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Move Tutor

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A move tutor is a type of NPC that teaches moves to Pokémon for a fee. Move tutors can spawn naturally in the following biomes: Plains (Category), Ice Plains and Mountainous. They can also be created and edited using an NPC editor.


The move tutor GUI

Each naturally spawning move tutor offers to teach about 20 random moves chosen from the list of tutor moves below. Like TMs, moves can only be taught to Pokémon that are compatible with them. Learnable moves will appear black on the list while unlearnable moves will be light gray.

If the "allowEventMoveTutors" config setting is enabled, move tutors will also be able to randomly select from the "event tutor moves" list when choosing which moves to teach. These moves are moves that are normally exclusive to special events in the Pokémon games. This includes in-game events, such as Dratini with ExtremeSpeed and Lugia with Psycho Boost, as well as limited-time event distributions from external sources, such as Entei with Flare Blitz. If the move tutor offers these moves, they are also compatible with Pokémon who normally learn these moves from other sources, such as Arcanine learning ExtremeSpeed by level-up.

When a move tutor is edited with an NPC editor, it is possible to choose any move for the tutor to offer, regardless of the aforementioned config setting or even whether the move can normally be selected by a move tutor at all. However, moves that are normally not taught by tutors are only compatible with Pokémon that already are able to learn the moves from other sources (i.e., level-up, TM/HM, or Egg moves). Unlike naturally spawned move tutors, it is possible to customize the move tutor to offer as many or as few moves as the player desires as well as the cost of each move.

Move Tutor moves

Event tutor moves


Move tutors charge a fee in order to teach a move to a Pokémon. This fee can differ depending on the move that is being taught, even between moves taught by the same tutor. Naturally spawning tutors randomly charge 1-16 of any of the following items for their services:

When editing a move tutor with an NPC editor, it is possible to charge up to any four different items (with customizable amounts of each) to teach a move; these items can be any items in the game, not necessarily from the above list. It is also possible to allow a move to be taught for free.

Config settings

  • "allowEventMoveTutors": Whether it is possible for naturally spawning move tutors to teach event moves.
  • "useExternalJSONFiles": Creates external JSON files at "<Minecraft directory>/pixelmon/spawning/default/npcs", allowing the move tutor spawn rate to be changed.

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