As we get closer and closer to the highly anticipated launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield, we also get closer to figuring out just how much has changed in the Nintendo Switch debut of the iconic Nintendo RPG franchise. Or, in this case, how much has disappeared. It’s already a well-documented fact that a fair chunk of Pokemon are missing from the Pokédex of the new games, but now we’ve learned that a large amount of battle moves have also apparently been cut from the game entirely.
Compiled and released online ahead of the Nov. 15 release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, a lengthy Pastebin list spells out just how many cut moves are allegedly missing from the latest entry in the series. Scanning the list reveals that many staple moves of the franchise like Hidden Power, Return, Pursuit, and Frustration are no longer usable in the game.
It’s worth noting, however, that many of these missing moves rely on game mechanics that are no longer present in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Z-Moves, for example, are not usable anymore since there is no Z-Move system in the latest game. Likewise, the partner-specific attacks introduced in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! are no longer usable in this game, explaining those cut moves.
Additionally, a number of cut moves in this list are Pokémon-specific moves that can only be learned by one specific creature. Any of the Pokémon missing from the Pokémon Sword and Shield Pokédex are likely to have their moves cut since the Pokemon simply don’t exist in the latest game.
Below, you’ll find a full list of the cut moves that are allegedly no longer usable in Pokemon Sword and Shield:
002 Karate Chop003 Double Slap004 Comet Punch013 Razor Wind026 Jump Kick027 Rolling Kick041 Twineedle049 Sonic Boom082 Dragon Rage096 Meditate099 Rage112 Barrier117 Bide119 Mirror Move121 Egg Bomb125 Bone Club128 Clamp131 Spike Cannon132 Constrict134 Kinesis140 Barrage145 Bubble146 Dizzy Punch148 Flash149 Psywave159 Sharpen169 Spider Web171 Nightmare185 Feint Attack193 Foresight216 Return218 Frustration222 Magnitude228 Pursuit237 Hidden Power265 Smelling Salts274 Assist287 Refresh289 Snatch290 Secret Power293 Camouflage300 Mud Sport301 Ice Ball302 Needle Arm316 Odor Sleuth318 Silver Wind320 Grass Whistle324 Signal Beam327 Sky Uppercut346 Water Sport357 Miracle Eye358 Wake-Up Slap363 Natural Gift373 Embargo376 Trump Card377 Heal Block378 Wring Out381 Lucky Chant382 Me First386 Punishment426 Mud Bomb429 Mirror Shot431 Rock Climb443 Magnet Bomb445 Captivate456 Heal Order466 Ominous Wind477 Telekinesis481 Flame Burst485 Synchronoise498 Chip Away507 Sky Drop516 Bestow531 Heart Stamp537 Steamroller563 Rototiller569 Ion Deluge622 Breakneck Blitz623 Breakneck Blitz624 All-Out Pummeling625 All-Out Pummeling626 Supersonic Skystrike627 Supersonic Skystrike628 Acid Downpour629 Acid Downpour630 Tectonic Rage631 Tectonic Rage632 Continental Crush633 Continental Crush634 Savage Spin-Out635 Savage Spin-Out636 Never-Ending Nightmare637 Never-Ending Nightmare638 Corkscrew Crash639 Corkscrew Crash640 Inferno Overdrive641 Inferno Overdrive642 Hydro Vortex643 Hydro Vortex644 Bloom Doom645 Bloom Doom646 Gigavolt Havoc647 Gigavolt Havoc648 Shattered Psyche649 Shattered Psyche650 Subzero Slammer651 Subzero Slammer652 Devastating Drake653 Devastating Drake654 Black Hole Eclipse655 Black Hole Eclipse656 Twinkle Tackle657 Twinkle Tackle658 Catastropika671 Spotlight695 Sinister Arrow Raid696 Malicious Moonsault697 Oceanic Operetta698 Guardian of Alola699 Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike700 Stoked Sparksurfer701 Pulverizing Pancake702 Extreme Evoboost703 Genesis Supernova719 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt723 Light That Burns the Sky724 Searing Sunraze Smash725 Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom726 Let’s Snuggle Forever727 Splintered Stormshards728 Clangorous Soulblaze729 Zippy Zap730 Splishy Splash731 Floaty Fall732 Pika Papow733 Bouncy Bubble734 Buzzy Buzz735 Sizzly Slide736 Glitzy Glow737 Baddy Bad738 Sappy Seed739 Freezy Frost740 Sparkly Swirl
741 Veevee Volley
Pokemon Sword and Shield are set to launch this Friday on Nintendo Switch.