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How To Teach Egg Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Egg Moves are important to understand.

Egg Moves were a fascinating part of raising Pokemon because they required strategic breeding of different Pokemon of the same Egg Groups to teach a hatched Pokemon a specific move. You’re probably wondering if Scarlet and Violet changed the Egg Move mechanics to make life easier, so here’s everything you need to know on how to teach Egg Moves in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How Do You Teach Egg Moves in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet? Answered

Egg Moves no longer require breeding or checking Egg Group compatibility. Everything you need to teach a Pokemon an Egg Move is listed below:

  • A Pokemon that knows the move
  • An eligible Pokemon to learn the Egg Move with an empty move slot
  • Mirror Herb
Gothita with a Mirror Herb held item in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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Gothita learns Pound and Confusion when it hatches. To teach it the Egg Move Fake Out, fly to Cascaraffa and purchase a Mirror Herb from Delibird Presents. Give this herb to Gothita, and then start a picnic with a Pokemon that knows Fake Out like Tinkaton or Weavile and wait a few seconds. When you pack up the picnic Gothita will know Fake Out, and you can put the Mirror Herb back in your bag for future Egg Moves.

That’s everything we have on teaching Egg Moves to Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Check out some of our other Pokemon Scarlet and Violet content like how to use Bottle Caps, where to get Booster Energy, and the top 10 Pokemon in Paldea.


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Ryan Bruckner
Ryan Bruckner, a University of Wisconsin grad and cat dad, wrote for Twinfinite from September of 2022 to March of 2023. A large contributor to the site's Pokemon Scarlet & Violet coverage, Ryan also often wrote about Star Wars and the Pokemon TCG.