Top 10 Best Pokemon Moves


The Top Ten

1 Roar of Time

A dragon version of hyper beam. Slightly better because of its dragon typing so it can at least do super effective damage, but other than that its as bad as hyper beam

Sure Dialga learns this with its boosted STAB, special attack and adamant orb, but the actual move isn't all that great. Just a dragon version of the sorry move hyper beam

Fun fact: a special event darkrai came with roar of time, and spacial rend too. - Dman1972

This move can almost one shot mewtwo.

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2 Aura Sphere

Has a base power of 80 rather than 60 like most never miss moves so its pretty good

That is why I hate moves like Swift, Shock Wave, and Magical Leaf. - Goatworlds

Just the perfect move, sometimes then, when not close combat for my lucario or dragon pulse is nice to, I never missed a dragon pulse

I just love this move, it has saved my Mewtwo from dark types multiple times

Too good

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3 Stealth Rock

Destroys sash, flying types, bug types, fire types and a lot of other stuff. Magic Guard and Rapid Spin may ignore/remove it, but those are the only ways to not take damage.

Cripples lots of pokemon, and really penalizes excessive switching, giving your opponent less flexibility.

This is how you kill charizard and volcarona


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4 Shell Smash

Why does everyone always talk about Shell Smash + White Herb? People, people...! Focus Sash. Although, White Herb Sturdy Shell Smash Crustle is terrifying to deal with, even if it isn't an amazing pokemon.

Especially with a White Herb, this move gives you a great stat boost and is one of the few moves on this list that is here due to strategy instead of raw power.

Along with stealth rock, this is the only move in this top 10 worthy of being here. - brichards719

It's a good move but not a game changer

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5 Sheer Cold

Sorry accuracy, even you can't stop this monstrosity when mind reader is in play. Add some other moves to add some punch

Sheer Cold is a huge thing to deal with. Not only does it affect every time (the only instant kill move to do so), you can actually increase the accuracy of it by widening the gap between your level and your opponents with yours being higher. - WonkeyDude98

My lapras knew this in Y. It very frustrating when it misses or is against a Pokemon with sturdy. But when it hits it worth it!

I got moon and got the new nine tales and needed a good move

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6 Earthquake

This is my favourite ground type move but sludge bomb is quite good as well and also has a chance of poisoning the target

Strong, with few drawbacks. Only problem is that it doesn't affect flying types - izayaorihara

Wait for Cynthia's Garchomp to use dig, then crush it.

Deals so much damage and basically 1-shots every electric type

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7 Sticky Web

Well, in-game it might be rubbish, but competitively it's kinda neat.

Pretty decent in certain competitive matchups

This move is only helpful in the beganing of a game when speed actually matters. When you get high leveled slowing a mega raquaza,or other fast Pokemon, a little doesn't make a difference.

8 Extreme Speed

This move is very fast and better and faster than quick attack. nearly no-one can dodge this powerful move

It does very good damage and can sweep when paired with a status boosting move

Very overpowered, it's the strongest and fastest priority move - izayaorihara

I love it because it is like I can't explain it's to boss

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9 Toxic Spikes

This is such a fun move, as long as your opponent can't absorb the spikes.

My absol had Magic bounce and bounced them right back at my friend. LOL!

"No Patrick mayonnaise is not an instrument"

Do you know in anime when Paul's 3rd Pokemon was drapion and it used toxic spikes to poison 5 of ashes Pokemon? That's why I prefer toxic spikes over spikes.

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10 Metronome

I LOVE This Move! Sure there are chances of Self-Destruct, Explosion and Memento, But Metronome still has chances to Become a Legendary's Signature Move! Had Happened to me Twice, My Togepi completely Owned Morty's Gengar When Metronome Suddenly Became Psycho Boost (Sorry if I'm wrong with the name)!

Sure, its risky, but this move is the best because...when I am writing this, hyper beam is #1 on this list. The thing is, metronome can even use better moves than that. I prefer Solar Beam over Hyper Beam, but it holds the same truth, metronome is the best because it can use all the moves on this list and more.

I love the unpredictable part of it all, you never know what move you're going to use, the only part where it's disappointing is if you get a completely worthless move and your Pokemon is about to faint.

It's fun to use

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The Contenders

11 Flame Thrower

The original fire attack, dodge is a mission and stay alive is another

This is basically one of my favourite fire type moves to use and is easy to get on Chimchar!

This is a great move with charizard, and many other fire types, it can even one shot water types sometimes.

Its super cool

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12 Hyper Beam

How is this second? Hyper beam is a poor move, it appeals to people because it has a big attack power but if you try using this competitively online you'll get destroyed. There's no chance of it being super effective and you have to recharge after it's used, so you're leaving your opponent free to use focus punch or switch in to a Pokemon that is strong against yours, knowing full well you aren't going to be able to punish the switch with an attack. Using a power 80 move twice is a better choice since that's 160 in total compared to the 150 you get every 2 turns for hyper beam and you don't get to advertise a free turn to your opponent.

