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In the games, on rare occasions there will be a Pokémon that knows a move it cannot legally learn in any game. It is unknown whether these are actual mistakes or not.

List of in-game Pokémon with moves they can't learn in the games

Illegal moves

Sprite Name Move Game Notes Picture
149.png Lance's Dragonite Barrier GEN1.1Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue
Pokémon Red and Blue
Lance's Dragonite knows Barrier in the Generation I games, although Dragonite cannot legitimately learn this move by any means. 200px
142.png Lance's Aerodactyl Rock Slide GEN2.1Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Lance's Aerodactyl knows Rock Slide in the Generation II games, although Aerodactyl could not legitimately learn this move until Generation III. 200px
148.png Winona's Dragonair Earthquake GEN3.3Pokémon Emerald Winona has a Dragonair that knows Earthquake in her second and third rematches in Pokémon Emerald, a move that Dragonair cannot learn until it evolves into a Dragonite.
171.png Cooltrainer Dianne's Lanturn Earthquake GEN3.3Pokémon Emerald Cooltrainer Dianne's Lanturn knows Earthquake in the Generation III games, although Lanturn cannot legitimately learn this move by any means. 200px
046.png Battle Sims Paras Sleep Powder GEN3.5Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness In the "Healing status conditions" Battle Sim, the opposing Trainer's Paras knows Sleep Powder, a move which Paras cannot legally learn.
068.png Battle CD 07 Machamp Swords Dance GEN3.5Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness On Battle CD 07, the player's Pokémon is a Machamp whose known moves include Swords Dance, a move which Machamp cannot learn. Battle CD 07 Machamp Swords Dance XD.png
413G.png School Kid Ann's Wormadam Leaf Storm GEN5.1Black and White School Kid Ann's Sandy Cloak Wormadon knows the move Leaf Storm however, as a Sandy Cloaked Wormadon it doesn't have access to this move, it should instead know Fissure.
146.png En's Moltres Leer GEN5.2Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 In the downloadable Rotation Battle Tournament for PWT, En's Moltres has Leer, a move that Moltres could learn in Generation I but cannot have legitimately in Generation V.
376.png Abel's Metagross Ice Beam GEN5.2Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 In the downloadable 2012: Masters Division Challenge for PWT, Abel's Metagross, due to an error, has the illegal move Ice Beam. This error existed in the initial distribution of the tournament, which lasted from November 18 to November 20, 2012, where the tournament was replaced with an updated version where Metagross knew the correct move, Ice Punch.

In the spin-off games

Sprite Name Move Game Notes Picture
118.png Goldeen Splash Super Smash Bros.,
Super Smash Bros. Melee,
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In the Super Smash Bros. series, the Goldeen that may emerge from a Poké Ball knows Splash, although Goldeen cannot legitimately learn this move by any means in any game. 200px
094.png Team Meanies Gengar Leer, Scratch, and Quick Attack Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team When this Gengar being escorted through Mt. Freeze and Murky Cave with the player, it knows Leer, Scratch, and Quick Attack, as well as the legitimate move Taunt. These moves are the first four level-up moves learned by Absol or Sneasel, the former is a Pokémon that helps the player in the journey up Mt. Freeze after defeating Articuno for the first time in Frosty Forest.
384.png Rayquaza Dig Super Smash Bros. Brawl During the Boss battle, Rayquaza may on occasion use Dig, which it cannot learn legitimately in the games. 200px

Illegal move combinations

Sprite Name Moves Game Notes
009.png Psychic Mason's Blastoise Mirror Coat and Haze Pokémon Stadium 2 This is the eighth Trainer in Poké Cup Ultra Ball R-2. While Blastoise can learn these moves by breeding, it cannot learn both simultaneously, as there is no Pokémon in the same Egg group as Blastoise that can learn both of these moves.
026.png Lt. Surge's Raichu Surf and Reversal Pokémon Stadium 2 Lt. Surge has this Raichu when fighting him in R-2. While Raichu can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Surf can only be obtained as a special move as a Pikachu in Pokémon Stadium, while Reversal is a Generation II move that is only obtainable by breeding.
103.png Bruno's Exeggutor AncientPower and Explosion Pokémon Stadium 2 While Exeggutor can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. AncientPower is an Egg move that does not exist in Generation I, while Explosion is a Generation I TM.
115.png Kangaskhan Double Edge and Circle Throw Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Battle Subway opponents may use a Kangaskhan with the illegal move combination of Double Edge and Circle Throw. Kangaskhan can learn both as egg moves but not simultaneously: Circle Throw requires chain-breeding onto the Whismur family, which cannot learn Double Edge (except by Generation III move tutor, but Circle Throw did not exist until Generation V). There is no father in the Monster egg group that can learn both simultaneously.
576.png Gothitelle Mirror Coat and Miracle Eye Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 A Gothitelle with the illegal move combination of Mirror Coat and Miracle Eye can be used by Battle Subway opponents. Gothitelle can learn both as egg moves but not simultaneously: Mirror Coat requires a Lopunny father while Miracle Eye requires the father to be a Kadabra, Alakazam, Elgyem or Beheeyem.
047.png Walter's Parasect Bullet Seed and Leech Seed Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Bullet Seed was a TM available to Parasect in Generations III and IV, but Leech Seed is only available to Parasect by breeding beginning in Generation V.
169.png Janine's Crobat Hypnosis and Brave Bird Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Janine uses this Crobat in the Type Expert and World Leaders Tournaments. While Crobat can learn these moves by breeding, it cannot learn both simultaneously, as there is no Pokémon in the same Egg group as Crobat that can learn both of these moves.
306.png Byron's Aggron Head Smash and Dragon Rush Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Byron uses this Aggron in the Type Expert and World Leaders Tournaments. While Aggron can learn these moves by breeding, it cannot learn both simultaneously, as it can receive Head Smash only from the Cranidos family and Dragon Rush only from the Gible family.
617.png Burgh's Accelgor Guard Split and Spikes Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Burgh uses this Accelgor in the Unova Leaders Tournament. While Accelgor can learn these moves by breeding, it cannot learn both simultaneously, as it can receive Guard Split only from Shuckle and Spikes only from the Pineco family.

Pokémon that know a move at an earlier level

Sprite Name Move Game Notes Picture
221.png Pryce's Piloswine Fury Attack GEN2.2Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Pryce's Piloswine knows Fury Attack at level 31, although Piloswine doesn't learn this move until level 33. Swinub does not learn the move at all, which makes passing it up via breeding impossible. File:Pryce Piloswine Fury Attack Gold Silver Crystal.png
334.png Winona's Altaria Dragon Dance GEN3.2Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald During initial battle, Winona's Altaria knows Dragon Dance at level 33, although Altaria doesn't learn this move until level 40. Swablu doesn't learn this move, which makes passing it up via breeding impossible. File:Winona Altaria Dragon Dance Ruby Sapphire Emerald.png

See also

Move errors in various Pokémon canons
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