Pokémon Home leak reveals 21 new moves for Pokémon Sword and Shield

A recent leak from Pokémon Home has revealed 21 new moves coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Dataminers discovered the new moves after an update to the Pokémon Home app on May 22.

The new update to Home precedes the launch of Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor DLC. As a result, the new moves leaked from Pokémon Home will likely debut when the Isle of Armor becomes available. While an official date hasn’t been set for the upcoming DLC, it is still slated for release sometime in June.

Here is the full list of moves coming soon to Pokémon Sword and Shield:

  • Expanding Force
  • Steel Roller
  • Scale Shot
  • Meteor Beam
  • Shell Side Arm
  • Misty Explosion
  • Grassy Glide
  • Rising Voltage
  • Terrain Pulse
  • Skitter Smack
  • Burning Jealousy
  • Lash Out
  • Poltergeist
  • Corrosive Gas
  • Coaching
  • Flip Turn
  • Triple Axel
  • Dual Wingbeat
  • Scorching Sands
  • Jungle Healing
  • Wicked Blow
  • Surging Strikes

What we know about the moves in the Pokémon Home leak

Almost all of the moves from the Pokémon Home leak are completely new, having never been revealed before. As a result, fans know nothing about them besides their names. Trainers will have to wait for the DLC to see what these moves do and what Pokémon can learn them.

However, one of these datamined moves was previously revealed: Jungle Healing. Jungle Healing is the signature move of the recently revealed Mythical Pokémon, Zarude. Zarude can use this move to heal its own HP, as well as the HP of its allies. In addition, the move will heal the status conditions of Zarude and ally Pokémon.

One of the leaked Pokémon Home moves, Coaching, may be just a placeholder. Some fans speculate this because the move has the same name in English, French, and Italian. Fans also believe that Urshifu, a new Legendary Pokémon, may be able to learn Wicked Blow and Surging Strikes. The moves could even be unique to Urshifu’s two different forms, Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style.

Dylan Tate
Dylan Tate is a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, including Super Smash Bros., Splatoon, ARMS, and Pokémon.