Ultra Beasts and Generation 9 Legends: New Movesets Spotted by Data Miners

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Trainers, an exciting discovery was made by the regular Pokémon GO data miners, a discovery that sheds light on the performance of upcoming Ultra Beasts and Generation 9 Legendary Pokémon.

Data miners have recently discovered the addition of movesets to several Ultra Beasts and Legendary Pokémon, including Annihilape, a Pokémon that will debut during the Raging Battles GO Battle Week event.

Let’s check out what’s new!

Data mining disclosure

Information discovered by data mining is not endorsed, confirmed, or publicly shared by Niantic. Due to the nature of these discoveries, they are subject to change at any time. Take data mined information with a grain of salt, and don’t base your gameplay decisions before you see it live in the game.

Ultra Beasts get new moves and move sets

Poipole and Naganadel

Poipole gets a good selection of Poison-type moves, and with a 200 Candy cost required to evolve into Naganadel, it is a clear path into even more DPS. Unfortunately,  both Poipole and Naganadel perform far worse than Nihilego, Shadow Gengar, and both Mega Gengar and Mega Beedrill, so we are not holding our hopes for these two.

  • Poison Jab, Peck
  • Sludge Bomb, Sludge Wave, Fell Stinger
  • Poison Jab, Air Slash
  • Sludge Bomb, Acrobatics, Fell Stinger, Dragon Pulse

Stakataka and Blacephalon


Stakataka is a poor perform in PvE, so we do not have a lot of hopes for it at all. It’s on par with Rhydon and Aerodactyl (non-Mega).

  • Rock Throw, Take Down
  • Flash Cannon, Stone Edge, Bulldoze

Blacephalon is not bad, on par with Shadow Charizard, Mega Houndoom and Heatran. It has high DPS, but very low bulk, so it will be difficult to work with.

  • Incinerate, Astonish
  • Mystical Fire, Shadow Ball, Overheat

Zeraora and Annihilape

Zeraora performs almost the same as Raikou, so we’re talking about a solid, non-Shadow Electric-type attacker.

  • Spark, Volt Switch
  • Thunder Punch, Discharge, Wild Charge

Annihilape is going to shine in PvP, but in PvE it doesn’t fare all that well. Good moves, but the lack of a Ghost-type fast move hinders its performance. If it had Hex, it would be much better.

  • Low Kick, Counter
  • Close Combat, Low Sweep, Night Slash, Ice Punch, Shadow Ball
  • Shadow Ball is the only addition, no removals

Generation 9 Legendary Pokémon


Wo-Chien is traditionally more oriented towards defense than offense, and that shows from it’s move pool as well. Good moves, but poor DPS overall. 

  • Magical Leaf, Snarl
  • Dark Pulse, Grass Knot, Leaf Storm

Chien-Pao is going to be amazing, performing better than regular Mamoswine, and on par with Baxcalibur and company. Kyurem is still better, and so are Shadow Mamoswine and Shadow Weavile, but Chien-Pao is not bad!

  • Powder Snow, Snarl
  • Dark Pulse, Avalanche, Blizzard

Ting-Lu is in the same boat as Wo-Chien, so low DPS, high bulk. Nothing to write home about, fine moves for PvP.

  • Mud Shot, Snarl
  • Dark Pulse, Bulldoze, Earthquake

Chi-Yu is in a good spot for a Dark-type attacker, but not in a good place for a Fire-type attacker. We hope this move pool changes before it launches.

  • Incinerate, Snarl
  • Dark Pulse, Flame Charge, Flame Wheel

Koraidon and Miraidon

The Dragon-type attackers tier list is so hard to rank in, as Mega Rayquaza, Mega Garchomp and Mega Salamence reign supreme. With that being said, both of the Generation-9’s box-duo are not that great in combat, and they are overshadowed by a lot of the existing Dragon-types.

  • Rock Smash, Dragon Tail
  • Giga Impact, Dragon Claw, Close Combat, Outrage
  • Thunder Shock, Dragon Breath
  • Hyper Beam, Dragon Pulse, Thunder, Outrage

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