How to get two Charged Moves in Pokemon Go

There’s always something new to learn in Pokemon Go. You may have seen some trainers with Pokemon that know two Charged Moves and we’re going to show you how to do it yourself.

Pokemon have been able to learn more than one move since late 2018. However, until GO Battle League was introduced there wasn’t any real need to do it. Especially as it costs anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 Stardust to do so.

Importance of a second Charged attack

The addition of PvP to Pokemon Go has added a new layer of tactics to the game. Having the element of surprise and the ability to hit your opponents with a different type of move is now crucial.

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Taking down gyms has always been a relatively easy task, albeit time-consuming. Then there are Raid Battles which is all about doing as much damage in as short time as possible. Two Charged Moves can be useful here but are no means imperative.

However, keeping your opponent guessing in GO Battle League is important. It allows you to trick them into using Protect Shields (and sometimes not). Here’s how to teach your Pokemon a new Charged attack.

How to teach your Pokemon a new attack

Unfortunately, there is only one way to get your Pokemon a second Charged Move. You cannot catch species that already have two Charged Moves, whether it be in the wild, as a reward or in a Raid Battle.

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To give your Pokemon a new attack, firstly select it. From there scroll down to the new attack button.

This will cost you between 10,000 and 100,000 Stardust and varying amounts of that species’ Candy, too. The amount depends on what Pokemon it is whereby rarer and more powerful species cost more.

Upon clicking it, it will ask “Do you want to teach [name of Pokemon] a new Charged Attack?” This is important to note as it will only be a Charged Attack, not a Fast Move.

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When you buy it, it will add a new Charge Attack which will be randomly selected from the moves it is capable of learning. For example, the above Gyarados already knows Hydro Pump, so, a new attack will give it either Crunch, Outrage of Twister. In the above case Twister was the randomly selected move added to its arsenal.

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You cannot add a new attack again when you have already done it. It should go without saying that as adding new attacks are very expensive, you should only do so on select Pokemon.

Gyarados is one option you can add a new attack for but species such as Azumarill, an excellent option for GO Battle Great League, will get the most benefit from a second move.