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Moves that Pokemon should/should not be able to learn

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I wasn't basing it solely on the Japanese name. That's why I said


And while I guess the Pokémon themselves could make snarling noises even though their inspirations couldn't, I consider that unlikely, especially in Crawdaunt's case. GameFreak tends to keep things somewhat logical.

No mouth....
Actually, my beautiful scary crawfish baby does have a mouth. It’s right where the top of the white and blue section on its front meets the red of its carapace.

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Well, it is definitely capable of saying “Crawdaunt” in the anime, at the very least :3c
 
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You can teach a Snorlax Flamethrower. Just think about that for a sec.
 
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That's because regular Kyurem's arms are obviously way too small for punching, and they have to consider all the forms while designing the movesets.
Kyurem should get Dragon hammer and Ice hammer now.

Its a little bit Farfetched but Delphox has a wand, made of wood, should leech seed not be a option?
it got 2 grass moves but should get something more fiting the magic theme.
where is Teleport? hope they give it to it when the move will allow you to switch yourself or oponent during battle by choice who to switch out.
Low Kick but no Force Palm or Vacuum Wave?
more weather casting moves then rain dance?
ability like Overcoat would suit then well? or Magic Bounce could protect from weather...
Magician hope gets a buff more then stealing items only, stealing reflects, light screen, aurora veil, switching entry hazards , biding and trapping moves that they would hit the oponents side instead the user of Magician would be a better option.
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What would hapen if Wobbufet could use Sucker punch or a other regular damage dealing move as a option?
 
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The following woudnt be a problem if the moves stayed exclusive to the Pokémon for which they were originally introduced, but since they’ve been distributed to other species:

  • Ferrothorn cannot learn Spiky Shield
  • Terrakion, the muscular bull-necked physical attacking Rock type ram, cannot learn Head Smash.
  • Snorlax cannot learn Slack Off.
  • Groudon cannot learn Heat Crash, leaving it with no strong physical Fire attack
 
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Rock head and recoil moves... some old and new pokemon should be brough together with that ability and moves.
Like Aerodactyl and Brave Bird.
Thought about Hitmonlee getting Rock head to use Jum Kick and High Jump Kick.
Weird that no grass type got it and other type that would need it.
 
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Maybe it’s simply because of the name (which still isn’t a good reason but anyways), but Brave Bird as described “The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.” should be learned by anything that can tuck in its wings and dive. Aerodactyl, Dragonite, Charizard, and maybe even Garchomp could use it.
 
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Not certain if this has been posted here before, but Garchomp should be able to learn Fly. Many of its Pokedex entries talk about how it flies at high speeds in the air, even having midair battles with Salamence, and it's been shown racing a fighter jet... yet it cannot learn the move Fly.

 
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Delphox could get Purify to play with Toxic.... This for sure should be a thing as a possible combo for it.
poison fang or poison jab with its wand...
would give it acid spray or acid but taking its strong special attack rather venoshok should be possible.
 
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Delphox could get Purify to play with Toxic.... This for sure should be a thing as a possible combo for it.
poison fang or poison jab with its wand...
would give it acid spray or acid but taking its strong special attack rather venoshok should be possible.
There’s nothing about Delphox that gives off any sort of poisonous vibe...

Energy Ball or Thunderbolt would make a bit more sense if we’re talking about coverage.
 
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Can you picture a Delphox raising its wand and shooting sludge with it.

Likewise, can you picture it puking out venomous sludge?

Witches use it as potions of sorts, which Delphox (presumably) won’t have access to.
Smog naturaly, acid too.
 
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It honestly amazes me Lapras can learn Flamethrower and Fire Blast, but not Scald. WHYYYYY Gamefreak?
Zebstrika can learn Flame Charge, but not Blaze Kick (It can learn Double Kick and Low Kick, so it can get Kicking Moves and its a horse, so it makes sense).
Based on its Pokedex entry where its said Umbreon sweats Poison, it should be able to learn Acid Spray.
 
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