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TM artwork for Pokémon Red and Green

A Technical Machine, or TM for short (Japanese: わざマシン Move Machine), is an item that can be used to teach a Pokémon a move.

Silph Co. has distributed a pamphlet containing information on TMs and HMs, indicating they are, at least partially, developed or produced by the company.

The depiction of TMs has changed over time. In the TCG, they are shown as small boxes that the Pokémon's Poké Ball would be inserted into. From Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen onward, they have been depicted as compact discs; in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, these discs are inserted into the TM Case and the case itself teaches the Pokémon the move. In Pokémon Origins, TMs and HMs resemble floppy disks, but how they work is never shown.

Contents

In the core series games

Prior to Generation V, TMs are single-use items that are consumed after use, in contrast to Hidden Machines (HMs) which are not consumed. From Generation V onward, TMs are not consumed after use.

Prior to Generation VI, TM moves will also be passed down through breeding if the baby Pokémon can learn that TM (such as passing Flamethrower from a father Typhlosion to a baby Torchic). Prior to Generation V, there were also several Pokémon that could not learn certain TM moves directly from a TM but could learn them via breeding, such as Vulpix with Energy Ball.

Locations

Main article: List of TM and HM locations

TMs can be found on the ground or bought at department stores or Game Corners. Some are also given away by Gym Leaders as prizes for defeating them in addition to a Badge.

Changes between generations

Generation I

Generation I includes 50 TMs, with an additional five HMs.

Generation II

Generation II includes 50 TMs, with an additional seven HMs. Many of the TMs differ from Generation I, with most of the newly-introduced TMs teaching newly-introduced moves.

Generation III

Generation III includes 50 TMs, with an additional eight HMs (although only seven are available in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Many of the TMs differ from previous generations, with some moves that were TMs in Generation I but not II once again being taught be TMs.

In FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald, Move Tutors teach several moves that were TMs in Generation I. In Pokémon Emerald, Move Tutors also teach several moves that were TMs in Generation II.

Generation IV

Generation IV includes 92 TMs, with an additional eight HMs. Due to the fact that TMs can be transferred from the Generation III games, the first 50 TMs teach the same moves as in Generation III.

Generation V

Generation V includes 95 TMs, with an additional six HMs. Many of them teach different moves to their corresponding TMs in Generation IV. In Pokémon Black and White, TM95 was originally intended to be obtainable by using the Lock Capsule, an event item, but the Lock Capsule was never distributed, rendering it unobtainable in these games; however, it can be obtained in regular gameplay in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

TMs now have unlimited uses like HMs, rather than being single-use items. In this generation only, when a Pokémon learns a move from a TM or HM by overwriting an old one, the new move takes on the current PP of the forgotten move, preventing repeated usage of machines for PP restoration. The prices of the purchasable TMs are also much higher to reflect the fact they can be reused. TMs can no longer be held or sold.

Generation VI

Generation VI includes 100 TMs, with an additional 5 HMs in Pokémon X and Y and 7 HMs in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. One of the two additional HMs in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire—Rock Smash—was a TM in Pokémon X and Y; in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, TM94—the TM that teaches Rock Smash in Pokémon X and Y—instead teaches Secret Power. Most TMs contain the same moves that they did in Generation V, with the exceptions of TM19, TM51, TM83, TM88, and (in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire) TM94.

Generation VII

Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon include 100 TMs. HMs no longer exist, although the former HM moves Fly, Waterfall, and Surf became TMs instead. The only TMs that were changed between Generation VI and Generation VII are TM01, TM28, TM59, TM67, TM70, TM76, TM94, and TM98.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! include 60 TMs, with no HMs. Every TM teaches a different move to what it taught in the Alola games.

