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Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

Discussion in 'Pokémon Video Games' started by Rick, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Rick

    Rick Member

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    The most classic example is Doduo's and Dodrio's ability to learn Fly, even though they don't have wings, nor can spin their heads like an helicopter as some may suggest. :loopy:

    If you know other cases of moves a pokemon is able to learn but shouldn't be, post it here. ;-)
    The opposite also applies, if you think there is a move a Pokemon could be able to use, but doesn't in games.
     
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    Champion Red Pokemon Trainer

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    This isn't really a move, but the fact that Gyarados is a Flying type. Just why...
     
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    Nidoking and Surf. Nuff said.
     
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    Misty-Moo I give up

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    Mankey/Primeape can learn Scratch & Fury Swipes but not Cut :dizzy:
     
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    Vivillon Pull in all the Magikarps!

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    Gyarados should be able to know crunch.
     
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    Silverwynde B127

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    Zangoose can't learn Cut. Seriously?
     
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    Rhydon learning surf....
     
  8. CynthiaLover

    CynthiaLover Geek of the Games

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    Diglett/Dugtrio learning Aerial Ace. Wrap your mind around that one.
     
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    They can learn "Claw" moves, too. So, we can expect that Diglett/Dugtrio have feet, claws and wings... but they're always buried... :lol:

    Mewtwo can't learn Fly, even if he's rarely seen on foot.
    And Rapidash has diamond hooves, but can't learn Bulldoze nor Earthquake... :-(
     
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    Pinball Wizard sure plays a mean pinball

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    Toxic should not be learned by almost every Pokémon in existence. Think of how much more useful the Poison type would be if Toxic was restricted to them.
     
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    Peeko The Future is Now

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    This was fixed, but in Gen 1, Charizard couldn't learn Fly and Lickitung couldn't learn Lick.
     
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    How come Zekrom can't learn Earthquake via TM, but all kinds of Pokémon that the move doesn't make sense on, like Altaria and Tyrogue, can?
     
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    Pinball Wizard sure plays a mean pinball

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    And Koffing, the POISON GAS Pokémon, couldn't learn Poison Gas. >_<
     
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    halolz-dot-com-pokemon-scyther-cannotlearnfly.jpg

    Basically this.

    Edit: Also this!

    halolz-dot-com-pokemon-firered-leafgreen-garyoak-taurosusedsurf-comic.jpg
     
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    Zapdos should learn Hurricane. It is the only one of the bird trio who can't. And on top of this, it is a thunderbird. So why is the thunderbird of all things not allowed to learn this attack? Especially as there are so few flying type special attacks anyway.
     
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    Doduo/Dodrio learning Steel Wing. They don't even have WINGS, so how can they use Steel Wing without wings?
     
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    Lufenium I I I

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    Lugia is said to be connected to storms, so I wonder why it doesn't get Hurricane. Possibly to keep Aeroblast as its most powerful Special Flying type STAB attack.
     
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    I'd say Mewtwo isn't really flying, but more like hovering. With psychic powers and stuff.
     
  19. Kirby4ever

    Kirby4ever Likes cute Pokemon

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    Mew can learn attract even through it's a genderless Pokemon.

    Mesprit, Azelf, and Uxie should learn Power Gem because they have gems on their foreheads and tails, and the move exclusive to Pokemon that has gem-like features.
     
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    How do you know it doesn't have wings? They have several entries referencing how small their wings are, and how they run faster than they fly.

    They're based on ratites, if you look at most of ratites (Rheas, Kiwis, Emus, Ostriches, ect) you'll notice that their wings often aren't readily visible for the most part, and they are small. (of course they can't fly like Doduo/Dodrio can, but that's neither here nor there).
     
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