSEXD Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Seedot, Nuzleaf, and Shiftry
274   Assist RSE Skitty
276   Superpower RSEFRLG Nidoqueen*, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Deoxys*
277   Magic Coat RSE Spoink and Grumpig
284   Eruption RSEXD Camerupt and Groudon
286   Imprison RSELGXD Vulpix, Ralts, Kirlia, and Gardevoir
288   Grudge RSELGColo.XD Vulpix, Misdreavus, Shedinja, Shuppet, and Banette
291   Dive RSE Exclusively via HM08
292   Arm Thrust RSEXD Makuhita and Hariyama
293   Camouflage RSELG Staryu
294   Tail Glow RSE Volbeat
295   Luster Purge RE Latios
296   Mist Ball SE Latias
297   FeatherDance FRLGXD Pidgey, Pidgeotto, and Pidgeot
298   Teeter Dance RSE Spinda
299   Blaze Kick RSE Blaziken
301   Ice Ball RSEXD Spheal, Sealeo, and Walrein
302   Needle Arm RSE Cacnea and Cacturne
303   Slack Off RSE Slakoth and Slaking
304   Hyper Voice RSEFRLG Jigglypuff, Whismur, Loudred, and Exploud
306   Crush Claw RXD Zangoose
307   Blast Burn FRLGXD Charizard* and Cyndaquil*
308   Hydro Cannon FRLGXD Blastoise* and Totodile*
309   Meteor Mash RSEFRLGColo. Clefairy, Metang, and Metagross
311   Weather Ball RSE Castform
320   GrassWhistle RSXD Roselia
323   Water Spout RSE Wailmer, Wailord, and Kyogre
324   Signal Beam RSEFRLGXD Dewgong*, Spinarak and Volbeat
326   Extrasensory REXD Nuzleaf
330   Muddy Water RSE Marshtomp and Swampert
333   Icicle Spear FR Shellder*
336   Howl RSEColo.XD Houndour, Houndoom, Poochyena, Mightyena, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Electrike, and Manectric
338   Frenzy Plant FRLGXD Venusaur* and Chikorita*
342   Poison Tail SE Seviper
344   Volt Tackle E Pichu
348   Leaf Blade RSE Grovyle and Sceptile
354   Psycho Boost EFRLGXD Lugia* and Deoxys

Generation IV

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
006   Pay Day DPPtSS Meowth
169   Spider Web DPPtHG Spinarak and Ariados
177   Aeroblast HGSS Lugia
217   Present DPPtSS Delibird
221   Sacred Fire HGSS Ho-Oh
295   Luster Purge SS Latios
296   Mist Ball HG Latias
301   Ice Ball PPtHGSS Spheal, Sealeo, and Walrein
432   Defog DPPt Exclusively via HM05
449   Judgment DPPt Arceus
459   Roar of Time DPt Dialga
460   Spacial Rend PPt Palkia
461   Lunar Dance DPPt Cresselia
462   Crush Grip DPPt Regigigas
463   Magma Storm DPPt Heatran
464   Dark Void DPPt Darkrai
465   Seed Flare DPPt Shaymin

Generation V

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
006   Pay Day B2W2 Meowth
025   Mega Kick BW Hitmonlee
027   Rolling Kick BW Hitmonlee and Hitmontop
125   Bone Club BW Cubone and Marowak
134   Kinesis WB2W2 Kadabra and Alakazam
135   Softboiled WB2W2 Chansey and Blissey
140   Barrage BW Exeggcute and Exeggutor
142   Lovely Kiss BW Jynx
155   Bonemerang BW Cubone and Marowak
166   Sketch BW Smeargle
167   Triple Kick BW Hitmontop
160   Conversion W Porygon, Porygon2, and Porygon-Z
176   Conversion 2 W Porygon, Porygon2, and Porygon-Z
211   Steel Wing B2W2 Skarmory
265   SmellingSalt B2W2 Makuhita and Hariyama
285   Skill Swap WB2W2 Only Solosis, Duosion, and Reuniclus in White. Available via Move Tutor in Black 2 and White 2.
295   Luster Purge B2 Latios
296   Mist Ball W2 Latias
410   Vacuum Wave BW Scyther*, Hitmonchan
448   Chatter B2W2 Chatot
461   Lunar Dance B2W2 Cresselia
462   Crush Grip B2W2 Regigigas
550   Bolt Strike WB2 Zekrom
551   Blue Flare BW2 Reshiram
553   Freeze Shock B2 Black Kyurem
554   Ice Burn W2 White Kyurem
555   Snarl B2W2 Exclusively via TM95
558   Fusion Flare BW2 Reshiram
559   Fusion Bolt WB2 Zekrom

