Worst Pokemon Moves Ever

The Top Ten

1 Splash

The only reason it was created is for magikarp which is the worst pokemon in the world and now other water pokemon have it. Sigh :(

I'm actually not sure why this move even exists. At least you can use Heal Pulse to heal your allies in Double and Triple Battles. But Splash? It does nothing.

What is this gonna do? I gonna splash you, see if it works.
I laugh back at times when I kept trying to use this move in hopes it work.

One Word...USELESS

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2 Heal Pulse

I'm not saying this move isn't horrible, but you can use it on your allies in triple, double and multi battles. just saying

Why is this at the 2nd place? Have you guys not heard about Doubles and Triples? YOU CAN HEAL YOUR ALLIES WITH THIS ARE YOU ALL RETARDED!

This move is useful if you like healing wild Pokemon

Heal pulse isn't horrible you guys are tards.

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3 Memento

Most of the moves in this list are actually great. Ak47 and Hop don't exist. Run is not a move. Recycle is in the PMD Series which lets you reuse a used TM, which can be useful. Explosion ig a great move if your willing to sacrifice the Pokemon using it. Heal pulse can be useful if your in a double/triple/rotation battle and one of you're Pokemon are low in health while your out of *Insert Healing Item Here*. Sand attack lowers the Defending Pokemon's Accuracy, which is good unless the opponent's Pokemon uses it, which is Annoying. Supersonic, whelps, same reason as Sand attack. Moves like Growl, Tail Whip, etc are beginning moves for Pokemon around the level of 2, 4, etc. Bestow is useful against Pokemon with Acrobatics (If you know what I mean! ) if you are willing to give one of you're Pokemon a useless Item, though! Embargo is good against Gym Leaders, Elite Four Members and Champions (because they use Healing Items too much! ) Simple Beam is useful for Pokemon with superb ...more

Umm... So lemme get this straight... You KILL yourself, just to lower the opponents stats? Thanks, but no thanks. If I want to suicide, I'll use Explosion.

You do realize there are Pokemon that can learn this but not Explosion? You do realize there are Pokemon that have so little attack Explosion isn't doing anything? You do realize Explosion doesn't affect ghosts? Seems like you don't. - KilMii

It was designed to be used when you are low on health. For example, if you are one hit away from death and you have a higher speed, you can kill your own Pokemon that would die anyways to make it easier for the next guy. I do agree it is not a great move, but the people here don't seem to understand it.

Fainting to lower your opponents' special attack harshly? What if... the opponent only has physical attacks? OOPS!

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4 Bestow

In this move, you give the opponent your item. This is only useful if you're giving them an item such as a lagging tail or a toxic orb. But the large downside is that you never get the item back.

Useless in competitive battles as EVERYONE has an item... Trick and Switcheroo are better...

1. Hold toxic orb. 2. Use bestow and wala! You can poison someone with a Pokemon who normally can't poison

Trick is just better. most of the other entries on here are p wrong though. lots of uninformed players.

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5 Helping Hand

Pikachu with a plus on its head used helping hand! Pikachu with a minus on his head used helping hand, but it failed!

Like several other moves, a joke when used by ingame trainers with no AI, but of all those moves this one is probably the least useful on your own team.

I've never seen this move because it usually fails - beatles5

If both of your Pokemon use this in a double battle, it's like a high five. If you want your Pokemon to high five, do it outside of the battle.

That's plusle and minun, whoever said that

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6 Leer

To be honest, the game devs added it so that in the VERY beginning battles, the AI was made to use this move, instead of killing you.

Well when do you use this? First, at least splash can make a strategy like when you are in a battle and you use splash. Let the Pokemon attack you, and then you can use flail on all of the Pokemon. All the Pokemon faint, then you win with a Pokemon that knows flail and splash. ( in that case, magikarp does the trick. )

Leer can be helpful it can fail Bide

UGH, this move gave me a headache in my yellow playthrough. - BLAZEDAFOX

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7 Explosion

Raise your hand if you lost a shiny to this move.

Well, think about it again. Explosion is a good move, if your Pokemon is at low health, and you use it. By doing that, if your opponent is not an Steel, Rock or Ghost type, you usually will knock it out!

How is this move one of the worst 250 attack damage and if your Pokemon about to die, why not use it?

Damn explosion! What sheath is this!

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8 Constrict

Really? 10 damage? And has a VERY SMALL chance of lowering Speed by ONE STAGE? You know what will always lower Speed? STICKY WEB. There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to use this.

Worst move in the game. At least the other moves have some use here or there. This move is literally useless. Any move in the game is a better choice than this one.

Ooh! 1 Damage! I'm SO gonna win with this move!

Saddest move ever

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9 Leech Life

Leech Seed is useful, Leech Life is not.

