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I was just looking over the move steamroller because Scolipede is about to learn it, then I saw that the SwSh description is:

"This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered."

Why so?


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Because it was removed from SwSh.

Generation VIII
Steamroller cannot be selected in a battle.


In Pokémon Sword and Shield, many moves are no longer usable. Pokémon do not normally learn these moves in the game, and if a Pokémon does know one of these moves (e.g. due to being transferred from Pokémon HOME), it will not be able to use it. If the move is forgotten, Jack will not be able to teach it again, even if it is a special move that the Pokémon normally would be able to relearn.
In lieu of their usual descriptions, most of these moves instead have the following generic description: "This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered." The unusable moves that do not have this description are usually moves that cannot be legitimately known by any Pokémon that exists in Pokémon Sword and Shield, typically being signature moves or moves which only a small group of Pokémon can know.


Since Steamroller is one of the moves that was removed and now is unusable in SwSh, it showed that message. Therefore, it can't be used in Sw/Sh.

Hope this helps!

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thank you very much! i was confused for a while aha
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