Attacks are moves that Pokémon use during Gym battles to defeat their opponent. Each Pokémon has two attacks, one Fast Attack and one Charged Attack.[1]

Types of attacks

Fast attacks

Fast Attacks are the moves used when a Trainer taps on their Pokémon in a Gym. Repeated Fast Attacks recharges the Charged Attack meter.

A Fast TM can be used to change a Pokémon's fast attack.

Charged attacks

Charged Attacks must be charged, which can be done by using Fast Attacks. The charged attack meter can be found under the Pokémon's HP bar in the upper left hand corner. Each segment of the bar represents a use of the Charged Attack. Once a segment of the meter has been filled, the Trainer can use the attack by holding down on the screen.

A Charged TM can be used to change a Pokémon's charge attack.


In addition to attacking, Pokémon can dodge incoming attacks by swiping either left or right on the screen. A Pokémon is preparing to attack when the edges of the screen flash yellow. A message stating "Dodged!" will appear if the dodge is a success.


Known Attacks

Fast Attacks

Charged Attacks

Unused attacks

These attacks exist within the game's code, but have not been identified on any Pokémon yet.

Legacy moves

Legacy moves are attacks that were previously available for specific Pokémon to learn, but now they're not.


  1. Battling at Gyms - Moves and Attacks. Niantic Support. Retrieved on 2017-06-19.

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