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PokemonGo Legacy Move List

Listed are all possible legacy moves in PokemonGo
Check against your Pokemon to see if you have any
Do not transfer Pokemon with these moves, as they are no longer obtainable!


Page updated with January 2020 changes
What are Legacy Moves?
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Which Legacy Moves are good?
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Img Name Date Quick Move Charge Move
003 VENUSAUR 25-Mar-18 Frenzy Plant
005 CHARMELEON 17-Feb-17 Scratch
006 CHARIZARD 17-Feb-17 Ember, Wing Attack Flamethrower
006 CHARIZARD 19-May-18 Blast Burn
009 BLASTOISE 08-Jul-18 Hydro Cannon
012 BUTTERFREE 17-Feb-17 Bug Bite
015 BEEDRILL 17-Feb-17 Bug Bite
018 PIDGEOT 17-Feb-17 Wing Attack Air Cutter
021 SPEAROW 17-Feb-17 Twister
022 FEAROW 17-Feb-17 Twister
023 EKANS 17-Feb-17 Gunk Shot
025 PIKACHU 17-Feb-17 Thunder
025 PIKACHU 05-Jan-18 Present
025 PIKACHU 20-Jan-18 Surf
026 RAICHU 17-Feb-17 Thunder
027 SANDSHREW 17-Feb-17 Rock Tomb
034 NIDOKING 17-Feb-17 Fury Cutter
036 CLEFABLE 17-Feb-17 Pound
038 NINETALES 17-Feb-17 Ember Flamethrower, Fire Blast
039 JIGGLYPUFF 19-Aug-16 Play Rough
039 JIGGLYPUFF 17-Feb-17 Body Slam
041 ZUBAT 17-Feb-17 Sludge Bomb
042 GOLBAT 17-Feb-17 Ominous Wind
047 PARASECT 17-Feb-17 Bug Bite
049 VENOMOTH 17-Feb-17 Bug Bite
050 DIGLETT 19-Aug-16 Mud Shot
051 DUGTRIO 19-Aug-16 Mud Shot
052 MEOWTH 17-Feb-17 Body Slam
053 PERSIAN 17-Feb-17 Night Slash
057 PRIMEAPE 17-Feb-17 Karate Chop Cross Chop
059 ARCANINE 17-Feb-17 Bite Bulldoze
061 POLIWHIRL 17-Feb-17 Scald
062 POLIWRATH 17-Feb-17 Submission
065 ALAKAZAM 17-Feb-17 Psychic, Dazzling Gleam
066 MACHOP 17-Feb-17 Low Kick
067 MACHOKE 17-Feb-17 Cross Chop
068 MACHAMP 17-Feb-17 Karate Chop Stone Edge, Submission
070 WEEPINBELL 17-Feb-17 Razor Leaf
075 GRAVELER 19-Aug-16 Mud Shot
075 GRAVELER 17-Feb-17 Rock Slide
076 GOLEM 19-Aug-16 Mud Shot
077 PONYTA 17-Feb-17 Fire Blast
078 RAPIDASH 17-Feb-17 Ember
083 FARFETCHD 17-Feb-17 Cut
084 DODUO 17-Feb-17 Swift
085 DODRIO 17-Feb-17 Air Cutter
086 SEEL 19-Aug-16 Water Gun
086 SEEL 17-Feb-17 Aqua Jet
087 DEWGONG 17-Feb-17 Ice Shard Icy Wind, Aqua Jet
088 GRIMER 19-Aug-16 Acid
089 MUK 19-Aug-16 Acid
089 MUK 17-Feb-17 Lick
091 CLOYSTER 17-Feb-17 Blizzard
092 GASTLY 17-Feb-17 Sucker Punch Ominous Wind
093 HAUNTER 17-Feb-17 Lick
094 GENGAR 19-Aug-16 Sludge Wave
094 GENGAR 17-Feb-17 Dark Pulse
094 GENGAR 03-Nov-18 Lick Psychic
095 ONIX 17-Feb-17 Rock Slide, Iron Head
097 HYPNO 17-Feb-17 Psyshock
099 KINGLER 17-Feb-17 Mud Shot
100 VOLTORB 17-Feb-17 Signal Beam
101 ELECTRODE 17-Feb-17 Tackle
103 EXEGGUTOR 17-Feb-17 Zen Headbutt
106 HITMONLEE 19-Aug-16 Stomp
106 HITMONLEE 17-Feb-17 Brick Break
107 HITMONCHAN 17-Feb-17 Rock Smash Brick Break
109 KOFFING 19-Aug-16 Acid
110 WEEZING 19-Aug-16 Acid
