Three new moves have been introduced by the Pokemon Go Adventures Abound season. Each move has a play in the meta, especially considering the buffs and debuffs attached to them. Trainers will now have to rethink their strategies to counter Pokemon that previously weren’t part of the meta.
Trailblaze (Grass-type Charged Move), Scorching Sands (Ground-type Charged Move), and Triple Axel (Ice-type Charged Move) are now available in Pokemon Go Adventures Abound. There have also been a few move balances in the Leagues, making Astonish Fast Move better than before and Greninja a more powerful meta.
Here is everything to know about the new moves in Pokemon Go Adventures Abound.
Trailblaze (2-bar move)
Trailblaze does 65 base damage in Trainer battles and Gym and Raid Battles, requiring 50 charge energy. It also increases the user’s Attack stat by one stage. Pair it with Razor Leaf or Vine Whip Fast Moves to get STAB bonus on the Grass-type build.
The following Pokemon can learn Trailblaze following its debut in the Pokemon Go Adventures Abound season. Note the evolving Phanpy to Donphan, and similar examples for Lechonk and Nymble, will make them forget the move.
- Mareep and its evolutionary forms Flaaffy and Ampharos.
- Scyther and its evolutionary forms Scizor and Kleavor.
- Teddiursa and its evolutionary forms Ursaring and Ursaluna.
- Deerling and its evolutionary form Sawsbuck.
- Rockruff and its evolutionary form Lycanroc (all forms).
- Fomantis and its evolutionary form Lurantis.
- Stunky and its evolutionary form Skuntank.
- Galarian Meowth and its evolutionary form Perrserker.
Galarian Meowth and Scizor are the Pokemon that are new to the meta scenes.
Scorching Sands (2-bar move)
A damaging Ground-type Charged Move, Scorching Sands does 80 DMG in trainer battles and 95 damage in PVE, requiring 50 charge energy. It also has a 30% chance to decrease the opponent’s attack by one stage.
The following Pokemon can learn Scorching Sands following its debut in the Pokemon Go Adventures Abound season.
- Trapinch and its evolutionary form Vibrava and Flygon.
- Magmar and its evolutionary form Magmortar.
- Diggersby and its evolutionary form Excadrill.
- Sandygast and its evolutionary form Palossand.
If Excadrill and Trpanich weren’t powerful enough, the addition of Scorching Sands has made them unnoticeable. Palossand is another Pokemon that is new to the meta scenes.
Triple Axel (3-bar Move)
One of the best additions to Pokemon Go, Triple Axel Charged Move has 60 base damage in PvE and PvP and requires 45 charge energy. It increases the user’s Attack stat by one stage. Gardevoir and Hitmontop have become stronger than before, thanks to the introduction of this Ice-type Charge.
The following Pokemon can learn Triple Axel following its debut in the Pokemon Go Adventures Abound season.
- Galarian Mr. Mime.
- Mr. Rime.
- Sneasel and its evolutionary form Weavile.
- Kirlia and its evolutionary form Gardevoir.
Hitmontop will now have an answer to Flying-type Pokemon. Meanwhile, Shadow Gardevoir will wreak destruction with its Charm Fast Move dealing increased damage due to the shadow boost and the addition of Triple Axel to counter Dragon-types.