I wrote:Pokémon can only know four moves in the games and must forget one of those if it wants to learn a new one. I've always thought that's kind of silly. I totally get why it's needed in the games, good grief, but in reality? Nah, it's not logical. So, every move a Pokémon learns, it can use again later. Not necessarily very effectively, but they're definitely still usable. Our Pokémon can also learn moves for which you'd usually need TMs, or that they can't learn in the games at all. Which is better, since TMs don't exist in this story. (Like, really? Machines that directly upload the knowledge of how to use a move to a Pokémon's brain? XD) Most moves are either learned naturally, or they can be taught by move tutors.Here's an example: Omnom's Turtwig learned Tackle shortly after birth. That's unsurprising, since anything can basically launch itself at another Pokémon, which is also why any Pokémon that can do this will learn the move, even if they didn't in the game. However, Torterra never learns Body Slam or later Double-Edge. Using this logic, it can! All a Pokémon needs to do to go from one to the other is to have more mass behind the tackle.And here's an example of the tutoring: Buggie's Skitty can learn Wake-Up Slap, but before it can do so, it must learn Double Slap, since the one is a logical progression of the other. Her Glameow can technically learn Wake-Up Slap only through breeding, but because she learns Fury Swipes, which is close enough to Double Slap, she probably picked up Wake-Up Slap from the Skitty. So that's yet another way you can have Pokémon learn moves. It's not just official instructors that can act as move tutors — anyone that can logically instruct another in how to perform a move can be a tutor, though it's best if they can also demonstrate.For other moves, a Pokémon might need more than one move as a prerequisite for learning a new one. Tort's Natu can learn Ominous Wind, only once it has learned Gust and Stored Power first, since you can see how it kind of combines both of them. I want people to be creative, since that's where all the fun lies!
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