Pokémon GO Introduces Major Changes to Attacks in Battles

Pokémon GO Introduces Major Changes to Attacks in Battles

27. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The new Shared Skies season of Pokémon GO brings changes to attacks that will impact all battles.

Niantic has announced the new season of Pokémon GO. While the company has been reluctant to introduce the features requested by the community, it has unveiled the arrival of Shared Skies, a season that will introduce numerous novelties, including significant changes to battles in Pokémon GO.

Shared Skies Season Brings Exciting Updates

As revealed during the Regional Championship in Los Angeles last weekend, several attacks will be modified in terms of effectiveness, damage, and energy cost. Four attacks are set to undergo changes:

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  1. Scald: Reduced probability of lowering the enemy Pokémon’s attack.
  2. Spark: Reduced attack damage from 6 to 5 in Trainer Battles.
  3. Seed Bomb: Increased attack damage from 60 to 65 in Trainer Battles.
  4. Quick Attack: Reduced attack damage from 60 to 55 in Trainer Battles and reduced energy consumption.

New Moves for Pokémon

According to information published by Niantic during the LA tournament, here is the complete list of new moves available for Pokémon in Pokémon GO:


  1. Thunder Punch: Typhlosion, Riolu, Lucario, Scraggy, Scrafty, Chesnaught, Pawmo, and Pawmot.
  2. Counter: Lokix.
  3. Powder Snow: Cetoddle and Cetitan.
  4. Dragon Claw: Naganadel.
  5. Quick Attack: Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Teddiursa, Ursaring, and Ursaluna.
  6. Fly: Fearow, Salamence, Swoobat, and Swanna.

At present, there are no further details about the new Shared Skies season of Pokémon GO. However, it is expected that Niantic will provide all the details very soon, including the return of Mega Rayquaza.

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These updates in Pokémon GO’s Shared Skies season aim to enhance the battle experience for players, offering both balance adjustments and exciting new move options for Pokémon.


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