Talk:Move Reminder

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Should we add Mystery Dungeon on here? ht14 01:38, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Eevee, Take-down, and Relearning

This whole thing has been bugging me for quite some time now.

Eevee is a poor example of the limitations of the Move Relearner; in fact, Take-Down is just the sort of move the Move Relearner is made for. You level Eevee up until it learns Take-Down, then evolve, then use the Move Relearner to get the evolution's moves that you want. So rather than being an example of restrictions on the Move Relearner, it is in fact an example of HOW to use a Move Relearner. The only other true purpose of the Move Relearner is to gain 1st level moves (and, I guess, to remember moves you were forced to forget for an HM or something, but that's just poor planning and not a necessary problem). Satosuke 06:31, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Actually what makes Eevee special is that it is the only known Pokémon to use 3 different types of evolution methods, Take Down is the example of something that only Eevee can learn, though technically any Eevee-exclusive move will qualify. -Tyler53841 06:34, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

More specific?

The article leaves me a tad confused by "species". Does it mean, literally, the listed species of a pokémon? For instance, Chimchar and Infernape are both of the species "Blaze" pokémon. Chimchar can learn Flamethrower or Slack Off by levelling up, but Infernape can't. If you took an Infernape to the move relearner, could it learn these moves? It hasn't changed species, but it has evolved, and they aren't in its learnset any more. At present the article doesn't seem to answer this question for me. Darien Shields 22:49, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

No. Species here means the Pokémon species. So, no, Infernape cannot learn Slack Off or Flamethrower unless it learns them at the Chimchar stage. I'll add a link to the article to avoid further confusion. — THE TROM — 23:23, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
1. So if Chimchar learns Slack Off for example, then evolves up to Infernape, then Infernape forgets Slack Off, can Slack Off be relearnt?
2. How about bred moves that are forgotten? E.g. If I breed Blaze Kick to Chimchar, then he forgets it, can Blaze Kick be relearnt? --(QQ)wertyasdf 05:40, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
I don't believe so. You can't relearn TM moves once you delete them, right? It'll act the same. —darklordtrom 05:52, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
So no to both my questions? --(QQ)wertyasdf 05:59, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Pretty much anything that is deleted which is not listed in that Pokémon's level up moveset can't be relearned and unless if it is not a one-of-a kind move then you have to start over with the process with TM's, HM's, Breeding, and Move Tutors plain and simple which is why I conduct research to avoid these problems. So just research the level up movesets more closely and if you want take precautions thats the best advice I can give.-Tyler53841 06:05, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Number of uses?

I have thought for a few years that any particular move could only be relearned once by any particular pokemon, specifically that a pokemon could not relearn a level list move that it had already relearned once before but later forgotten. Was this ever really the case? PLA 09:40, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

No. --HeroicJay 09:47, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. PLA 09:48, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Character name

I wonder if there is an official (i.e: consistent) English term for the move-relearning character yet?

I remember Back in Hoenn the guy merely introduced himself as a "move tutor", being different from others in Emerald because he claimed to know "all" Pokemon moves but would only do so in exchange for collecting Heart Scales.

In Black 2 and White 2, the move relearner (now set up at the Pokemon World Tournament) actually calls herself "the reminder girl"; when you check the PWT on your Town Map, she is listed as the "Move Reminder". --Stratelier 17:00, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Bringing this back up. All of this is true, and should be on the article. --Abcboy (talk) 02:34, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
Totally agreed. Mathfreak231 is a bawse :) (talk) 23:40, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
The Sevii Islands guy calls himself the "POKéMON MOVE MANIAC". However, I think "Move Reminder", the most recent official term, should be used for the page title. --SnorlaxMonster 07:11, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
I agree, the most recent term should be used. However, an auto-redirect from "Move Relearner" shoud be added. --Csaint482 (talk) 16:40, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
Csaint's idea sounds like the best idea to me. --Wynd Fox 01:43, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Done. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 22:41, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Dream World Moves

If a Pokémon came from the dream world with a special move (ex. a Tangela with Leech Seed), will that move be available to relearn if it is removed? SoItBegins (talk) 03:48, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Actually Forgotten Moves

