Pokemon Go new moves were added in Tuesday's update. Charm and Skull Bash are new to the game, and some Pokemon received new abilities to aid in PvP battles.
Community Note: New attacks and updates for Trainer Battles https://t.co/CgiVrKLs2F— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 9, 2019
Pokemon Go New Moves
The two new abilities listed on Niantic's website are:
- Charm: A Fairy-type Fast Attack - Raichu, Clefable, Wigglytuff, Wobbuffet, Granbull, Donphan, Gardevoir, Delcatty, Latias, Togekiss, Gallade
- Skull Bash: A Normal-type Charged Attack that increases the Defense stat of the user 100 percent of the time - Blastoise, Raichu, Lapras, Snorlax, Rhyperior
Some of the most notable Pokemon who have been given more coverage are Electivire, Moltres, and Zapdos. There's also a detailed list of all of the Pokemon with new abilities on the update page.
These changes are geared toward making the Trainer Battle system more competitive by upping the number of viable Pokemon. With any luck now, you'll be able to comfortably branch out and vary your team lists, and you'll see a wider range of Pokemon being used by other players.
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