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| All Spearow in the Battle Hall know these two moves simultaneously, despite being an illegal egg move combination. The only {{egg3|Flying}} Pokémon, other than Spearow or {{p|Fearow}}, that can learn Scary Face is {{p|Aerodactyl}}, which cannot learn Quick Attack.
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| All Spearow in the Battle Hall know both Quick Attack and Scary Face; while Spearow can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Spearow can only learn these moves by [[breeding]], but the only {{egg3|Flying}} Pokémon, other than Spearow or {{p|Fearow}}, that can learn Scary Face is {{p|Aerodactyl}}, which cannot learn Quick Attack.
 
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| [[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)|Battle Frontier]] opponents, except in the Battle Hall, may use a Drowzee with this illegal egg move combination. Drowzee and Hypno can only inherit Assist from {{p|Spinda}} and the {{p|Chimchar}} family, neither of which can learn Barrier.
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| [[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)|Battle Frontier]] opponents, except in the Battle Hall, may use a Drowzee with Assist and Barrier; while Drowzee can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Drowzee and Hypno can only inherit Assist from {{p|Spinda}} and the {{p|Chimchar}} family, neither of which can learn Barrier.
 
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| [[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)|Battle Frontier]] opponents, except in the Battle Hall, may use a Gligar with this illegal egg move combination. Gligar and Gliscor can inherit Metal Claw from {{p|Scizor}}, the {{p|Nincada}} family, and (by chain breeding) the {{p|Paras}} family. None of these however can learn Sand Tomb.
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| [[Battle Frontier (Generation IV)|Battle Frontier]] opponents, except in the Battle Hall, may use a Gligar with Sand Tomb and Metal Claw; while Gligar can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Gligar and Gliscor can only inherit Metal Claw from {{p|Scizor}}, the {{p|Nincada}} family, and (by chain breeding) the {{p|Paras}} family; however, none of these Pokémon can learn Sand Tomb.
 
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| [[Battle Subway]] opponents may use a Kangaskhan with the illegal move combination of Double Edge and Circle Throw. Kangaskhan can learn both as [[Egg move]]s but not simultaneously: Circle Throw requires chain-breeding onto the {{p|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 {{egg3|Monster}} that can learn both simultaneously.
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| [[Battle Subway]] opponents may use a Kangaskhan with Double Edge and Circle Throw; while Kangaskhan can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Kangaskhan can only inherit Circle Throw from the {{p|Whismur}} family, which cannot learn Double Edge (except by Generation III [[Move Tutor]], but Circle Throw did not exist until Generation V).
 
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| A Gothitelle with the illegal move combination of {{m|Mirror Coat}} and {{m|Miracle Eye}} can be used by Battle Subway opponents. Gothitelle can learn both as [[Egg move]]s but not simultaneously: Mirror Coat requires a {{p|Lopunny}} father while Miracle Eye requires the father to be a {{p|Kadabra}}, {{p|Alakazam}}, {{p|Elgyem}} or {{p|Beheeyem}}.
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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
158.png Battle Hall Totodile Brine GEN4.3Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver All Totodile in the Battle Hall know Brine,[1] which it cannot learn legally.
315.png Battle Hall Roselia Sludge GEN4.3Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver All Roselia in the Battle Hall know Sludge,[1] which it cannot learn legally.
347.png Battle Hall Anorith Stone Edge GEN4.3Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver All Anorith in the Battle Hall know Stone Edge,[1] which it cannot learn legally.
413G.png School Kid Ann's Wormadam Leaf Storm GEN5.1Pokémon Black and White School Kid Ann's Sandy Cloak Wormadam knows the move Leaf Storm; however, as a Sandy Cloak Wormadam 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 In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, one of Rayquaza's attacks is 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.
021.png Battle Hall Spearow Quick Attack and Scary Face Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver All Spearow in the Battle Hall know both Quick Attack and Scary Face; while Spearow can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Spearow can only learn these moves by breeding, but the only Flying Egg Group Pokémon, other than Spearow or Fearow, that can learn Scary Face is Aerodactyl, which cannot learn Quick Attack.
096.png Drowzee Assist and Barrier Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Battle Frontier opponents, except in the Battle Hall, may use a Drowzee with Assist and Barrier; while Drowzee can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Drowzee and Hypno can only inherit Assist from Spinda and the Chimchar family, neither of which can learn Barrier.
207.png Gligar Sand Tomb and Metal Claw Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Battle Frontier opponents, except in the Battle Hall, may use a Gligar with Sand Tomb and Metal Claw; while Gligar can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Gligar and Gliscor can only inherit Metal Claw from Scizor, the Nincada family, and (by chain breeding) the Paras family; however, none of these Pokémon can learn Sand Tomb.
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 Double Edge and Circle Throw; while Kangaskhan can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Kangaskhan can only inherit Circle Throw from the Whismur family, which cannot learn Double Edge (except by Generation III Move Tutor, but Circle Throw did not exist until Generation V).
576.png Gothitelle Mirror Coat and Miracle Eye Pokémon Black and White, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Battle Subway opponents may use a Gothitelle with Mirror Coat and Miracle Eye; while Gothitelle can learn both of these moves individually, there is no way for it to legally know both moves simultaneously. Gothitelle can only inherit Mirror Coat from Lopunny, which cannot learn Miracle Eye.
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

References

See also

Move errors in various Pokémon canons
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