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Pokemon Sun and Moon: TM Location Guide

Updated on January 4, 2017
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Pokemon Sun and Moon TM Location Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon TM Location Guide | Source

TMs (short for Technical Machines) are machines that can teach Pokemon new moves which they can use in battles. Pokemon do learn moves as they grow and level-up naturally, but they can also learn moves through the TMs. As such, TMs have become objects to collect and use on your critters in order for you to fully witness in battle and harness everything that moves has to offer.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, there are 100 TMs to collect and utilize, and gathering them all is definitely a part of the adventure. So, now that everything has been said, go venture through Alola and gather all those TMs! Not only would you get bragging rights for collecting them all but, you’ll also gain access to many moves to teach your Pokémon and battle strategizing opportunities.

The Search for All TMs begin!
The Search for All TMs begin! | Source

TM (Technical Machine) Locations

TM01 (Work Up) – Received as a reward from the Rising Star of the Trainer School on Route 1 of the Hau’oli Outskirts after defeating all four trainers of the said school.

TM02 (Dragon Claw) – Found in a small cavern within the cave of the Vast Poni Canyon where the 7th Trial is taking place.

TM03 (Psyshock) – Found in the first hall of the entrance of the Lake of the Sunne/Moone. It’s in the upper right corner of the room beside some rubble.

TM04 (Calm Mind) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM05 (Roar) – Found on Kala’e Bay on Melemele Island. After going through Melemele Meadow and Seaward Cave, use a Lapras or Sharpedo Ride Pokemon to reach the southern corner of the bay where you’ll find the TM.

TM06 (Toxic) – Found on the Docks area of Aether Paradise. Just use the elevator going to the Docks and make your way to the lowermost left (southwest) part of the area.

TM07 (Hail) – Purchased for ₽50,000 at the Royal Avenue Pokémon Center.

TM08 (Bulk Up) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Konikoni City Pokémon Center.

TM09 (Venoshock) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Konikoni City Pokémon Center.

TM10 (Hidden Power) – Received from a Breeder in the Pokémon Nursery at Paniola Town. The said Breeder is located at the left side part of the nursery.

TM11 (Sunny Day) – Purchased for ₽50,000 at the Royal Avenue Pokémon Center.

TM12 (Taunt) – Received from a Punk inside a Trailer Van on Route 13. The Trailer Van is located near to the entrance of Haina Desert. An Oranguru is standing next to the van. Once you reach the Punk inside the van, tell him “Yeah, let’s fight!” and he’ll give you the TM.

TM13 (Ice Beam) – Found deep within Mount Lanakila. From the entrance of the cave on Mount Lanakila, head straight to the left of the first branch of the path until you reach the TM.

TM14 (Blizzard) – Purchased for ₽30,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM15 (Hyper Beam) – Purchased for ₽50,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM16 (Light Screen) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Heahea City Pokémon Center.

TM17 (Protect) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Heahea City Pokémon Center.

TM18 (Rain Dance) – Purchased for ₽50,000 at the Royal Avenue Pokémon Center.

TM19 (Roost) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokémon Center.

TM20 (Safeguard) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Heahea City Pokémon Center.

TM21 (Frustration) – Given by the Oranguru inside the Malie City Malasada Shop. It is noteworthy that this task is only available during the night.

TM22 (Solar Beam) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM23 (Smack Down) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokémon Center.

TM24 (Thunderbolt) – You’ll need a Tauros Ride Pokémon to get this TM. Proceed to the leftmost upper area (northwest) of Poni Plains, break some rocks with Tauros, and jump on the ledge going down to reach it.

TM25 (Thunder) – Purchased for ₽30,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM26 (Earthquake) – Found deep inside the Resolution Cave. Traverse through Poni Meadow until you reach the Resoultion Cave. From there, head west and use the Mudsdale Ride Pokemon on the rocky impasse to traverse south until you see a Backpacker. Then, use the Tauros Ride Pokémon to break the rocks behind her until you finally reach the TM.

