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there's the basic stuff like swords dance and nasty plot, then the more obscure like tail glow and cotton guard. now there are the new ones that boost a bunch of stuff like quiver dance and shell smash. I know there's several more, if anyone could run down all the worthwhile buff moves for me that would be quite helpful. basically anything that gives at least 2 stages.


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The best stat raising moves would be:

  • Nasty Plot
  • Swords Dance
  • Calm Mind
  • Bulk Up
  • Geomancy
  • Quiver Dance
  • Tail Glow
  • Dragon Dance
  • Shell Smash
  • Cotton Guard
  • Autotomize
  • Shift Gear
  • Work Up
  • Cosmic Power
  • Defend Order
  • Hone Claws
  • Coil
  • Stockpile
  • Growth
  • Belly Drum
  • Rock Polish
  • Amnesia
  • Agility
  • Iron Defense


For a full table of all of them go here.

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Thanks very much! Way more than I thought, sorry for the trouble.
That's okay. Glad I helped.
I just found another one, barrier. sharply raises defense, psychic type move all the way back from generation 1.