I just corrected the Eevee page, which erroneously stated that Swift was a starting move in Generation VI. I think what actually happened was that an Eevee was bred and the father knew Swift, meaning the resulting offspring also knew Swift. Why is this important? Because in Generation VI, if you delete a move that a Pokémon knows at a too-low level due to breeding, you can still "remember" it through the Move Reminder. For me, I noticed that Bite was in the list after I deleted it, and the Eevee was still level 1. --GuyPerfect (talk) 04:44, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Note that in Generation VI, Eevees naturally learn Swift at level 10 and can be found in the wild knowing it, so it's easy to pass down. And on a related tangent, it is being anecdotally reported that the Generation VI Move Reminder can teach egg moves (like Wish for Eevee) back to a Pokemon, but only if the Pokemon actually knew the move when it hatched. This seems an interesting detail to note.... --Stratelier 19:59, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Right, it's the same deal. A hatched Eevee that knows, say, Bite, or Swift, then forgets it, can be taught it again at a Move Reminder. A hatched Eevee that did not know those moves cannot be "reminded" of them, and they'll need to reach the appropriate level to learn them. --GuyPerfect (talk) 16:53, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Egg Moves

Sorry about my edit. I had a moment of stupidity. Derp. Jwisser (talk) 21:06, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

A Question

I am wondering if a move reminder will work on a move a Pokémon learned at level 100. For an example, Mewtwo learns Psystrike at level 100. Or if a Pokémon is transferred to another generation, will it be able to learn an old move on that generation. Thanks. ----Ethan (Discussion) 22:17, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

It's yes for the first question. For the second, is the old move a move it can learn through level up (or an egg move in Generation VI) in that generation? If so then yes, if not, no. --It's Funktastic~!話してください 22:22, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Global Link Rewards

It should be noted that Heart Scales can be obtained in Generation VI by exchanging Poké Miles for them at the Pokémon Global Link website. NerfPlayeR135 (talk) 20:20, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Heart Scales are already readily available in-game. Glik (talk) 20:40, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Something Odd

I hatched an Oshawott that only knew Tackle, then took him to the Generation VI Move Reminder. It said that Oshawott could "relearn" Water Sport, even though it never knew the move. Any explanation? NerfPlayeR135 (talk) 20:24, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Clarification on Moves Exclusive to Pre-Evolved Forms

Because it seems the mechanics have changed since last someone asked, If a Pokemon learns a move, evolves into a Pokemon that can't learn that move, and then forgets said move, Can it be reminded of it? I ask because you can now remember egg and event-exclusive moves (if said Pokemon had actually known them at some point), implying to me that the Move Reminder can now also literally remind Pokemon of any move they've ever learned; so while a Vaporeon that evolved before it learned Take Down as an Eevee obviously wouldn't be able to learn Take Down for the first time, but could a Vaporeon that HAD learned Take Down as an Eevee before evolving use Move Reminder to relearn Take Down? Masternachos (talk) 17:13, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Still no. My Ninetales knows Icy Wind, and cannot relearn it when it forgets it. Nescientist (talk) 17:27, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Masternachos (talk) 17:20, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
When a Pokémon is generated as an Egg or obtained via Mystery Gift (or obtained with a special moves as hidden Pokémon/Island Scan Pokémon), there are four slots which can store moves that can be relearned as special moves from the Move Reminder. The special relearnable moves are only set when the Pokémon is obtained, so moves known by pre-evolutions are not included this way.
However, if you were to breed a Pokémon with a female Vulpix that both knew Icy Wind, since the baby Vulpix will inherit the move Icy Wind rather than knowing it due to leveling up, I believe that even a Ninetales evolved from such a baby Vulpix would be able to relearn the move if it forgot it. --SnorlaxMonster 10:31, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
So if I understand, Pokemon can remember egg moves they inherited because they're egg moves [that they were bred with], NOT simply because they're moves they actually knew. So if a Pokemon transferred from an earlier generation knows a move it can't learn this generation and forgets it, it is now forever lost, correct? Masternachos (talk) 17:45, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that's correct. Although it's not only Egg Moves that can be taught again if forgotten, but any move that is inherited if bred in Gen VI onward (so including Volt Tackle and level-up moves known by both parents). --SnorlaxMonster 01:22, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Maybe I missed it somehow the first time, but the way it is explained in the "Teachable Moves" sector is now (or always was?) very clear and precise, covering just about every possibility. Masternachos (talk) 19:30, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

"Additionally, starting in Generation VI, a Pokèmon can be taught a move that it can not normally learn via level up if its previous evolution evolved into it knowing said move. For example, if a player evolves a Numel that knows Double-Edge into a Camerupt, that Camerupt will have access to Double-Edge if it ever forgets the move, even though it does not normally learn it."

