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
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flamethrower 4000 coinsFire 90 100
Ice Beam 4000 coinsIce 90 100
Thunderbolt 4000 coinsElectric 90 100

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 PunchNormal Route 4
Mega KickNormal Route 4
Blast BurnFire Cape BrinkCharizard only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Cape BrinkBlastoise only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Cape BrinkVenusaur only, max Friendship
CounterFighting Celadon City
Soft-BoiledNormal Celadon City
MetronomeNormal Cinnabar Island
Body SlamNormal Four Island
SubstituteNormal Fuchsia City
ExplosionNormal Mt. Ember
Seismic TossFighting Pewter City
Rock SlideRock Rock Tunnel
MimicNormal Saffron City
Swords DanceNormal Seven Island
Thunder WaveElectric Silph Co
Double-EdgeNormal Victory Road
Dream EaterPsychic Viridian 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.

Battle Frontier tutors

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Mega Punch 24 BPNormal 80 85
Fire Punch 48 BPFire 75 100
Ice Punch 48 BPIce 75 100
Thunder Punch 48 BPElectric 75 100
Swords Dance 48 BPNormal
Mega Kick 48 BPNormal 120 75
Body Slam 48 BPNormal 85 100
Counter 48 BPFighting 100
Seismic Toss 24 BPFighting 100
Thunder Wave 48 BPElectric 90
Defense Curl 16 BPNormal
Swift 24 BPNormal 60
Soft-Boiled 16 BPNormal
Dream Eater 24 BPPsychic 100 100
Rock Slide 48 BPRock 75 90
Snore 24 BPNormal 50 100
Mud-Slap 24 BPGround 20 100
Icy Wind 24 BPIce 55 95
Endure 48 BPNormal
Psych Up 48 BPNormal

Other tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
MetronomeNormal Fallarbor TownOnly taught once
Sleep TalkNormal Fortree CityOnly taught once
MimicNormal Lavaridge TownOnly taught once
RolloutRock Mauville CityOnly taught once
Dynamic PunchFighting Mossdeep CityOnly taught once
ExplosionNormal Pacifidlog TownOnly taught once
SwaggerNormal Slateport CityOnly taught once
Double-EdgeNormal Sootopolis CityOnly taught once
Fury CutterBug Verdanturf TownOnly taught once
SubstituteNormal Lilycove 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 MeteorDragon Route 210Dragon-type Pokémon only, max Friendship
Blast BurnFire Route 228Starter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Route 228Starter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Route 228Starter Pokémon only, max Friendship

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.

Route 212

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Fire Punch 2 6Fire
Ice Punch 2 6Ice
Thunder Punch 2 6Electric
Icy Wind 2 6Ice
Fury Cutter 8Bug
Trick 4 4Psychic
Knock Off 4 4Dark
Dive 2 4 2Water
Air Cutter 2 2 4Flying
Sucker Punch 6 2Dark
Vacuum Wave 2 2 4Fighting
Zen Headbutt 4 4Psychic
Ominous Wind 2 6Ghost

Snowpoint City

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Swift 4 2 2Normal
Snore 2 2 4Normal
Spite 8Ghost
Synthesis 6 2Grass
Uproar 2 6Normal
Helping Hand 2 2 4Normal
Last Resort 8Normal
Magnet Rise 2 2 4Electric

Survival Area

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Mud-Slap 4 4Ground
Outrage 6 2Dragon
Rollout 4 2 2Rock
Twister 6 2Dragon
Ancient Power 6 2Rock
Heat Wave 4 2 2Fire
Superpower 8Fighting
Endeavor 4 4Normal
Signal Beam 2 2 2 2Bug
Iron Defense 4 2 2Steel
Bounce 4 2 2Flying
Gastro Acid 4 2 2Poison
Aqua Tail 6 2Water
Seed Bomb 4 4Grass
Earth Power 6 2Ground
Gunk Shot 4 2 2Poison
Iron Head 6 2Steel

Starter/Dragon tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Draco MeteorDragon Route 210Dragon-type Pokémon only, max Friendship
Blast BurnFire Route 228Starter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Route 228Starter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Route 228Starter Pokémon only, max Friendship

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.

