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PokemonGo Legacy Move List

Listed are all possible legacy moves in PokemonGo
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Do not transfer Pokemon with these moves, as they are no longer obtainable!


What are Legacy Moves?
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What are Legacy Moves?
Legacy moves are when a Pokemon knows a move that it can no longer learn. The only way to have a legacy move is to have obtained that Pokemon moveset before it was made discontinued


How are Legacy Moves created?
Some Pokemon were temporarily given moves they were never supposed to know, Some Pokemon moves have been swapped out for balancing purposes, and more recently 'limited-time' moves are released as part of events (like Community day). All of these scenarios are how Legacy Moves get created


Obtaining Legacy moves is only possible if:
- You receive one in a trade
- Niantic releases them as a special event
- Another moveset re-shuffle occurs

How does the list below work?
Each move listed below 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 below to see which Pokemon you might have that are considered collectable


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


What else?
Legacy moves are generally not better in battle (but some are!) People like to keep them because they are collectors items.



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Which Legacy Moves are good?
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All legacy Pokemon are collectors items
Below are the generally agreed upon legacy moves that are superior:

- Gengar with Shadow Claw
Low survivability but one of the highest DPS in game

- Dragonite with Dragon Breath
Fast animation that makes dodging easier in battle

- Dragonite with Dragon Claw
Fast animation that makes dodging easier in battle

- Snorlax with Body Slam
Great move for a gym defender

- Exeggutor with Confusion
Great move for a gym defender

- Venosaur with Frenzy Plant
Community Day Moveset

- Charizard with Blast Burn
Community Day Moveset

- Tyranitar with Smack Down
Community Day Moveset

- Omastar with Rock Throw & Rock Slide
Note: De-throned by Smack Down Tyranitar

- Moltres with Sky Attack
Even without a Flying quick move, still great Flying DPS

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

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

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"Moves Gained" are moves added in place of the legacy moves taken away
Note: Charge moves are listed in bold

