Legacy moves of Pokémon refer to the moves which are not possible to capture, hatch or evolve a Pokémon with those moves under normal circumstances. Standard Technical Machines are not able to obtain legacy moves. Many players consider them rare and they are quite valuable for trading.
Legacy moves can be classified in two types:
- Moves that are no longer available for specific Pokémon due to updates. The majority of them occurred in 2016 to early 2017.
- Moves that are only available for specific Pokémon in certain events. They can be already existing moves in the game or newly-added.
The introduction of Elite TMs enables Pokémon to learn legacy moves at any time. However, a few of moves is still not able to be taught by Elite TM. The Pokémon GO Wiki calls them true legacy and they are written in italics in this list.
List of legacy moves
List of previous legacy moves
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