Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pokemon Black and White 2: Move Tutors Part 1

It's also been confirmed, with the extreme amount of information about the games being revealed at the moment, that the Move Tutors make a return in BW2. This was expected, as the past two third-series games have implemented the teachers of attacks.

The list hasn't changed much from the 4th gen set, including a few minor additions such as Dual Chop and Electro Web (for a complete list, click here).

Because not many of the Move Tutor moves are different from Platinum or HGSS, a lot of the older Pokemon have stayed the same. However, a few, like Gliscor, now have access to these moves with their new Dream World ability, meaning that the poison scorpio can now utilize Stealth Rock and Roost with Poison Heal. For this reason, Gliscor will without a doubt remain one of the best physical walls in the entire game.

Below are a few other Pokemon that receive noteworthy additions. This is by no means a complete list. If you'd like a complete list, you may go here.


Haxorus Now More Deadly

Haxorus is without a doubt one of the most powerful physical threats to ever tread OU. Its Dragon typing gives it access to the most powerful Outrage in the tier, and its Mold Breaker ability allows it to hit Levitating Steel types for excellent coverage. But despite this, it's always lacked the supreme movepool that things like Dragonite and Salamence get. It was walled entirely by Skarmory and Gliscor, and Brick Break was never enough to threaten Ferrothorn completely.

Thanks to Black and White 2's tutors, however, Haxorus now gets Superpower and Aqua Tail, two amazing coverage options that will allow it to hit everything in the game for heaps of damage. Additionally, its solid typing and powerful Aqua Tail make it an unexpected, yet terrifying, Rain Sweeper to come in the new metagame. Be on the lookout for this beast of beasts, for he's only gotten better this time around.

Volcarona to Perch at the Top of the Metagame 

 Everyone's favorite Special Bug has also gotten significantly better (yeah, I know, I'm scared too). By  now having access to Roost, Volc now has the reliable recovery it's always lacked to go with its great bulk and game-commanding offenses. 

Roost now allows you to forgo Resto Chesto in terms of recovery, giving the flaming moth the opportunity to heal off Stealth Rock and other prior damage without being put to sleep. This gives Volc more turns to setup and more turns to wipe the floor with your opponent's team. 

 The New Superpowers 

Haxorus wasn't the only thing to acquire Superpower. Other new noteworthy wielders include Durant and Stoutland, two great sweepers of last game that just weren't top class. Now that they have Superpower though, you can surely expect that to change.

A lot of other prominent threats have acquired powerful moves as well. I will attempt to do analyses on as much as I can, but for now this is it!

I hope you've enjoyed this pseudo-speculative thread! Expect more to come.


  1. where is the Move Tutor located in bw2?

  2. Here is a link to the lists:

    They are scattered around Unova, I think.