I have a rather complicated question that could easily be misinterpreted so please read this carefully.

I have a Mewtwo that I got during an EX raid in early 2018. Back then Shadow Ball was a possible charge move for Mewtwo. Sadly the Mewtwo I got did not have Shadow Ball as it's charge move. I only had a few Charge TM at the time so I tried to get Shadow Ball but failed. I stopped playing for a while and just this month, when I started playing again, I read that Shadow Ball was removed from Mewtwo sometime in mid to late 2018. My question is....

Since my Mewtwo was captured back when Shadow Ball was a valid charge move, does it still have the potential to have Shadow Ball if I use a Charge TM on it? Or when Niantic removed Shadow Ball as a charge move do they block it on all Mewtwo, including a legacy Mewtwo?


In Pokémon GO, TMs can only grant a Pokémon moves that are currently available. So-called 'legacy' moves that used to be available but are no longer available therefore cannot be TM'd onto a Pokémon, regardless of when the Pokémon was captured.

In addition, unlocking second Charge Moves does NOT allow special moves or legacy moves to be obtained (as of Jan 2019).

As a result, using a Charge TM will grant one of the following: Psychic, Focus Blast, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, or Flamethrower (as of Jan 2019).

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