Originally Posted by dodgers2213
spidey, i believe the logic gamefreak is applying is that a tiny sandshrew lacks the strength to create an earthquake. Same with Phanpy.
Yea, I know.... lol
My point wasn't that they can't learn Earthquake. It's that Sandshrew couldn't learn ANY Ground move naturally until Gen III and Phanpy still isn't able to learn any at all despite both of them being Ground types. I don't think there's any excuse for a Pokemon to not learn a single move of it's type anymore.