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In the Pokémon Trading Card Game, there will often come up a Pokémon that knows a move it cannot learn legally in any of the games.

Occasionally, in-game event Pokémon that can be transferred onto the main series games have a move that is not normally included in that Pokémon's moveset (a prime example being Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire, which gave away four separate Pokémon with moves that were not normally available to that specific Pokémon).

List of TCG Pokémon with moves they cannot learn in the games

Original Series

Artwork Name Move TCG Set Picture
065Alakazam.png Alakazam Confuse Ray Base Set AlakazamBaseSet1.jpg
082Magneton.png Magneton Selfdestruct Base Set MagnetonBaseSet9.jpg
147Dratini.png Dratini Pound Base Set DratiniBaseSet26.jpg
014Kakuna.png Kakuna PoisonPowder Base Set KakunaBaseSet33.jpg
063Abra.png Abra Psyshock* Base Set AbraBaseSet43.jpg
096Drowzee.png Drowzee Confuse Ray Base Set DrowzeeBaseSet49.jpg
081Magnemite.png Magnemite Selfdestruct Base Set MagnemiteBaseSet53.jpg
011Metapod.png Metapod Stun Spore* Base Set MetapodBaseSet54.jpg
097Hypno.png Hypno Dark Mind Fossil HypnoFossil8.jpg
082Magneton.png Magneton Selfdestruct Fossil MagnetonFossil11.jpg
008Wartortle.png Dark Wartortle DoubleSlap Team Rocket DarkWartortleTeamRocket46.jpg
063Abra.png Abra Psyshock* Team Rocket AbraTeamRocket49.jpg
119Seaking.png Misty's Seaking Mud Splash Gym Heroes MistySeakingGymHeroes55.jpg
116Horsea.png Misty's Horsea Tackle Gym Heroes MistyHorseaGymHeroes86.jpg
013Weedle.png Weedle Peck Vending Machine WeedleVendingS1.jpg
014Kakuna.png Kakuna Rollout Vending Machine KakunaVendingS1.jpg
007Squirtle.png Squirtle Pound Vending Machine SquirtleVendingS1.jpg
019Rattata.png Rattata Scratch Vending Machine RattataVendingS1.jpg
090Shellder.png Shellder Water Spout Vending Machine ShellderVendingS2.jpg
100Voltorb.png Voltorb ThunderShock Vending Machine VoltorbVendingS2.jpg
021Spearow.png Spearow Gust Vending Machine SpearowVendingS2.jpg
132Ditto.png Koga's Ditto Pound Gym Challenge KogaDittoGymChallenge10.jpg
133Eevee.png Lt. Surge's Eevee Surprise
Gym Challenge LtSurgeEeveeGymChallenge51.jpg
037Vulpix.png Blaine's Vulpix Bite Gym Challenge BlaineVulpixGymChallenge66.jpg
046Paras.png Erika's Paras Irongrip Gym Challenge ErikaParasGymChallenge71.jpg
016Pidgey.png Koga's Pidgey Peck Gym Challenge KogaPidgeyGymChallenge80.jpg
063Abra.png Sabrina's Abra Pound Gym Challenge SabrinaAbraGymChallenge93.jpg
012Butterfree.png Butterfree Fly Southern Islands ButterfreeSouthernIslands9.jpg
021Spearow.png Spearow Wing Attack Intro Pack SpearowSquirtleDeck13.jpg

Neo Series

Artwork Name Move TCG Set Picture
159Croconaw.png Croconaw Tackle Neo Genesis CroconawNeoGenesis32.jpg
158Totodile.png Totodile Fury Swipes Neo Genesis TotodileNeoGenesis81.jpg
248Tyranitar.png Tyranitar Slam Neo Discovery TyranitarNeoDiscovery12.jpg
247Pupitar.png Pupitar Skull Bash Neo Discovery PupitarNeoDiscovery45.jpg
060Poliwag.png Poliwag Rollout Neo Discovery PoliwagNeoDiscovery62.jpg
147Dratini.png Dratini Fury Attack Neo Destiny DratiniNeoDestiny63.jpg
246Larvitar.png Larvitar Rock Throw Neo Destiny LarvitarNeoDestiny70.jpg
191Sunkern.png Sunkern Rollout Neo Destiny SunkernNeoDestiny83.jpg
153Bayleef.png Bayleef Sleep Powder Intro Pack Neo BayleefChikoritaHalfDeck24.jpg
172Pichu.png Pichu Pound Intro Pack Neo PichuTotodileSideDeck.jpg
063Abra.png Abra Pound Intro Pack Neo AbraTotodileSideDeck.jpg

