Top 10 Best Pokemon Moves

The Top Ten

1 Roar of Time

This move sucks @$$. Has no use. If you want good dragon moves with no downsides, use dragon claw or dragon pulse.

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

This move is so powerful! A 150 base power and 95% accuracy! The only drawback is you can't do anything on the next turn, but Dialga, being a Dragon/Steel type pokemon, is so tanky that your opponent won't be able to do much against you(although fly or dig might ruin you)! It can do super effective damage(eat your heart out, Hyper Beam! ). Some may say it sucks because you have to rest the next turn, but nothing is going to take out a Dialga in one hit. Roar of Time is my favorite move, and by far the most powerful( well, V-Create has 180 base power, but your not going to have a pokemon that knows it).

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

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.

Simply an amazing move that never misses and does quite a reasonable amount of damage

Fairly strong Fighting Type attack that never misses, doesn't activate contact related abilities like Effect Spore and messes up those Double Team/Minimize spamming NPC opponents. What's not to like?

Great movie because it is fairly powerful, never misses, has great PP for its power and is a Fighting-type move (Fighting-types can do super-effective damage to 5 types, most of which are common).

3 Stealth Rock

Stealth rock is one of if not the best set up move for your team.

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.

This is how you kill charizard and volcarona

This, small insignificant children, is what the boogeyman checks under his bed for, and what death is to afraid to tell it that it died 20 years ago. If there was an ability such as snow warning with stealth rock, pray to raptor Jesus.

4 Earthquake

Bra this move saved me from every gyrados attack I've encounter

Earthquake is a amazing attack especially when your opponent is in his dig stage plus even if it is not in its dig stage, it still is one of the most powerful moves

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

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

5 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.

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

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.

This is a +4 attack. Lowers your defense and Special Defense, sure. But, in sharply raises your attack, special attack and speed. On Pokemon like Cloyster, Crustle, Omastar and Torkoal, it's deadly.

6 Extreme Speed

Arceus running this thing along with substitute, shadow claw, and swords dance is known as Extreme Killer. (aka making everyone cries)

Faster than quick attack. Noob: Endeavor Quick attack! NOPE! Extreme speed. Bye-bye.

Arceus, swords dance, extreme speed. Spammers awareness

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

7 Flame Thrower

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

The classic go-to-move for any Fire type or strong special attacking Pokemon, also Charizard's former signature move!

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.

8 Sticky Web

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

Pretty decent in certain competitive matchups

Buff it all you want, Nintendo. It will always be sidebar.

No need for scarf! specs or band for more damage!

9 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

Obliterates your opponent in one hit. Awesome. The thing is, if it's accuracy was 100%, Arceus was gonna lay in front of Vanilluxe saying "I surrender! " And stuff. I just wonder why wasn't Avalanche was up here. Avalanche was just as good as Sheer Cold. The Japanese of Sheer Cold was Absolute Zero, which was so cool too!

Mind reader then sheer cold your dead

I'm not sure if this is possible because I'm not an ice type user but if you use this with lock on it will hit.

10 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"

Toxic Spikes Stack => Swap Pokemon => Snorlax => Rest

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The Contenders

11 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.

Seriously, a 140 damage dealing move that has NO drawbacks to it, like recharging? This is a REALLY good move.

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.

12 Blast Burn

Just a fire-type version of Hyper Beam! Along with Roar of Time and Hyper Beam, this should be in the bottom barrel of the listing!

Never ever use this (unless you want to nuke the last Pokemon you're facing), same goes for other bad signature moves with the same effect (Hydro Cannon (Water Variant), Frenzy Plant (Grass Variant), Prismatic Laser (Psychic Variant which is 160 Base power and only Necrozma can learn it) and then of course Roar of Time (Dragon Variant and only Diagla can learn it).

Never use moves with horrible side effects, they will kill you.

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.

