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Move Tutor

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A move tutor will teach a Pokémon moves that are not normally teachable through level up, TMs, or HMs. Move tutors are found in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn,Orrie and Sinnoh. They are not to be confused with move relearners.

Johto Move Tutors

In Pokémon Crystal, an elderly fellow visits Goldenrod City's Game Corner every Wednesday and Saturday after the player has become League Champion. For the price of 4000 coins, this move tutor will teach a Pokémon either Flamethrower, Thunderbolt, or Ice Beam. He will only teach one move to one Pokémon each week.

Orrie Move tutor

In Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, There is a Move Tutor in Agate Village.

Hoenn Move Tutors

Emerald only

Sootopolis City
Mossdeep City
Pacifidlog Town
Fury Cutter  
Verdanturf Town
Verdanturf Town
Lavaridge Town
Mauville City
Sleep Talk  
Fortree City
Lilycove City
Slateport City

Additionally, moves can be purchased at the Battle Frontier.

Move Price
Body Slam 48 BP
Counter 48 BP
Defense Curl 16 BP
Dream Eater 24 BP
Endure 48 BP
Fire Punch 48 BP
Ice Punch 48 BP
Icy Wind 24 BP
Mega Kick 24 BP
Mega Punch 24 BP
Mud-Slap 24 BP
Psych Up 48 BP
Rock Slide 48 BP
Seismic Toss 24 BP
Snore 24 BP
Softboiled 16 BP
Swift 24 BP
Swords Dance 48 BP
ThunderPunch 48 BP
Thunder Wave 48 BP

Kanto/Sevii Move Tutors

These move tutors are in FireRed and LeafGreen versions. They do not appear in older versions for the Game Boy system.

Special move tutors

A woman at Boon Island's Cape Brink will teach one move to the player's starting Pokémon. She will teach Frenzy Plant to Venusaur, Hydro Cannon to Blastoise, and Blast Burn to Charizard. The moves cannot be taught to the previous evolutions of any of these Pokémon, nor to any Charizard, Blastoise, or Venusaur that the player did not start with in Pallet Town.

Normal move tutors

These tutors will teach a Pokémon a move otherwise unobtainable with the current, Generation III TM list. Many of the NPCs which gave a TM containing a move in Generation I that is no longer available in TM form in the current generation will directly teach the move they would have given instead.

Body Slam 
Four Island.
Celadon City's department store, third floor.
Victory Road.
Dream Eater 
Viridian City.
One Island.
Mega Punch and Mega Kick 
Just outside of Mt. Moon, on the Cerulean side.
Cinnabar Island, in the research center.
Saffron City, at Copycat's house.
Rock Slide 
Rock Tunnel.
Seismic Toss 
Pewter City.
Man's house near Celadon City's Rocket Game Corner.
Fuchsia City, by the man near Kangaskhan.
Swords Dance 
Seven Island.
Thunder Wave 
Silph Company, second floor.

Sinnoh Move Tutors


There is also a man on Route 228 who will teach the fully-evolved forms of all twelve starter Pokémon the moves Frenzy Plant, Hydro Cannon, or Blast Burn (depending on their type) if their happiness is at maximum.

In addition, a woman on Route 210 who calls herself Grandma Wilma will teach Draco Meteor to any Dragon Pokémon with maximum happiness.