Like the previous games in the series, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, in addition to adding loads of new attacks, also has updated numerous old moves with either new accuracy or new base power. This page details all of the moves with these changes. It will be updated as we discover more

Name Game Type Cat PP Base Power Accuracy Effect
Aromatic Mist Sun/Moon 20 -- -- The user raises the Sp. Def stat of an ally Pokémon by using a mysterious aroma.
X/Y 20 -- 100
Dark Void Sun/Moon 10 -- 50 Opposing Pokémon are dragged into a world of total darkness that makes them sleep.
X/Y 10 -- 80
Fell Stinger Sun/Moon 25 50 100 When the user knocks out a target with this move, the user's Attack stat rises drastically.
X/Y 25 30 100
Flying Press Sun/Moon 10 100 95 The user dives down onto the target from the sky. This move is Fighting and Flying type simultaneously.
X/Y 10 80 95
Knock Off Sun/Moon 20 65 100 The user slaps down the target's held item, and that item can't be used in that battle. The move does more damage if the target has a held item.
X/Y 25 65 100
Leech Life Sun/Moon 10 80 100 The user drains the target's blood. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.
X/Y 15 20 100
Mat Block Sun/Moon 10 -- -- Using a pulled-up mat as a shield, the user protects itself and its allies from damaging moves. This does not stop status moves.
X/Y 15 -- --
Mystical Fire Sun/Moon 10 75 100 The user attacks by breathing a special, hot fire. This also lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
X/Y 10 65 100
Parabolic Charge Sun/Moon 20 65 100 The user attacks everything around it. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.
X/Y 20 50 100
Submission Sun/Moon 20 80 80 The user grabs the target and recklessly dives for the ground. This also damages the user a little.
X/Y 25 80 80
Sucker Punch Sun/Moon 5 70 100 This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.
X/Y 5 80 100
Swagger Sun/Moon 15 -- 85 The user enrages and confuses the target. However, this also sharply raises the target's Attack stat.
X/Y 15 -- 90
Tackle Sun/Moon 35 40 100 A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
X/Y 35 50 100
Thunder Wave Sun/Moon 20 -- 90 The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.
X/Y 20 -- 100
Topsy-Turvy Sun/Moon 20 -- -- All stat changes affecting the target turn topsy-turvy and become the opposite of what they were.
X/Y 20 -- 100
Water Shuriken Sun/Moon 20 15 100 The user hits the target with throwing stars two to five times in a row. This move always goes first.
X/Y 20 15 100

Minor Alterations

There are also some minor alterations to moves.

  • Dark Void will now only work when used by Darkrai. If used by Smeargle or through Assist, it will fail.
  • Destiny Bond can fail if used successively.
  • Sheer Cold will no longer work on Ice-type Pokémon. Its accuracy when used by non-Ice-type Pokémon is also lowered.