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The anime is not based off of the game, are there any moves that don't appear in the games but do in the anime?

Extra credit: Do any Pokemon have illegal movesets in the anime?


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Yes there are a few:

  • Gust Counterattack (Pidgeotto)
  • Sludge Makeover (Koffing)
  • Rocket Punch (Pikachu)
  • Static Jolt (Pikachu)
  • Thunderspark (Pikachu)
  • Volt Tail (Pikachu)
  • Counter Shield (Pikachu)
  • Rage Tackle (Eevee)
  • Air Lens (Magmar)
  • Aerial Submission (Charizard)
  • Flaming Seismic Toss (Charizard)
  • Flaming Tackle (Flareon)
  • Thunder Armor (Pikachu)
  • Ice Aqua Jet (Buizel)
  • Counter Shield (Buizel, Infernape)


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no problem. there are more cheating bastards in the animé than in the games
I've updated this answer to put the content in there. See our rule, "a link is not an answer" :)
well I'd did a link because it is an ever-changing answer, so I thought it was allowed then. sorry.