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Pokemon GO Gets a Secret Moves Re-Balancing Again, Here's the Full Details


The GAME_MASTER file was updated again, marking the second move re-balance in the past 7 days. There is yet no confirmation if this change will be permanent or is it just another swing of the balancing pendulum.

This update is very interesting as it did the following changes:
  • Duration of almost all Quick moves has been reduced
  • Power of Quick moves was reduced
  • Energy gain from Quick moves was generally reducde
  • Only a few Quick move powers were buffed

Here’s the full list of changes, will update the article with a sortable table soon:

Furry Cutter (fast)
  • duration reduced from 900 to 400ms
Bug Bite (fast)
  • duration reduced from 950 to 500ms
Bite (fast)
  • power reduced from 10 to 6
  • duration reduced from 1000 to 500ms
  • energy gain reduced from 6 to 4
Sucker Punch (fast)
  • power reduced from 8 to 7
  • duration reduced from 1200 to 700ms
  • energy gain reduced from 9 to 8
Dragon Breath (fast)
  • power reduced from 12 to 6
  • duration reduced from 1000 to 500ms
  • energy gain reduced from 5 to 4
Thunder Shock (fast)
  • power reduced from 6 to 5
  • duration reduced from 1100 to 600ms
  • energy gain reduced from 9 to 8
Spark (fast)
  • power reduced from 8 to 6
  • duration reduced from 1200 to 700ms
  • energy gain increased from 8 to 9
Low Kick (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1100 to 600ms
  • energy gain reduced from 8 to 6
Karate Chop (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1300 to 800ms
Ember (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1500 to 1000ms
Wing Attack (fast)
  • power reduced from 10 to 8
  • duration reduced from 1250 to 800ms
  • energy gain reduced from 10 to 9
Peck (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1500 to 1000ms
Lick (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1000 to 500ms
Shadow Claw (fast)
  • power reduced from 12 to 9
  • duration reduced from 1200 to 700
Vine Whip (fast)
  • power reduced from 8 to 7
  • duration reduced from 1100 to 600ms
  • energy gain reduced from 7 to 6
Razor Leaf (fast)
  • power reduced from 15 to 13
  • duration reduced from 1500 to 1000ms
  • energy gain reduced from 8 to 7
Mud Shot (fast)
  • power reduced from 9 to 5
  • duration reduced from 1050 to 600ms
Ice Shard (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1700 to 1200ms
Frost Breath (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1400 to 900ms
  • energy gain increased from 7 to 8
Quick Attack (fast)
  • power reduced from 10 to 8
  • duration reduced from 1250 to 800ms
  • energy gain increased from 8 to 10
Scratch (fast)
  • power reduced from 12 to 6
  • duration reduced from 1000 to 500ms
  • energy gain reduced from 7 to 4
Tackle (fast)
  • power reduced from 10 to 5
  • duration reduced from 1000 to 500ms
Pound (fast)
  • power reduced from 8 to 7
  • duration reduced from 1040 to 600ms
  • energy gain reduced from 7 to 6
Cut (fast)
  • power reduced from 10 to 5
  • duration reduced from 1000 to 500ms
Poison Jab (fast)
  • power reduced from 12 to 10
  • duration reduced from 1300 to 800ms
  • energy gain reduced from 8 to 7
Acid (fast)
  • power reduced from 10 to 9
  • duration reduced from 1300 to 800ms
  • energy gain reduced from 9 to 8
Psycho Cut (fast)
  • power reduced from 8 to 5
  • duration reduced from 1070 to 600ms
Rock Throw (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1400 to 900ms
  • energy gain reduced from 10 to 7
Metal Claw (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1130 to 700ms
Bullet Punch (fast)
  • power reduced from 12 to 8
  • duration reduced from 1400 to 900ms
Water Gun (fast)
  • power reduced from 10 to 5
  • duration reduced from 1000 to 500ms
  • energy gain reduced from 6 to 6
Mud Slap (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1850 to 1400ms
Zen Headbutt (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1550 to 1100ms
Confusion (fast)
  • duration reduced from 2100 to 1600ms
  • energy gain increased from 10 to 15
Poison Sting (fast)
  • power reduced from 6 to 5
  • duration reduced from 1075 to 600ms
  • energy gain reduced from 8 to 7
Bubble (fast)
  • power reduced from 15 to 12
  • duration reduced from 1700 to 1200ms
  • energy gain increased from 12 to 14
Feint Attack (fast)
  • power reduced from 12 to 10
  • duration reduced from 1400 to 900ms
  • energy gain reduced from 10 to 9
Steel Wing (fast)
  • power reduced from 12 to 11
  • duration reduced from 1300 to 800ms
  • energy gain reduced from 8 to 6
Fire Fang (fast)
  • power reduced from 12 to 11
  • duration reduced from 1340 to 900ms
  • energy gain reduced from 10 to 8
Rock Smash (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1700 to 1300
Counter (fast)
  • power increased from 10 to 12
Charge Beam (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1550 to 1100
Volt Switch (fast)
  • power increased from 12 to 20
  • energy gain increased from 20 to 25
Dragon Tail (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1550 to 1100ms
  • energy gain increased from 6 to 9
Air Slash (fast)
  • power increased from 12 to 14
Infestation (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1550 to 1100
Struggle Bug (fast)
  • power increased from 6 to 15
  • energy gain increased from 12 to 15
Astonish (fast)
  • duration increased from 1050 to 1100ms
  • energy gain increased from 12 to 14
Iron Tail (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1550 to 1100ms
  • energy gain increased from 6 to 7
Fire Spin (fast)
  • power reduced from 15 to 14
  • duration reduced from 1550 to 1100ms
Bullet Seed (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1550 to 1100ms
  • energy gain increased from 12 to 14
Extrasensory (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1550 to 1100ms
Snarl (fast)
  • duration reduced from 1550 to 1100ms
Hidden Power (fast)
  • power increased from 10 to 15