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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
39Jigglypuff
Play Rough
50Diglett
Mud Shot
51Dugtrio
Mud Shot
75Graveler
Mud Shot
76Golem
Mud Shot
86Seel
Water Gun
88Grimer
Acid
89Muk
Acid
94Gengar
Sludge Wave
106Hitmonlee
Stomp
109Koffing
Acid
110Weezing
Acid
113Chansey
Psybeam
120Staryu
Quick Attack
121Starmie
Quick AttackPsybeam
130Gyarados
Dragon Breath
137Porygon
Quick Attack
139Omastar
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
5Charmeleon
Scratch
6Charizard
Ember
Wing Attack
Flamethrower
12Butterfree
Bug Bite
15Beedrill
Bug Bite
18Pidgeot
Wing AttackAir Cutter
21Spearrow
Twister
22Fearrow
Twister
23Ekans
Gunk Shot
25Pikachu
Thunder
26Raichu
Thunder
27Sandshrew
Rock Tomb
34Nidoking
Fury Cutter
36Clefable
Pound
38Ninetales
EmberFlamethrower
Fire Blast
39Jigglypuff
Body Slam
41Zubat
Sludge Bomb
42Golbat
Ominous Wind
47Parasect
Bug Bite
49Venomoth
Poison Fang
52Meowth
Body Slam
53Persian
Night Slash
57Primeape
Cross Chop
59Arcanine
BiteBulldoze
61Poliwhirl
Scald
62Poliwrath
Submission
65Alakazam
Psychic
Dazzling Gleam
66Machop
Low Kick
67Machoke
Cross Chop
68Machamp
Karate ChopStone Edge
Submission
70Weepinbell
Razor Leaf
75Graveler
Rock Slide
77Ponyta
Fire Blast
78Rapidash
Ember
84Doduo
Swift
85Dodrio
Air Cutter
86Seel
Aqua Jet
87Dewgong
Ice ShardIcy Wind
Aqua Jet
89Muk
Lick
91Cloyster
Icy Wind
Aqua Jet
92Gastly
Sucker PunchOminous Wind
93Haunter
Shadow Ball
94Gengar
Dark Pulse
95Onix
Rock Slide
Iron Head
97Hypno
Psyshock
99Kingler
Mud Shot
100Voltorb
Signal Beam
101Electrode
Tackle
103Exeggutor
Zen Headbutt
106Hitmonlee
Brick Break
107Hitmonchan
Rock SmashBrick Break
114Tangela
Power Whip
115Kangaskhan
Brick Break
Stomp
117Seadra
Blizzard
119Seaking
Icy Wind
Drill Run
121Starmie
Tackle
123Scyther
Steel WingBug Buzz
124Jynx
PoundIce Punch
127Pinsir
Submission
131Lapras
Ice ShardDragon Pulse
133Eevee
Body Slam
136Flareon
Heat Wave
137Porygon
Zen Headbutt
Tackle
Psybeam
Signal Beam
Discharge
138Omanyte
Brine
Rock Tomb
139Omastar
Rock Slide
141Kabutops
Fury Cutter
149Dragonite
Dragon Pulse
172Pichu
Quick Attack
173Cleffa
Body Slam
Psychic
174Igglybuff
Body Slam
175Togepi
Zen Headbutt
176Togetic
Zen Headbutt
Steel Wing
238Smoochum
Frost Breath
239Elekid
Thunderbolt
240Magby
Flamethrower

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

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

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

No.PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
160Feraligatr
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
150Mewtwo
Shadow Ball
Hyper Beam