This latest edit seems to contradict all of what we know about the relearn moves mechanic and this whole discussion. Can we just be consistent here? --Flametix (talk) 13:52, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Agreed, Flametix. I just tested it in Gen VI, and the statement is incorrect. (Evolved Magneton into Magnezone, had it forget Tri Attack, then tried to reteach it Tri Attack, but was not able to.) Can someone test it in Gen VII? --Firepanda (talk) 12:46, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

In addition to my Ninetales' inability to relearn Icy Wind (which I already mentioned), I just tested that my Butterfree cannot relearn the level-up move Harden (SM), even though it was caught a level 3 Caterpie. Nescientist (talk) 09:28, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Relearning moves known at evolution

BlueNinjaKoopa added that if a Pokémon knows a move when it evolved, it can relearn this move if it forgets it (even if the move isn't in its normal movepool). The two examples given were Camerupt with Numel's Double-Edge and Raichu with Pikachu's Agility.

I tested Pikachu/Raichu and Agility in Y, Alpha Sapphire, and Moon, and found that in all three cases this does not work. I ensured Pikachu knew Agility, evolved it, then replaced Agility with a TM. When I went to the Move Reminder, Agility was not an option to teach. This was not surprising, as Pokémon only have 4 Move Reminder slots, which are normally taken up by Egg Moves (and other inherited moves) or event moves (although Hidden Pokémon and Island Scan's special moves use these too).

BlueNinjaKoopa, if you include some more details about the specific circumstances under which you observed Raichu being able to relearn Agility, it might be possible to identify specifically what the cause was. I apologize for not responding on my talk page when you left me a message there, but I think this is a better place to discuss it. --SnorlaxMonster 03:43, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

I can e-mail you proof that if a Pokemon evolves knowing a move that is exclusive to any of its pre-evolution, then later forgets that move, it can be re-learned. I made a mistake in the name; although I'm sure that if it did evolve knowing Agility it would have access to it, but the actual move is Charm, which is exclusive to Pichu in the evolutionary line. It doesn't get it from breeding. I can send you a picture via e-mail (uploading it here would violate image policy). BNKTalk 04:12, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Also, the game I was playing was Ultra Sun, so maybe that is a very recent change to the mechanics. BNKTalk 04:13, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Okay, so assuming that your Pichu was bred, if both of Pichu's parents knew Charm, then Pichu would inherit the move Charm due to breeding because it's a level-up move for Pichu. (The move doesn't need to be an Egg Move to be inherited in this way.) In this case, the move is relearnable because Pichu inherited the move from its parents. If Pichu wasn't obtained by breeding, I'm not sure what the cause would be. --SnorlaxMonster 04:41, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
The Pichu was bred, but neither parent knew Charm. I used a female Pikachu with the Lightning Rod ability and a male Furret imported from Pokemon Silver on the 3DS Virtual Console. How do you explain that? BNKTalk 06:28, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Okay, so it seems that the mechanic is that ANY move a Pokémon knows when it hatches will be relearnable, regardless of how it knows the move (so not only inherited moves). This is actually already mentioned in the article (when it says "any Pokémon hatched in Generation VI onward may also be taught any move it knew when it hatched"), but the article doesn't emphasize that this includes any Level 1 moves the hatched Pokémon may happen to know.
In Moon, I bred a Pichu, using two parents that did not know Charm. Because Charm is a Level 1 move for Pichu, it knew it upon hatching. I replaced Charm with a TM move, then evolved Pichu. After evolution I took it to the Move Reminder, and it could relearn Charm, despite the fact that it didn't know the move when it evolved. I tried this in Y, and got the same results. --SnorlaxMonster 09:54, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Extreme Speed Dragonite

Dragonite from Virtual Console Crystal transferred to Ultra Moon knew Extreme Speed. I then replaced Extreme Speed with a TM. Extreme Speed is not an option with the move reminder. Is this a special case? - unsigned comment from BulbaBoy (talkcontribs)

The move reminder can only make a Pokémon remember moves it hatched with if they learned the move in generations VI or VII. Also, you should sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). Suic (talk) 22:35, 9 July 2019 (UTC)