Bulbapedia:List of moves with unique animations
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This is a list of moves that have been deemed to have a consistent and uniquely identifiable animation in the anime. If a move is on this list, it can be positively identified in the anime even if no verbal or other explicit identification is made. Any move not on this list must be explicitly acknowledged by the characters or script, per the speculation policy.
The contents on this page are judged on a case-by-case basis by staff. If you think a move has a unique animation, please create a new section on this page's talk page asking for it to be considered. Below are some guidelines about what moves are eligible for being unique.
For an animation to be considered unique, its animation must be distinct enough to set it apart from the rest (as in the case of Solar Beam's charge). A move should be used more than once to verify a consistent animation across uses and, as appropriate, users. In most cases, a move must be explicitly identified at least once in the current anime series before it can be considered. However, if a Pokémon with a signature move uses a move that is unidentified but has animation consistent with the in-game animation or description of that species' signature move (such as Blacephalon’s Mind Blown), the move can be taken under consideration without needing verbal identification.
|Fire Punch||The user's fists becomes engulfed in flames and punches the opponent||Move was not used during the Advanced Generation series||Move was not used during the X and Y series|
|Ice Punch||The user's fist becomes engulfed in ice or blue energy and punches the opponent||Move was not used during the Sun and Moon series|
|Thunder Punch||The user's fists becomes engulfed in electricity and punches the opponent|
(must be used offensively)
|The user attacks the opponent with a green vine|
(must be used offensively)
|The user creates a large wave and rides it. It then crashes it down on the target.||Move was not used during the X and Y series|
|Seismic Toss||The user grabs the opponent, jumps into the airs and spins them around before throwing them towards the ground.||Move was not used during the X and Y series||Move was not used during the Sun and Moon series|
(only if it has made contact)
|Vines comes out of the seed and absorbs the opponent's HP||Move was not used during the Sun and Moon series|
|Solar Beam||The user absorbs sunlight before firing a bright beam of light.|
|Poison Powder||The user scatters poisonous purple dust towards the opponent, poisoning them||Move was not used during the Original series|
|Stun Spore||The users scatters yellow or orange dust towards the opponent, paralyzing them|
|Sleep Powder||The user scatters blue or green dust towards the opponent, causing them to sleep|
|Petal Dance||The user unleashes a storm of pink petals towards the opponent, causing confusion upon contact||Move was not used during the Original series|
(must be used offensively)
|The user fires a string of silk towards the opponent|
|Metronome||The user wags its fingers and summons a random move||Move was not used during the Diamond and Pearl series||Move was not used during the Black and White series||Move was not used during the X and Y series||Move was not used during the Sun and Moon series|
|Fire Blast||The user fires a flame that takes the shape of the kanjī 大 (Dai)|
|Swift||The user fires multiple golden colored stars towards the opponent|
|Transform||The user transforms into the opponent||Move was not used during the Black and White series||Move was not used during the X and Y series|
|Rock Slide||The user manifests a cluster of rocks and drops them onto the opponent||Move was not used during the Advanced Generation series|
|Tri Attack||The user fires three multicolored beams simultaneously||Move was not used during the Advanced Generation series||Move was not used during the Diamond and Pearl series||Move was not used during the X and Y series|
|Rollout||The user curls into a ball and rolls towards the opponent at high speed.||Move was not used during the Sun and Moon series|
|Attract||The user winks at the opponent, as hearts are released from its body and towards the opponent. The opponent then becomes infatuated with the user.||Move was not used during the Original series||Move was not used during the Advanced Generation series||Move was not used during the Sun and Moon series|
|Dragon Breath||The user inhales air and releases a blue or white beam towards the opponent||Move was not used during the Sun and Moon series|
|Sweet Scent||The user releases pink powder towards the opponent, making them more relaxed.|
|Rain Dance||The user summons dark clouds which causes rain.|
|Shadow Ball||The user fires a black or purple ball of darkness towards the opponent.|
|Whirlpool||The user creates a fast, vicious whirlpool and traps the opponent in it.||Move was not used during the Best Wishes series||Move was not used during the X and Y series|
|Mind Blown||Blacephalon grabs its head and tosses it in the air. It then starts to glow and explodes in midair into something resembling fireworks|
|Sunsteel Strike||The user jumps into the air and an image like the sun appears behind them while they transform into the Radiant Sun phase, and they fire a large beam of energy which they also travel through to attack the target|
|Moongeist Beam||A circle of solid blue energy glows around the user and several lines of energy spiral towards the center until they meet and a large beam of energy is fired|