Img Name Date Legacy Moves Moves Gained
VENUSAUR VENUSAUR 25-Mar-18 Frenzy Plant [None]
CHARMELEON CHARMELEON 17-Feb-17 Scratch Fire Fang
CHARIZARD CHARIZARD 17-Feb-17 Ember, Wing Attack, Flamethrower Fire Spin, Air Slash, Overheat
CHARIZARD CHARIZARD 19-May-18 Blast Burn [None]
BLASTOISE BLASTOISE 08-Jul-18 Hydro Cannon [None]
BUTTERFREE BUTTERFREE 17-Feb-17 Bug Bite Struggle Bug
BEEDRILL BEEDRILL 17-Feb-17 Bug Bite Infestation
PIDGEOT PIDGEOT 17-Feb-17 Wing Attack, Air Cutter Air Slash, Brave Bird
SPEAROW SPEAROW 17-Feb-17 Twister Sky Attack
FEAROW FEAROW 17-Feb-17 Twister Sky Attack
EKANS EKANS 17-Feb-17 Gunk Shot Poison Fang
PIKACHU PIKACHU 17-Feb-17 Thunder Wild Charge
PIKACHU PIKACHU 05-Jan-18 Present [None]
PIKACHU PIKACHU 20-Jan-18 Surf [None]
RAICHU RAICHU 17-Feb-17 Thunder Shock, Thunder Volt Switch, Wild Charge
SANDSHREW SANDSHREW 17-Feb-17 Rock Tomb Sand Tomb
NIDOKING NIDOKING 17-Feb-17 Fury Cutter Iron Tail
CLEFABLE CLEFABLE 17-Feb-17 Pound Charge Beam
NINETALES NINETALES 17-Feb-17 Ember, Flamethrower, Fire Blast Fire Spin, Overheat, Solarbeam
JIGGLYPUFF JIGGLYPUFF 19-Aug-16 Play Rough Dazzling Gleam
JIGGLYPUFF JIGGLYPUFF 17-Feb-17 Body Slam Gyro Ball
ZUBAT ZUBAT 17-Feb-17 Sludge Bomb Swift
GOLBAT GOLBAT 17-Feb-17 Ominous Wind Shadow Ball
PARASECT PARASECT 17-Feb-17 Bug Bite Struggle Bug
VENOMOTH VENOMOTH 17-Feb-17 Bug Bite, Poison Fang, Infestation, Silver Wind
DIGLETT DIGLETT 19-Aug-16 Mud Shot Mud-Slap
DUGTRIO DUGTRIO 19-Aug-16 Mud Shot Mud-Slap
MEOWTH MEOWTH 17-Feb-17 Body Slam Foul Play
PERSIAN PERSIAN 17-Feb-17 Night Slash Foul Play
PRIMEAPE PRIMEAPE 17-Feb-17 Karate Chop, Cross Chop Counter, Close Combat
ARCANINE ARCANINE 17-Feb-17 Bite, Flamethrower, Bulldoze Snarl, Crunch, Wild Charge
POLIWHIRL POLIWHIRL 17-Feb-17 Scald Water Pulse
POLIWRATH POLIWRATH 17-Feb-17 Mud Shot, Submission Rock Smash, Dynamic Punch
ALAKAZAM ALAKAZAM 17-Feb-17 Psychic, Dazzling Gleam Futuresight, Focus Blast
MACHOP MACHOP 17-Feb-17 Low Kick Rock Smash
MACHOKE MACHOKE 17-Feb-17 Cross Chop Dynamic Punch
MACHAMP MACHAMP 17-Feb-17 Karate Chop, Stone Edge, Submission, Cross Chop Counter, Heavy Slam, Dynamic Punch, Close Combat
WEEPINBELL WEEPINBELL 17-Feb-17 Razor Leaf Bullet Seed
GRAVELER GRAVELER 19-Aug-16 Mud Shot Mud-Slap
GRAVELER GRAVELER 17-Feb-17 Rock Slide Rock Blast
GOLEM GOLEM 19-Aug-16 Mud Shot Mud-Slap
GOLEM GOLEM 17-Feb-17 Ancient Power Rock Blast
PONYTA PONYTA 17-Feb-17 Fire Blast Stomp
RAPIDASH RAPIDASH 17-Feb-17 Ember Fire Spin
MAGNETON MAGNETON 17-Feb-17 Thunder Shock, Discharge Charge Beam, Zap Cannnon,
FARFETCHD FARFETCHD 17-Feb-17 Cut Air Slash
DODUO DODUO 17-Feb-17 Swift Brave Bird
DODRIO DODRIO 17-Feb-17 Air Cutter Brave Bird
SEEL SEEL 19-Aug-16 Water Gun Lick
SEEL SEEL 17-Feb-17 Aqua Jet Aurora Beam
DEWGONG DEWGONG 17-Feb-17 Ice Shard, Icy Wind, Aqua Jet Iron Tail, Aurora Beam, Water Pulse
GRIMER GRIMER 19-Aug-16 Acid Poison Jab
MUK MUK 19-Aug-16 Acid Lick
MUK MUK 17-Feb-17 Lick Infestation
CLOYSTER CLOYSTER 17-Feb-17 Icy Wind, Blizzard Aurora Beam, Avalanche
GASTLY GASTLY 17-Feb-17 Sucker Punch, Ominous Wind Astonish, Night Shade
HAUNTER HAUNTER 17-Feb-17 Lick, Shadow Ball Astonish, Shadow Punch
GENGAR GENGAR 19-Aug-16 Sludge Wave Sludge Bomb
GENGAR GENGAR 17-Feb-17 Shadow Claw, Dark Pulse Hex, Focus Blast
GENGAR GENGAR 03-Nov-18 Lick, Psychic [None], [None]
ONIX ONIX 17-Feb-17 Rock Slide, Iron Head Sand Tomb, Heavy Slam
HYPNO HYPNO 17-Feb-17 Psyshock, Shadow Ball Future Sight, Focus Blast
KINGLER KINGLER 17-Feb-17 Mud Shot Bubble
VOLTORB VOLTORB 17-Feb-17 Signal Beam Gyro Ball
ELECTRODE ELECTRODE 17-Feb-17 Tackle Volt Switch
EXEGGUTOR EXEGGUTOR 17-Feb-17 Confusion, Zen Headbutt Bullet Seed, Extrasensory
