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Certain special Move Tutor moves are distinguishable from other Move Tutor moves through several criteria. All special Move Tutor moves meet the following criteria, and no other Move Tutor moves meet any of these criteria:

  • Special Move Tutor moves are exclusive to a single Pokémon or a certain explicitly defined class of Pokémon.
  • Special Move Tutor moves cannot be taught to Mew.
  • Special Move Tutor moves can be taught in every core series game, starting either from Generation IV or from the first time the move was available as a Move Tutor move.

Additionally, special Move Tutor moves can always be taught for free, not requiring shards, BP, or any other form of payment. Some other Move Tutor moves are available for free in some games, but special Move Tutor moves are the only ones available for free in every game since their debut.

Like all Move Tutor moves, special Move Tutor moves can be taught only once in Generation III and an unlimited number of times from Generation IV onward.

Variations of Hyper Beam

Introduced in Generation III, Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn, and Hydro Cannon can only be taught to fully-evolved Grass-type, Fire-type, and Water-type starter Pokémon, respectively, if their friendship is maximized.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, these moves could only be taught to Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise, respectively, and could only be taught once. In later games, they can be taught multiple times and to any fully-evolved starter Pokémon.

These moves can be taught in the locations shown below:

Move Type Class Generation Game Tutor location Tutorable Pokémon
Frenzy Plant Grass Special III FRLG Cape Brink Venusaur
IV DPPt Route 228 Venusaur Meganium Sceptile Torterra
HGSS Blackthorn City
V BW Route 13 All of the above, plus: Serperior
B2W2 Pokémon World Tournament
VI XY Snowbelle City All of the above, plus: Chesnaught
ORAS Mauville City
VII SM Hau'oli City All of the above, plus: Decidueye
Blast Burn Fire Special III FRLG Cape Brink Charizard
IV DPPt Route 228 Charizard Typhlosion Blaziken Infernape
HGSS Blackthorn City
V BW Route 13 All of the above, plus: Emboar
B2W2 Pokémon World Tournament
VI XY Snowbelle City All of the above, plus: Delphox
ORAS Mauville City
VII SM Hau'oli City All of the above, plus: Incineroar
Hydro Cannon Water Special III FRLG Cape Brink Blastoise
IV DPPt Route 228 Blastoise Feraligatr Swampert Empoleon
HGSS Blackthorn City
V BW Route 13 All of the above, plus: Samurott
B2W2 Pokémon World Tournament
VI XY Snowbelle City All of the above, plus: Greninja
ORAS Mauville City
VII SM Hau'oli City All of the above, plus: Primarina

Draco Meteor

Introduced in Generation IV, Draco Meteor can be taught to any Dragon-type Pokémon (including Arceus holding a Draco Plate and Silvally holding a Dragon Memory). In Generation IV and from Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire onward, its friendship must be maximized.

In Generation IV, Draco Meteor is taught by Grandma Wilma. In Pokémon Black and White, it is taught by the Gym Leader of Opelucid City from the opposite version (DraydenW or IrisB), while Drayden teaches it in both Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

Draco Meteor can be taught in the locations shown below:

Move Type Class Generation Game Tutor location Tutorable Pokémon
Draco Meteor Dragon Special IV DPPt Route 210 Dratini Dragonair Dragonite Kingdra Vibrava Flygon
Altaria Bagon Shelgon Salamence Latias Latios
Rayquaza Gible Gabite Garchomp Dialga Palkia
Giratina Giratina Arceus
HGSS Blackthorn City
V BWB2W2 Opelucid City All of the above, plus: Axew Fraxure Haxorus
Druddigon Deino Zweilous Hydreigon Reshiram Zekrom
Kyurem Kyurem Kyurem
VI XY Route 21 All of the above, plus: Dragalge Tyrunt Tyrantrum
Goomy Sliggoo Goodra Noibat Noivern Zygarde
ORAS Sootopolis City
VII SM Seafolk Village All of the above, plus: Exeggutor Zygarde Zygarde
Silvally Turtonator Drampa Jangmo-o Hakamo-o Kommo-o
Guzzlord

Pledge moves

Introduced in Generation V, the pledge moves can be taught to any starter Pokémon of any evolutionary stage, as long as its friendship is maximized. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the pledge moves can also be taught to Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, and their evolutions.

