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* Although '''{{m|Blaze Kick}}''' was no longer {{p|Blaziken}}'s signature move from Generation III, it remains the only Fire-type Pokémon to learn it by level up.
* Although '''{{m|Blaze Kick}}''' was no longer {{p|Blaziken}}'s signature move from Generation III, it remains the only Fire-type Pokémon to learn it by level up.
* The {{p|Venipede}} family are the only Pokémon besides {{p|Golem}} which can learn '''{{m|Steamroller}}'''. They are also the only Bug-type Pokémon to learn it.
* The {{p|Venipede}} family are the only Pokémon besides {{p|Golem}} which can learn '''{{m|Steamroller}}'''. They are also the only Bug-type Pokémon to learn it.
* {{p|Audino}} is the only Pokémon to learn '''[[Secret Power]]''' as of Generation V. It's because of the removal of TM which taught that move.
* {{p|Audino}} is the only Pokémon to learn '''[[Secret Power]]''' as of Generation V, due to the removal of TM which taught that move.
== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==

Revision as of 10:42, 26 April 2011

Signature moves are moves that can only be learned by a single Pokémon or its evolutionary relatives by level-up, (unless the move cannot be learned by any Pokémon via level-up, in which case other methods are considered) usually in the same evolutionary line. Note that any of the moves included in this classification (except for Chatter) can be learned by Smeargle by use of Sketch, making Sketch and Chatter the only moves that are truly exclusive to one Pokémon legitimately. Also, some of these moves can be passed down via breeding to other Pokémon.

List of Pokémon and their signature moves

# Name Move
015 Beedrill Beedrill Twineedle *
016 Pidgey Pidgey FeatherDance *
Gust *
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
019 Rattata Rattata Hyper Fang *
Super Fang *
020 Raticate Raticate
023 Ekans Ekans Glare *
024 Arbok Arbok
043 Oddish Oddish Petal Dance *
044 Gloom Gloom
046 Paras Paras Spore *
047 Parasect Parasect
050 Diglett Diglett Fissure *
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
052 Meowth Meowth Pay Day
059 Arcanine Arcanine ExtremeSpeed *
063 Abra Abra Teleport *
064 Kadabra Kadabra Kinesis
Teleport *
065 Alakazam Alakazam
090 Shellder Shellder Icicle Spear *
Clamp *
092 Gastly Gastly Night Shade *
093 Haunter Haunter
094 Gengar Gengar
098 Krabby Krabby Crabhammer *
099 Kingler Kingler
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Barrage
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
104 Cubone Cubone Bone Club
Bone Rush *
105 Marowak Marowak
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Jump Kick *
Hi Jump Kick *
Rolling Kick *
Mega Kick
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Counter *
113 Chansey Chansey Softboiled *
242 Blissey Blissey
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Dizzy Punch *
118 Goldeen Goldeen Waterfall *
119 Seaking Seaking
120 Staryu Staryu Camouflage *
124 Jynx Jynx Lovely Kiss
129 Magikarp Magikarp Splash *
137 Porygon Porygon Conversion
Conversion 2
Sharpen *
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Conversion
Conversion 2
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psystrike
167 Spinarak Spinarak Spider Web *
168 Ariados Ariados
172 Pichu Pichu Volt Tackle
196 Espeon Espeon Morning Sun *
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Pain Split *
204 Pineco Pineco Spikes *
205 Forretress Forretress
214 Heracross Heracross Megahorn *
215 Sneasel Sneasel Beat Up *
224 Octillery Octillery Octazooka
225 Delibird Delibird Present
235 Smeargle Smeargle Sketch
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Triple Kick
241 Miltank Miltank Milk Drink
249 Lugia Lugia Aeroblast
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Sacred Fire
253 Grovyle Grovyle Leaf Blade *
254 Sceptile Sceptile
257 Blaziken Blaziken Blaze Kick *
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Muddy Water *
260 Swampert Swampert
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Extrasensory *
287 Slakoth Slakoth Slack Off *
289 Slaking Slaking
296 Makuhita Makuhita Arm Thrust *
297 Hariyama Hariyama
300 Skitty Skitty Assist *
313 Volbeat Volbeat Tail Glow *
Signal Beam *
315 Roselia Roselia GrassWhistle *
327 Spinda Spinda Teeter Dance *
331 Cacnea Cacnea Needle Arm *
332 Cacturne Cacturne
335 Zangoose Zangoose Crush Claw *
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Tail *
351 Castform Castform Weather Ball *
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Ball
364 Sealeo Sealeo
365 Walrein Walrein
380 Latias Latias Mist Ball
381 Latios Latios Luster Purge
385 Jirachi Jirachi Doom Desire
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psycho Boost
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Defend Order
Heal Order
Attack Order
441 Chatot Chatot Chatter
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Rock Wrecker *
483 Dialga Dialga Roar of Time
484 Palkia Palkia Spacial Rend
485 Heatran Heatran Magma Storm
486 Regigigas Regigigas Crush Grip
487 Giratina Giratina Shadow Force
488 Cresselia Cresselia Lunar Dance
490 Manaphy Manaphy Heart Swap
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Void
492 Shaymin Shaymin Seed Flare
493 Arceus Arceus Judgment
494 Victini Victini Searing Shot
498 Tepig Tepig Heat Crash
499 Pignite Pignite
500 Emboar Emboar
538 Throh Throh Storm Throw
570 Zorua Zorua Night Daze
571 Zoroark Zoroark
572 Minccino Minccino Tail Slap
573 Cinccino Cinccino
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Horn Leech
595 Joltik Joltik Electroweb
596 Galvantula Galvantula
599 Klink Klink Gear Grind
Shift Gear
600 Klang Klang
601 Klinklang Klinklang
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Head Charge
637 Volcarona Volcarona Fiery Dance
638 Cobalion Cobalion Sacred Sword
639 Terrakion Terrakion
640 Virizion Virizion
643 Reshiram Reshiram Fusion Flare
Blue Flare
644 Zekrom Zekrom Fusion Bolt
Bolt Strike
646 Kyurem Kyurem Glaciate
Ice Burn
Freeze Shock
647 Keldeo Keldeo Sacred Sword
Secret Sword
648 Meloetta Meloetta Relic Song
649 Genesect Genesect Techno Blast

