'Pokémon Sword and Shield' Move Tutor: Basics & Getting More Armorite Ore

Move Tutors are becoming a staple in Pokémon games. After returning in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Move Tutor is now in the Galar region with the addition of The Isle of Armor DLC.

The Move Tutor can teach one your Pokémon a special move that it wouldn't normally learn. In past Pokémon games, these were often moves that were already in the game that were now distributed to species that normally couldn't learn it. In Sword and Shield, there are completely new moves that were not introduced in the Gen 8 games until the DLC.

If you're looking to learn everything about the Move Tutor in The Isle of Armor DLC, continue reading.

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How to Gain Access to Move Tutor

To gain access to the Move Tutor, trainers simply have to complete all three trials from Mustard in the dojo. Once you do, the dojo will house the Move Tutor.

The Move Tutor is one of the NPC found in the back of the dojo. He can teach one move to one of your Pokémon for five Armorite Ore.

How to Get Armorite Ore

Armorite Ore are rare items in The Isle of Armor. There are a few ways to get more Armorite Ore with the easiest by completing Max Raid battles on The Isle of Armor.

Defeating these Dynamax Pokémon in The Isle of Armor will give trainers certain TRs and other items. If you're lucky, you can obtain a number of Armorite Ores to use as currency for the Move Tutor.

Another way to obtain Armorite Ore is by visiting the Digging Ma. Similar to the Digging Duo in the Sword and Shield Wild Area, this NPC will dig for more Armorite Ore. By giving her one Armorite Ore, she'll start digging and will dig up a random number of Armorite Ore until you tell her to stop or her shovel breaks.

Sometimes her shovel will break after one use and you'll be out of an Armorite Ore, but that's a risk you could be willing to take.

The location of the Digging Ma differs every day and you'll be best served by exploring The Isle of Armor on your own.

New Attacks From Move Tutor

Now that you have enough Armorite Ore you can teach your Pokémon a variety of new moves.

Here's a list of the new Move Tutor attacks:

Terrain Pulse - 50 base power special Normal-type attack

  • The user utilizes the power of the terrain to attack. This move's type and power changes depending on the terrain when it's used.

Burning Jealousy - 70 base power special Fire-type attack

  • The user attacks with energy from jealousy. This leaves all opposing Pokémon that have had their stats boosted during the turn with a burn.

Flip Turn - 60 base power physical Water-type attack

  • After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.

Rising Voltage - 70 base power special Electric-type attack

  • The user attacks with electric voltage rising from the ground. This move's power double when the target is on Electric Terrain.

Grassy Glide - 70 base power physical Grass-type attack

  • Gliding on the ground, the user attacks the target. This move always goes first on Grassy Terrain.

Triple Axel - 20 base power physical Ice-type attack

  • A consecutive three-kick attack that becomes more powerful with each successful hit.

Coaching - Fighting-type status move

  • The user properly coaches its ally Pokémon boosting their attack and Defense stats.

Corrosive Gas - Poison-type status move

  • The user surrounds everything around it with highly acidic gas and melts away items they hold.

Scorching Sands - 70 base power, Ground-type special attack

  • The user throws scorching sand at the target to attack. This may also leave the target with a burn.

Dual Wingbeat - 40 base power physical Flying-type attack

  • The user slams the target with its wings. The target is hit twice in a row.

Expanding Force - 80 base power special Psychic-type attack

  • The user attacks the target with its psychic powers. This move's power goes up and damages all opposing Pokémon on Psychic Terrain.

Skitter Smack - 70 base power physical Bug-type attack

  • The user skitters behind the target to attack. This also lowers the target's Special Attack stat.

Meteor Beam - 120 base power special Rock-type attack

  • In this two-turn attack, the user gathers space power and boosts its special attack stat, then attacks the target on the next turn.

Poltergeist - 110 base power physical Ghost-type attack

  • The user attacks the target by controlling the target's item. The move fails if the target doesn't have an item.

Scale Shot - 25 base power physical Dragon-type attack

  • The user attacks by shooting scales two to five times in a row. This move boosts the user's speed stat but lowers its Defense stat.

Lash Out - 75 base power physical Dark-type attack

  • The user lashes out to vent its frustration toward the target. If its stats were lowered during the turn, the power of this move is doubled.

Steel Roller - 130 base power physical Steel-type attack

  • The user attacks while destroying the terrain. This move fails when the ground hasn't turned into a terrain.

Misty Explosion - 100 base power special Fairy-type attack

  • The user attacks everything around it and faints upon using this move. This move's power is increased on Misty Terrain.

The Isle of Armor DLC is available now for Nintendo Switch.

Which of the new moves is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.