These moves can be taught in the locations shown below:

Move Type Class Generation Game Tutor location Tutorable Pokémon
Grass Pledge Grass Special V BW Driftveil City Bulbasaur Ivysaur Venusaur Chikorita Bayleef Meganium
Treecko Grovyle Sceptile Turtwig Grotle Torterra
Snivy Servine Serperior
B2W2 Pokémon World Tournament
VI XY Laverre City All of the above, plus: Chespin Quilladin Chesnaught
ORAS Mauville City
VII SM Hau'oli City All of the above, plus: Pansage Simisage Rowlet
Dartrix Decidueye
Fire Pledge Fire Special V BW Driftveil City Charmander Charmeleon Charizard Cyndaquil Quilava Typhlosion
Torchic Combusken Blaziken Chimchar Monferno Infernape
Tepig Pignite Emboar
B2W2 Pokémon World Tournament
VI XY Laverre City All of the above, plus: Fennekin Braixen Delphox
ORAS Mauville City
VII SM Hau'oli City All of the above, plus: Pansear Simisear Litten
Torracat Incineroar
Water Pledge Water Special V BW Driftveil City Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise Totodile Croconaw Feraligatr
Mudkip Marshtomp Swampert Piplup Prinplup Empoleon
Oshawott Dewott Samurott
B2W2 Pokémon World Tournament
VI XY Laverre City All of the above, plus: Froakie Frogadier Greninja
ORAS Mauville City
VII SM Hau'oli City All of the above, plus: Panpour Simipour Popplio
Brionne Primarina

Secret Sword

Introduced in Generation V, Secret Sword can only be taught to Keldeo. It is Keldeo's signature move and, from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 onward, knowledge of Secret Sword will change Keldeo from Ordinary Form to Resolute Form.

In Pokémon Black and White, the other Swords of Justice teach Keldeo the move. Keldeo learns the move on its own in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

Move Type Class Generation Game Tutor location Tutorable Pokémon
Secret Sword Fighting Special V BW Moor of Icirrus Keldeo
B2W2 Pledge Grove
VI XY Snowbelle City
ORAS Mauville City
VII SM Hano Grand Resort

Relic Song

Introduced in Generation V, Relic Song can only be taught to Meloetta. It is Meloetta's signature move and, when used in battle, will cause it to change between its Aria and Pirouette Formes.

Move Type Class Generation Game Tutor location Tutorable Pokémon
Relic Song Normal Special V BWB2W2 Café Sonata Meloetta
VI XY Snowbelle City
ORAS Mauville City
VII SM Hano Grand Resort

Dragon Ascent

Introduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Dragon Ascent can only be taught to Rayquaza. It is Rayquaza's signature move and, if it knows the move, it is able to Mega Evolve.

Immediately after catching Rayquaza during the Delta Episode in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Zinnia will teach it Dragon Ascent. Additionally, in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, any Rayquaza can be taught Dragon Ascent by a Zinnia's grandmother in Meteor Falls.

Move Type Class Generation Game Tutor location Tutorable Pokémon
Dragon Ascent Flying Physical VI ORAS Meteor Falls Rayquaza
VII SM Seafolk Village

Volt Tackle

Although it has been in the games since Generation III, Volt Tackle made its debut as a Move Tutor move in Pokémon Sun and Moon. It can only be taught to Pikachu, which requires it in order to use Pikanium Z and the Z-Move Catastropika.

Move Type Class Generation Game Tutor location Tutorable Pokémon
Volt Tackle Electric Physical VII SM Konikoni City Pikachu