Move Deleter

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Move Deleter
わすれオヤジ Forgetting Man
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The Move Deleter in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Gender Male
Hometown Varies
Region Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Orre, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola
Generation II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII
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, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sun and Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

A Move Deleter (Japanese: わすれオヤジ Forgetting Man) is a person who, for no charge, will make a Pokémon forget a move it knows. They are the counterparts to the Move Reminder, often found in the same location.

In Galar, there is no traditional Move Deleter; instead, Jack offers to make Pokémon forget moves (among other services). In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Scarlet, and Violet, it is possible at any time outside of battle to have a Pokémon forget moves.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! no characters make Pokémon forget their moves. However, in these games, a forgetful man that used to live in the same house as the Move Deleter from FireRed and LeafGreen moves to a house on Route 12 and is known as "Mr. Dazzling". He gives the player TM32 (Dazzling Gleam).


A Move Deleter's only restrictions are that they cannot make a Pokémon forget the last move it knows and, in Pokémon Emerald, they cannot make a Pokémon forget Surf if that Pokémon is the only one in the player's party or PC that knows the move.

Those restrictions aside, the Move Deleter is the only way for a Pokémon to forget HM moves such as Cut or Fly besides exploiting the Day Care, even in Colosseum and XD where HMs are not used as field moves. This is particularly useful for transferring Pokémon from Generations III or IV to the following generation via Pal Park or Poké Transfer, since Pokémon cannot know any HM moves when they are transferred. For most moves, Move Deleters are the only way to let Pokémon forget a move without learning a new one.

The Move Deleter's service was likewise useful in the Generation II games to delete moves exclusive to the second generation so that Pokémon could be traded to Generation I games via the Time Capsule.

In Pokémon XD, the Move Deleter is also responsible for helping Michael with an issue involving the Move Reminder, who is also located at Mt. Battle with the latter: if any of his Pokémon already have four move slots occupied, then the Move Reminder cannot reteach the Pokémon a forgotten move unless the Move Deleter helps to erase a move. Unlike the Move Reminder, the Deleter's service is free of charge.


Move Deleters can be found in the following locations:

Region City Location
Kanto (FRLG only) Fuchsia City House next to Pokémon Center
Johto Blackthorn City House west of the Poké Mart
Hoenn Lilycove City House east of the Department Store
Orre Mt. Battle Lobby, man on the top bench on the right
Sinnoh Canalave City House south of Pokémon Center
Unova BW: Mistralton City House east of the Pokémon Center
B2W2: Pokémon World Tournament Second stall from the southwest
Kalos Dendemille Town House northeast of the Pokémon Center
Alola Hau'oli City In the Pokémon Center


Sprites and models

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FireRed and LeafGreen
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Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
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HeartGold and SoulSilver
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Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon


Main article: Move Deleter/Quotes


  • All of the Move Deleters, excluding the one in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, are characteristically forgetful (some even temporarily forgetting who they are), which is a reference to their Japanese name.

See also

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 技能遺忘爺爺 Jìnéng Yíwàng Yéyé
France Flag.png French Effaceur de Capacités
Germany Flag.png German Attacken-Verlerner
Italy Flag.png Italian EliminamosseII-V
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기술 잊기 Gisul Itgi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Quita-Movimientos

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