Pokémon move tutors

Introduced in Pokémon Crystal, move tutors are certain characters throughout the regions that can teach moves to your Pokémon they don't normally learn. Some teach moves for free, while others require some form of payment like colored shards or Battle Points.

Crystal

After completing the game, a move tutor appears in Goldenrod City Game Corner on Wednesdays and Saturdays. He can teach one of the following moves for 4,000 coins.

Move
Type
Cat.
Cost
FlamethrowerFire4000 coins
Ice BeamIce4000 coins
ThunderboltElectric4000 coins

FireRed & LeafGreen

There are many tutors dotted around Kanto. In most cases, they teach the move that they gave as a TM in the first generation, but is no longer a TM.

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Mega PunchNormalRoute 4
Mega KickNormalRoute 4
Blast BurnFireCape BrinkCharizard only
Hydro CannonWaterCape BrinkBlastoise only
Frenzy PlantGrassCape BrinkVenusaur only
CounterFightingCeladon City
Soft-BoiledNormalCeladon City
MetronomeNormalCinnabar Island
Body SlamNormalFour Island
SubstituteNormalFuchsia City
ExplosionNormalMt. Ember
Seismic TossFightingPewter City
Rock SlideRockRock Tunnel
MimicNormalSaffron City
Swords DanceNormalSeven Island
Thunder WaveElectricSilph Co
Double-EdgeNormalVictory Road
Dream EaterPsychicViridian City

Emerald

In Emerald, many moves can be learned at the Battle Frontier in exchange for Battle Points. Additionally a few tutors appear throughout Hoenn - but their moves can only be taught once.

Other tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
MetronomeNormalFallarbor TownOnly taught once
Sleep TalkNormalFortree CityOnly taught once
MimicNormalLavaridge TownOnly taught once
RolloutRockMauville CityOnly taught once
Dynamic PunchFightingMossdeep CityOnly taught once
ExplosionNormalPacifidlog TownOnly taught once
SwaggerNormalSlateport CityOnly taught once
Double-EdgeNormalSootopolis CityOnly taught once
Fury CutterBugVerdanturf TownOnly taught once
SubstituteNormalLilycove CityOnly taught once

Diamond & Pearl

There are two move tutors in Diamond/Pearl: a woman on Route 210 teaches Draco Meteor to any Dragon-type Pokémon; and a tutor on Route 228 teaches moves to any of the 12 starter Pokémon from the various games.

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Draco MeteorDragonRoute 210Dragon-type Pokemon only, max happiness
Blast BurnFireRoute 228Starter Pokemon only, max happiness
Hydro CannonWaterRoute 228Starter Pokemon only, max happiness
Frenzy PlantGrassRoute 228Starter Pokemon only, max happiness

Platinum

In Platinum there are three main move tutors, plus the same two from Diamond/Pearl. The new move tutors require varying amounts of colored shards in return for teaching each move.

Survival Area

Move
Type
Cat.
Cost
Mud-SlapGround 4 4
OutrageDragon 6 2
RolloutRock 4 2 2
TwisterDragon 6 2
Ancient PowerRock 6 2
Heat WaveFire 4 2 2
SuperpowerFighting 8
EndeavorNormal 4 4
Signal BeamBug 2 2 2 2
Iron DefenseSteel 4 2 2
BounceFlying 4 2 2
Gastro AcidPoison 4 2 2
Aqua TailWater 6 2
Seed BombGrass 4 4
Earth PowerGround 6 2
Gunk ShotPoison 4 2 2
Iron HeadSteel 6 2

Starter/Dragon tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Draco MeteorDragonRoute 210Dragon-type Pokemon only, max happiness
Blast BurnFireRoute 228Starter Pokemon only, max happiness
Hydro CannonWaterRoute 228Starter Pokemon only, max happiness
Frenzy PlantGrassRoute 228Starter Pokemon only, max happiness

HeartGold & SoulSilver

HG/SS adds several new moves to be tutored. However, instead of shards you now pay with Battle Points from the Battle Frontier. Three guys in a building outside the Battle Frontier will teach the moves. In Blackthorn City, you can also get the moves for your starters or dragon Pokémon, same as Diamond/Pearl/Platinum.

Other tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Blast BurnFireBlackthorn CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Hydro CannonWaterBlackthorn CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Frenzy PlantGrassBlackthorn CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Draco MeteorDragonBlackthorn CityDragon-type Pokemon only, max happiness
HeadbuttNormalIlex Forest

Black & White

As the first games of a new generation, Black/White only have a handful of moves that can be tutored, mostly to starter Pokémon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Blast BurnFireRoute 13Starter Pokemon only, max happiness
Hydro CannonWaterRoute 13Starter Pokemon only, max happiness
Frenzy PlantGrassRoute 13Starter Pokemon only, max happiness
Water PledgeWaterDriftveil CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Fire PledgeFireDriftveil CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Grass PledgeGrassDriftveil CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Relic SongNormalCastelia CityMeloetta only (in Café Sonata)
Secret SwordFightingMoor of IcirrusKeldeo only
Draco MeteorDragonOpelucid CityDragon-type Pokemon only, max happiness

Black 2 & White 2

There are several move tutors in Pokémon Black & White 2 who require payment in shards. As opposed to Platinum, each tutor requires shards of one colour, which makes things easier.

Other tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Relic SongNormalCastelia CityMeloetta only (in Café Sonata)
Draco MeteorDragonOpelucid CityDragon-type Pokemon only, max happiness
Secret SwordFightingPledge GroveKeldeo only
Blast BurnFirePokémon World TournamentStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Hydro CannonWaterPokémon World TournamentStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Frenzy PlantGrassPokémon World TournamentStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Water PledgeWaterPokémon World TournamentStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Fire PledgeFirePokémon World TournamentStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Grass PledgeGrassPokémon World TournamentStarter Pokemon only, max happiness

X & Y

As the first games of a new generation, X/Y have the usual few moves that can be tutored for free, mostly to starter Pokémon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Water PledgeWaterLaverre CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Fire PledgeFireLaverre CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Grass PledgeGrassLaverre CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Blast BurnFireSnowbelle CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Hydro CannonWaterSnowbelle CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Frenzy PlantGrassSnowbelle CityStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Relic SongNormalSnowbelle CityMeloetta only (in Café Sonata)
Secret SwordFightingSnowbelle CityKeldeo only
Draco MeteorDragonRoute 21 (Dernière Way)Dragon-type Pokemon only, max happiness

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

OR/AS brings back move tutors once again, which re-use the same moves from Black/White 2. All 4 Tutors are located in the west of the Battle Resort, and are shown here ordered from left to right.

Other tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Blast BurnFireBattle TowerStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Hydro CannonWaterBattle TowerStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Frenzy PlantGrassBattle TowerStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Draco MeteorDragonBattle TowerDragon-type Pokemon only, max happiness
Water PledgeWaterBattle TowerStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Fire PledgeFireBattle TowerStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Grass PledgeGrassBattle TowerStarter Pokemon only, max happiness
Relic SongNormalBattle TowerMeloetta only (in Café Sonata)
Secret SwordFightingBattle TowerKeldeo only