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.

Useless but it gives magikarp the option to struggle and it can learn other moves execpt splash before gyarados.

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2 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!

Worse than Splash because it tries to do something but fails miserably.

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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.

Its just not worth it. Heck, explosion or final gambit could be good. But against ghost types just switch out. If a pokemon can't learn any suicide moves just teach it another move. can't the opponent switch out to annull these effects? - Downfall54

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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 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.

It's literally okay ovoiding the next atack

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6 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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7 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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8 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

*tiny little zigzagoon somehow leers over and intiminates a huge charizard*

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9 Razor Wind

Why is this move not yet on here? It takes a turn to charge, then instead of doing some sort of monolithic damage, it has a power of 80, which is weaker than Return (or Frustration if your Pokemon hate you), which do not require a turn to use. And it's a -normal- type move, meaning that there is nothing it's super effective against and things that still resist it and are immune to it. There are just so many better choices than Razor Wind.

I initially thought this was a flying type move. IF YOUR GONNA PUT WIND IN THE NAME WOULDN'T YOU EXPECT A FLYING TYPE MOVE?!?!?

Yeah Razor Wind is pretty crap

They sould have made it a 100% crit chance

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10 Kinesis

It is a move that lowers accuracy. But it has low accuracy. It is literally worse than sand attack. I don't know why this exists.

The Contenders

11 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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12 Frustration

Ughh. This move is horrible. The more your Pokemon HATES YOU, the more the power. Like, guess what makes your Pokemon more friendly? Walking. Guess what makes it LESS friendly? LETTING IT FAINT. Do you really want to be the trainer that faints it's Pokemon on purpose? You monster...

You could always trade your Pokemon to your other game and trade it back then its happiness resets to default. - Goatworlds

Who want their Pokemon to hate them? This move is useless...

This move is just absurd. Just about anything from winning down to walking makes your pokemon friendly. I don't see the point in this move when Return is much better.

You know what frustrates me? THIS MOVES EXISTENCE!

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13 Barrage
14 Leech Life

Leech Seed is useful, Leech Life is not.

Better in gen 7 - Villainnumberone

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

Actually leech life is a great move

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15 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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16 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.

Does nothing weak

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17 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

Why... why delibird do you suck

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18 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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19 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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20 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! )

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125 listings
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Top Remixes (13)

1. Constrict
2. Razor Wind
3. Kinesis
1. Teleport
2. Cut
3. Frustration
1. Memento
2. Splash
3. Magnetic Flux

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