User:Force Fire/List of moves with unique animations

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This is a list of moves that have had the same, consistent animation throughout the anime's run. While some of these moves have had minor changes, they have mostly remained the same. For an animation to be considered unique, the animation must only be used for one move and have its animation stay the same since it was first commanded and used. As such, these animations can be assumed to be the moves they are portraying.

Moves that have not been used as much throughout the anime, such as Pay Day or Meditate, are not listed. If a move has a distinct enough animation that sets it apart from the rest (such as Solar Beam's charge), then it can be considered unique. If a move has gained a consistent animation, it would be wise to wait until it has been used enough times to conclude its uniqueness.

Newer moves from newer generations can only be considered unique if their animation matches the games and is distinct enough to separate it from the rest.

Generation I

Move Type Animation description Series
OS AG DP BW XY SM
Fire Punch Fire The user's fists becomes engulfed in flames and punches the opponent Blaine Magmar Fire Punch.png Move was not used during the Advanced Generation series Volkner Electivire Fire Punch.png Chili Pansear Fire Punch.png Move was not used during the X and Y series Pangoro SM015 Fire Punch.png
Ice Punch Ice The user's fist becomes engulfed in ice or blue energy and punches the opponent Lorelei Jynx Ice Punch.png Ash Snorlax Ice Punch.png Volkner Electivire Ice Punch.png Brycen Beartic Ice Punch.png Wulfric Mega Abomasnow Ice Punch.png
Thunder Punch Electric The user's fists becomes engulfed in electricity and punches the opponent Drake Electabuzz ThunderPunch.png Gary Electivire ThunderPunch.png Conway Dusknoir ThunderPunch.png Ellie Ampharos ThunderPunch.png Alain Mega Charizard X Thunder Punch.png Pangoro SM015 Thunder Punch.png
Vine Whip
(must be used offensively)
Grass The user attacks the opponent with a green vine Ash Bayleef Vine Whip.png May Bulbasaur Vine Whip.png James Carnivine Vine Whip.png Ash Snivy Vine Whip.png Clemont Chespin Vine Whip.png
Ember Fire The user sprays small flame pellets towards the opponent Ash Charmander Ember.png May Torchic Ember.png Paul Chimchar Ember.png Ash Tepig Ember.png Serena Fennekin Ember.png Samson Vulpix Ember.png
Surf
(must be used offensively)
Water The user creates a large wave and rides it. It then crashes it down on the target. Marcellus Remoraid Surf.png Juan Whiscash Surf.png Kyle Crawdaunt Surf.png Caesar Surf.png Move was not used during the X and Y series
Seismic Toss Fighting The user grabs the opponent, jumps into the airs and spins them around before throwing them towards the ground. Machop Seismic Toss.png Brawly Hariyama Seismic Toss.png Montgomery Throh Seismic Toss.png Move was not used during the X and Y series
Leech Seed
(only if it has made contact)
Grass Vines comes out of the seed and absorbs the opponent's HP Grass Tournament Tangela.png Ash Bulbasaur Leech Seed effect.png DP031.png Jessie Pumpkaboo Leech Seed 2.png
Solar Beam Grass The user absorbs sunlight before firing a bright beam of light. Casey Meganium SolarBeam.png Tyson Sceptile SolarBeam.png Nando Roserade SolarBeam.png Trip Serperior SolarBeam.png Blue Flower Florges Solar Beam.png Lusamine Lilligant Solar Beam.png
Poison Powder Poison The user scatters poisonous purple dust towards the opponent, poisoning them Move was not used during the Original series Jeremy Butterfree PoisonPowder.png Shroomish PoisonPowder.png Amoonguss PoisonPowder.png Ramos Weepinbell Poison Powder.png Vileplume Poison Powder.png
Stun Spore Grass The users scatters yellow or orange dust towards the opponent, paralyzing them Ash Butterfree Stun Spore.png Officer Jenny Parasect Stun Spore.png Kenny Breloom Stun Spore.png James Amoonguss Stun Spore.png Vivillon Stun Spore.png Parasect Stun Spore.png
Sleep Powder Grass The user scatters blue or green dust towards the opponent, causing them to sleep Ritchie Butterfree Sleep Powder.png Gloom Sleep Powder.png Oddish Sleep Powder.png Mr Shaw Roselia Sleep Powder.png Viola Vivillon Sleep Powder.png Shiinotic Sleep Powder.png
Petal Dance Grass The user unleashes a storm of pink petals towards the opponent, causing confusion upon contact Move was not used during the Original series Drew Roselia Petal Dance.png Forsythia Roserade Petal Dance.png Toby Maractus Petal Dance.png Shauna Bulbasaur Petal Dance.png Lusamine Lilligant Petal Dance.png
String Shot
(must be used offensively)
Bug The user fires a string of silk towards the opponent Azalea Gym Caterpie Weedle Metapod Kakuna String Shot.png May Wurmple String Shot.png J Ariados String Shot.png Luke Larvesta String Shot.png Spewpa String Shot.png Sophocles Charjabug String Shot.png
Double Team
(must be commanded/stated)
Normal The user moves rapidly, creating multiple illusory clones of itself Tracey Scyther Double Team.png Solidad Pidgeot Double Team.png McCann Scizor Double Team.png Woobat Double Team.png Clemont Bunnelby Double Team.png Nihilego Double Team.png
Metronome Normal The user wags its fingers and summons a random move Misty Togepi Metronome.png
Misty Togepi Metronome Splash.png
May Munchlax Metronome.png
May Munchlax Metronome Splash.png
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
Lick
(must be commanded/stated)
Ghost The user licks the opponent Captain Gastly Lick.png Sableye Lick.png Conway Lickilicky Lick.png Move was not used during the Black and White series
Fire Blast Fire The user fires a flame that takes the shape of the kanjī 大 (Dai) Blaine Magmar Fire Blast.png Harley Octillery Fire Blast.png Black Belt Zangoose Fire Blast.png Virgil Flareon Fire Blast.png Moria Talonflame Fire Blast.png
Swift Normal The user fires multiple golden colored stars towards the opponent Misty Staryu Swift.png Skarmory Swift.png Dawn Ambipom Swift.png Charles Accelgor Swift.png Korrina Mienfoo Swift.png
Transform Normal The user transforms into the opponent Duplica Ditto Transform.png Mew Transform.png Narissa Ditto Transform.png Move was not used during the Black and White series Move was not used during the X and Y series
Flash
(must be commanded/stated)
Normal The user emits a bright light, blinding the opponent or illuminating a dark area. Jasmine Sparkle Flash.png Janet Beautifly Flash.png Gardenia Roserade Flash.png Virgil Umbreon Flash.png Clemont Heliolisk Flash.png
Tri Attack Normal The user fires three multicolored beams simultaneously Falkner Dodrio Tri Attack.png Move was not used during the Advanced Generation series Move was not used during the Diamond and Pearl series Cameron Hydreigon Tri Attack.png Move was not used during the X and Y series DJ Leo Dugtrio Tri Attack.png

