Useful Moves in VGC18

Below are all of the niche moves for Pokemon in VGC 2018. If you see something missing that definitely belongs on this list, please contact @Braverius via Twitter or let us know in the comments.

BOLD indicates the Pokemon can learn the move in USUM but not in SM.

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Catelog of Categories

A) Setup Moves / Stat Boosters
B) Speed Control
C) Move Redirection
D) General Common Support
E) Sleep and Burn
F) Specialty Protection
G) Targeted Stat Changes or Swaps
H) Targeted Item Changes or Swaps
I) Ability Changers
J) Type Changers
K) Stat Neutralizers
L) Stat Reducers
M) Recovery
N) Field Conditions
O) OHKO Moves
P) Switch and Suicide
Q) Targeted Forced Switch
R) Specialty Damage

A) Setup Moves / Stat Boosters

Agility
Autotomize
Belly Drum
Bulk Up
Calm Mind
Coil
Cottin Guard
Curse
Dragon Dance
Quiver Dance
Minimize
Nasty Plot
Power-Up Pumch
Shell Smash
Swords Dance
Tail Glow

B) Speed Control

Electroweb
Glare
Nuzzle
Sticky Web
String Shot
Tailwind
Thunder Wave
Trick Room

C) Move Redirection

Destiny Bond
Follow Me
Rage Powder
Spotlight

D) General Common Support

Disable
Encore
Fake Out
Feint
Helping Hand
Taunt

E) Sleep and Burn

Hypnosis
Sing
Sleep Powder
Spore
Will-o-Wisp
Yawn

F) Specialty Protection

Mat Block
Quick Guard
Wide Guard

G) Targeted Stat Changes or Swaps

Acupressure
Ally Switch
Guard Split
Guard Swap
Power Swap
Speed Swap

H) Targeted Item Changes or Swaps

Switcheroo
Trick

I) Ability Changers

Entrainment
Gastro Acid
Simple Beam

J) Type Changers

Reflect Type
Soak

K) Stat Neutralizers

Clear Smog
Haze

L) Stat Droppers

Acid Spray
Charm
Fake Tears
Feather Dance
Snarl
Tickle

M) Recovery

Heal Pulse
Moonlight
Milk Drink
Recover
Roost
Shore Up
Slack Off
Softboiled
Synthesis
Wish

N) Field Conditions

Aurora Veil
Perish Song

O) OKHO Moves

Fissure
Guillotine
Horn Drill
Sheer Cold

P) Switch / Suicide<

Baton Pass
Explosion
Final Gambit
Parting Shot
U-Turn
Volt Switch

Q) Targeted Forced Switch

Circle Throw
Dragon Tail
Roar
Whirlwind

R) Specialty Damage

Beat Up
Endeavor
Eruption
Extreme Speed
Freeze-Dry
Frost Breath
Foul Play
Nature's Madness
Power Trip
Sky Drop
Stone Edge
Super Fang
Water Spout

2 comments

  1. Reflect and Light Screen?

    Also Toxic but maybe it’s known enough

  2. It hurts me that you’re including Beautifly, Dustox and Leavanny on these but missing out my bae Charjabug

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