HITMONLEE HITMONLEE 19-Aug-16 Stomp Brick Break
HITMONLEE HITMONLEE 17-Feb-17 Brick Break Close Combat
HITMONCHAN HITMONCHAN 17-Feb-17 Rock Smash, Brick Break Close Combat, Counter,
KOFFING KOFFING 19-Aug-16 Acid [None]
WEEZING WEEZING 19-Aug-16 Acid [None]
RHYDON RHYDON 08-Dec-17 Megahorn Surf
CHANSEY CHANSEY 19-Aug-16 Psybeam Hyperbeam
TANGELA TANGELA 17-Feb-17 Power Whip Infestation Grass Knot
KANGASKHAN KANGASKHAN 17-Feb-17 Brick Break, Stomp Crunch, Outrage
SEADRA SEADRA 17-Feb-17 Blizzard Aurora Beam
SEAKING SEAKING 17-Feb-17 Icy Wind, Drill Run Ice Beam, Water Pulse
SEAKING SEAKING 08-Dec-17 Poison Jab Waterfall
STARYU STARYU 19-Aug-16 Quick Attack Tackle
STARMIE STARMIE 19-Aug-16 Quick Attack, Psybeam Tackle, Psychic
STARMIE STARMIE 17-Feb-17 Tackle Hidden Power
SCYTHER SCYTHER 17-Feb-17 Steel Wing, Bug Buzz Air Slash, Arial Ace
JYNX JYNX 17-Feb-17 Pound, Ice Punch Confusion, Avalanche
PINSIR PINSIR 17-Feb-17 Fury Cutter, Submission Bug Bite, Close Combat
GYARADOS GYARADOS 19-Aug-16 Dragon Breath [None]
GYARADOS GYARADOS 17-Feb-17 Twister, Dragon Pulse Dragon Tail Outrage, Crunch
GYARADOS GYARADOS 08-Dec-17 Dragon Tail Waterfall
LAPRAS LAPRAS 17-Feb-17 Ice Shard, Dragon Pulse Water Gun, Hydro Pump
LAPRAS LAPRAS 08-Dec-17 Ice Beam Surf
EEVEE EEVEE 17-Feb-17 Body Slam [None]
EEVEE EEVEE 13-Aug-18 Last Resort [None]
VAPOREON VAPOREON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort [None]
JOLTEON JOLTEON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort [None]
FLAREON FLAREON 17-Feb-17 Heat Wave Fire Spin Overheat
FLAREON FLAREON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort [None]
PORYGON PORYGON 19-Aug-16 Quick Attack Zen Headbutt
PORYGON PORYGON 17-Feb-17 Zen Headbutt, Tackle, Psybeam, Signal Beam, Discharge Charge Beam, Hidden Power, Solar Beam, Hyper Beam, Zap Cannon
OMANYTE OMANYTE 17-Feb-17 Brine, Rock Tomb Bubble Beam
OMASTAR OMASTAR 19-Aug-16 Rock Throw Mud Shot
OMASTAR OMASTAR 17-Feb-17 Rock Slide Rock Blast
KABUTOPS KABUTOPS 17-Feb-17 Fury Cutter Rock Smash
SNORLAX SNORLAX 17-Feb-17 Body Slam Heavy Slam
ARTICUNO ARTICUNO 04-Aug-18 Hurricane [None]
ZAPDOS ZAPDOS 21-Jul-18 Thunder Shock [None]
MOLTRES MOLTRES 08-Sep-18 Sky Attack [None]
DRAGONITE DRAGONITE 17-Feb-17 Dragon Breath, Dragon Pulse, Dragon Claw Dragon Tail, Hurricane, Outrage
DRAGONITE DRAGONITE 24-Feb-18 Draco Meteor [None]
MEWTWO MEWTWO 20-Sep-18 Shadow Ball, Hyperbeam [None]
MEGANIUM MEGANIUM 22-Sep-18 Frenzy Plant [None]
TYPHLOSION TYPHLOSION 10-Nov-18 Blast Burn [None]
FERALIGATR FERALIGATR 10-Dec-17 Water Gun Waterfall
FERALIGATR FERALIGATR 12-Jan-19 Hydro Cannon [None]
PICHU PICHU 17-Feb-17 Quick Attack [None]
CLEFFA CLEFFA 17-Feb-17 Body Slam, Psychic Grass Knot, Psyshock
IGGLYBUFF IGGLYBUFF 17-Feb-17 Body Slam Wild Charge
TOGEPI TOGEPI 17-Feb-17 Zen Headbutt Hidden Power
TOGETIC TOGETIC 17-Feb-17 Zen Headbutt, Steel Wing Extrasensory, Hidden Power
AMPHAROS AMPHAROS 15-Apr-18 Dragon Pulse [None]
POLITOED POLITOED 08-Dec-17 Earthquake Surf
ESPEON ESPEON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort [None]
UMBREON UMBREON 13-Aug-18 Last Resort [None]
KINGDRA KINGDRA 08-Dec-17 Water Gun Waterfall
SMOOCHUM SMOOCHUM 17-Feb-17 Frost Breath Powder Snow
ELEKID ELEKID 17-Feb-17 Thunderbolt Brick Break
MAGBY MAGBY 17-Feb-17 Flamethrower Fire Blast
SUICUNE SUICUNE 08-Dec-17 Hidden Power Snarl
TYRANITAR TYRANITAR 16-Jul-18 Smack Down [None]
BLAZIKEN BLAZIKEN 09-Dec-17 Stone Edge Focus Blast
SHEDINJA SHEDINJA 02-Nov-18 Bite, Struggle Bug [None]
METAGROSS METAGROSS 21-Oct-18 Meteor Mash [None]
MAMOSWINE MAMOSWINE 17-Feb-19 Ancient Power [None]

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