Vs era

Artwork Name Move TCG Set Picture
176Togetic.png Falkner's Togetic Agility Pokémon VS FalknerTogeticVS5.jpg
097Hypno.png Morty's Hypno Dark Mind Pokémon VS MortyHypnoTyranitarHalfDeck.jpg
196Espeon.png Sabrina's Espeon Psywave Pokémon VS SabrinaEspeonVS56.jpg
168Ariados.png Janine's Ariados Poison Fang Pokémon VS JanineAriadosVS65.jpg
213Shuckle.png Janine's Shuckle Sludge Pokémon VS JanineShuckleVS67.jpg
124Jynx.png Will's Jynx Hypnosis Pokémon VS WillJynxVS74.jpg
130Gyarados.png Lance's Gyarados Wrap Pokémon VS LanceGyaradosVS98.jpg
248Tyranitar.png Rocket's Tyranitar Slam Pokémon VS RocketTyranitarVS142.jpg

e-Card Series

Artwork Name Move TCG Set Picture
136Flareon.png Flareon Fury Swipes T Promo FlareonTPromo1.jpg
079Slowpoke.png Slowpoke Pound T Promo SlowpokeTPromo4.jpg
156Quilava.png Quilava Take Down T Promo QuilavaTPromo8.jpg
002Ivysaur.png Ivysaur Stomp T Promo IvysaurTPromo10.jpg
091Cloyster.png Cloyster Lick Expedition CloysterExpedition8.jpg
150Mewtwo.png Mewtwo Hypnosis Expedition MewtwoExpedition20.jpg
159Croconaw.png Croconaw Tackle
Take Down
Expedition CroconawExpedition74.jpg
064Kadabra.png Kadabra Confuse Ray Expedition KadabraExpedition84.jpg
126Magmar.png Magmar Thrash Expedition MagmarExpedition86.jpg
011Metapod.png Metapod Rollout Expedition MetapodExpedition87.jpg
008Wartortle.png Wartortle DoubleSlap Expedition WartortleExpedition92.jpg
063Abra.png Abra Scratch
Confuse Ray
Expedition AbraExpedition93.jpg
010Caterpie.png Caterpie Headbutt Expedition CaterpieExpedition96.jpg
152Chikorita.png Chikorita Sleep Powder Expedition ChikoritaExpedition100.jpg
118Goldeen.png Goldeen Splash Expedition GoldeenExpedition111.jpg
043Oddish.png Oddish Tackle Expedition OddishExpedition122.jpg
016Pidgey.png Pidgey Peck
Fury Strikes
Expedition PidgeyExpedition123.jpg
025Pikachu.png Pikachu Tackle Expedition PikachuExpedition124.jpg
060Poliwag.png Poliwag Rollout Expedition PoliwagExpedition125.jpg
090Shellder.png Shellder ViceGrip
Expedition ShellderExpedition129.jpg
007Squirtle.png Squirtle DoubleSlap Expedition SquirtleExpedition131.jpg
001Bulbasaur.png Bulbasaur Scratch McDonald Pack BulbasaurMcDonaldPack1.jpg
004Charmander.png Charmander Slam McDonald Pack CharmanderMcDonaldPack4.jpg
155Cyndaquil.png Cyndaquil Pound McDonald Pack CyndaquilMcDonaldPack6.jpg
158Totodile.png Totodile Stomp McDonald Pack TotodileMcDonaldPack8.jpg
177Natu.png Natu Glare McDonald Pack NatuMcDonaldPack15.jpg
027Sandshrew.png Sandshrew Slam McDonald Pack SandshrewMcDonaldPack16.jpg
246Larvitar.png Larvitar Comet Punch McDonald Pack LarvitarMcDonaldPack18.jpg
224Octillery.png Octillery SmokeScreen Aquapolis OctilleryAquapolis26.jpg
229Houndoom.png Houndoom SmokeScreen Aquapolis HoundoomAquapolis14.jpg
124Jynx.png Jynx Confuse Ray Aquapolis JynxAquapolis18.jpg
180Flaaffy.png Flaaffy Spark Aquapolis FlaaffyAquapolis47.jpg
055Golduck.png Golduck Slash Aquapolis GolduckAquapolis50.jpg
100Voltorb.png Voltorb ThunderShock Aquapolis VoltorbAquapolis64.jpg
104Cubone.png Cubone Tackle Aquapolis CuboneAquapolis72.jpg
096Drowzee.png Drowzee Tackle Aquapolis DrowzeeAquapolis74.jpg
237Hitmontop.png Hitmontop Double Kick Aquapolis HitmontopAquapolis82.jpg
032Nidoran.png Nidoran♂ Scratch Aquapolis NidoranAquapolis96.jpg
137Porygon.png Porygon Peck Aquapolis PorygonAquapolis103.jpg
079Slowpoke.png Slowpoke Bite Aquapolis SlowpokeAquapolis108.jpg
114Tangela.png Tangela Double Kick Aquapolis TangelaAquapolis112.jpg
072Tentacool.png Tentacool Recover Aquapolis TentacoolAquapolis113.jpg
175Togepi.png Togepi Pound Aquapolis TogepiAquapolis114.jpg
194Wooper.png Wooper Bubble Aquapolis WooperAquapolis117.jpg
320Wailmer.png Ross's Wailmer Tackle Theater Limited VS Pack RossWailmerTheaterVSPack5.jpg
207Gligar.png Gligar Irongrip Skyridge GligarSkyridge59.jpg
214Heracross.png Heracross Slash Skyridge HeracrossSkyridge64.jpg
014Kakuna.png Kakuna PoisonPowder Skyridge KakunaSkyridge70.jpg
165Ledyba.png Ledyba Slam Skyridge LedybaSkyridge73.jpg
177Natu.png Natu Removal Beam Skyridge NatuSkyridge80.jpg
030Nidorina.png Nidorina Tackle* Skyridge NidorinaSkyridge83.jpg
061Poliwhirl.png Poliwhirl Double Kick Skyridge PoliwhirlSkyridge88.jpg
020Raticate.png Raticate Scratch Skyridge RaticateSkyridge89.jpg
218Slugma.png Slugma Tackle Skyridge SlugmaSkyridge98.jpg
120Staryu.png Staryu DoubleSlap Skyridge StaryuSkyridge103.jpg
120Staryu.png Staryu Confuse Ray* Skyridge StaryuSkyridge104.jpg
191Sunkern.png Sunkern Rollout Skyridge SunkernSkyridge106.jpg
216Teddiursa.png Teddiursa Rage Skyridge TeddiursaSkyridge109.jpg
013Weedle.png Weedle Fury Attack Skyridge WeedleSkyridge114.jpg

