Anime move errors

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In the Pokémon anime, there will often come up a Pokémon that knows a move it cannot learn legally in any of the games. It is unknown whether these are actual mistakes, a writing policy of not having to stick to the games too closely, or merely the Pokémon using an attribute that shares the name of a move in the games.

It should also be noted that occasionally Nintendo will make available Pokémon that can be transferred onto the games with 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 anime Pokémon with moves they can't learn in the games

# MS Name Move Episode
017 017 Ash's Pidgeotto Peck 1003EP003
127 127 Samurai's Pinsir Tackle 1004EP004
109 109 James's Koffing Counter 1006EP006
120 120 Misty's Staryu Counter 1007EP007
020 020 Ash's Raticate Hi Jump Kick 1015EP015
116 116 Misty's Horsea Sludge 1019EP019
001 001 Ash's Bulbasaur Whirlwind 1032EP032
005 005 Ash's Charmeleon Tail Whip 1044EP044
025 025 Ash's Pikachu Bite 1068EP068
037 037 Brock's Vulpix Agility 1072EP072
004 004 Zippo Tackle 1079EP079
055 055 Golduck Barrier 1091EP091
055 055 Golduck Psywave 1091EP091
024 024 Jessie's Arbok Tackle 1095EP095
006 006 Ash's Charizard Tackle 1108EP108
071 071 James's Victreebel Tackle 1122EP122
182 182 Bailey's Bellossom Twister 1122EP122
025 025 Ash's Pikachu Leer 1150EP150
155 155 Ash's Cyndaquil Agility 1152EP152
164 164 Ash's Noctowl Gust 1164EP164
202 202 Jessie's Wobbuffet Bide 1167EP167
197 197 Gary's Umbreon Agility 1171EP171
025 025 Ash's Pikachu Tackle 1183EP183
158 158 Ash's Totodile Skull Bash 1216EP216
001 001 Ash's Bulbasaur Dig 1225EP225
047 047 Parasect Sleep Powder 1227EP227
157 157 Jimmy's Typhlosion Fire Spin 1230.5The Legend of Thunder!
219 219 Egan's Magcargo Withdraw 1240EP240
246 246 Ash's Larvitar Harden 1258EP258
208 208 Harrison's Steelix Wrap 1271EP271
299 299 Roxanne's Nosepass Hyper Beam 2016AG016
296 296 Brawly's Makuhita Slam 2020AG020
385 385 Jirachi Teleport 2034.5Jirachi: Wish Maker
371 371 Michelle's Bagon Skull Bash 2043AG043
438 438 Brock's Bonsly Take Down 2156AG156
397 396 Ash's Starly Gust 3002DP002
269 269 Jessie's Dustox Stun Spore 3008DP008
414 414 Cheryl's Mothim Supersonic 3032DP032
436 436 Saturn's Bronzor Teleport 3060DP060
446 446 Kylie's Munchlax Giga Impact 3076DP076
376 376 Metagross Lock-On 3117DP117
477 477 Dusknoir Rapid Spin 3122.5Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness
486 486 Regigigas Hammer Arm 3129DP129
069 069 Bellsprout Absorb 3134DP134
343 343 Damos's Baltoy Shock Wave 3135.5Arceus and the Jewel of Life
344 344 Damos's Claydol Shock Wave 3135.5Arceus and the Jewel of Life
480 480 Uxie Teleport 3151DP151
481 481 Mesprit Teleport 3151DP151
482 482 Azelf Teleport 3151DP151
401 401 Nando's Kricketot Sing 3174DP174

Less blatant examples

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