112 RHYDON 08-Dec-17 Megahorn
113 CHANSEY 19-Aug-16 Psybeam
114 TANGELA 17-Feb-17 Power Whip
115 KANGASKHAN 17-Feb-17 Brick Break, Stomp
117 SEADRA 17-Feb-17 Blizzard
119 SEAKING 17-Feb-17 Icy Wind, Drill Run
119 SEAKING 08-Dec-17 Poison Jab
120 STARYU 19-Aug-16 Quick Attack
121 STARMIE 19-Aug-16 Quick Attack Psybeam
121 STARMIE 17-Feb-17 Tackle
123 SCYTHER 17-Feb-17 Steel Wing Bug Buzz
124 JYNX 17-Feb-17 Pound Ice Punch
127 PINSIR 17-Feb-17 Submission
130 GYARADOS 17-Feb-17 Dragon Pulse
130 GYARADOS 08-Dec-17 Dragon Tail
131 LAPRAS 17-Feb-17 Ice Shard Dragon Pulse
131 LAPRAS 08-Dec-17 Ice Beam
133 EEVEE 17-Feb-17 Body Slam
133 EEVEE 13-Aug-18 Last Resort
134 VAPOREON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort
135 JOLTEON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort
136 FLAREON 17-Feb-17 Heat Wave
136 FLAREON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort
137 PORYGON 19-Aug-16 Quick Attack
137 PORYGON 17-Feb-17 Zen Headbutt, Tackle Psybeam, Signal Beam, Discharge
138 OMANYTE 17-Feb-17 Brine, Rock Tomb
139 OMASTAR 19-Aug-16 Rock Throw
139 OMASTAR 17-Feb-17 Rock Slide
141 KABUTOPS 17-Feb-17 Fury Cutter
143 SNORLAX 06-Jun-19 Yawn
144 ARTICUNO 04-Aug-18 Hurricane
145 ZAPDOS 21-Jul-18 Thunder Shock
146 MOLTRES 08-Sep-18 Sky Attack
149 DRAGONITE 17-Feb-17 Dragon Pulse
149 DRAGONITE 24-Feb-18 Draco Meteor
150 MEWTWO 20-Sep-18 Shadow Ball, Hyperbeam
150 MEWTWO 08-Oct-19 Psystrike
154 MEGANIUM 22-Sep-18 Frenzy Plant
157 TYPHLOSION 10-Nov-18 Blast Burn
160 FERALIGATR 10-Dec-17 Water Gun
160 FERALIGATR 12-Jan-19 Hydro Cannon
172 PICHU 17-Feb-17 Quick Attack
173 CLEFFA 17-Feb-17 Body Slam, Psychic
174 IGGLYBUFF 17-Feb-17 Body Slam
175 TOGEPI 17-Feb-17 Zen Headbutt
176 TOGETIC 17-Feb-17 Zen Headbutt, Steel Wing
181 AMPHAROS 15-Apr-18 Dragon Pulse
186 POLITOED 08-Dec-17 Earthquake
196 ESPEON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort
197 UMBREON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort
230 KINGDRA 08-Dec-17 Water Gun
238 SMOOCHUM 17-Feb-17 Frost Breath
239 ELEKID 17-Feb-17 Thunderbolt
240 MAGBY 17-Feb-17 Flamethrower
245 SUICUNE 08-Dec-17 Hidden Power
248 TYRANITAR 16-Jul-18 Smack Down
254 SCEPTILE 23-Mar-19 Frenzy Plant
257 BLAZIKEN 09-Dec-17 Stone Edge
257 BLAZIKEN 19-May-19 Blast Burn
260 SWAMPERT 21-Jul-19 Hydro Cannon
282 GARDEVOIR 03-Aug-19 Sychronise
286 BRELOOM 30-Jan-19 Grass Knot
289 SLAKING 08-Jun-19 Body Slam
292 SHEDINJA 02-Nov-18 Bite, Struggle Bug
330 FLYGON 12-Oct-19 Earth Power
373 SALAMENCE 13-Apr-19 Outrage
376 METAGROSS 21-Oct-18 Meteor Mash
389 TORTERRA 15-Sep-19 Frenzy Plant
392 INFERNAPE 16-Nov-19 Blast Burn
423 GASTRODON 17-May-19 Earthquake
473 MAMOSWINE 17-Feb-19 Ancient Power
475 GALLADE 03-Aug-19 Sychronise

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Legacy Move FAQ

What are Legacy Moves?

