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

Pokémon Types Fast Moves Charged Moves

Frenzy Plant
Fire Fire
Scratch
Fire Fire

Dragon Breath
Ember
Wing Attack
Blast Burn
Flamethrower
Hydro Cannon
Bug Bug

Bug Bite
Bug Bug

Bug Bite Drill Run

Gust
Wing Attack
Air Cutter

Twister

Twister
Gunk Shot
Present Surf
Thunder
Thunder
Rock Tomb

Fury Cutter
Pound
Fire Fire
Ember Fire Blast
Flamethrower

Body Slam
Play Rough

Sludge Bomb

Ominous Wind
Bug Bug

Bug Bite
Bug Bug

Bug Bite
Mud Shot
Mud Shot
Body Slam
Night Slash
Karate Chop Cross Chop
Fire Fire
Bite Bulldoze
Scald

Submission
Counter Dazzling Gleam
Psychic
Low Kick
Cross Chop
Karate Chop Stone Edge
Submission

Razor Leaf
Rock Rock

Mud Shot Rock Slide
Rock Rock

Mud Shot
Fire Fire
Fire Blast
Fire Fire
Ember

Cut

Swift

Air Cutter
Water Gun Aqua Jet

Ice Ice
Ice Shard Aqua Jet
Icy Wind
Acid
Acid
Lick

Ice Ice
Blizzard

Sucker Punch Ominous Wind

Lick

Lick Dark Pulse
Psychic
Shadow Punch
Sludge Wave
Rock Rock

Iron Head
Rock Slide
Psyshock
Mud Shot
Signal Beam
Tackle

Zen Headbutt
Fire Fire

Shadow Bone
Brick Break
Stomp
Rock Smash Brick Break
Body Slam
Acid
Acid

Rock Rock
Megahorn
Psybeam
Power Whip
Brick Break
Stomp
Blizzard
Poison Jab Drill Run
Icy Wind
Quick Attack

Quick Attack
Tackle
Psybeam
Bug Bug

Steel Wing Bug Buzz
Ice Ice

Pound Ice Punch
Bug Bug
Submission

Dragon Tail Aqua Tail
Dragon Pulse

Ice Ice
Ice Shard Dragon Pulse
Ice Beam
Body Slam
Last Resort
Last Resort
Last Resort
Fire Fire
Heat Wave
Last Resort
Quick Attack
Tackle
Zen Headbutt
Discharge
Psybeam
Signal Beam
Rock Rock

Brine
Rock Tomb
Rock Rock

Rock Throw Rock Slide
Rock Rock

Fury Cutter
Yawn
Ice Ice

Hurricane

Thunder Shock
Fire Fire

Sky Attack

Draco Meteor
Dragon Pulse
Hyper Beam
Psystrike
Shadow Ball
Psystrike
Frenzy Plant
Fire Fire
Blast Burn
Water Gun Hydro Cannon
Quick Attack
Body Slam
Psychic

Body Slam
Zen Headbutt

Steel Wing
Zen Headbutt
Dragon Pulse
Earthquake
Last Resort
Dark Dark
Last Resort

Water Gun
Ice Ice

Frost Breath
Thunderbolt
Fire Fire
Flamethrower
Hidden Power
Rock Rock

Dark Dark
Smack Down

Aeroblast
Fire Fire

Earthquake
Frenzy Plant
Fire Fire

Blast Burn
Stone Edge

Hydro Cannon

Dark Dark
Bullet Seed

Draining Kiss

Synchronoise

Grass Knot
Body Slam
Bug Bug

Struggle Bug

Earth Power

Outrage

Meteor Mash
Fire Punch

Frenzy Plant
Fire Fire

Blast Burn

Hydro Cannon
Body Slam

Rock Rock
Rock Wrecker
Flamethrower
Fire Fire
Thunderbolt
Last Resort
Ice Ice
Last Resort
Ice Ice

Ancient Power
Tri Attack

Synchronoise
Grass Knot

Sacred Sword

List of previous legacy moves

These moves were cut from the following Pokémon for a certain period of time, but they were added back over time.[1][2]

Pokémon Types Fast Moves Charged Moves
Thunder Shock
Bug Bug

Poison Fang
Fire Fire
Flamethrower

Mud Shot
Cross Chop
Rock Rock

Ancient Power

Thunder Shock Discharge

Ice Ice
Icy Wind

Shadow Ball

Shadow Claw
Shadow Ball

Confusion
Bug Bug
Fury Cutter

Dragon Breath Twister
Body Slam

Dragon Breath Dragon Claw

References

  1. Community Note: GO Battle League preview, combat system update, legacy attacks, and more!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-12-11.
  2. Community Note: Attack updates and more. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-01-24.
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