Pokémon Sword and Shield TMs: locations list for where to find every TM in Galar

A list of all the TMs and their locations we've confirmed so far.

TMs are dotted around Pokémon Sword and Shield's region of Galar much the same as they are in any mainline Pokémon game before it, and are still incredibly useful. On this page, then, we'll start with a full list of TM locations, before diving in to explaining them in a little mroe depth.

You'll get TMs - or Technical Machines, to give them their full name - from a variety of sources, including anything from gifts for beating trainers in battle to items you can stumble across out in the wild. And are still reusable without breaking - although the actual number of TMs seems to have reduced compared to previous mainline games like Pokémon Sun and Moon, with the introduction of single-use TRs making up the numbers.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield TMs: locations list for where to find every TM in Galar

Here's a full list of all 100 TMs, their effects, names, and where to find them in Sword and Shield's world of Galar.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield TMs: locations and where to find them

TM No.TM Move NameTypePhys / SpecPPDamageAccuracyEffectsLocation
TM00Mega PunchNormalPhysical208085The target is slugged by a punch thrown with muscle-packed power.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart
TM01Mega KickNormalPhysical512075The target is attacked by a kick launched with muscle-packed power.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart
TM02Pay DayNormalPhysical2040100Numerous coins are hurled at the target to inflict damage. Money is earned after the battle.Motostoke - lower area in rear of city by a man in white
TM03Fire PunchFirePhysical1575100The target is punched with a fiery fist. This may also leave the target with a burn.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM04Ice PunchIcePhysical1575100The target is punched with an icy fist. This may also leave the target frozen.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM05Thunder PunchElectricPhysical1575100The target is punched with an electrified fist. This may also leave the target with paralysis.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM06FlyFlyingPhysical159095The user flies up into the sky and then strikes its target on the next turn.Stow-on-Side - from Cabbie in a house
TM07Pin MissileBugPhysical202595Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.Route 4 - by Poké Kid Rhys
TM08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial515090The target is attacked with a powerful beam. The user can't move on the next turn.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical515090The user charges at the target using every bit of its power. The user can't move on the next turn.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM10Magical LeafGrassSpecial2060101The user scatters curious leaves that chase the target. This attack never misses.Turffield - Defeat Gym Leader Milo
TM11Solar BeamGrassSpecial10120100In this two-turn attack, the user gathers light, then blasts a bundled beam on the next turn.Turffield - Rotom Bike surf north on river to the east
TM12Solar BladeGrassPhysical10125100In this two-turn attack, the user gathers light and fills a blade with the light's energy, attacking the target on the next turn.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM13Fire SpinFireSpecial153585The target becomes trapped within a fierce vortex of fire that rages for four to five turns.Hammerlocke - West Poké Mart
TM14Thunder WaveElectric-20-90The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.Wild Area - finish a Rotom Rally
TM15DigGroundPhysical1080100The user burrows into the ground, then attacks on the next turn.Route 6 - by the camp
TM16ScreechNormal-40-85An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target's Defense stat.Circhester - from Hiker in right-hand hotel
TM17Light ScreenPsychic-30-101A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from special attacks for five turns.Motostoke - West Poké Mart
TM18ReflectPsychic-20-101A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from physical attacks for five turns.Motostoke - West Poké Mart
TM19SafeguardNormal-25-101The user creates a protective field that prevents status conditions for five turns.Motostoke - West Poké Mart
TM20Self-DestructNormalPhysical5200100The user attacks everything around it by causing an explosion. The user faints upon using this move.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM21RestPsychic-10-101The user goes to sleep for two turns. This fully restores the user's HP and heals any status conditions.Ballonlea - far right by three giant mushrooms
TM22Rock SlideRockPhysical107590Large boulders are hurled at opposing Pokémon to inflict damage. This may also make the opposing Pokémon flinch.Route 9 - on a small sandy beach on far left of lower part
TM23ThiefDarkPhysical2560100The user attacks and steals the target's held item simultaneously. The user can't steal anything if it already holds an item.Hammerlocke - West Poké Mart
TM24SnoreNormalSpecial1550100This attack can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the target flinch.Glimwood Tangle - left to a dead end just before Daring Couple
TM25ProtectNormal-10-101This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.Motostoke - West Poké Mart
TM26Scary FaceNormal-10-100The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.Galar Mine No. 1 - left at Worker Georgia to the dead end
TM27Icy WindIceSpecial155595The user attacks with a gust of chilled air. This also lowers opposing Pokémon's Speed stats.(Pokémon Sword only) Circhester - from man in house nearest to the Pokémon Center
(Pokémon Shield only) Circhester - defeat Gym Leader Melony
TM28Giga DrainGrassSpecial1075100A nutrient-draining attack. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM29CharmFairy-20-100The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers the target's Attack stat.Hammerlocke - At the Vault, upstairs, outside on the right
TM30Steel WingSteelPhysical257090The target is hit with wings of steel. This may also raise the user's Defense stat.Route 6 - upper right through the long grass right of Backpacker Ruth