TM27 (Return) – Given by a Policeman inside the Malie City Malasada Shop. After you visit the shop at night and talk to the Oranguru and receive the TM for Frustration, the trainer of the Oranguru—the Policeman—will come chat with you and give you the TM for Return.

TM28 (Leech Life) – Found at the Akala Outskirts on Akala Island. From the Memorial Hill, head straight east until you come upon a Fisherman on the coast. Pass by the said Fisherman and you’ll eventually reach the TM that is conspicuously lying on the ground.

TM29 (Psychic) – Obtained as a parting gift from Wicke after you’re done with the Aether Paradise Tour.

TM30 (Shadow Ball) – Found on Route 14 of Ula’ula Island. From the Thrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site), go to the water area using either a Lapras or Sharpedo Ride Pokemon and head west. There, you’ll find the ruins of an old building in the middle of the water where you’ll also find the TM.

TM31 (Brick Break) – Found inside the Verdant Cavern on Melemele Island. Inside the cavern, cross the first bridge and head down until you reach the ledge where TM is situated.

TM32 (Double Team) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Konikoni City Pokémon Center.

TM33 (Reflect) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Heahea City Pokémon Center.

TM34 (Sludge Wave) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM35 (Flamethrower) – Found inside a hidden cave on the Vast Poni Canyon. Whilst traversing through the Vast Poni Canyon, you’ll come upon a series of trainers. Once you see the front-line Ace Trainer, head straight west into the branchy trees/bushes. You’ll then find yourself on the path towards a hidden cave. Inside the cave, use a Sharpedo Ride Pokémon to surf and make your way to the end of the cave where you’ll eventually find the TM.

TM36 (Sludge Bomb) – Found on the 2nd floor of the Mansion in Po Town. It’s inside the room on the right side of the first room you see once you’re on the 2nd floor.

TM37 (Sandstorm) – Purchased for ₽50,000 at the Royal Avenue Pokémon Center.

TM38 (Fire Blast) – Purchased for ₽30,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM39 (Rock Tomb) – Found on Route 7 (Wela Volcano Park). From the entrance of Kiawe’s Trial Area, move west and go down the ledges until you find yourself in the next zone. From there, move south until you get to the TM on a small section of the path.

TM40 (Aerial Ace) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokémon Center.

TM41 (Torment) – Found on a rocky outcrop on Route 5. From the entrance of Lush Jungle, move south until you jump off from two ledges. Then, continue moving until you see a Pokémon Breeder Trainer. Go east and make your way around the grass and the rocky outcrop to get the TM.

TM42 (Facade) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokémon Center.

TM43 (Flame Charge) – Received from Colress on Route 8 as you traverse through the road near the Aether Foundation trailer truck. It’s a commemoration token for your encounter.

TM44 (Rest) – Given by a Hypno in the Thrifty Megamart on Royal Avenue. Talk to the Hypno and give it some money and it will give you the TM as appreciation to you for being a shining example of humanity.

TM45 (Attract) – Given by a Machamp in Hano Grand Hotel. You will only get this TM after beating the two golfers bothering the Machamp.

TM46 (Thief) – Found deep in Verdant Cavern in the place where you battled the Totem Pokémon. In order to reach this TM, you need a Tauros Ride Pokémon to smash the rocks and get to it.

TM47 (Low Sweep) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Konikoni City Pokémon Center.

TM48 (Round) – Received from the janitor in the Shopping Mall of Hau’oli City. During the night, you will encounter a grimer with a janitor trainer who will ask you for help. Do some crap-picking chore for him and he’ll give you the TM.

TM49 (Echoed Voice) – Found on the gated grassy area nearest to the Hau’oli City Marina in the Hau’oli City Shopping District.

TM50 (Overheat) – Found on Poni Meadow on a small area south of the passageways connected by tree bridges. This area is the one just outside of Resolution Cave.

TM51 (Steel Wing) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokémon Center.

TM52 (Focus Blast) – Purchased for ₽30,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM53 (Energy Ball) – Found on Route 8 in the small cliff area located just right outside of the small cave of Lush Jungle. In order to reach the TM, use a Machamp Ride Pokemon east of Lush Jungle in order to go through the boulders blocking the path to and through the small cave. Once done, the TM is yours to claim on the cliff overlooking the main road of Route 8.

