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This is a list of moves that have appeared in the anime, manga, and TCG that have not appeared in the games.

In the anime

Thunder Armor

In Super Smash Bros.

Puff Up (Japanese: おおきくなる Grow): Jigglypuff's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. Jigglypuff grows to an enormous size, taking up most of the stage. Jigglypuff then lets out a loud cry which blasts foes away. It may be Uproar or Hyper Voice. After it cries, it shrinks back down to normal size.
Aura Storm (Japanese: はどうのあらし Wave Storm): Lucario's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Lucario will rise to the top of the screen, then let out a powerful beam of aura that can be angled. This move lasts for a short period of time. Lucario will return to where he once was when the move is over. Like all of Lucario's moves, this attack becomes more powerful as Lucario's damage increases.
Thunder Jolt (Japanese: でんげき Electric Attack): Pikachu's standard B special move in the series, taken from a Pikachu TCG card. Pikachu will let off a small blue ball of electricity which will steadily fall until it hits a surface, in which it'll move in a waving pattern on that surface (up walls, over and under too) for a brief period of time. It'll deal damage when someone else touches it. Pichu has this move in Super Smash Bros. Melee also, but it is stronger and, as with all of Pichu's electric moves in that game, does a little bit of damage to Pichu when it uses it. However, in the French translation, this move is referred as Thunderbolt (Tonnerre in French).

In the manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga

OX□♥○: Blastoise hits the opponent by releasing its water cannons, used to defeat Bruno's Hitmonlee.
MegaVolt (Japanese: 100まんボルト 1,000,000 Volts): a stronger version of Thunderbolt (10 times the strength), used to defeat Lance.
Super Rising Thunder (Japanese: 超ライジングサンダー Super Rising Thunder): A stronger version of Thunder, used to defeat the Masked Man. In PSs2, it was revealed to actually be the move Volt Tackle, but Gold came up with the name Super Rising Thunder because he didn't know its real name. And the move was actually inspired by TCG Rocket's Raikou.

In the TCG

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The Pokémon Trading Card Game frequently invents new moves for Pokémon to use. It should be noted however, that some moves that appear in the card game go on to appear in the video games. For example, in the very first set released, Poliwrath knew Whirlpool and Magikarp knew Flail, moves not introduced in the game until Generation II. It should also be noted that some of the moves listed here may share their English names with moves or Abilities later introduced in the video games, but they are in fact unrelated as their names in the original Japanese are different. For example, Jungle Pidgeot's Hurricane (Japanese: ハリケーン Hurricane) is not the same as the Hurricane move Pidgeot would later learn starting in the Generation V games (Japanese: ぼうふう Windstorm).

Neo Series

e-Card Series

EX Series

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Diamond & Pearl Series

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Platinum Series

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HeartGold & SoulSilver Series

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Call of Legends

Black & White Series

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XY Series

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