Worst Pokemon Moves Ever

The Top Ten


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.

When you find a Pokemon that knows splash you put in the trash


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.


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.

This move kills your Pokemon and for what? To lower the opponent's Attack and Special Attack?! Memento is like... The dumbest sacrifice ever! At least Splash is funny!


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.

Makes it hard to catch Pokemon that know it. See a shiny Abra? Used your masterball already? Good luck catching it. Besides, the move itself is basically a run button that takes up space for other moves.


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

Why do you need to give an item to the opponent! This is far the most worst move similar to present. Using disable would be good.

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 let's not copy of Frost Breath there, buddy.

Yeah Razor Wind is pretty crap

Helping Hand

This move is just a waste of a move slot. It is utterly useless outside of a double/triple battle and even then it has little effect (and can fail).

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.


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

It's not a bad move, but use return instead.
Frustration causes more damage if your pokemon has 0 happiness and return does more damage if your pokemon has max happiness. Now for 2 reasons why frustration is worse than return

1. To lower happiness, you either have to repeatedly faint your pokemon in battle or give it tons of bitter medicines. And hoe do you RAISE it's happiness? Walking. It's not worth it

2. You want to make your pokemon happy right? Woudl you rather have a happy pikachu or a pissed pikachu? Don't abuse your pokemon like Paul did to his Chimchar

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.

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


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.


My Pokémon are 100% offense. "Because looking at my opponent is sooo gonna kill them!"

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.

Leer can be helpful it can fail Bide

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. )

The Contenders


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

It has a 1 in 5 chance of healing the target! STUPID DELIBIRD! - Goatworlds


Its stupid but at least magic coat doesn't effect it

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

Well, it is good when using on Pokemon that you want to Catch and uses moves with recoil damage. then you can heal it so it won't die - chribba


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.


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?

Good move, but most of the Pokemon that get it our slow


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


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! )


Identical to splash but at least it congratulates you

Wooo celebrate gamefreak for creating another splash but u get congratulated

There was only one use for this and that was to stall out time due to it's long animation. Some guy did it and oh boy it is as dumb as it sounds.

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

Poison Gas
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

Leech Life got buffed to 80 Power in gen 7... - PrinceBlu

Magnetic Flux

This move is only for allies with certain abilities. The pokemon with these abilities are Klink/Klang/Klinklang, Plusle and Minun. Or, with a hidden ability, are Electrike/Manectric, Mareep/Flaffy/Apmharos, and Dedenne. So yeah, literally useless unless you have a level 76 klinklang and another level 76 klinklang. Which I really hope nobody has.



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

Mud Sport

Mud Sport is a move I've never even considered using. I've used Gravity, Helping Hand, Memento, Heal Pulse, hell even Growl. But Mud Sport is just so redundant and useless. It can't even be used to show off what a great move it is (looking at you Splash, Celebrate, Hold Hands). They do nothing, but at least it's cool to use them if you're weird. In doubles, maybe you might consider it, but then realise that since you're a ground type, you can just take out the offending electric type(s) with Earthquake or Stone edge.

It is a ground move that weakens electricity, yet Ground types are already immune to electric! USELESS CRAP! - Goatworlds

It's useful when you're in doubles/triples/battle royale if your allies are weak to electric

Ground type move- ground already immune -. -


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


You hurt yourself in confusion!


Imagine if there was a type that worked against one or two other types but was utterly useless against all the rest. You'd never want to attack with it, right? Well, Synchronoise is basically that, only hitting Pokemon of the same type as the user.

Even with the boost to its power, it's so useless. The only Pokemon who really want to use it are Fighting types who have bad Sp. Attack, or Poison types. There are no poison types who learn it, and only Gallade gets it for fighting types - and if you are even considering special surprise Gallade, Psychic is better for the general STAB on non-fighting types. The only other use I could possibly think of is Conversion(2) or Camouflage, and those moves are unusable as it is.

The most hilarious thing about this move is that Umbreon, a pure dark type who is thus immune to psychic move, can learn it.

This move is so useless and terrible even with the buff

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