TM54 (False Swipe) – Obtained from Professor Kukui after you defeat Kahuna Hala’s Grand Trail on Melemele Island.

TM55 (Scald) – Found on a small patch of land directly south of the second lake of Brooklet Hill. The said lake is the same lake where you battled the second Wishiwashi during Captain Lana’s trial.

TM56 (Fling) – Received from a woman accompanied by a Machamp at the Hau’oli Cemetery. Be sure to go to the cemetery only during the night. Talk to the lady who’ll then tell you a story and finally give you the TM.

TM57 (Charge Beam) – Found on a patch of tall grass on Route 5. From the Pokemon Center there, head south while following the path until you come upon the end corner of the patch of tall grass.

TM58 (Sky Drop) – Obtained from an Ace Trainer beside the area signage on Route 8. Be sure to defeat all the trainers on the said route first before you challenge the Ace Trainer. After you defeat her, she’ll give you the TM as a reward.

TM59 (Brutal Swing) – Found on top of a hill on Route 8. From the entrance of Lush Jungle, go south until you jump on a ledge. From there, move west until you come upon a spiraling path leading to the top of the hill.

TM60 (Quash) – Obtained from an Ace Trainer in the Poni Plains. Be sure to defeat all the trainers in the area first before you challenge the Ace Trainer. After you defeat him, he’ll give you the TM as a reward.

TM61 (Will-O-Wisp) – Found right beside Konikoni City’s Lighthouse. In order to go to the lighthouse, travel through the Diglett Tunnel and make your way west. You’ll encounter a boulder so make sure to use your Machamp Ride Pokémon to push it. From there, go straight down the path, go outside, and pick the TM beside the lighthouse.

TM62 (Acrobatics) – Found on top of the eastern hill on Ten Carat Hill. Just make your way to the area and head east until you find a path leading to the top.

TM63 (Embargo) – Given by a scientist in front of the charts and displays inside the Geothermal Power Plant on Route 12 of Ula’ula Island.

TM64 (Explosion) – Found inside a cave on Ten Carat Hill. In order to reach the cave, go to the Hau’oli City Beachfront and surf southeast using a Sharpedo Ride Pokémon. Smash the rocks blocking the entrance of the cave and enter. Follow the path until you reach the TM that is lying on the patch of land at the end of the cave.

TM65 (Shadow Claw) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Konikoni City Pokémon Center.

TM66 (Payback) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokémon Center.

TM67 (Smart Strike) – Received from Professor Kukui after you complete Captain Mallow’s Trial in the Lush Jungle of Akala Island.

TM68 (Giga Impact) – Purchased for ₽50,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM69 (Rock Polish) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokémon Center.

TM70 (Aurora Veil) – Purchased for ₽30,000 at the Heahea City Pokémon Center.

TM71 (Stone Edge) –Purchased for ₽30,000 at the Seafolk Village Pokémon Center.

TM72 (Volt Switch) – Found on rocky cliff overlooking the clouds on Mount Hokulani. From the Pokemon Center, head down south until you see the first section with a Trainer Tips Board. From there, continue heading south until you come upon the TM.

TM73 (Thunder Wave) – Found on a small rocky island on Route 7. In order to go to the mini island, head east when you come upon the Route 7 signage board. Thereafter, surf through the beach and spiral your way around until you step foot on the mini island and reach the TM.

TM74 (Gyro Ball) – Found at the end of a small passageway enclosed by bamboo trees located along Route 11.

TM75 (Swords Dance) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokémon Center.

TM76 (Fly) – Received from a Sightseer sitting by a table on the first floor of the Malie Library. Talk to her about her query on “Fly” and she’ll give you the TM.

TM77 (Psych Up) – Obtained from a Collector near the entrance of Route 12. Be sure to defeat all the trainers in the said route before challenging the Collector. After you defeat him, he’ll give you the TM as a reward.

TM78 (Bulldoze) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokemon Center.

