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Pokémon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor Move Tutor guide

These moves will provide a meta shake-up for competitive battlers

A man in a dojo uniform offers to teach a Pokémon Trainer’s Pokémon some special moves Image; Gamefreak/The Pokémon Company, Nintendo
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor expansion has a special Move Tutor that resides on the island’s dojo.

The Move Tutor teaches completely new moves to your eligible Pokémon in exchange for five Armorite Ore, which can be found around the Isle of Armor. You can only access this tutor once you complete all of Mustard’s trials at the dojo and get Kubfu.

You can find Armorite Ore from Digging Ma, who is found in random spots around the Isle of Armor.

You can also find it on the ground as a sparkling item and as a reward from completing Max Raid Battles on the island.

While these moves may resemble other existing moves, the typing is the important thing. This adds tons of new possibilities for competitive battling, as now there are even more moves that you can capitalize STAB (same-type attack bonus) with.

For example, Explosion — which attacks every other Pokémon with high power and then causes the user to faint — now has a fairy-type counterpart: Misty Explosion. Ice-type Pokémon now have a physical move that hits consecutive times called Triple Axel. The moves this tutor has to offer will be important if you’re trying to really become the best trainer around.

Take a look at the full set of moves below:

Isle of Armor move tutor moves

Move Type Category Description
Move Type Category Description
Burning Jealousy Fire Special The user attacks with energy from jealousy. This leaves all opposing Pokémon that have had their stats boosted during the turn with a burn.
Coaching Fighting Status The user properly coaches its ally Pokémon, boosting their Attack and Defense stats.
Corrosive Gas Poison Status The user surrounds everything around it with highly acidic gas and melts away items they hold.
Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical The user slams the target with its wings. The target is hit twice in a row.
Expanding Force Psychic Special The user attacks the target with its psychic power. This move's power goes up and damages all opposing Pokémon on Psychic Terrain.
Flip Turn Water Physical After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
Grassy Glide Grass Physical Gliding on the ground, the user attacks the target. This move always goes first on Grassy Terrain.
Lash Out Dark Physical The user lashes out to vent its frustration toward the target. If its stats were lowered during the turn, the power of this move is doubled.
Meteor Beam Rock Special In this two-turn attack, the user gathers space power and boosts its Sp. Atk stat, then attacks the target on the next turn.
Misty Explosion Fairy Special The user attacks everything around it and faints upon using this move. This move's power is increased on Misty Terrain.
Poltergeist Ghost Physical The user attacks the target by controlling the target's item. The move fails if the target doesn't have an item.
Rising Voltage Electric Special The user attacks with electric voltage rising from the ground. This move's power doubles when the target is on Electric Terrain.
Scale Shot Dragon Physical The user attacks by shooting scales two to five times in a row. This move boosts the user's Speed stat but lowers its Defense stat.
Scorching Sands Ground Special The user throws scorching sand at the target to attack. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Skitter Smack Bug Physical The user skitters behind the target to attack. This also lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
Steel Roller Steel Physical The user attacks while destroying the terrain. This move fails when the ground hasn't turned into a terrain.
Terrain Pulse Normal Special The user utilizes the power of the terrain to attack. This move's type and power changes depending on the terrain when it's used.
Triple Axel Ice Physical A consecutive three-kick attack that becomes more powerful with each successful hit.

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