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Move Deleter

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Move Deleter
わすれオヤジ Forgetting Man
The Move Deleter in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Gender Male
Hometown Varies
Region Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Orre, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos
Generation II, III, IV, V, VI
Games Gold, Silver, and Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, FireRed and LeafGreen, Colosseum, Pokémon XD, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Black and White, Black 2 and White 2, X and Y

A Move Deleter (Japanese: わすれオヤジ Forgetting Man) is the opposite of a Move Reminder. For no charge, they will make a Pokémon forget a move it knows.

This is the only way for a Pokémon to forget HM moves such as Cut or Fly, besides using the Day Care. In Pokémon Emerald, however, Surf cannot be deleted from a Pokémon if that Pokémon is the only one in the player's party or PC that knows Surf. In addition, a Pokémon's move will not be forgotten if it is the only move it knows.

The Move Deleter's service was also used in the second generation games to delete moves exclusive to the second generation so that Pokémon could be traded to Generation I games via the Time Capsule. Similarly, a Pokémon in Generation III must first forget its HM moves before it can be transferred to Generation IV via Pal Park, and a Pokémon in Generation IV must forget its HM moves before it can be transferred to Generation V via the Poké Transfer.


Move Deleters can be found in the following locations:


Johto Move Deleter II OD.png Mr Briney OD.png Engineer OD.png Move Deleter DPPt OD.png Pokéfan HGSS OD.png Name rater Unova OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation V


  • All of the Move Deleters are characteristically forgetful (some even temporarily forgetting who they are), which is a reference to their Japanese name.

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