Legacy moves are Pokemon that knows an attack that it can no longer learn. The only way to have a legacy move is to have obtained that specific Pokemon moveset before it was made discontinued. Moves can be discontinued for a variety of reasons

How are Legacy Moves created?

Legacy moves can be created from a number of different situations

Some Pokemon were originally given moves they were never supposed to know in the main series games, Niantic then removed the possibility to get these Pokemon to try to keep things in line with the main series games.

Some Pokemon moves have been swapped out for balancing purposes. When A move is too good compared to every other Pokemon, it was known to be swapped out to make the game more balanced

Most recently 'limited-time' moves are only released as part of events (like Community day). These moves can tend to be more powerful, in hopes that more people will play during this time to unlock the special move.

All of these scenarios are how Legacy Moves get created

How do you get Legacy Moves?

- Receive one in a trade
- Niantic releases them as a special event
- A moveset re-shuffle occurs

How does the list work?

Each move listed has a date upon which it became unobtainable. If you played the game a long time ago, or played during a recent event, you may have some Pokemon with Legacy moves. Use this list to see which Pokemon you might have that are considered collectable

What are some misconceptions about Legacy Moves?

Legacy moves can NOT be created by:
- Evolving an old Pokemon
- Using a TM on an old Pokemon
- Evolving a legacy Pokemon


Why should I care about Legacy moves??

While some Legacy moves can be better in battle - most of them are not.
The most desirable thing about Legacy moves are that you can not get them anymore.
People like to keep them because they are collectors items.


What Legacy Moves have come back permanently?

Recently Niantic has made a habbit of adding back some of the older Legacy moves:

On the 11th December 2019
Niantic re-released a whole bunch of Legacy Moves
Meaning they are all available again, these moves are

- Pinsir with Fury Cutter
- Snorlax with Body Slam
- Cloyster with Icy Wind
- Arcanine with Flamethrower
- Poliwrath with Mud Shot
- Machamp with Cross Chop
- Golem with Ancient Power
- Gengar with Shadow Claw
- Exeggutor with Confusion
- Gyarados with Dragon Breath and Twister
- Dragonite with Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw


On the 23rd January 2020
Niantic re-released more Legacy Moves permanently
these moves are:

- Raichu with Thunder Shock
- Magneton with Thunder Shock and Discharge
- Venomoth with Poison Fang
- Haunter with Shadow Ball
- Hypno with Shadow Ball


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Which Legacy moves are actually good?

All legacy Pokemon are collectors items
Below are the generally agreed upon legacy moves that are considered superior:

Best Legacy Moves for Raids & Gym Battles

- Gengar with Lick
Low survivability but one of the highest DPS Pokemon in game
Note that Genar recently had Shadow Claw re-added as a move, which is just as good!

- Venusaur, Meganium or Sceptile with Frenzy Plant
Community Day Moveset, one of the highest grass DPS combinations in the game

- Charizard, Typhlosion or Blaziken with Blast Burn
Community Day Moveset, best budget fire type attackers - bested by Moltres

- Tyranitar with Smack Down
Community Day Moveset, Top 3 damage for Rock type attackers

- Omastar with Rock Throw & Rock Slide
This is a really rare moveset, but with new Rock attackers added to the game not really the best anymore. Similar usage as Smack Down Tyranitar

- Moltres with Sky Attack
Moltres now has access to a Flying quick move, making this DPS amazing for Flying Damage

- Mewtwo with Shadow Ball
One of the highest Ghost type DPS

- Metagross with Meteor Mash
Highest steel type DPS also a Community day moveset

- Fraligatr and Swampert with Hydro Cannon
One of the highest non-legnedary Water type DPS

Best Legacy Moves for PVP & Trainer Battles

- Lapras with Ice Shard, Ice Beam, Dragon Pulse
Bulky Ice type attacker with emphasis on moves with quick charge times

- Magneton with Thunder Shock and Discharge
Another great moveset with short charge durations



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