Generation II

Move Type Animation description Series
OS AG DP BW XY SM
Rollout Rock The user curls into a ball and rolls towards the opponent at high speed. Whitney Miltank Rollout.png Natasha Electrode Rollout.png Ursula Jigglypuff Rollout.png Whirlipede Rollout.png Quilladin Rollout.png
Attract Normal 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 Cheryl Chansey Attract.png Iris Emolga Attract.png Penelope Sylveon Attract.png
Sweet Scent
(must be commanded/stated)
Normal The user releases pink powder towards the opponent, making them more relaxed. Elisa Meganium Sweet Scent.png Nando Roserade Sweet Scent.png Marigold Foongus Sweet Scent.png Mallow Steenee Sweet Scent.png
Rain Dance Water The user summons dark clouds which causes rain. Silver parent Rain Dance.png Vito Alakazam Rain Dance.png Clair Dragonair Rain Dance.png Ash Goodra Rain Dance.png Misty Gyarados Rain Dance.png
Misty Gyarados Rain Dance clouds.png
Shadow Ball Ghost The user fires a black or purple ball of darkness towards the opponent. Mewtwo Shadow Ball.png Agatha Gengar Shadow Ball.png Ursula Flareon Shadow Ball.png Trip Lampent Shadow Ball.png Jessie Gourgeist Shadow Ball.png Gladion Umbreon Shadow Ball.png
Whirlpool Water The user creates a fast, vicious whirlpool and traps the opponent in it. Lugia Whirlpool.png Misty Gyarados Whirlpool.png Dawn Piplup Whirlpool.png Move was not used during the Best Wishes series Move was not used during the X and Y series Dhelmise Whirlpool.png

Generation VII

Move Type Animation description Series
SM
Sunsteel Strike Steel 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 Nebby Sunsteel Strike prepare.png
Nebby Sunsteel Strike.png
Moongeist Beam Ghost 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 Lunala Moongeist Beam prepare.png
Lunala Moongeist Beam.png