Generation VI

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
125   Bone Club XY Cubone and Marowak
140   Barrage XY Exeggcute and Exeggutor
142   Lovely Kiss XY Jynx
155   Bonemerang XY Cubone and Marowak
160   Conversion ORAS Porygon, Porygon2, and Porygon-Z
166   Sketch XY Smeargle
176   Conversion 2 ORAS Porygon, Porygon2, and Porygon-Z
177   Aeroblast AS Lugia
208   Milk Drink XY Miltank, Skiddo, and Gogoat
221   Sacred Fire ORAS Entei and Ho-Oh
295   Luster Purge ORAS Latios
296   Mist Ball ORAS Latias
354   Psycho Boost ORAS Deoxys
454   Attack Order XY Vespiquen
455   Defend Order XY Vespiquen
456   Heal Order XY Vespiquen
459   Roar of Time AS Dialga
460   Spacial Rend OR Palkia
461   Lunar Dance ORAS Cresselia
462   Crush Grip ORAS Regigigas
467   Shadow Force ORAS Giratina
463   Magma Storm ORAS Heatran
535   Heat Crash ORAS Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar
540   Psystrike XY Mewtwo
543   Head Charge ORAS Bouffalant
550   Bolt Strike AS Zekrom
551   Blue Flare OR Reshiram
553   Freeze Shock AS Black Kyurem
554   Ice Burn OR White Kyurem
558   Fusion Flare OR Reshiram, White Kyurem
559   Fusion Bolt AS Zekrom, Black Kyurem
561   Mat Block XY Greninja
567   Trick-or-Treat XY Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist
568   Noble Roar XY Litleo and Pyroar
575   Parting Shot XY Pancham and Pangoro
576   Topsy-Turvy XY Inkay and Malamar
582   Electrify XY Helioptile and Heliolisk
588   King's Shield XY Aegislash
594   Water Shuriken XY Accelgor*, Greninja
597   Aromatic Mist Y Aromatisse
600   Powder XY Vivillon
601   Geomancy X Xerneas
613   Oblivion Wing Y Yveltal
616   Land's Wrath XY Zygarde
618   Origin Pulse AS Kyogre
619   Precipice Blades OR Groudon
620   Dragon Ascent ORAS Rayquaza

Generation VII

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! excludes a large majority of moves in the series and cannot interact in any way with Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon. Because of this, the two games groups are listed separately.

