Pokemon GO Updates: Moveset Changes

Source: SILPH EXECUTIVE

According to Pokemon GO players from Reddit reading recent Game_Master file changes, and PokemonGo GamePress, the following changes were made on August 19. Although Niantic did not release a new update to Pokemon GO, it did make some server-side changes that have changed the movesets that many Pokemon GO players were familiar with.

Moves Removed:

  • Gyarados: Dragon Breath removed
  • Weezing: Acid removed
  • Koffing: Acid removed
  • Mew: Moonblast removed

Moves Changed:  

  • Chansey: Psybeam to Hyper Beam
  • Gengar: Sludge Wave to Sludge Bomb
  • Grimer: Acid to Poison Jab
  • Hitmonlee: Stomp to Brick Break
  • Jigglypuff: Play Rough to Dazzling Gleam
  • Mew: Hurricane to Blizzard
  • Muk: Acid to Lick
  • Omastar: Rock Throw changed to Mud Shot
  • Seel: Water Gun to Lick
  • Starmie: Psybeam changed to Psychic

The following Quick Attacks were changed: 

  • Porygon: Quick Attack to Zen Headbutt
  • Starmie: Quick Attack to Tackle
  • Staryu: Quick Attack to Tackle
  • The following Mud Shots were changed to Mud Slap: 
  • Diglett, Dugtrio, Golem, Graveler

Players are having mixed reactions to Mud Shots being changed to Mud Slaps. According to Redditor to_metrion, the main difference is that Mud Shots attacked fast with less damage, and now Mud Slaps have a slower attack with more damage over time. Mud Shot was more practical, but Mud Slap is better when defending. For Dugtrio in particular, Mud Shot was likely a better move. The change has also resulted in Golem being a better defender.

Pokemon Go: Pokemon's old and new move


PokemonOLD MoveNEW Move
ChanseyPsybeamHyper Beam
DiglettMud ShotMud Slap
DugtrioMud ShotMud Slap
GengarSludge WaveSludge Bomb
GolemMud ShotMud Slap
GravelerMud ShotMud Slap
GrimerAcidPoison Jab
GyaradosDragon Breathremoved
HitmonleeStompBrick Break
JigglypuffPlay RoughDazzling Gleam
KoffingAcidremoved
MewHurricaneBlizzard
*Moonblast removed
MukAcidLick
OmastarRock ThrowMud Shot
PorygonQuick AttackZen Headbutt
SeelWater GunLick
StarmieQuick AttackTackle
StaryuQuick AttackTackle
WeezingAcidremoved

The following is a general consensus about the moveset changes so far and how they might affect your game play, according to a thread on Reddit:


Pokemon GO players aren’t in complete agreement about how these moves may or may not change your game. These new or removed movesets won’t alter the Pokemon you already have, but they will change the Pokemon you get in the future.

One thing that’s pretty clear, Pokemon GO trainers who have Pokemon with the old movesets may have some valuable Pokemon on their hands when the game opens up trading.

References:
‘Pokemon GO’ Movesets: Which Moves Were Removed or Added?
 Pokemon GO players from Reddit

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