In the Pokémon fandom, the term signature move is often used to refer to a move that can only be learned by a single species or its evolutionary relatives, usually in the same evolutionary line. Most are learned by leveling up, but some can be learned through other means when no Pokémon can learn the move by leveling up. Also, some of these moves can be passed down via breeding to other Pokémon or are known by certain event Pokémon.

Note that the information below may not be up to date, as edits to move distributions are still being made. Last updated: 17th January 2024 at 21:00 GMT. Note also that, when all move distributions are final, there will be no distinction made between "intended" and "unintended" signature moves.

List of Pokémon and their signature moves[]

Intended signature moves[]

The moves known by these Pokémon were intended to be signature moves.

No. Pokémon Move Method
001 Foliat Foliat Grass Pledge Move Tutor
Wind Shear Level 30
002 Florabri Florabri Grass Pledge Move Tutor
Wind Shear Level 40
003 Floressum Floressum Grass Pledge Move Tutor
Frenzy Plant Move Tutor
Wind Shear Level 41
004 Kidling Kidling Battering Ram Level 34
Fire Pledge Move Tutor
005 Pyroat Pyroat Battering Ram Level 41
Fire Pledge Move Tutor
006 Flairees Flairees Battering Ram Level 43
Blast Burn Move Tutor
Fire Pledge Move Tutor
007 Aguade Aguade Salt Crash Level 34
Water Pledge Move Tutor
008 Iguadium Iguadium Salt Crash Level 39
Water Pledge Move Tutor
009 Aguanaut Aguanaut Hydro Cannon Move Tutor
Salt Crash Level 40
Water Pledge Move Tutor
067 Vectol Vectol Corrupt Level 41
068 Vectol Vectol.2 Corrupt Level 41
081 Nobunata Nobunata Fiesta Level 22
093 Fowattle Fowattle Dust Devil Level 49
094 Turkistador Turkistador Dust Devil Level 55
104 Atomite Atomite Atom Split Level 58
105 Orbatom Orbatom Atom Split Level 65
109 Chelonite Chelonite Asteroid Belt Level 51
110 Galaxagos Galaxagos Asteroid Belt Level 51
121 Cairup Cairup Perplex Level 28
122 Kairoglyph Kairoglyph Perplex Level 28
154 Leukoon Leukoon Engulf Level 34
160 Viipii Viipii Catalog Start
185 Royjibiv Royjibiv Prism Beam Level 33
202 Chillnobyl Chillnobyl Meltdown Level 57
202 Eronze Eronze Earthbreaker Level 37
202 Erion Erion Earthbreaker Level 37
202 Erace Erace Earthbreaker Level 37
227 Quetzar Quetzar Signature Move ???
228 Xochi Xochi Signature Move ???
229 Xotec Xotec Signature Move ???

Unintended signature moves[]

The moves known by these Pokémon were NOT intended to be signature moves. Instead, after move distributions were done, these moves were discovered to be exclusive to only one species or evolutionary line.

No. Pokémon Move Method
031 Snome Snome Ice Ball Level 14
032 Snogre Snogre Ice Ball Level 14
033 Taomarin Taomarin Force Palm Level 18
034 Orangutao Orangutao Force Palm Level 18
037 Carajoule Carajoule Tail Glow Level 37
048 Kertruffle Kertruffle Poison Powder Level 12
Spore Level 61
049 Mosshroom Mosshroom Poison Powder Level 12
Spore Level 61
050 Lumishroom Lumishroom Poison Powder Level 12
Spore Level 61
051 Perishroom Perishroom Poison Powder Level 12
Spore Level 61
054 Volcoalder Volcoalder Magma Storm Start
058 Cerebrulb Cerebrulb Luster Purge Start
067 Vectol Vectol Conversion Start
Conversion 2 Start
068 Vectol Vectol.2 Conversion Start
Conversion 2 Start
075 Forusk Forusk Wood Hammer Level 38
076 Platypow Platypow Feint Level 22
077 Platikhao Platikhao Feint Level 22
081 Nobunata Nobunata Present Start
082 Psybex Psybex Milk Drink Level 46
083 Gnuru Gnuru Milk Drink Level 48
089 Crawglock Crawglock Crabhammer Level 38
Vacuum Wave Start
106 Squink Squink Octazooka Level 24
107 Squidrift Squidrift Octazooka Level 24
109 Chelonite Chelonite Guard Swap Level 60
111 Magnitogre Magnitogre Gear Grind Level 19
Shift Gear Level 55
112 Minarac Minarac Spider Web Level 17
113 Trenchula Trenchula Spider Web Level 17
114 Pottle Pottle Bind Level 5
Needle Arm Level 32
115 Trikotta Trikotta Bind Level 5
Needle Arm Level 32
116 Terrorcotta Terrorcotta Bind Level 5
Needle Arm Level 32
120 Charmbra Charmbra Synchronoise Start
122 Kairoglyph Kairoglyph Heal Block Level 58
123 Necronite Necronite Guard Split Level 45
Power Split Level 45
124 Gravollum Gravollum Guard Split Level 44
Power Split Level 44
Power Trick Start
127 Ignishell Ignishell Heat Crash Level 40
128 Shelosene Shelosene Heat Crash Level 41
129 Flarrapin Flarrapin Heat Crash Level 41
131 Necrow Necrow Bone Rush Level 28
132 Vultergyst Vultergyst Bone Rush Start
137 Solacari Solacari Fiery Dance Level 59
143 Chihaha Chihaha Barrage Start
144 Howlequin Howlequin Barrage Start
145 Chegrin Chegrin Captivate Start
146 Cheshade Cheshade Captivate Prior evolution
147 Doppole Doppole Copycat Level 14
148 Artifish Artifish Copycat Level 14
149 Thoraxe Thoraxe Double Hit Level 46
155 Toxito Toxito Horn Drill Level 61
156 Sanguito Sanguito Horn Drill Level 68
164 Macuarrior Macuarrior Sacred Sword Level 69
165 Ocerumi Ocerumi Comet Punch Level 9
Dizzy Punch Start
Mach Punch Level 25
168 Smashiary Smashiary Mega Kick Level 54
176 Paramoth Paramoth Lunar Dance Level 61
178 Mawasite Mawasite Razor Shell Level 43
184 Arjibi Arjibi Simple Beam Level 45
185 Royjibiv Royjibiv Simple Beam Level 45
202 Chillnobyl Chillnobyl Glaciate Start
208 Comossus Comossus Crush Grip Level 72
214 Diamat Diamat Sharpen Start
217 Crakling Crakling Flame Wheel Level 24
218 Fuelong Fuelong Flame Wheel Level 24
219 Draggar Draggar Dragon Rage Start
220 Ragnarow Ragnarow Dragon Rage Start

Semi-signature moves[]

These moves would be signature moves, but at least one other Pokémon is also able to learn it as an egg move.

See also[]

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body stylecryspeciescolorfootprintheightweight
by evolution evolution family
no evolution familytwo-stage familythree-stage familybranched
by in-game stats base stats (by typefully evolved) • catch rateExp/EVs given in battle
gender ratiosteps to hatchwild held itembase friendship
by category starterlegendary (GolemsSpiritsIdolsQuetzar) • fossilform differences
by development Pokémon needing: Pokédex entriescriestutor movesbreeding moveswith locked stats
new movesnew abilitiessignature movessignature abilitiesproposed Hidden Abilities
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