In the show blast burn is an earthquake with fire. Actually effective against water types despite it being a fire type move. Definitely should be higher on the list

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

13 Draco Meteor

This pokemon move is awesome it definitely should be the best

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

The second strongest move after Roar of Time

My Zekrom crushes everything with this move

14 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.

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

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

Great move against dragon and grass and is effective + deals good damage

15 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

Isn't hydro cannon technically the same as hydro pump?

16 Thunder

Strongest electric type move (way stronger then thunder bolt)

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.

17 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.

Metronome is random and maybe OP, good PP and can use MANY MANY strong moves in the game and five pokemon can use as of gen 7. Mew, Munchlax (if kept when evolves to snorlax), and Aipom (if kept when evolves)

18 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.

This move is actually horrible. First of all the recharge has it having the same base power as a 75 power move. Second it's a normal type move which is super effective against nothing. Third it has a chance to miss making it as useful as a 67.5 base power move. Fourth most pokemon who get STAB on this move are physical attackers there are litterly some pokemon who are better off using tackle than this. Lastly because of the recharge the opponent can do a sething up and you will get destroyed. So my message is don't use this move. You'll get destroyed.

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.

Why does everyone hate Hyper Beam so much? It's not that bad at all! I mean, it's no Roar of Time or Aura Sphere, but it's not all that bad!
Sure, it's no effective against some Pokemon, but it's better than it's given credit for!

It does practically no damage and you have to recharge, what is the point of it?

19 Flare Blitz

This move is awesome. Pokemon with high attack and STAB like Blaziken will kill you, even though there is recoil.

20 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

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.

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!

Wow your lucky when I use DEOXYS ATTACK FORME in showdown I'm lucky to get even an 1/8 of their health - fwed

Gigs impact is a very heavy attack, and what I mean by that is that, it can do tons of damage. But sometimes it goes second.

21 Blaze Kick

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

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!

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

Blaziken looks really cool with this move. Especially while its in its mega evolved form.

22 Thunderbolt

There are too many noobs on this list. Some of these moves aren't even viable-- Hyper Beam makes you waste a turn, Fissure's accuracy is garbage, and Aerial Ace is weak as piss-- and the reasoning for putting these moves on the list are horrible. Thunderbolt is by far the best move of my favorite type, as it's quite powerful and hits almost all the time. Thunderbolt never disapponts (unless you're facing a Ground-type).

Why take how much you like the type into account? Also, could you state the reason for why it "never disappoints" instead of saying it without any evidence to back it up?

Fair enough. 100% accuracy, great Water coverage, 90 base damage and is fairly easily obtainable and learnable.

This move truly is one of the best! It hardly ever misses, and it's powerful

Do not like to give you this gorgeous power

23 Scald

Best attack in the current meta, Scald gets a lot of power when used by the likes of keldeo. The fact that it burns is the icing on the cake since a lot of physical attackers are prominent in the meta as of now. Knock Off and Thunder Wave give this move competition though

Great attack, can be used well with bulky water types for STAB bonus, and also has a chance to debilitate physical attackers with burn.

Scald is actually just the best move; there doesn't need to be a top 10, top 5, there just needs to be a top 1.

Great attack with a nice chance of halving attack, a interesting and working move.

24 Solar Beam

Grass type with Sleep Powder or Spore and this attack = better combo than Sunny Day and this attack...


Sunny Day gives you instant Solar Beam every turn (which is what you're going to need if you're running this attack), putting a Pokemon to sleep is very very risky move as you are burning two turns to charge and attack, same goes for Focus Punch. - VioletParr89

It's the one of most powerful grass move.

This move is underrated

I put this on my torterra and its super lit

25 Blizzard

I guess a Regice with Lock On, Blizzard, Amnesia, and Thunder would pull something off. It's pretty good for an Articuno too...

Best user is Abomasnow (it has Snow Warning and even retains it upon Mega Evolving! )

Strongest ice type move (besides sheer cold)

Pokemon red/green blizzard 120p/90acc with a 30% chance to freeze (gen 1 freeze = death)

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