Better in gen 7 - Villainnumberone

5 times worst than leech seed

Leech life is the depressed version of giga drain. - Darktail_of_FireClan

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10 Growl

Growl, Tail Whip, stat lowering moves like that just get on my nerves - I always get rid of them first. My Pokemon are almost always on the offense, unless I'm feeling a little cunning. - Shiverfeather

We have the intimidate ability

Shouldn't even be a move it doesn't really do anything how is that suppose to lower attack. It just makes you want to growl back. Also whoever put bidoof as the worst pokemon you don't know how to use it.

I usually use attack moves, thank you very much.

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The Contenders

11 Teleport

I absolute HATE teleport. Mostly because you finally found that Abra you celebrate that you finally found a shiny abra. Abra outspeeds. Screws everybody up

Honestly, this move should be at number 2 because it's only useful for getting to a Pokemon center. It's also really stupid that you can't use teleport in caves. I understand not being able to use it in houses, but caves, seriously? Hopefully future installments will let us use teleport in caves.

It is very useful move! It can be used to instantly go to nearest Pokemon center when your Pokemon is poisoned.

Teleport is the worst move ever. Trying to catch Ralts or Abra...Honestly, why this move even exist?

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12 Tackle

It's good if you are just starting out but as you get better it becomes useless

I don't get it when on the best Pokemon moves this was higher than a move that had 200 attack damage seriously people on that were so silly but thanks for people on voting this because worst normal move ever and sometimes also misses the target

Remember that one time when ash illegally hacked tackle onto his charizard's move set? CHARIZARD CAN'T LEARN TACKLE. Heck charmander can't either! - Darktail_of_FireClan

Without this move, most stargazers would be rendered worthless

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13 Cut

Cut is very useful move to remove small trees in your path

This is'nt the worst move it can cut small trees

What is bad about this move it is better than Scratch and Pound

It's scratch but updated. It is a pretty good move. - Darktail_of_FireClan

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14 Foresight

This move can be good. It doesn't do nothing, it lets normal and fighting type moves hit Ghost Types, and the other way around

Yeah, just get a Pokemon with Scrappy.

It only helps for wild Pokemon... in my opinion

So I made my Ralts learn this move, and what does it do? Identifies the opponent. Just...identifies them. EXCELLENT MOVE 11.9635OVER9000/10! one! (Seriously though, it is a horrible move in my opinion. IDENTIFIES THEM! )

15 Celebrate

Identical to splash but at least it congratulates you

It's the exact same as Splash... except it congratulates you when you use it

It is very difficult to find a pokemon with this move in the first place, and it is a exact copy of splash! - Frouze

This is dumb

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16 Embargo

Actually I like it, since it's a pain in the ass for the Elite 4 to use full restores right when you're about to win.

Every smart player uses items, however its still smart

Item blocking? You're at a terrible situation.

Kinda sucks since most trainers don't use items

17 Sand Attack

It never works as good for me as it does when the AI uses it. You can use sand attack 2-5 times and the opponent will only miss once, they use sand attack ONCE and you miss EVERY ATTACK.

Sandslash chucked sand in your face! You started to cry! The thing is that it doesn't even do that much for you! THIS MOVE ACTUALLY DOES NOTHING FOR YOU WHATSOEVER! IT IS COMPLETELY POINTLESS!

Actually, a wild Sandslash made me miss with this move...

It's Can be broken if you have a fast Pokemon use it X6

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18 Supersonic

I bet the first thing that comes to mind when people read this is Zubat. It not only confuses Pokemon, it drives YOU crazy. - Pikachulover1

It isn't that bad, it can annoying your opponent


Who needs Super sonic with 50 acuracy when you can use confuse ray with 100 acuracy? And, you can confuse yourself. Why did they invent this move anyway

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19 Harden

Such a terrible move, and why Kakuna and Metapod are annoying.

Why isn't this at number 10 AT LEAST!
Wild Metapod used Harden. Wild Metapod's defense rose!
SERIOUSLY? This is EXACTLY why Bugsy is too easy to beat.

Call it the worst, then see what happens when a Pokemon with Harden uses it so many times that they're almost invincible :P

This only increases your defense stats. A LITTLE!

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20 Present

This move is by far the worst. Using Present is like those stupid carnival games where you throw the ring over the bottle. It's impossible to win. It most likely will not harm the enemy as the enemy will obliterate your Delibird first- unless you're some kind of idiot who likes to waste valuable moves on a Mew or something.

This move sucks! Using it is a gamble! It will either damage the opponent with 40, 80 or 120 base power or it will HEAL THE OPPONENT!

Stupidly crazy or crazily stupid you decide

I PRESENT to you, the worst move, PRESENT!

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Top Remixes (11)

1. Teleport
2. Cut
3. Frustration
1. Memento
2. Splash
3. Magnetic Flux
1. Splash
2. Heal Pulse
3. Bestow

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