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Specifically, I want to know if you can get a Hariyama that knows Whirlpool in SM. I know it must learn Whirlpool from HGSS, but it is an HM move in those games. I'm not sure if you can transfer it from HGSS to BW/B2W2 legitimately.

If you can't, then why does Pokemon Showdown say that Whirlpool is valid on Hariyama?

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Bulbapedia says that Pokemon knowing HM moves can't be transferred to Generation 5. I'll go to Smogon Forums and ask why Hariyama can know whirlpool.

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To transfer a whirlpool Hariyama to Generation 5, you would need to teach it whirlpool in HGSS and trade it to DPPt. Whirlpool isn't an HM move in those games, so a whirlpool Hariyama can be transferred from DPPt to newer games.
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