TM31AttractNormal-15-100If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.Route 5 - very bottom right corner of lower area, behind large-ish rock.
TM32SandstormRock-10-101A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.Hammerlocke - West Poké Mart
TM33Rain DanceWater-5-101The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves. It lowers the power of Fire-type moves.Hammerlocke - West Poké Mart
TM34Sunny DayFire-5-101The user intensifies the sun for five turns, powering up Fire-type moves. It lowers the power of Water-type moves.Hammerlocke - West Poké Mart
TM35HailIce-10-101The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except Ice types.Hammerlocke - West Poké Mart
TM36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial153585The user traps the target in a violent swirling whirlpool for four to five turns.Hulbury - Defeat Gym Leader Nessa
TM37Beat UpDarkPhysical10-100The user gets all party Pokémon to attack the target. The more party Pokémon, the greater the number of attacks.Route 3 - double back to the left after chatting to Sonia
TM38Will-O-WispFire-15-85The user shoots a sinister flame at the target to inflict a burn.Motostoke - Defeat Gym Leader Kabu
TM39FacadeNormalPhysical2070100This attack move doubles its power if the user is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.Wild Area - Motostoke Riverbank
TM40SwiftNormalSpecial2060101Star-shaped rays are shot at opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.Wedgehurst - from Hop after returning from Route 2
TM41Helping HandNormal-20-101The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally's attack.Motostoke - West Poké Mart
TM42RevengeFightingPhysical1060100This attack move's power is doubled if the user has been hurt by the opponent in the same turn.(Pokémon Sword only) Stow-on-Side - Defeat Gym Leader Bea
(Pokémon Shield only) Ballonlea - talk to the old lady in the second house on the left
TM43Brick BreakFightingPhysical1575100The user attacks with a swift chop. It can also break barriers, such as Light Screen and Reflect.Route 8 - up and left past the Crustle after northernmost ladder
TM44ImprisonPsychic-10-101If opposing Pokémon know any move also known by the user, they are prevented from using it.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM45DiveWaterPhysical1080100Diving on the first turn, the user floats up and attacks on the next turn.Route 9 - woman on the beach in the bottom left of the area
TM46Weather BallNormalSpecial1050100This attack move varies in power and type depending on the weather.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart
TM47Fake TearsDark-20-100The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.Circhester - from Dancer in right-hand hotel
TM48Rock TombRockPhysical156095Boulders are hurled at the target. This also lowers the target's Speed stat by preventing its movement.(Pokémon Sword only) Circhester - Defeat Gym Leader Gordie(Pokémon Shield only) Circhester - talk to the man in the house nearest to the Pokémon Centre
TM49Sand TombGroundPhysical153585The user traps the target inside a harshly raging sandstorm for four to five turns.Galar Mine No. 2 - at dead end right of Rail Staff Vincent
TM50Bullet SeedGrassPhysical3025100The user forcefully shoots seeds at the target two to five times in a row.Hammerlocke - West Poké Mart
TM51Icicle SpearIcePhysical3025100The user launches sharp icicles at the target two to five times in a row.Circhester - on the right in Hero's Bath
TM52BounceFlyingPhysical58585The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. This may also leave the target with paralysis.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM53Mud ShotGroundSpecial155595The user attacks by hurling a blob of mud at the target. This also lowers the target's Speed stat.Galar Mine No. 2 - Rotom Bike surf past pool with Gastrodon
TM54Rock BlastRockPhysical102590The user hurls hard rocks at the target. Two to five rocks are launched in a row.Route 3 - upper area accessed by going left inside Galar Mine
TM55BrineWaterSpecial1065100If the target's HP is half or less, this attack will hit with double the power.Hammerlocke - West Poké Mart
TM56U-turnBugPhysical2070100After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.Glimwood Tangle - in front of a green mushroom after Madame Judy
TM57PaybackDarkPhysical1050100The user stores power, then attacks. If the user moves after the target, this attack's power will be doubled.Route 2 - behind Prof. Magnolia's house, accessed to the right
TM58AssuranceDarkPhysical1060100If the target has already taken some damage in the same turn, this attack's power is doubled.Route 7 - behind rocks by Gentleman Cade, west end of bridge after exiting Route 9 Tunnel
TM59FlingDarkPhysical10-100The user flings its held item at the target to attack. This move's power and effects depend on the item.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM60Power SwapPsychic-10-101The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Attack and Sp. Atk stats with the target.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM61Guard SwapPsychic-10-101The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Sp. Def stats with the target.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM62Speed SwapPsychic-10-101The user exchanges Speed stats with the target.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM63Drain PunchFightingPhysical1075100An energy-draining punch. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by the target.Wyndon - Poké Mart by Stadium
TM64AvalancheIcePhysical1060100The power of this attack move is doubled if the user has been hurt by the target in the same turn.Route 9 - Rotom Bike surf west from northernmost bridge
TM65Shadow ClawGhostPhysical1570100The user slashes with a sharp claw made from shadows. Critical hits land more easily.Wild Area - Lake of Outrage
TM66Thunder FangElectricPhysical156595The user bites with electrified fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it with paralysis.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart
TM67Ice FangIcePhysical156595The user bites with cold-infused fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it frozen.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart
TM68Fire FangFirePhysical156595The user bites with flame-cloaked fangs. This may also make the target flinch or leave it with a burn.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart
TM69Psycho CutPsychicPhysical2070100The user tears at the target with blades formed by psychic power. Critical hits land more easily.Route 2 - Rotom Bike surf to path on far side of lake
TM70Trick RoomPsychic-5-101The user creates a bizarre area in which slower Pokémon get to move first for five turns.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM71Wonder RoomPsychic-10-101The user creates a bizarre area in which Pokémon's Defense and Sp. Def stats are swapped for five turns.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM72Magic RoomPsychic-10-101The user creates a bizarre area in which Pokémon's held items lose their effects for five turns.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM73Cross PoisonPoisonPhysical2070100A slashing attack with a poisonous blade that may also poison the target. Critical hits land more easily.Wild Area - Dusty Bowl
TM74VenoshockPoisonSpecial1065100The user drenches the target in a special poisonous liquid. This move's power is doubled if the target is poisoned.Stow-on-Side - up ladder behind houses on far left
TM75Low SweepFightingPhysical2065100The user makes a swift attack on the target's legs, which lowers the target's Speed stat.Wild Area - Bridge Field
TM76RoundNormalSpecial1560100The user attacks the target with a song. Others can join in the Round to increase the power of the attack.Motostoke - West Poké Mart
TM77HexGhostSpecial1065100This relentless attack does massive damage to a target affected by status conditions.(Pokémon Sword only) Ballonlea - elderly lady in second house on left
(Pokémon Shield only) Stow-on-Side - Defeat Gym Leader Allister
TM78AcrobaticsFlyingPhysical1555100The user nimbly strikes the target. If the user is not holding an item, this attack inflicts massive damage.Ballonlea - from artist on left if you wear a fire-themed outfit
TM79RetaliateNormalPhysical570100The user gets revenge for a fainted ally. If an ally fainted in the previous turn, this move's power is increased.Hulbury - from Sonia in the restaurant
TM80Volt SwitchElectricSpecial2070100After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.Wild Area - earn 20,000 points in Rotom Rally
TM81BulldozeGroundPhysical2060100The user strikes everything around it by stomping down on the ground. This lowers the Speed stats of those hit.Wild Area - Giant's Seat
TM82ElectrowebElectricSpecial155595The user attacks and captures opposing Pokémon using an electric net. This lowers their Speed stats.Hulbury - behind the lighthouse, accessed to the right
TM83Razor ShellWaterPhysical107595The user cuts its target with sharp shells. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM84Tail SlapNormalPhysical102585The user attacks by striking the target with its hard tail. It hits the target two to five times in a row.Wild Area - Rolling Fields
TM85SnarlDarkSpecial155595The user yells as if it's ranting about something, which lowers the Sp. Atk stats of opposing Pokémon.Spikemuth - Defeat Gym Leader Piers
TM86Phantom ForceGhostPhysical1090100The user vanishes somewhere, then strikes the target on the next turn. This move hits even if the target protects itself.Slumbering Weald - Left at fork then right, cross the fallen tree over the water
TM87Draining KissFairySpecial1050100The user steals the target's HP with a kiss. The user's HP is restored by over half of the damage taken by the target.Ballonlea - Defeat Gym Leader Opal
TM88Grassy TerrainGrass-10-101The user turns the ground to grass for five turns. This restores the HP of Pokémon on the ground a little every turn and powers up Grass-type moves.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart (only available after defeating fifth Gym Leader)
TM89Misty TerrainFairy-10-101This protects Pokémon on the ground from status conditions and halves damage from Dragon-type moves for five turns.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart (only available after defeating fifth Gym Leader)
TM90Electric TerrainElectric-10-101The user electrifies the ground for five turns, powering up Electric-type moves. Pokémon on the ground no longer fall asleep.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart (only available after defeating fifth Gym Leader)
TM91Psychic TerrainPsychic-10-101This protects Pokémon on the ground from priority moves and powers up Psychic-type moves for five turns.Hammerlocke - East Poké Mart (only available after defeating fifth Gym Leader)
TM92Mystical FireFireSpecial1075100The user attacks by breathing a special, hot fire. This also lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.Battle Tower - League Staff on right
TM93Eerie ImpulseElectric-15-100The user's body generates an eerie impulse. Exposing the target to it harshly lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.Wyndon - Rose Tower, hidden behind sign with big logo
TM94False SwipeNormalPhysical4040100A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.Motostoke - West Poké Mart
TM95Air SlashFlyingSpecial157595The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. This may also make the target flinch.Wild Area - Axew's Eye
TM96Smart StrikeSteelPhysical1070101The user stabs the target with a sharp horn. This attack never misses.Route 8 - Behind the red sign by going far left after climbing back up after Dr. Joanna
TM97Brutal SwingDarkPhysical2060100The user swings its body around violently to inflict damage on everything in its vicinity.Turffield - right of the stadium by a railing
TM98Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical1075100Driven by frustration, the user attacks the target. If the user's previous move has failed, the power of this move doubles.Route 10 - hang right immediately after peak of hill towards Wyndon
TM99Breaking SwipeDragonPhysical1560100The user swings its tough tail wildly and attacks opposing Pokémon. This also lowers their Attack stats.Hammerlocke - Defeat Gym Leader Raihan

