Just as a new mainline Pokémon game releases, a slew of new attacks are introduced to the battling scene.

In Sun and Moon, there are a ton of new attacks (more than usual) and that’s no surprise considering Professor Kukui, our Alola Region professor, studies Pokémon attacks and abilities.

Some of these new attacks in Sun and Moon are actually found in TMs, so a lot of Pokémon can learn them.

Here’s a list of every new attack in Sun and Moon with which Pokémon learns the move. The list breaks down like so: Name of Attack, type, base power, type of attack, who can learn the new attack and what that attack does. 

SPOILER ALERT! The following will spoil some story details of Sun and Moon so proceed with caution.

Accelrock

Rock

40

Physical

Lycanroc (Midday)

Increased Priority

Anchor Shot

Steel

80

Physical

Dhelmise

If hit, the opposing Pokemon is unable to switch out

Aurora Veil

Ice

NA

Status

TM70

This move reduces the power of physical and special moves by half for 5 turns.Only works in hail

Baneful Bunker

Poison

NA

Status

Toxapex

User protects itself; poisons any attacker that makes contact

Beak Blast

Flying

100

Physical

Toucannon

User heats up beak at start of turn. If Pokemon hits user, they get burned

Brutal Swing

Dark

60

Physical

TM59, Bewear

Hits all adjacent Pokemon

Burn Up

Fire

130

Special

Moltres, Typhlosion, Growlithe (egg)

User loses its fire typing after use

Clanging Scales

Dragon

110

Special

Kommo-o

Users Defense is lowered.

Core Enforcer

Dragon

100

Special

Zygarde Perfect Form

If the target is already damaged, this move eliminates its ability

Dark Lariat

Dark

85

Physical

Incineroar

User ignore opponent's stat changes

Dragon Hammer

Dragon

90

Physical

Alola Exeggutor

N/A

Fire Lash

Fire

80

Physical

Heatmor

Lowers targets defense stat

First Impression

Bug

90

Physical

Golisopod

Only works at start of turn. +2 priority

Fleaur Cannon

Fairy

130

Special

Magearna

Lowers user’s Special Attack after use

Floral Healing

Fairy

N/A

Status

Comfey

User heals target’s HP by half. Heals more in Grassy Terrain

Gear Up

Steel

N/A

Status

Magearna, Klinklang

Raises Attack and Special Attack of ally with Plus or Minus ability

High Horsepower

Ground

95

Physical

Snorlax, Golurk, Mudsdale

N/A

Ice Hammer

Ice

100

Physical

Crabominable

Users Speed is lowered

Instruct

Psychic

N/A

Status

Oranguru

User instruct target to use same move again in same turn

Laser Focus

Normal

N/A

Status

Lucario, Mewtwo, Kartana, Marshadow

The next move will result in a crit

Leafage

Grass

40

Physical

Rowlet, Lurantis, Tapu Bulu

N/A

Liquidation

Water

85

Physical

Araquanid , Toxapex, Corsola (egg), Tirtouga (egg),

May lower target’s Defense

Lunge

Bug

80

Physical

Mothim, Araquanid, Buzzwole, Phermosa, Masquarain (egg)

Lowers target attack

Moongeist Beam

Ghost

100

Special

Lunala

Ignores target’s ability

Multi-Attack

Normal

90

Physical

Silvally

Moves type based on held item

Nature’s Madness

Fairy

N/A

Physical

Tapus

Deals half of target’s current HP

Pollen Puff

Bug

90

Special

Ribombee

If target is your ally, it heals instead.

Power Trip

Dark

20

Physical

Primeape (egg), Sandile (egg), Pancham (egg)

More stat boosts this Pokemon has the stronger the attack is

Prismatic Laser

Psychic

160

Special

Necrozma

User is unable to move the following turn

Psychic Fangs

Psychic

85

Physical

Bruxish, Carvanha (egg), Lillipup (egg),

Breaks Light Screen and Reflect

Psychic Terrain

Psychic

N/A

Status

Tapu Lele

Protects against Priority Moves and boosts Psychic moves for 5 turns

Purify

Poison

N/A

Status

Pyukumuku

User heals targets status condition and heals

Revelation Dancer

Depends

90

Special

Oricorio

Moves type based on user’s type

Shadow Bone

Ghost

85

Physical

Alola Marowak

Lowers target's defense

Shell Trap

Fire

150

Special

Turtonator

If user is hit by physical move, massive damage is dealt

Shore Up

Ground

N/A

Status

Pallosand

Heals half of max hp; heals more in sandstorm

Smart Strike

Steel

70

Physical

TM67

Never misses

Solar Blade

Grass

125

Physical

Lurantis

Physical version of Solar Beam

Sparkling Aria

Water

90

Special

Primarina

Cures burn status

Spectral Thief

Ghost

90

Physical

Marshadow

User steals targets stat changes then attacks

Speed Swap

Psychic

N/A

Status

Alola Raichu, Pheromosa, Emolga (egg), Cutiefly (egg)

User swaps speed stats with target

Spirit Shackle

Ghost

80

Physical

Decidueye

Pokemon is unable to switch out

Spotlight

Normal

N/A

Status

Clefairy, Starmie, Shiinotic, Spinda (egg)

Makes it so the target can only be attacked for the turn

Stomping Tantrum

Ground

75

Physical

Golett, Alola Marowak, Marowak, Primeape, Guzzlord, Stuffal (egg)

Power doubles if previous move failed

Strength Sap

Grass

N/A

Status

Shiinotic

User HP restored by target’s attack. Lowers target’s attack

Sunsteel Strike

Steel

100

Physical

Solgaleo

Ignores target’s ability

Tearful Look

Normal

N/A

Status

Sudowoodo, Wishiwashi,  

User lowers attack and special attack

Throat Chop

Dark

80

Physical

Incineroar, Sneasel (egg)

Target unable to use sound moves for 2 turns

Toxic Thread

Poison

N/A

Status

Ariados

Poison target and lowers Speed

Trop Kick

Grass

70

Physical

Tsareena

Lowers target’s attack

Zing Zap

Electric

80

Physical

Togedemaru

May flinch