EX Series

Artwork Name Move Picture
025Pikachu.png Pikachu Scratch EX Sandstorm PikachuEXSandstorm72.jpg
136Flareon.png Flareon Fire Dance EX Unseen Forces FlareonEXUnseenForces5.jpg
124Jynx.png Jynx δ Fire Punch EX Dragon Frontiers 643 x001 124ROUGELA.jpg

PCG era

Diamond & Pearl Series

Platinum Series

Artwork Name Move Picture
392Infernape.png Infernape 4 High Jump Kick Rising Rivals Infernape4RisingRivals43.jpg

HeartGold & SoulSilver Series

Artwork Name Move Picture
126Magmar.png Magmar Eruption Triumphant MagmarTriumphant42.jpg

Call of Legends Series

Black & White Series

Artwork Name Move Picture
587Emolga.png Emolga Bounce Next Destinies EmolgaNextDestinies49.jpg
571Zoroark.png Zoroark Dark Rush Dark Explorers ZoroarkDarkExplorers71.jpg

Miscellaneous releases

Artwork Name Move Picture
025Pikachu.png Pikachu Scratch Wizards Black Star Promos PikachuWizardsPromo26.jpg

Game Boy's TCG-exclusive cards

Artwork Name Move Picture
132Ditto.png Ditto Pound DittoGB1.jpg
134Vaporeon.png Vaporeon Focus Energy VaporeonGB1.jpg

Former errors

Artwork Name Move TCG Set Picture
025Pikachu.png Pikachu Spark Jungle PikachuJungle60.jpg
025Pikachu.png Pikachu Spark POP Series 4 Pikachu13POPSeries4.jpg
025Pikachu.png Pikachu Spark POP Series 6 Pikachu9POPSeries6.jpg
109Koffing.png Koffing Poison Gas Intro Pack KoffingBulbasaurDeck39.jpg
138Omanyte.png Omanyte Bind Neo Discovery OmanyteNeoDiscovery60.jpg
250Ho-Oh.png Ho-Oh Dive Bomb Neo Revelation Ho-OhNeoRevelation7.jpg
130Gyarados.png Shining Gyarados Outrage Neo Revelation ShiningGyaradosNeoRevelation65.jpg
184Azumarill.png Light Azumarill Bubble Neo Revelation LightAzumarillNeoDestiny13.jpg
183Marill.png Marill Bubble Expedition MarillExpedition120.jpg
210Granbull.png Granbull Mega Punch Skyridge GranbullSkyridge61.jpg
058Growlithe.png Growlithe Double Kick Skyridge GrowlitheSkyridge62.jpg

See also

Move errors in various Pokémon canons

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