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21 new moves for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield found through datamining

Posted on May 22, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

If everything is still going according to plan, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield will have its first major DLC within the next few weeks. Nintendo, The Pokemon Company, and Game Freak previously announced that the debut expansion will arrive by the end of June.

Ahead of the upcoming DLC, Pokemon Home was updated on mobile yesterday. Fans have since datamined the latest files and have found the names of 21 new moves.

The full list is as follows:

  • Expanding Force
  • Steel Roller
  • Scale Shot
  • Meteor Beam
  • Shell Side Arm
  • Misty Explosion
  • Grassy Glide
  • Rising Voltage
  • Terrain Pulse
  • Skitter Smack
  • Burning Jealousy
  • Lash Out
  • Poltergeist
  • Corrosive Gas
  • Coaching
  • Flip Turn
  • Triple Axel
  • Dual Wingbeat
  • Scorching Sands
  • Jungle Healing
  • Wicked Blow
  • Surging Strikes

One move here should look familiar to Pokemon fans – Jungle Healing, which Zarude is capable of using. It’s an exclusive Grass-type status move learned at level 90 in which the creature “wraps its vines around trees, absorbs their energy, and then releases that energy combined with its own.” Aside from restoring HP for both Zarude and its ally Pokemon, status conditions are also cured.

As for the other moves, it’s speculated that Urshifu could use Wicked Blow and Surging Strikes. Also, since “Coaching” has the same name in English, French, and Italian, it’s thought that this could be temporary or a placeholder.

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