Frontier Access tutors

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fire Punch 64 BPFire 75 100
Ice Punch 64 BPIce 75 100
Thunder Punch 64 BPElectric 75 100
Low Kick 32 BPFighting 100
String Shot 32 BPBug 95
Swift 40 BPNormal 60
Sky Attack 64 BPFlying 140 90
Super Fang 40 BPNormal 90
Snore 32 BPNormal 50 100
Spite 40 BPGhost 100
Mud-Slap 32 BPGround 20 100
Icy Wind 48 BPIce 55 95
Outrage 48 BPDragon 120 100
Rollout 32 BPRock 30 90
Fury Cutter 32 BPBug 40 95
Heal Bell 48 BPNormal
Pain Split 64 BPNormal
Synthesis 40 BPGrass
Twister 40 BPDragon 40 100
Ancient Power 40 BPRock 60 100
Uproar 48 BPNormal 90 100
Heat Wave 48 BPFire 95 90
Helping Hand 40 BPNormal
Trick 48 BPPsychic 100
Role Play 48 BPPsychic
Superpower 48 BPFighting 120 100
Magic Coat 32 BPPsychic
Knock Off 40 BPDark 65 100
Endeavor 64 BPNormal 100
Dive 40 BPWater 80 100
Air Cutter 48 BPFlying 60 95
Signal Beam 40 BPBug 75 100
Iron Defense 40 BPSteel
Block 32 BPNormal
Bounce 32 BPFlying 85 85
Gravity 32 BPPsychic
Tailwind 48 BPFlying
Gastro Acid 32 BPPoison 100
Last Resort 48 BPNormal 140 100
Worry Seed 32 BPGrass 100
Sucker Punch 40 BPDark 70 100
Magnet Rise 40 BPElectric
Aqua Tail 40 BPWater 90 90
Seed Bomb 40 BPGrass 80 100
Vacuum Wave 48 BPFighting 40 100
Earth Power 40 BPGround 90 100
Zen Headbutt 64 BPPsychic 80 90
Gunk Shot 32 BPPoison 120 80
Iron Head 40 BPSteel 80 100
Bug Bite 32 BPBug 60 100
Ominous Wind 48 BPGhost 60 100

Other tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Blast BurnFire Blackthorn CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Blackthorn CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Blackthorn CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Draco MeteorDragon Blackthorn CityDragon-type Pokémon only, max Friendship
HeadbuttNormal Ilex 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 BurnFire Route 13Starter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Route 13Starter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Route 13Starter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Water PledgeWater Driftveil CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Fire PledgeFire Driftveil CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Grass PledgeGrass Driftveil CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Relic SongNormal Castelia CityMeloetta only (in Café Sonata)
Secret SwordFighting Moor of IcirrusKeldeo only
Draco MeteorDragon Opelucid CityDragon-type Pokémon only, max Friendship

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.

Driftveil City

Requires Red Shards.

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fire Punch 10Fire 75 100
Ice Punch 10Ice 75 100
Thunder Punch 10Electric 75 100
Low Kick 8Fighting 100
Super Fang 6Normal 90
Uproar 6Normal 90 100
Signal Beam 4Bug 75 100
Bounce 4Flying 85 85
Covet 2Normal 60 100
Seed Bomb 6Grass 80 100
Gunk Shot 8Poison 120 80
Iron Head 4Steel 80 100
Bug Bite 2Bug 60 100
Drill Run 4Ground 80 95
Dual Chop 6Dragon 40 90

Humilau City

Requires Yellow Shards.

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bind 2Normal 15 85
Sky Attack 8Flying 140 90
Snore 2Normal 50 100
Giga Drain 10Grass 75 100
Heal Bell 4Normal
Pain Split 10Normal
Synthesis 6Grass
Heat Wave 10Fire 95 90
Role Play 8Psychic
Knock Off 4Dark 65 100
Roost 6Flying
Tailwind 10Flying
Drain Punch 10Fighting 75 100

Lentimas Town

Requires Blue Shards.

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Icy Wind 6Ice 55 95
Iron Tail 6Steel 100 75
Superpower 10Fighting 120 100
Magic Coat 4Psychic
Hyper Voice 6Normal 90 100
Iron Defense 2Steel
Block 6Normal
Gravity 10Psychic
Last Resort 2Normal 140 100
Magnet Rise 4Electric
Dark Pulse 10Dark 80 100
Aqua Tail 8Water 90 90
Dragon Pulse 10Dragon 85 100
Earth Power 8Ground 90 100
Zen Headbutt 8Psychic 80 90
Foul Play 8Dark 95 100
Electroweb 6Electric 55 95

Nacrene City

Requires Green Shards.