TM79 (Frost Breath) – Found at the end of a grassy patch of land on the Poni Breaker Coast. In order to reach the place, find your way through the Ancient Poni Path going south then east until you arrive at the Poni Breaker Coast. Thereafter, go south then west and make your way around until you get to the TM. You know you’re on the right path if you see a sightseer along the way.

TM80 (Rock Slide) – Found on a small island on Melemele Sea. From Professor Kukui’s Pokemon Research Laboratory, surf south with a Sharpedo Ride Pokemon and crush some rocks along the way until you find yourself on a small, isolated island.

TM81 (X-Scissor) – Found hidden beside an Aether Foundation trailer truck on Route 16. From the Pokémon Center, head east until you see the Aether Foundation trailer truck. On the right side of trailer truck is a small crawl space which will lead you to the TM.

TM82 (Dragon Tail) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Konikoni City Pokémon Center.

TM83 (Infestation) – Found enclosed by a bunch of rocks on Route 3. From the entrance of Melemele Meadow, move south until you’re at the tip of the wooden bridge. From there, go east and turn around until you find the rocks that you should smash with your Tauros Ride Pokémon in order to get the TM.

TM84 (Poison Jab) – Found on a rocky hill northeast of the Po Town Police Station. From the police station, move east then north and continue following your right side until you you’re your way around the rocky hill and reach the TM.

TM85 (Dream Eater) – Found in one of the zones in Haina Desert. Traversing the desert is pretty complicated so just try all the paths until you finally reach the zone where the TM can be found.

TM86 (Grass Knot) – Found in a hidden nook in Lush Jungle. From the entrance of Lush Jungle, go north and find your way through the tall grass in the second section of the jungle. Crawl through the hole under one of the trees on the west and you’ll be in the hidden nook.

TM87 (Swagger) – Given by an old woman in the back room of the house east of the motel on Route 2.

TM88 (Sleep Talk) – Found on the hidden part of Paniola Town. To go there, travel through Route 6 and head to the west side. After walking through some grass, you’ll find a narrow entrance to the hidden part of Paniola Town.

TM89 (U-Turn) – Purchased for ₽10,000 at the Malie City Pokémon Center.

TM90 (Substitute) – Given by Professor Kukui in the Pokemon Research Laboratory after you finish the game.

TM91 (Flash Cannon) – Found on the Steelix Boat in Seafolk Village. Just go through the front door and head to the south exit. You’ll find the TM lying across a fisherman.

TM92 (Trick Room) – Received from Kahili at the Hano Grand Resort after you finish the game.

TM93 (Wild Charge) – Found on the tiled platform on the center island on Route 15. You’ll need a Sharpedo Ride Pokémon to get to it.

TM94 (Surf) – Obtained from the Hidden Maidens (two swimmer girls) after you defeat them in a multi-battle on Poni Breaker Coast.

TM95 (Snarl) – Obtained from a Veteran near the Pokémon Center on Mount Hokulani. Be sure to defeat all the trainers on the said area first before you challenge the Veteran. After you defeat him, he’ll give you the TM as a reward.

TM96 (Nature Power) – Obtained from a Trial Guide near the entrance of Route 5. Be sure to defeat all the trainers on the said route first before you challenge the Trial Guide. After you defeat him, he’ll give you the TM as a reward.

TM97 (Dark Pulse) – Found on a rocky outcrop southwest of Poni Coast. Use a Tauros Ride Pokemon to break through the rocks along the path and go up the incline and down the ledges to reach the TM.

TM98 (Waterfall) – Obtained from the Hidden Maidens (two swimmer girls) after you defeat them in a multi-battle on Poni Breaker Coast.

TM99 (Dazzling Gleam) – Found inside one of the caves in the Vast Poni Canyon. You’ll need to crawl through two holes and have a Mudsdale Ride Pokémon to reach this TM.

TM100 (Confide) – Found on the far east side of Hau’oli Cemetery after walking through a bunch of grass.

Many TMs can be purchased from Pokemon Centers throughout the Alola Region
Many TMs can be purchased from Pokemon Centers throughout the Alola Region | Source

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