Here’s a list of dozens of cut moves not in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Pokémon Sword and Shield review cut moves missing moves

As we get closer and closer to the highly anticipated launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield, we also get closer to figuring out just how much has changed in the Nintendo Switch debut of the iconic Nintendo RPG franchise. Or, in this case, how much has disappeared. It’s already a well-documented fact that a fair chunk of Pokemon are missing from the Pokédex of the new games, but now we’ve learned that a large amount of battle moves have also apparently been cut from the game entirely.

Compiled and released online ahead of the Nov. 15 release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, a lengthy Pastebin list spells out just how many cut moves are allegedly missing from the latest entry in the series. Scanning the list reveals that many staple moves of the franchise like Hidden Power, Return, Pursuit, and Frustration are no longer usable in the game.

It’s worth noting, however, that many of these missing moves rely on game mechanics that are no longer present in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Z-Moves, for example, are not usable anymore since there is no Z-Move system in the latest game. Likewise, the partner-specific attacks introduced in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! are no longer usable in this game, explaining those cut moves.

Additionally, a number of cut moves in this list are Pokémon-specific moves that can only be learned by one specific creature. Any of the Pokémon missing from the Pokémon Sword and Shield Pokédex are likely to have their moves cut since the Pokemon simply don’t exist in the latest game.

Below, you’ll find a full list of the cut moves that are allegedly no longer usable in Pokemon Sword and Shield:

002 Karate Chop
003 Double Slap
004 Comet Punch
013 Razor Wind
026 Jump Kick
027 Rolling Kick
041 Twineedle
049 Sonic Boom
082 Dragon Rage
096 Meditate
099 Rage
112 Barrier
117 Bide
119 Mirror Move
121 Egg Bomb
125 Bone Club
128 Clamp
131 Spike Cannon
132 Constrict
134 Kinesis
140 Barrage
145 Bubble
146 Dizzy Punch
148 Flash
149 Psywave
159 Sharpen
169 Spider Web
171 Nightmare
185 Feint Attack
193 Foresight
216 Return
218 Frustration
222 Magnitude
228 Pursuit
237 Hidden Power
265 Smelling Salts
274 Assist
287 Refresh
289 Snatch
290 Secret Power
293 Camouflage
300 Mud Sport
301 Ice Ball
302 Needle Arm
316 Odor Sleuth
318 Silver Wind
320 Grass Whistle
324 Signal Beam
327 Sky Uppercut
346 Water Sport
357 Miracle Eye
358 Wake-Up Slap
363 Natural Gift
373 Embargo
376 Trump Card
377 Heal Block
378 Wring Out
381 Lucky Chant
382 Me First
386 Punishment
426 Mud Bomb
429 Mirror Shot
431 Rock Climb
443 Magnet Bomb
445 Captivate
456 Heal Order
466 Ominous Wind
477 Telekinesis
481 Flame Burst
485 Synchronoise
498 Chip Away
507 Sky Drop
516 Bestow
531 Heart Stamp
537 Steamroller
563 Rototiller
569 Ion Deluge
622 Breakneck Blitz
623 Breakneck Blitz
624 All-Out Pummeling
625 All-Out Pummeling
626 Supersonic Skystrike
627 Supersonic Skystrike
628 Acid Downpour
629 Acid Downpour
630 Tectonic Rage
631 Tectonic Rage
632 Continental Crush
633 Continental Crush
634 Savage Spin-Out
635 Savage Spin-Out
636 Never-Ending Nightmare
637 Never-Ending Nightmare
638 Corkscrew Crash
639 Corkscrew Crash
640 Inferno Overdrive
641 Inferno Overdrive
642 Hydro Vortex
643 Hydro Vortex
644 Bloom Doom
645 Bloom Doom
646 Gigavolt Havoc
647 Gigavolt Havoc
648 Shattered Psyche
649 Shattered Psyche
650 Subzero Slammer
651 Subzero Slammer
652 Devastating Drake
653 Devastating Drake
654 Black Hole Eclipse
655 Black Hole Eclipse
656 Twinkle Tackle
657 Twinkle Tackle
658 Catastropika
671 Spotlight
695 Sinister Arrow Raid
696 Malicious Moonsault
697 Oceanic Operetta
698 Guardian of Alola
699 Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike
700 Stoked Sparksurfer
701 Pulverizing Pancake
702 Extreme Evoboost
703 Genesis Supernova
719 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt
723 Light That Burns the Sky
724 Searing Sunraze Smash
725 Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom
726 Let’s Snuggle Forever
727 Splintered Stormshards
728 Clangorous Soulblaze
729 Zippy Zap
730 Splishy Splash
731 Floaty Fall
732 Pika Papow
733 Bouncy Bubble
734 Buzzy Buzz
735 Sizzly Slide
736 Glitzy Glow
737 Baddy Bad
738 Sappy Seed
739 Freezy Frost
740 Sparkly Swirl

741 Veevee Volley

Pokemon Sword and Shield are set to launch this Friday on Nintendo Switch.


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