Worst Pokemon Moves Ever

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21 Poison Gas
22 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.

23 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

24 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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25 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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26 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 -. -

27 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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28 Synchronoise

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.

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29 Scary Face
30 Transform

Let's look at the only two Pokémon that can learn this move: Ditto and Mew. Ditto gets the Imposter ability, which turns you into a copy of the foe AUTOMATICALLY, making this move useless unless you're facing a Zoroark or your foe's hiding behind a Substitute. As for Mew, it has much better things to do than a Transform set. Defog, Stallbreaking, Baton Pass; the list goes on and on. What a load.

I voted for this to say: TRANSFORM IS AWESOME

Ways to break the game:
1. Have a Ditto battle another Ditto...

The problem with transform is, any real person could see the ditto and know that it was about to transform into their Pokémon. They could then switch into a counter, or use a move that their Pokémon is weak against, which would be super effective on your transformed ditto. It's really predictable if ditto has it, and to be honest, putting it on a mew is a waste of a good move slot.

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31 Amnesia

All it does is increase special defense. - Goatworlds

What? This is a thing?

What does it do

Same deal as Foresight, but probably worse.

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32 String Shot

Actually, this was changed to two stages at some point, I forget when. Still useless unless you really want to slow all pokemon in multi-battles

I don't see what is rubbish with this move it lowers their speed it is good for when you have a slow Pokemon just like ROCK POLISH duh

This move is so annoying

This should be in the top ten! all it does it lower your opponent's speed by ONE stage!

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33 Follow Me

It's all right for competitive use

What? Pachirisu and Mega Gyarados literally destroyed an OU team with this move and Dragon Dance! Why isn't Hyper Beam high on this list? - noo7na7

34 Grasswhistle

Basically, a terrible low-accuracy version of spore

I don't even know what this does

Teach nuzleaf this move, it is said that if you hear its grass flute (whistle) you feel uneasy. Kinda like being hit with a musical tranquilizer dart.

It's sing witch is an inaccurate move so in other words it's $h! +

35 Struggle Bug

A bug type struggle

This should not be on the list. My Pokemon have been devastated by this move more than once.

Actually this is pretty helpful 'specially if you wanna lower sp. atk or whatever it was

36 Thunder Wave

Thunder wave is actually a pretty decent move. There aren't many moves that cause paralysis but still have 100% accuracy. Paralysis is also in general an annoying status to inflict. It lowers you're opponent's speed and can stall them, too.

Why is this on the list? Thunder Wave is a very reliable and very effective move, so much so that it's become a competitive staple. Not only does this move cut your foe's Speed, it also stops them from doing anything most of the time. It's annoying, sure.

For some reason its kinda bad when you use it but when your opponent does its just HORRIBLE

Its really not that bad. At least it does something useful to do like stuff. - BigBashful

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37 Hyper Beam

If a Pokemon survives a Hyper Beam/Giga Impact, the user of Hyper Beam/Giga Impact is screwed. There are moves that have a WAY better value, like Hydro Pump. - noo7na7

Wait what? Hyper beam has 150 power. Who cares about the recharge? Why the hell is it here? If its here, might as well put giga impact here too.

This move is definitely overrated. It was only good in gen 1.

Not very good if the other pokemon takes the hit because of recharge but its very powerful so it does not happen too often - Enderninja327

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38 Bubble

Yep, because blowing bubbles at the opponent is definitely going hurt them -_-

This move in real-life would only hurt if you decided to eat soap, and aimed for the eyes So every time a 6 year old swears, he can use bubble on his bully brother

This move is useless. Its base power is 20?! This move sucks. - Goatworlds

Bubbles can go in their eyes so that hurts them

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39 Focus Energy

This move is good if you are playing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue/Red Rescue team (Not as popular as X/Y, Sun/Moon). You can link this move with a strong move like Flamethrower or Ember (What I did with my Blaziken).

Did nothing in Gen 1 and lowered critical hit probably

This move sucks. First, you could just use a Lansat berry, scope lens or a razor claw.

I knock u out before it has any effect

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