RUMOR: Pokémon HOME update leaks new moves from DLC

The Spanish fansite Centro Pokémon claims to have datamined the new Pokémon HOME update and found some interesting information. They have a list of 21 new moves that are not currently available in Pokémon Sword & Shield, but may be added next month with the release of the Isle of Armor.

Here’s their list, in which you can find Zarude’s new move Jungle Healing:

  • Expanding Force
  • Steel Roller
  • Scale Shot
  • Meteor Beam
  • Shell Side Arm
  • Misty Explosion
  • Grassy Glide
  • Rising Voltage
  • Terrain Pulse
  • Skitter Smack
  • Burning Jealousy
  • Lash Out
  • Poltergeist
  • Corrosive Gas
  • Coaching
  • Flip Turn
  • Triple Axel
  • Dual Wingbeat
  • Scorching Sands
  • Jungle Healing
  • Wicked Blow
  • Surging Strikes

Simply based on the names, it looks like there is quite a diverse distribution across types. I’m particularly excited to see if Scorching Sands may give us a Ground-type move that can cause the Burn status effect.

As always, I recommend holding off on too much excitement until things are confirmed officially. We welcome you to discuss this list in the comments below or in our dedicated rumor channel in Discord!

  1. My predictions:

    Expanding Force – A fighting type earthquake, might be special based.
    Steel Roller – Steel Type Roll out.
    Scale Shot – Dragon Type special move.
    Meteor Beam – Psychic type Steel Beam (IE a special move with 50% recoil).
    Shell Side Arm – G-Slowbro’s Signature move, probaably has recoil or reduces Speed.
    Misty Explosion – Fairy Type Steel beam
    Grassy Glide – Grass type Flying Press, maybe one of Zarude’s signature moves.
    Rising Voltage – Electric Type Flying Press? Or maybe an electric type Steel Beam.
    Terrain Pulse – Weather ball but based on the Terrain.
    Skitter Smack – Kubfu’s signature move
    Burning Jealousy – Fire Type Steel Beam
    Lash Out – Dark type Fire Slash or some kind of Revenge style move that boosts power when damage was received before.
    Poltergeist – Ghost type Psyshock
    Corrosive Gas – G-Slowking’s Signature move, probably a buffed up Acid Spray.
    Coaching – Transfers current stat boosts to an ally.
    Flip Turn – Either a Sucker Punch or U-turn type of move.
    Triple Axel – Triple hit (duh) steel type move, might be a new Pokemon’s signature move.
    Dual Wingbeat – Dual Hit flying type move.
    Scorching Sands – Ground type Scald
    Wicked Blow – Dark Type Urshifu’s signature move.
    Surging Strikes – Water Urshifu Signature move, more than likely a Multi hit move.

    1. Someone on Bulbagarden forums pointed out triple axel is the name of a figure skating move, so it’s probably Ice-type. Could also be Galarian Jynx’s signature.

  2. Misty Explosion, Grassy Glide, Rising Voltage and Terrain Pulse looks like connected to Terrains tbh

  3. This night, while I was trying to sleep I came up with a theory.

    You know these Mystery Gifts they’re distributing as preparation for The Isle of Armor‘s release? Let’s look at the four Pokémon they’re distributing:
    -Galarian Mr. Mime
    -Galarian Ponyta
    -Galarian Corsola
    -Galarian Meowth
    What do these Pokémon have in common? Two things. First, all of them are Galarian forms. Second, all of them are Pokémon that can evolve.

    So, I was thinking, what if all of them are getting branched evolutions in the Isle of Armor? I mean, Corsola is a coral, so it fits an island environment. The Isle of Man also has a native breed of cat, the Manx cat, which is notable for usually not having a tail.
    Mr. Mime could have something based on the “three legs“, a symbol associated with the island.

    I can’t think of anything related to Mann for Ponyta, but it could have a new Psychic/Flying winged unicorn evolution. It would fit just right in Savory’s team. The guy looks like a rich noble, so giving a horse just works, and giving a new evolution to Ponyta would help differentiate him from Beet, who already has a Rapidash in his final team.

    I mean, we know they’re at least introducing a new item to evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Slowbro. It’s not too big of a jump to think to think they could introduce others. Besides, adding new branched evolutions for pre-existing Pokémon works as a way of filling the Isle of Armor with new Pokémon without having to come up with a lot of new families.

    1. I see but one flaw

      Three of the four here have a branched evolution/evolution. Feels kinda pointless to Cursola, Perrserker and Mr.Ryme at all if in the DLC we get yet another branched evolution

  4. 21 new moves and we’re only really getting… 3 new pokemon (Kubfu, Urshifu, Galarian Slowbro).
    Interesting, wonder what secrets are hiding.

    1. and galarian slowking. i think it was said that theres different evolution methods for crown and isle

  5. Man, I hate that this is the most news we’ve gotten in awhile. They desperately need to strike some kind of balance between how reveals were handled in the lead up to Sun and Moon and how SwSh handled them, because the latter method is just awful.

  6. Triple Axel? Probably ice-type considering its connection to figure skating but… since a triple-Axel is a 3.5 revolution jump that takes off on a forward edge, will this move hit 3.5 times? ;P

  7. So is Xenoblade Remastered gonna be worth getting?
    I couldn’t stand Xenoblade 2 one bit, story was the worst thing I have ever seen and gameplay was shallow and boring but the news about the remaster of the first one makes it sound like they have more going on.

  8. Misty Explosion (Ice not Fairy)

    Rising Voltage

    Burning Jealousy

    These sounds like Galarian Legendary Birds Signature Moves.

  9. With the Masuda Method for shinies, can it be one pokemon from another language country, and one of your own Pokemon (like my Beartic and a foreign Ditto)?

  10. “Skitter Smack” – YES

    Also, if you have the time and are interested, Chapter 1 of my comic, Clash Avenue, is up for reading. The first two pages of Chapter 2 are up as well and I’m currently working on page 3 for Ch2.

    Thanks all!!

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