This page explains everything you need to know about Egg Moves in the games Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on for information about how to learn Egg Moves and the conditions necessary to learn Egg Moves.
An Egg Move is a special move which a Pokemon can learn when its parent knows the move, or when it is left in the Day Care with another Pokemon knowing the move.
If a Pokemon who learned an Egg Move chooses to forget it to make room for another move, Egg Moves can later be restored by taking the Pokemon to a Move Rememberer.
By leaving two of the same Pokemon at a Day Care, an Egg Move known by one of the Pokemon can be learned by the other Pokemon as well.
However, a Pokemon which already knows 4 moves cannot learn an Egg Move, so make sure the Pokemon you want to teach an Egg Move has 3 moves or less before starting.
|Pokemon at Day Care|
Knows 'Bullet Punch'
Has at least 1
open move slot
By leaving the two Pokemon above at a Day Care, Lucario B can learn Bullet Punch. According to official sources, Pokemon will not always learn all possible Egg Moves without fail, so wait a bit after leaving them to increase the chances of the move transferring.
This is the traditional method for learning Egg Moves in the Pokemon series. When a Pokemon lays an egg, if the male or female parent Pokemon have a move which could be remembered by the child Pokemon as an Egg Move, the child Pokemon will be born already knowing that move.
When a Pokemon is born knowing Egg Moves, if there are five or more possible Egg Moves it could learn from its parents, there are rules in place which determine which of the Egg Moves the Pkemon will learn. Check the list of Egg Moves carefully if there's a certain move you definitely want the child Pokemon to learn.
|Rules for inheriting Egg Moves|
The Pokemon Smeargle, is able with its move Sketch to learn a wide variety of Egg Moves, which its children can subsequently learn, making it an essential tool for Egg Move teaching. However, it is still uncertain whether Smeagle will appear in Pokemon Sword and Shield, and is currently theorized not to be present. This could lead to certain Pokemon having a much more difficult time learning specific Egg Moves.
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