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

No.PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
292Shedinja
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
423Gastrodon
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
Holiday 2017
(Dec 21nd 2017 - Jan 4th 2018)
Present
25Pikachu
Pikachu Community Day
(Jan 20th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Surf
149Dragonite
Dratini Community Day
(Feb 24th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Draco Meteor
25Pikachu
Pokemon Day 2018
(Feb 26th - 28th 2018)
Present
3Venusaur
Bulbasaur Community Day
(Mar 25th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Frenzy Plant
181Ampharos
Mareep Community Day
(Apr 15th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Dragon Pulse
6Charizard
Charmander Community Day
(May 19th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Blast Burn
248Tyranitar
Larvitar Community Day
(Jun 16th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Smack Down
143Snorlax
July 2018 Research Breakthrough
(Jul 1st - Jul 31st 2018)
Body Slam
9Blastoise
Squirtle Community Day
(Jul 8th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Hydro Cannon
145Zapdos
Zapdos Special Raid Challenge
(Jul 21st 2018)
Ultra Bonus Event
(Sep 13th - 20th 2018)
Thunder Shock
144Articuno
Japan Only - Articuno Special Raid Challenge
(Aug 4th 2018)
Ultra Bonus Event
(Sep 13th - 20th 2018)
Hurricane
133Eevee
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
134Vaporeon
Eevee Community Day (Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
135Jolteon
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
136Flareon
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
196Espeon
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
NoneLast Resort
197Umbreon
Eevee Community Day
(Aug 11th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Last Resort
146Moltres
Moltres Special Raid Challenge
(Sep 8th 2018)
Ultra Bonus Event
(Sep 13th - 20th 2018)
Sky Attack
154Meganium
Chikorita Community Day (Sep 22nd 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Frenzy Plant
376Metagross
Beldum Community Day
(Oct 21st 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Meteor Mash
94Gengar
Gengar Special Raid Challenge
(Nov 3rd 2018)
Lick Psychic
157Typhlosion
Cyndaquil Community Day
(Nov 10th 2018)
Community Day Celebration 2018
(Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2018)
Blast Burn
160Feraligatr
Totodile Community Day
(Jan 12th 2019)
Hydro Cannon
286Breloom
Hoenn Celebration
(Jan 15th - 29th 2019)
Grass Knot
473Mamoswine
Swinub Community Day
(Feb 16th 2019)
Ancient Power
254Sceptile
Treecko Community Day
(Mar 23rd 2019)
Frenzy Plant
373Salamence
Bagon Community Day
(Apr 13th 2019)
Outrage
257Blaziken
Torchic Community Day
(May 19th 2019)
Blast Burn
131Lapras
Lapras Special Raid Challenge
(May 25th 2019)
Ice ShardIce Beam
143Snorlax
Summer Snooze 2019
(May 28th - Jun 3 2019)
Yawn
289Slaking
Slakoth Community Day
(Jun 8th 2019)
Body Slam
260Swampert
Mudkip Community Day
(Jul 21st 2019)
Hydro Cannon
282Gardevoir
Ralts Community Day
(Aug 3rd 2019)
Synchronoise
475Gallade
Ralts Community Day
(Aug 3rd 2019)
Synchronoise
389Torterra
Turtwig Community Day
(Sep 15th 2019)
Frenzy Plant
330Flygon
Trapinch Community Day
(Oct 12th 2019)
Earth Power
392Infernape
Chimchar Community Day
(Nov 16th 2019)
Blast Burn
395Empoleon
Piplup Community Day
(Jan 19th 2020)
Hydro Cannon
464Rhyperior
Rhyhorn Community Day
(Feb 22nd 2020)
Rock Wrecker

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


The Season of Mythical Wishes has seen Kecleon finally being released in Pokémon Go! The Lunar New Year event has also returned for 2023! Don't forget to partake in the new Go Battle League season. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres.


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
59Arcanine
Flamethrower
62Poliwrath
Mud Shot
68Machamp
Cross Chop
76Golem
Ancient Power
94Gengar
Shadow Claw
103Exeggutor
Confusion
127Pinsir
Fury Cutter
130Gyarados
Twister
Dragon Pulse
143Snorlax
Body Slam
149Dragonite
Dragon BreathDragon Claw

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

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