One-off signature moves

This is a list of signature moves that at only one point, another Pokémon had the ability to acquire:

Other signature move examples

  • Although other Pokémon are capable of learning Drill Peck, Fearow, Dodrio, and Zapdos are shown to be the most common Pokémon to use it.
  • The Squirtle evolution family and Sharpedo are the only Pokémon to learn Skull Bash by leveling up, but other Pokémon could learn it through TM40 in Generation I.
  • Although Megahorn was no longer Heracross's signature move starting in Generation III, it was still the only Template:Type2 Pokémon that could learn the move prior to Generation V, where Megahorn is now learnable by Scolipede, Karrablast and Escavalier.
  • Sudowoodo is the only Pokémon to learn Mimic by leveling up in Generation II, but other Pokémon could learn it through TM31 in Generation I and move tutor in Generation III.
  • Lucario is usually associated with Aura Sphere and Force Palm, but eight Pokémon (including Lucario) can learn Aura Sphere in total. Seven Pokémon (including Lucario) can learn Force Palm. In Generation V, Lucario and Mienshao are the only Fighting-type Pokémon to learn Aura Sphere naturally.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Charizard's trophy refers to Flamethrower as its signature move.
  • Eight Pokémon can currently learn Arcanine's former signature move, ExtremeSpeed.
  • Goldeen and Seaking had Waterfall as their signature move in Generation I, before it was changed to a HM. They are still the only ones to learn it by level up.
  • In Generations II and IV, Hitmonlee is the only Pokémon who can learn Mega Kick. However, in Generations I and III, others could learn it through TM and move tutor respectively.
    • As for Jump Kick, it was its signature move for the first three generations; however, it was discovered that Buneary and Lopunny can learn it in Generation IV.
  • Electrode are most commonly seen using Explosion, with it being shown to use it most in the anime.
  • Jolteon and Vaporeon's signature moves are said to be Pin Missile and Acid Armor, respectively. Both abilities are alluded to in both Pokémon's various Pokédex entries. However, many Pokémon learn both moves by leveling up, and some through breeding. Likewise, Umbreon's Moonlight matches Espeon's Morning Sun, though others can learn it even in its introductory generation.
  • Suicune, being known as the Aurora Pokémon, is associated with the move Aurora Beam.
  • Although Clefairy can learn Meteor Mash by leveling up in any Generation III game, the only Pokémon that were able to learn it legally before release of FireRed and LeafGreen were Metang and its evolved form, Metagross.
  • Ditto has Transform as its only move and is most associated with it; however, Mew is also able to learn it.
  • Unown can learn only Hidden Power; however, almost every other Pokémon can learn it via TM10 in Generation II and beyond.
  • Each of Rotom's forms has its own signature move that cannot be carried over to any of its other forms. However, none of these five moves are exclusive to it.
  • Although several Pokémon can learn it by TM, until Generation III only Diglett and Dugtrio could learn Dig by level up.
  • Until Generation III, Koffing and Weezing were the only Poison-type Pokémon capable of learning Smog. As of Generation IV, they are still the only Poison-types to learn the move naturally, and all other Poison-types must be bred the move to have it.
  • Though many others can learn it through TM or breeding, Skarmory is the only Pokémon to learn Steel Wing by leveling up.
    • Also, this trait is shared with Volt Switch, which only Emolga can learn via level-up.
  • Prior to Generation V, Vigoroth is the only Pokémon to learn Focus Punch by leveling up.
  • Porygon-Z is the only Pokémon to learn Trick Room by leveling up, although that move can be learned via TM92.
  • Almost every Pokémon is able to learn Facade via TM42. However, Chimchar is the only one to learn it by leveling up prior to Generation V.
  • The move Razor Shell, although it can also be learned by Shellder, Oshawott's evolutionary line are tied to this move.
  • Although only Panpour and its evolution are the only Pokémon to learn Scald by leveling up, other Pokémon can learn it via TM55.
    • Also, Pansage is currently the only Pokémon to learn Grass Knot by leveling up, other Pokémon can learn it via TM86.
  • Sacred Sword is not technically considered a signature move in the traditional sense because it is not involved in a sole evolutionary line, but it is uniquely learned by the musketeer trio.
  • Although Blaze Kick was no longer Blaziken's signature move from Generation III, it remains the only Fire-type Pokémon to learn it by level up.
  • The Venipede family are the only Pokémon besides Golem which can learn Steamroller. They are also the only Bug-type Pokémon to learn it.
  • Audino is the only Pokémon to learn Secret Power as of Generation V, due to the removal of TM which taught that move.


  • So far, Hitmonlee has had the most signature moves, with four. However, three of them were only temporarily Hitmonlee's signature moves, and now can be learned by other Pokémon. The other was also previously available to other Pokémon through TMs and Move Tutors.
    • However, as of Generation V the Pokémon who possess the most signature moves is Vespiquen, with three, all of which are associated with its typing.