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Why does Showdown allow Defog on Pokemon that can only learn it via HM?

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E.g., Lati@s, since you can't transfer Pokemon that know HM moves?

asked Jan 22 by fondant

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"If a player teaches a Pokémon Defog by HM in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and trades it to HeartGold or SoulSilver, the Pokémon can be freely imported to Black and White via the Poké Transfer, due to Defog not being needed outside of battle in HeartGold and SoulSilver. The same can be done with Whirlpool by transferring a Pokémon that learned it by HM in HeartGold or SoulSilver to Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum"

Basically,as defog is not an HM in HG/SS, any Pokemon knowing it in that game can be freely transferred to Black & White/Black & White 2

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answered Jan 22 by Ludicobro
selected Jan 22 by fondant
I thought you couldn't even trade Pokemon with HMs? Also you source doesn't link to anything.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Defog_(move) and pokemon with HMs may be traded
Oh that's right; now that I've looked up trading HMs, it's Gen V that prevents IR trading of Pokemon with HM moves. Thanks.