Best Normal-type moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Normal doesn't mean weak!

Normal-type Pokémon are often overlooked as they aren't super effective against any other typing in the Pokémon franchise. Normal-type Pokémon do have some great moves, with the most powerful among them being Giga Impact, Hyper Beam, and Self-Destruct.

All Normal-type moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Move NameCategoryPowerAccuracyPPEffects?
Self-DestructPhysical2001005User will faint when used
Giga ImpactPhysical150905User will need to recharge the
following turn
Hyper BeamSpecial150905User will need to recharge the
following turn
Double-EdgePhysical12010015User will take recoil damage
JudgmentSpecial10010010Move type will depend on the
Arceus Plate being held by the Pokémon
SlashPhysical7010020High chance of a critical hit
Tri AttackSpecial8010010Chance to either paralyze, burn,
or freeze opponent
Crush GripPhysical-1005Does more damage when the opponent
has higher HP
Focus EnergyStatus--30High critical hit chance
Hidden PowerSpecial6010015The move's type and power will depend
on the user's IVs
MimicStatus--10Copies the last move of the opponent
RecoverStatus--10User will recover half of its max HP
Soft-BoiledStatus--10User will recover half of its max HP
SplashStatus--40-
SwiftSpecial60-20Will ignore accuracy and evasiveness
Swords DanceStatus--20Raises user's attack
Double HitPhysical359010User will hit twice in one turn
False SwipePhysical4010040Will leave the opponent with no less
than 1 HP
Quick AttackPhysical4010030User will attack first
TacklePhysical4010035-
Power ShiftStatus-10010User swaps defensive
and offensive stats

Related: Pokémon Legends: Arceus Type Effectiveness Guide

While there are many great options for Normal-type moves, players should be aware of whether a move is a physical or special attack. Pairing a move with a Pokémon's stats will make it far better in battle.

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