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Spite 8Ghost 100
Outrage 10Dragon 120 100
Sleep Talk 12Normal
Helping Hand 8Normal
Trick 10Psychic 100
Recycle 10Normal
Endeavor 12Normal 100
Skill Swap 12Psychic
Snatch 12Dark
Gastro Acid 6Poison 100
Worry Seed 6Grass 100
Stealth Rock 10Rock
Wonder Room 8Psychic
Magic Room 8Psychic
After You 8Normal

Other tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Relic SongNormal Castelia CityMeloetta only (in Café Sonata)
Draco MeteorDragon Opelucid CityDragon-type Pokémon only, max Friendship
Secret SwordFighting Pledge GroveKeldeo only
Blast BurnFire Pokémon World TournamentStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Pokémon World TournamentStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Pokémon World TournamentStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Water PledgeWater Pokémon World TournamentStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Fire PledgeFire Pokémon World TournamentStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Grass PledgeGrass Pokémon World TournamentStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship

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 PledgeWater Laverre CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Fire PledgeFire Laverre CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Grass PledgeGrass Laverre CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Blast BurnFire Snowbelle CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Snowbelle CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Snowbelle CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Relic SongNormal Snowbelle CityMeloetta only
Secret SwordFighting Snowbelle CityKeldeo only
Draco MeteorDragon Route 21 (Dernière Way)Dragon-type Pokémon only, max Friendship

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.

Tutor #1

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fire Punch 8 BPFire 75 100
Ice Punch 8 BPIce 75 100
Thunder Punch 8 BPElectric 75 100
Bind 4 BPNormal 15 85
Low Kick 8 BPFighting 100
Super Fang 12 BPNormal 90
Snore 4 BPNormal 50 100
Giga Drain 8 BPGrass 75 100
Knock Off 12 BPDark 65 100
Endeavor 16 BPNormal 100
Signal Beam 8 BPBug 75 100
Covet 4 BPNormal 60 100
Shock Wave 4 BPElectric 60
Water Pulse 4 BPWater 60 100
Bug Bite 4 BPBug 60 100
Dual Chop 12 BPDragon 40 90

Tutor #2

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Sky Attack 16 BPFlying 140 90
Outrage 16 BPDragon 120 100
Iron Tail 8 BPSteel 100 75
Uproar 8 BPNormal 90 100
Heat Wave 12 BPFire 95 90
Focus Punch 16 BPFighting 150 100
Superpower 16 BPFighting 120 100
Hyper Voice 12 BPNormal 90 100
Bounce 8 BPFlying 85 85
Last Resort 12 BPNormal 140 100
Aqua Tail 12 BPWater 90 90
Seed Bomb 12 BPGrass 80 100
Dragon Pulse 12 BPDragon 85 100
Earth Power 12 BPGround 90 100
Zen Headbutt 8 BPPsychic 80 90
Gunk Shot 16 BPPoison 120 80
Iron Head 8 BPSteel 80 100
Foul Play 12 BPDark 95 100
Drill Run 8 BPGround 80 95

Tutor #3

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Spite 8 BPGhost 100
Pain Split 8 BPNormal
Synthesis 8 BPGrass
Helping Hand 8 BPNormal
Trick 8 BPPsychic 100
Role Play 8 BPPsychic
Magic Coat 8 BPPsychic
Recycle 8 BPNormal
Skill Swap 8 BPPsychic
Snatch 8 BPDark
Iron Defense 8 BPSteel
Block 8 BPNormal
Gastro Acid 8 BPPoison 100
Worry Seed 8 BPGrass 100
Magnet Rise 8 BPElectric
Drain Punch 8 BPFighting 75 100
After You 8 BPNormal

Tutor #4

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Icy Wind 12 BPIce 55 95
Heal Bell 8 BPNormal
Gravity 8 BPPsychic
Tailwind 8 BPFlying
Stealth Rock 8 BPRock
Wonder Room 8 BPPsychic
Magic Room 8 BPPsychic
Electroweb 8 BPElectric 55 95

Other tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Blast BurnFire Mauville CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Mauville CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Mauville CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Water PledgeWater Mauville CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Fire PledgeFire Mauville CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Grass PledgeGrass Mauville CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Relic SongNormal Mauville CityMeloetta only
Secret SwordFighting Mauville CityKeldeo only
Dragon AscentFlying Meteor FallsRayquaza only
Draco MeteorDragon Sootopolis CityDragon-type Pokémon only, max Friendship

Sun & Moon

As the first games of Generation 7, Sun/Moon include only the basic tutor moves for starters and special Pokémon. These games also introduce a new tutor that teaches Volt Tackle to Pikachu.

