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It says in Pokemon Showdown! it’s illegal to teach Ash-Greninja Cut, but, for regular Greninja, it is possible. I’m so confused.

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I've never played (Ultra) Sun/Moon, so I don't know for sure if there's no HM moves in the games, but I can't find any. I believe that is the reason.

In Generation 6 (X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire), there ARE HMs, and Greninja can learn some of them: Cut, Strength, Waterfall, and Surf.
Source: PokemonDB's Greninja moves list.

However, on the move list for Greninja in Sun/Moon, cut does not appear at all. Since Ash-Greninja is Generation 7 exclusive, cut is not possible for him to learn in-game.

Because of this, It cannot learn cut on Showdown!.

This is the reason that makes the most sense. However, even that leaves something to be desired.
Like I said, I haven't played Sun/Moon, but I think that it is possible to move your Pokemon from the Gen 6 games to the Gen 7 games. If this is possible, my idea should be thrown out. If not, then my reason is probably right.

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The reason why geninja can learn cut is gen 6, and can be transferred up, ash-greninja cannot be transferred down and, therefor cannot learn cut. In other words, your right.
Cool. Works with me.