Sword and Shield finally here! Our now complete Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough and Pokémon Sword and Shield tips can help with the main adventure, and along the way you'll encounter a few new features - from the Wild Area and Pokémon Camp to strong-looking Pokémon and autosaving. After discovering the starters Sobble, Scorbunny and Grookey, we have a guide to the Turffield treasure riddle solution, and Ballonlea quiz answers and solutions, lists of all Pokémon Sword and Shield TM locations new Gen 8 Pokémon, Sword and Shield Pokédex, version differences, Galarian forms and Sword and Shield Legendaries. We also have an evolution guide, including guides on evolving Applin, Farfetch’d, Milcery, Sinistea, Toxel and Yamask.


Pokémon Sword and Shield TMs explained: what are Technical Machines and how do they work?

If you're new to Pokémon - or returning for the first time in a while - there are a few basics to bear in mind with TMs. Here's a quick rundown of other useful things to know:

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  • You can use TMs as many times as you like - unlike the originals, TMs are no longer one-time-use items. Use them on as many Pokémon as you see fit! TRs, however, are different - and can only be used once.
  • The same Pokémon can use the same TM again if you delete the move - it can't learn two of the same move of course, but say your Pokémon forgot the Thunder Wave you taught it, you can just use the TM again if you change your mind and want it back.
  • There are no HMs - these hard-to-unlearn versions of TMs are no longer in the game, and are instead replaced in Sword and Shield by the ability to ride your Rotom Bike on water (which you learn upon visiting Route 9), or call a Flying Taxi.
  • Not every Pokémon can use every TM - this is a basic one that most people will know, but note that just because you have the Breaking Swipe TM, for instance, that doesn't mean your Pikachu can learn it!
  • TMs, as well as TRs, are one of the best things you can do to make your Pokémon stronger - Use your TMs! They can transform your run-of-the-mill Pokémon into competitively viable ones by giving them better type coverage (meaning they're stronger against a wider range of opposition types) or more utility (like the ability to cause status conditions or change the weather), and can give access to strong moves much earlier than Pokémon would learn them themselves, too.

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