Here’s every new attack that’s being added to Pokémon Sword and Shield

New offensive and defensive moves are on the way.

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Just like most new entries in the core RPG series of Pokémon games, Sword and Shield are adding a host of new moves to the game for players to choose from.

While some attacks are exclusive to certain Pokémon in Sword and Shield, others can be used by a variety of creatures as long as they’re the right type.

All of the moves coming to the game aren’t known at this time and there are still a lot more details to be fleshed out. But here’s every new move we know about so far, as well as what it does and which Pokémon can use it.

Aura Wheel

  • Type: Electric/Dark
  • Pokémon: Morpeko
  • Details: Changes type depending on Morpeko’s Form.

Branch Poke

  • Type: Grass
  • Pokémon: Grookey
  • Details: Grookey slaps an opponent with the stick in its hand, dealing damage.

Exhaustive Beam

  • Type: Steel
  • Pokémon: Daraludon
  • Details: The move was part of a contest held by CoroCoro Magazine in May and is a special attack that deals 140 damage. It also reduces the HP of the user by 50 percent.


  • Type: Unknown
  • Pokémon: Obstagoon
  • Details: It taints the opponent.

Breaking Swipe

  • Type: Unknown
  • Pokémon: Unknown
  • Details: Lowers the attack of all opponents it hits

Steel Beam

  • Type: Steel
  • Pokémon: Duraludon
  • Details: Reduces Hit Points of the user by 50 percent.

Meteor Assault

  • Type: Fighting
  • Pokémon: Sirfetch’d
  • Details: Sirfetch’d points its leek at the opponent and charges toward them at great speed. This move is devastatingly powerful! However, it appears that the move also puts great strain on Sirfetch’d. It will be unable to take action immediately after using this move.

This article will be updated as more moves are announced.