Pokémon Go Legacy Moves explained, with all current, former, event and legacy Event Moves listed

Every Legacy Move and Event Legacy Move you can find in Pokémon Go for collectors. 

Legacy Moves are Fast and Charged moves that have been deleted from Pokémon Go, but are still known by Pokémon that were caught before the moves removal.

Mewtwo with Hyper Beam, Gengar with Shadow Ball, Dragonite with Dragon Pulse - these are all Legacy Move Pokémon and there are many others.

You can also find Event Legacy Moves, which are moves Pokémon can only learn during an in-game event, like a Community Day.

Some Legacy Moves have been reintroduced into Pokémon Go as well, so we've included a section on Former Legacy Moves.

Legacy Move Pokémon are incredibly valuable within the Pokémon Go community and, thanks to their rarity, are highly sought after by collectors. Maybe you have a couple hiding away in your Pokémon storage!

On this page:

How to find Legacy Move Pokémon in your Pokémon Storage in Pokémon Go

To quickly discover if one of your Pokémon knows a Legacy Move, all you have to do is to organise your Pokémon storage according to 'Recent.'

Your mostly recently caught Pokémon will now be at the top of your storage, so all you have to do is scroll down to the bottom. Select a Pokémon from the bottom of your storage to discover when you caught that Pokémon and whether or not it has a Legacy move.

Pokémon caught in 2016 and 2017 are more likely to know Legacy Moves.

Legacy Moves in Pokémon Go from 2016

Here the moves, and the Pokémon that know them, that became Legacy Moves on August 19th 2016:

No.PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
39 Jigglypuff
Pokemon_Go_Jigglypuff
Play Rough
50 Diglett
Pokemon_Go_Diglett
Mud Shot
51 Dugtrio
Pokemon_Go_Dugtrio
Mud Shot
75 Graveler
Pokemon_Go_Graveler
Mud Shot
76 Golem
Pokemon_Go_Golem
Mud Shot
86 Seel
Pokemon_Go_Seel
Water Gun
88 Grimer
Pokemon_Go_Grimer
Acid
89 Muk
Pokemon_Go_Muk
Acid
94 Gengar
Pokemon_Go_Gengar
Sludge Wave
106 Hitmonlee
Pokemon_Go_Hitmonlee
Stomp
109 Koffing
Pokemon_Go_Koffing
Acid
110 Weezing
Pokemon_Go_Weezing
Acid
113 Chansey
Pokemon_Go_Chansey
Psybeam
120 Staryu
Pokemon_Go_Staryu
Quick Attack
121 Starmie
Pokemon_Go_Starmie
Quick Attack Psybeam
130 Gyarados
Pokemon_Go_Gyarados
Dragon Breath
137 Porygon
Pokemon_Go_Porygon
Quick Attack
139 Omastar
Pokemon_Go_Omastar
Rock Throw

Legacy Moves in Pokémon Go from 2017

Here the moves, and the Pokémon that know them, that became Legacy Moves on February 16th 2017:

No.PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
5 Charmeleon
Pokemon_Go_Charmeleon
Scratch
6 Charizard
Pokemon_Go_Charizard
Ember
Wing Attack
Flamethrower
12 Butterfree
Pokemon_Go_Butterfree
Bug Bite
15 Beedrill
Pokemon_Go_Beedrill
Bug Bite
18 Pidgeot
Pokemon_Go_Pidgeot
Wing Attack Air Cutter
21 Spearrow
Pokemon_Go_Spearow
Twister
22 Fearrow
Pokemon_Go_Fearow
Twister
23 Ekans
Pokemon_Go_Ekans
Gunk Shot
25 Pikachu
Pokemon_Go_Pikachu
Thunder
26 Raichu
Pokemon_Go_Raichu
Thunder
27 Sandshrew
Pokemon_Go_Sandshrew
Rock Tomb
34 Nidoking
Pokemon_Go_Nidoking
Fury Cutter
36 Clefable
Pokemon_Go_Clefable
Pound
38 Ninetales
Pokemon_Go_Ninetales
Ember Flamethrower
Fire Blast
39 Jigglypuff
Pokemon_Go_Jigglypuff
Body Slam
41 Zubat
Pokemon_Go_Zubat
Sludge Bomb
42 Golbat
Pokemon_Go_Golbat
Ominous Wind
47 Parasect
Pokemon_Go_Parasect
Bug Bite
49 Venomoth
Pokemon_Go_Venomoth
Poison Fang
52 Meowth
Pokemon_Go_Meowth
Body Slam
53 Persian
Pokemon_Go_Persian
Night Slash
57 Primeape
Pokemon_Go_Primeape
Cross Chop
59 Arcanine
Pokemon_Go_Arcanine
Bite Bulldoze
61 Poliwhirl
Pokemon_Go_Poliwhirl
Scald
62 Poliwrath
Pokemon_Go_Poliwrath
Submission
65 Alakazam
Pokemon_Go_Alakazam
Psychic
Dazzling Gleam
66 Machop
Pokemon_Go_Machop
Low Kick
67 Machoke
Pokemon_Go_Machoke
Cross Chop
68 Machamp
Pokemon_Go_Machamp
Karate Chop Stone Edge
Submission
70 Weepinbell
Pokemon_Go_Weepinbell
Razor Leaf
75 Graveler
Pokemon_Go_Graveler
Rock Slide
77 Ponyta
Pokemon_Go_Ponyta
Fire Blast
78 Rapidash
Pokemon_Go_Rapidash
Ember
84 Doduo
Pokemon_Go_Doduo
Swift
85 Dodrio
Pokemon_Go_Dodrio
Air Cutter
86 Seel
Pokemon_Go_Seel
Aqua Jet
87 Dewgong
Pokemon_Go_Dewgong
Ice Shard Icy Wind
Aqua Jet
89 Muk
Pokemon_Go_Muk
Lick
91 Cloyster
Pokemon_Go_Cloyster
Icy Wind
Aqua Jet
92 Gastly
Pokemon_Go_Gastly
Sucker Punch Ominous Wind
93 Haunter
Pokemon_Go_Haunter
Shadow Ball
94 Gengar
Pokemon_Go_Gengar
Dark Pulse
95 Onix
Pokemon_Go_Onix
Rock Slide
Iron Head
97 Hypno
Pokemon_Go_Hypno
Psyshock
99 Kingler
Pokemon_Go_Kingler
Mud Shot
100 Voltorb
Pokemon_Go_Voltorb
Signal Beam
101 Electrode
Pokemon_Go_Electrode
Tackle
103 Exeggutor
Pokemon_Go_Exeggutor
Zen Headbutt
106 Hitmonlee
Pokemon_Go_Hitmonlee
Brick Break
107 Hitmonchan
Pokemon_Go_Hitmonchan
Rock Smash Brick Break
114 Tangela
Pokemon_Go_Tangela
Power Whip
115 Kangaskhan
Pokemon_Go_Kangaskhan
Brick Break
Stomp
117 Seadra
Pokemon_Go_Seadra
Blizzard
119 Seaking
Pokemon_Go_Seaking
Icy Wind
Drill Run
121 Starmie
Pokemon_Go_Starmie
Tackle
123 Scyther
Pokemon_Go_Scyther
Steel Wing Bug Buzz
124 Jynx
Pokemon_Go_Jynx
Pound Ice Punch
127 Pinsir
Pokemon_Go_Pinsir
Submission
131 Lapras
Pokemon_Go_Lapras
Ice Shard Dragon Pulse
133 Eevee
Pokemon_Go_Eevee
Body Slam
136 Flareon
Pokemon_Go_Flareon
Heat Wave
137 Porygon
Pokemon_Go_Porygon
Zen Headbutt
Tackle
Psybeam
Signal Beam
Discharge
138 Omanyte
Pokemon_Go_Omanyte
Brine
Rock Tomb
139 Omastar
Pokemon_Go_Omastar
Rock Slide
141 Kabutops
Pokemon_Go_Kabutops
Fury Cutter
149 Dragonite
Pokemon_Go_Dragonite
Dragon Pulse
172 Pichu
Pokemon_Go_Pichu
Quick Attack
173 Cleffa
Pokemon_Go_Cleffa
Body Slam
Psychic
174 Igglybuff
Pokemon_Go_Igglybuff
Body Slam
175 Togepi
Pokemon_Go_Togepi
Zen Headbutt
176 Togetic
Pokemon_Go_Togetic
Zen Headbutt
Steel Wing
238 Smoochum
Pokemon_Go_Smoochum
Frost Breath
239 Elekid
Pokemon_Go_Elekid
Thunderbolt
240 Magby
Pokemon_Go_Magby
Flamethrower

Here the moves, and the Pokémon that know them, that became Legacy Moves on December 8th 2017:

No.PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
112 Rhydon
Pokemon_Go_Rhydon
Megahorn
119 Seaking
Pokemon_Go_Seaking
Poison Jab
130 Gyarados
Pokemon_Go_Gyarados
Dragon Tail
131 Lapras
Pokemon_Go_Lapras
Ice Beam
186 Politoed
Pokemon_Go_Politoed
Earthquake
230 Kingdra
Pokemon_Go_Kingdra
Water Gun
245 Suicune
Pokemon_Go_Suicune
Hidden Power
257 Blaziken
Pokemon_Go_Blaziken
Stone Edge

This move was removed from Pokémon Go on December 10th 2017 and became a Legacy Move:

No.PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
160 Feraligatr
Pokemon_Go_Feraligatr
Water Gun

Legacy Moves in Pokémon Go from 2018

This move was removed from Pokémon Go on September 20th 2018 and became a Legacy Move:

No.PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
150 Mewtwo
Pokemon_Go_Mewtwo
Shadow Ball
Hyper Beam

This move was removed from Pokémon Go on November 1st 2018 and became a Legacy Move:

No.PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
292 Shedinja
Pokemon_Go_Shedinja
Bite
Struggle Bug

Legacy Moves in Pokémon Go from 2019

This move was removed from Pokémon Go on May 17th 2019 and became a Legacy Move:

No.PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
423 Gastrodon
Pokemon_Go_Gastrodon
Earthquake

Thank you to p337_info and skewtr from reddit for their help with this information.

Event Legacy Moves in Pokémon Go

Event Legacy Moves are moves that Pokémon can only learn during certain in-game events, such as Special Raid Challenges, and are stronger than the moves they can normally learn.

There are two ways, outside of trading, to get a Pokémon that knows an Event Legacy Move. The first is by catching the Pokémon, either in the wild or by defeating it in a Raid.

The second is through evolution. Swampert, for example, can only know Hydro Cannon, if its evolved from Marshtomp during the 2019 Mudkip Community Day.

Here is a list of all the Event Legacy Moves that have previously appeared in Pokémon Go and the events they were attached to:

No. PokémonEvent Fast AttackCharged Attack
25Pikachu
Pokemon_Go_Pikachu
Holiday 2017
(Dec 21nd 2017 - Jan 4th 2018)
Present
25Pikachu
Pokemon_Go_Pikachu
Pikachu Community Day
(Jan 20th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Surf
149Dragonite
Pokemon_Go_Dragonite
Dratini Community Day
(Feb 24th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Draco Meteor
25Pikachu
Pokemon_Go_Pikachu
Pokemon Day 2018
(Feb 26th - 28th 2018)
Present
3Venusaur
Pokemon_Go_Venusaur
Bulbasaur Community Day
(Mar 25th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Frenzy Plant
181Ampharos
Pokemon_Go_Ampharos
Mareep Community Day
(Apr 15th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Dragon Pulse
6Charizard
Pokemon_Go_Charizard
Charmander Community Day
(May 19th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Blast Burn
248Tyranitar
Pokemon_Go_Tyranitar
Larvitar Community Day
(Jun 16th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Smack Down
143Snorlax
Pokemon_Go_Snorlax
July 2018 Research Breakthrough
(Jul 1st - Jul 31st 2018)
Body Slam
9Blastoise
Pokemon_Go_Blastoise
Squirtle Community Day
(Jul 8th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Hydro Cannon
145Zapdos
Pokemon_Go_Zapdos
Zapdos Special Raid Challenge
(Jul 21st 2018)
Ultra Bonus Event
(Sep 13th - 20th 2018)
Thunder Shock
144Articuno
Pokemon_Go_Articuno
Japan Only - Articuno Special Raid Challenge
(Aug 4th 2018)
Ultra Bonus Event
(Sep 13th - 20th 2018)
Hurricane
133Eevee
Pokemon_Go_Eevee
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
134Vaporeon
Pokemon_Go_Vaporeon
Eevee Community Day (Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
135Jolteon
Pokemon_Go_Jolteon
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
136Flareon
Pokemon_Go_Flareon
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
196Espeon
Pokemon_Go_Espeon
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
NoneLast Resort
197Umbreon
Pokemon_Go_Umbreon
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
146Moltres
Pokemon_Go_Moltres
Moltres Special Raid Challenge
(Sep 8th 2018)
Ultra Bonus Event
(Sep 13th - 20th 2018)
Sky Attack
154Meganium
Pokemon_Go_Meganium
Chikorita Community Day (Sep 22nd 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Frenzy Plant
376Metagross
Pokemon_Go_Metagross
Beldum Community Day
(Oct 21st 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Meteor Mash
94Gengar
Pokemon_Go_Gengar
Gengar Special Raid Challenge
(Nov 3rd 2018)
Lick Psychic
157Typhlosion
Pokemon_Go_Typhlosion
Cyndaquil Community Day
(Nov 10th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Blast Burn
160Feraligatr
Pokemon_Go_Feraligatr
Totodile Community Day
(Jan 12th 2019)
Hydro Cannon
286Breloom
Pokemon_Go_Breloom
Hoenn Celebration
(Jan 15th - 29th 2019)
Grass Knot
473Mamoswine
Pokemon_Go_Mamoswine
Swinub Community Day
(Feb 16th 2019)
Ancient Power
254Sceptile
Pokemon_Go_Sceptile
Treecko Community Day
(Mar 23rd 2019)
Frenzy Plant
373Salamence
Pokemon_Go_Salamence
Bagon Community Day
(Apr 13th 2019)
Outrage
257Blaziken
Pokemon_Go_Blaziken
Torchic Community Day
(May 19th 2019)
Blast Burn
131Lapras
Pokemon_Go_Lapras
Lapras Special Raid Challenge
(May 25th 2019)
Ice ShardIce Beam
143Snorlax
Pokemon_Go_Snorlax
Summer Snooze 2019
(May 28th - Jun 3 2019)
Yawn
289Slaking
Pokemon_Go_Slaking
Slakoth Community Day
(Jun 8th 2019)
Body Slam
260Swampert
Pokemon_Go_Swampert
Mudkip Community Day
(Jul 21st 2019)
Hydro Cannon
282Gardevoir
Pokemon_Go_Gardevoir
Ralts Community Day
(Aug 3rd 2019)
Synchronoise
475Gallade
Pokemon_Go_Gallade
Ralts Community Day
(Aug 3rd 2019)
Synchronoise
389Torterra
Pokemon_Torterra
Turtwig Community Day
(Sep 15th 2019)
Frenzy Plant
330Flygon
Pokemon_Flygon
Trapinch Community Day
(Oct 12th 2019)
Earth Power
392Infernape
Pokemon_Infernape
Chimchar Community Day
(Nov 16th 2019)
Blast Burn
395Empoleon
Pokemon_Empoleon
Piplup Community Day
(Jan 19th 2020)
Hydro Cannon
464Rhyperior
Pokemon_Rhyperior
Rhyhorn Community Day
(Feb 22nd 2020)
Rock Wrecker

Thank you to skewtr from reddit for the help with this information.


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Former Legacy Moves in Pokémon Go

Thanks to a number of updates in Pokémon Go a collection of Legacy Moves have been reintroduced into the game.

Below you'll find the Legacy Moves that were reintroduced into Pokémon Go on the 11th December 2019:

No. PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
59 Arcanine
Pokemon_Go_Arcanine
Flamethrower
62 Poliwrath
Pokemon_Go_Poliwrath
Mud Shot
68 Machamp
Pokemon_Go_Machamp
Cross Chop
76 Golem
Pokemon_Go_Golem
Ancient Power
94 Gengar
Pokemon_Go_Gengar
Shadow Claw
103 Exeggutor
Pokemon_Go_Exeggutor
Confusion
127 Pinsir
Pokemon_Go_Pinsir
Fury Cutter
130 Gyarados
Pokemon_Go_Gyarados
Twister
Dragon Pulse
143 Snorlax
Pokemon_Go_Snorlax
Body Slam
149 Dragonite
Pokemon_Go_Dragonite
Dragon Breath Dragon Claw

Below you'll find the Legacy Moves that were reintroduced into Pokémon Go on the 23rd January 2020:

No. PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
26 Raichu
Pokemon_Go_Raichu
Thunder Shock
49 Venomoth
Pokemon_Go_Venomoth
Poison Fang
82 Magneton
Pokemon_Go_Magneton
Thunder Shock Discharge
93 Haunter
Pokemon_Go_Haunter
Shadow Ball
97 Hypno
Pokemon_Go_Hypno
Shadow Ball

Keep an eye on this page - we'll add any new Legacy Moves or returned moves as they're announced.

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