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
015   Cut SUS Kartana
142   Lovely Kiss USUM Jynx
177   Aeroblast UM Lugia
190   Octazooka USUM Octillery
290   Secret Power USUM Audino
295   Luster Purge US Latios
296   Mist Ball UM Latias
459   Roar of Time US Dialga
460   Spacial Rend UM Palkia
461   Lunar Dance USUM Cresselia
462   Crush Grip UM Regigigas
463   Magma Storm US Heatran
467   Shadow Force USUM Giratina
535   Heat Crash SM Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar
540   Psystrike USUM Mewtwo
541   Tail Slap USUM Minccino and Cinccino
544   Gear Grind SM Klink, Klang, and Klinklang
549   Glaciate USUM Kyurem
550   Blue Flare US Reshiram
551   Bolt Strike UM Zekrom
552   Fiery Dance USUM Volcarona
553   Freeze Shock UM Black Kyurem
554   Ice Burn US White Kyurem
558   Fusion Flare US Reshiram and White Kyurem
559   Fusion Bolt UM Zekrom and Black Kyurem
560   Flying Press USUM Hawlucha
576   Topsy-Turvy USUM Inkay and Malamar
582   Electrify USUM Helioptile and Heliolisk
600   Powder USUM Vivillon
601   Geomancy US Xerneas
613   Oblivion Wing UM Yveltal
618   Origin Pulse UM Kyogre
619   Precipice Blades US Groudon
620   Dragon Ascent USUM Rayquaza
689   Instruct MUM Oranguru
704   Shell Trap SUS Turtonator
713   Sunsteel Strike SUS Solgaleo and Dusk Mane Necrozma
714   Moongeist Beam MUM Lunala and Dawn Wings Necrozma
720   Mind Blown US Blacephalon
722   Photon Geyser USUM Necrozma
723   Light That Burns the Sky USUM Ultra Necrozma
724   Searing Sunraze Smash US Solgaleo and Dusk Mane Necrozma
725   Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom UM Lunala and Dawn Wings Necrozma
726   Let's Snuggle Forever USUM Mimikyu
727   Splintered Stormshards USUM Lycanroc
728   Clangorous Soulblaze USUM Kommo-o

Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
137   Glare E Ekans and Arbok
729   Zippy Zap P Partner Pikachu
730   Splishy Splash P Partner Pikachu
731   Floaty Fall P Partner Pikachu
732   Pika Papow P Partner Pikachu
733   Bouncy Bubble E Partner Eevee
734   Buzzy Buzz E Partner Eevee
735   Sizzly Slide E Partner Eevee
736   Glitzy Glow E Partner Eevee
737   Baddy Bad E Partner Eevee
738   Sappy Seed E Partner Eevee
739   Freezy Frost E Partner Eevee
740   Sparkly Swirl E Partner Eevee
741   Veevee Volley E Partner Eevee

Generation VIII

As movesets are kept separate between Generation VIII games, this list only keeps track of moves available in one of the paired games, but not the others. For moves' availability as a whole, see here.

Sword and Shield

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
561   Mat Block SMUSUM Exclusively by transferring Throh that already knows the move
689   Instruct Sh Oranguru
691   Clanging Scales Sw Kommo-o
704   Shell Trap Sw Turtonator
775   Clangorous Soul Sw Kommo-o
781   Behemoth Blade Sw Zacian (Crowned Sword)
782   Behemoth Bash Sh Zamazenta (Crowned Shield)
788   Grav Apple Sw Flapple
787   Apple Acid Sh Appletun
794   Meteor Assault Sw Sirfetch'd
  G-Max Chi Strike Sw Gigantamax Machamp
  G-Max Terror Sh Gigantamax Gengar
  G-Max Resonance Sh Gigantamax Lapras
  G-Max Volcalith Sw Gigantamax Coalossal
  G-Max Tartness Sw Gigantamax Flapple
  G-Max Sweetness Sh Gigantamax Appletun
  • Behemoth Blade and Behemoth Bash replace Iron Head in Zacian and Zamazenta's move set when they enter battle in their Crowned Sword and Crowned Shield forms, respectively.
  • The Gigantamax forms of the Pokémon listed above are exclusive to their particular game, but players from either game can be recruited to participate in Max Raid Battles with them, and have a chance to catch them if they are defeated. In addition, some have been featured in Wild Area News that ignores version exclusivity.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
177   Aeroblast SP Lugia
221   Sacred Fire BD Entei, Ho-Oh
459   Roar of Time BD Dialga
460   Spacial Rend SP Palkia
595   Mystical Fire SP Mismagius

Generation IX

Move Game Pokémon that learn the move
689   Instruct S Oranguru
751   Dragon Darts V Dragapult
797   Expanding Force S Armarouge
798   Steel Roller V Iron Treads
799   Scale Shot S Roaring Moon
878   Collision Course S Koraidon
879   Electro Drift V Miraidon
890   Armor Cannon S Armarouge
891   Bitter Blade V Ceruledge

See also

  This game mechanic article is part of Project Games, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon games.