Hyper Beam is much better than Roar of Time. Hyper Beam covers three types. It is a normal type move, but it can become ice or fairy type because of the abilities Refrigerate and Pixilate. The result is that Hyper Beam is a valuable STAB move. Moreover, a variety of Pokemon can learn Hyper Beam whereas only one Pokemon can learn Roar of Time. Finally, Roar of Time is simply a dragon type version of hyper beam.

Horrible move. It is a normal type move so no super effective damage and with the factors of accuracy and recharge its power drops down to about 65 total power.

Hyper beam is the stronger version of thunderbolt and it can be used by a wide variety of pokemon.

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13 Hydro Cannon

I hate hyper beam. It is not that strong being normal type, in competitive play and also makes you charge a turn which basically makes it useless practically. Hydro cannon isn't that good either.

Its good for a early game for blastoise it will be really good move especially against fire types

This move isn't that great to be honest but it is quite powerful

Hey guys hydro cannon is damn cool

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14 Blast Burn

How the hell is this not higher a fire type move that is CLEARLY the exact SAME as hydro cannon personally I love fire types but when only starters can learn this move it makes my Emboar even more special.

Fire types are my favorite since gen 1 and since gen 3 I've always choose fire types

How can blast burn be this low it's the fire move and it is the damage as hyper beam

Best fir type move pretty cool yay

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15 Thunder

Don't waste your Pikachu on Thunder, use the Agility + Electro Ball combo since he is very fast anyway. Also, for a Pokemon like Pikachu Thunderbolt is good enough... It's more useful for a Pokemon like Magneton who can learn Lock-On, and can take better hits than Pikachu can.

It's great, Pikachu wins battles with this beauty

Whenever I use this move it just misses most of the time, what a shame.

Awesome move!

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16 Boomburst

Boomburst is arguably the most powerful move in the game. All of the moves that have more than 140 power have a significant drawback. Like Hyper Beam's recharge, Overheat's special attack reduction ( Overheat is actually only 140 power), Eruption's variable damage, and the suicidal Explosion. Boomburst's only drawback is that it is not super-effective against anything. It's area-of-effect ability is actually advantageous if your partner Pokemon are either Ghost-types, or their abilities are either Soundproof or Telepathy.

Boomburst is by far the most powerful move for a Pokemon to use. Only drawback is that, as a Normal-Type move, it can't be supereffective against anything (Although you can obtain STAB damage if you train Exploud to use it). Plus, I believe the reason it isn't higher on this list is 1) it's not widely known and 2) Only 5 Pokemon can be taught how to use this move

I agree, Boomburst is far better than Hyper Beam. The only downside is it hits your allies in Double and Triple Battles.

Just barely stole my vote from Dark Void.

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17 Blaze Kick

I love Blaziken so much and I can't believe it's number 18! It should be higher in my opinion (even though it isn't THAT good) but other people might disagree, so I'm glad it's so high!

Many Pokemon have that power and let me tell you it is wonderful

Blaze kick is great I tried it and it can kick some butt with that blaze it should be higher but its still one of the most best moves

Not 18, its 17 now if that's any help...

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18 Draco Meteor

I got a zekrom and will teach Draco meteor to him because than he will be powerful

My Zekrom crushes everything with this move - letdot52

The second strongest move after Roar of Time

Sad Story Time,
First Run through of my first pokemon game, Platinum, I got a level 35 Jirachi with Draco Meteor, Mind Blown. But most of my pokemon were in the mid 40's to 50's, so I put it in the day care. Came back and found that Draco Meteor was replaced by Swift

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19 Giga Impact

Lol notice how much better people think hyper beam is when they are practically the same attack!

The only difference is that Giga Impact is physical and Hyper Beam is special - Goatworlds

No offense to giga impact but whenever I use it with ma mega venusaur it doesn't even do up to a QUARTER of damage!

Back in the old days hyper beam was a physical attack, so giga impact was made to replace hyper beam after it became a special attack.

Lots of great moves one of my favorites

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20 Ice Beam

Not that great of a move on its own. However, add the fact that this is super effective against grass types to the fact that so many water types use it, and you have the answer to why water type is so overpowered.

I find this move a bit annoying when I'm fighting and some one uses it against me as the Pokemon I like are not strong against Ice type moves

Ice beam is good against ground, grass, dragon, flying, has a power of 100, I believe an accuracy of 100, it's an overall great move

One of my favorite moves. It's strong and useful, and a lot of Ice, Water, and Normal Pokemon can use it - izayaorihara

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Top Remixes (11)

1. Shell Smash
2. Stealth Rock
3. Sticky Web
1. Metronome
2. Roar of Time
3. Explosion
1. Aura Sphere
2. Ice Beam
3. Scald

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