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Blast BurnFire Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Water PledgeWater Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Fire PledgeFire Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Grass PledgeGrass Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Relic SongNormal Hano Grand ResortMeloetta only
Secret SwordFighting Hano Grand ResortKeldeo only
Volt TackleElectric Konikoni CityPikachu only
Draco MeteorDragon Seafolk VillageDragon-type Pokémon only, max Friendship
Dragon AscentFlying Seafolk VillageRayquaza only

Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

As usual for upper versions, US/UM has a variety of move tutors teaching moves in exchange for Battle Points (or as some characters refer to it, Beach Points). They can be found on the beaches around Alola.

Big Wave Beach, Melemele Island

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bind 4 BPNormal 15 85
Low Kick 8 BPFighting 100
Snore 4 BPNormal 50 100
Heal Bell 8 BPNormal
Uproar 8 BPNormal 90 100
Helping Hand 8 BPNormal
Recycle 8 BPNormal
Snatch 8 BPDark
Block 8 BPNormal
Covet 4 BPNormal 60 100
Shock Wave 4 BPElectric 60
Last Resort 12 BPNormal 140 100
Worry Seed 8 BPGrass 100
Defog 8 BPFlying
Bug Bite 4 BPBug 60 100
Electroweb 8 BPElectric 55 95

Heahea Beach, Akala Island

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fire Punch 8 BPFire 75 100
Spite 8 BPGhost 100
Giga Drain 8 BPGrass 75 100
Iron Tail 8 BPSteel 100 75
Synthesis 8 BPGrass
Role Play 8 BPPsychic
Signal Beam 8 BPBug 75 100
Iron Defense 8 BPSteel
Bounce 8 BPFlying 85 85
Water Pulse 4 BPWater 60 100
Gravity 8 BPPsychic
Magnet Rise 8 BPElectric
Stealth Rock 8 BPRock
Telekinesis 8 BPPsychic
After You 8 BPNormal
Ally Switch 8 BPPsychic

Ula'ula Beach, Ula'ula Island

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ice Punch 8 BPIce 75 100
Thunder Punch 8 BPElectric 75 100
Icy Wind 12 BPIce 55 95
Pain Split 8 BPNormal
Focus Punch 16 BPFighting 150 100
Trick 8 BPPsychic 100
Magic Coat 8 BPPsychic
Endeavor 16 BPNormal 100
Tailwind 8 BPFlying
Aqua Tail 12 BPWater 90 90
Seed Bomb 12 BPGrass 80 100
Zen Headbutt 8 BPPsychic 80 90
Iron Head 8 BPSteel 80 100
Wonder Room 8 BPPsychic
Magic Room 8 BPPsychic
Drill Run 8 BPGround 80 95
Laser Focus 12 BPNormal

Battle Tree, Poni Island

Move
Cost
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Sky Attack 16 BPFlying 140 90
Super Fang 12 BPNormal 90
Outrage 16 BPDragon 120 100
Heat Wave 12 BPFire 95 90
Superpower 16 BPFighting 120 100
Knock Off 12 BPDark 65 100
Skill Swap 8 BPPsychic
Hyper Voice 12 BPNormal 90 100
Gastro Acid 8 BPPoison 100
Dragon Pulse 12 BPDragon 85 100
Drain Punch 8 BPFighting 75 100
Earth Power 12 BPGround 90 100
Gunk Shot 16 BPPoison 120 80
Foul Play 12 BPDark 95 100
Dual Chop 12 BPDragon 40 90
Throat Chop 16 BPDark 80 100
Stomping Tantrum 12 BPGround 75 100
Liquidation 16 BPWater 85 100

Other tutors

Move
Type
Cat.
Location
Condition
Blast BurnFire Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Hydro CannonWater Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Frenzy PlantGrass Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Water PledgeWater Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Fire PledgeFire Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Grass PledgeGrass Hau'oli CityStarter Pokémon only, max Friendship
Volt TackleElectric Hano Grand ResortPikachu only
Relic SongNormal Hano Grand ResortMeloetta only
Secret SwordFighting Hano Grand ResortKeldeo only
Draco MeteorDragon Seafolk VillageDragon-type Pokémon only, max Friendship
Dragon AscentFlying Seafolk VillageRayquaza only