List of TMs

Generation I
# Move Type
01 Mega Punch Normal
02 Razor Wind Normal
03 Swords Dance Normal
04 Whirlwind Normal
05 Mega Kick Normal
06 Toxic Poison
07 Horn Drill Normal
08 Body Slam Normal
09 Take Down Normal
10 Double-Edge Normal
11 BubbleBeam Water
12 Water Gun Water
13 Ice Beam Ice
14 Blizzard Ice
15 Hyper Beam Normal
16 Pay Day Normal
17 Submission Fighting
18 Counter Fighting
19 Seismic Toss Fighting
20 Rage Normal
21 Mega Drain Grass
22 SolarBeam Grass
23 Dragon Rage Dragon
24 Thunderbolt Electric
25 Thunder Electric
26 Earthquake Ground
27 Fissure Ground
28 Dig Ground
29 Psychic Psychic
30 Teleport Psychic
31 Mimic Normal
32 Double Team Normal
33 Reflect Psychic
34 Bide Normal
35 Metronome Normal
36 Selfdestruct Normal
37 Egg Bomb Normal
38 Fire Blast Fire
39 Swift Normal
40 Skull Bash Normal
41 Softboiled Normal
42 Dream Eater Psychic
43 Sky Attack Flying
44 Rest Psychic
45 Thunder Wave Electric
46 Psywave Psychic
47 Explosion Normal
48 Rock Slide Rock
49 Tri Attack Normal
50 Substitute Normal
Generation II
# Move Type
01 DynamicPunch Fighting
02 Headbutt Normal
03 Curse ???
04 Rollout Rock
05 Roar Normal
06 Toxic Poison
07 Zap Cannon Electric
08 Rock Smash Fighting
09 Psych Up Normal
10 Hidden Power Normal
11 Sunny Day Fire
12 Sweet Scent Normal
13 Snore Normal
14 Blizzard Ice
15 Hyper Beam Normal
16 Icy Wind Ice
17 Protect Normal
18 Rain Dance Water
19 Giga Drain Grass
20 Endure Normal
21 Frustration Normal
22 SolarBeam Grass
23 Iron Tail Steel
24 DragonBreath Dragon
25 Thunder Electric
26 Earthquake Ground
27 Return Normal
28 Dig Ground
29 Psychic Psychic
30 Shadow Ball Ghost
31 Mud-Slap Ground
32 Double Team Normal
33 Ice Punch Ice
34 Swagger Normal
35 Sleep Talk Normal
36 Sludge Bomb Poison
37 Sandstorm Rock
38 Fire Blast Fire
39 Swift Normal
40 Defense Curl Normal
41 ThunderPunch Electric
42 Dream Eater Psychic
43 Detect Fighting
44 Rest Psychic
45 Attract Normal
46 Thief Dark
47 Steel Wing Steel
48 Fire Punch Fire
49 Fury Cutter Bug
50 Nightmare Ghost
Generation III
# Move Type
01 Focus Punch Fighting
02 Dragon Claw Dragon
03 Water Pulse Water
04 Calm Mind Psychic
05 Roar Normal
06 Toxic Poison
07 Hail Ice
08 Bulk Up Fighting
09 Bullet Seed Grass
10 Hidden Power Normal
11 Sunny Day Fire
12 Taunt Dark
13 Ice Beam Ice
14 Blizzard Ice
15 Hyper Beam Normal
16 Light Screen Psychic
17 Protect Normal
18 Rain Dance Water
19 Giga Drain Grass
20 Safeguard Normal
21 Frustration Normal
22 SolarBeam Grass
23 Iron Tail Steel
24 Thunderbolt Electric
25 Thunder Electric
26 Earthquake Ground
27 Return Normal
28 Dig Ground
29 Psychic Psychic
30 Shadow Ball Ghost
31 Brick Break Fighting
32 Double Team Normal
33 Reflect Psychic
34 Shock Wave Electric
35 Flamethrower Fire
36 Sludge Bomb Poison
37 Sandstorm Rock
38 Fire Blast Fire
39 Rock Tomb Rock
40 Aerial Ace Flying
41 Torment Dark
42 Facade Normal
43 Secret Power Normal
44 Rest Psychic
45 Attract Normal
46 Thief Dark
47 Steel Wing Steel
48 Skill Swap Psychic
49 Snatch Dark
50 Overheat Fire
Generation IV
# Move Type Cat.
01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical
02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical
03 Water Pulse Water Special
04 Calm Mind Psychic Status
05 Roar Normal Status
06 Toxic Poison Status
07 Hail Ice Status
08 Bulk Up Fighting Status
09 Bullet Seed Grass Physical
10 Hidden Power Normal Special
11 Sunny Day Fire Status
12 Taunt Dark Status
13 Ice Beam Ice Special
14 Blizzard Ice Special
15 Hyper Beam Normal Special
16 Light Screen Psychic Status
17 Protect Normal Status
18 Rain Dance Water Status
19 Giga Drain Grass Special
20 Safeguard Normal Status
21 Frustration Normal Physical
22 SolarBeam Grass Special
23 Iron Tail Steel Physical
24 Thunderbolt Electric Special
25 Thunder Electric Special
26 Earthquake Ground Physical
27 Return Normal Physical
28 Dig Ground Physical
29 Psychic Psychic Special
30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special
31 Brick Break Fighting Physical
32 Double Team Normal Status
33 Reflect Psychic Status
34 Shock Wave Electric Special
35 Flamethrower Fire Special
36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
37 Sandstorm Rock Status
38 Fire Blast Fire Special
39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical
40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical
41 Torment Dark Status
42 Facade Normal Physical
43 Secret Power Normal Physical
44 Rest Psychic Status
45 Attract Normal Status
46 Thief Dark Physical
47 Steel Wing Steel Physical
48 Skill Swap Psychic Status
49 Snatch Dark Status
50 Overheat Fire Special
51 Roost Flying Status
52 Focus Blast Fighting Special
53 Energy Ball Grass Special
54 False Swipe Normal Physical
55 Brine Water Special
56 Fling Dark Physical
57 Charge Beam Electric Special
58 Endure Normal Status
59 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special
60 Drain Punch Fighting Physical
61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status
62 Silver Wind Bug Special
63 Embargo Dark Status
64 Explosion Normal Physical
65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical
66 Payback Dark Physical
67 Recycle Normal Status
68 Giga Impact Normal Physical
69 Rock Polish Rock Status
70 Flash Normal Status
71 Stone Edge Rock Physical
72 Avalanche Ice Physical
73 Thunder Wave Electric Status
74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical
75 Swords Dance Normal Status
76 Stealth Rock Rock Status
77 Psych Up Normal Status
78 Captivate Normal Status
79 Dark Pulse Dark Special
80 Rock Slide Rock Physical
81 X-Scissor Bug Physical
82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
84 Poison Jab Poison Physical
85 Dream Eater Psychic Special
86 Grass Knot Grass Special
87 Swagger Normal Status
88 Pluck Flying Physical
89 U-turn Bug Physical
90 Substitute Normal Status
91 Flash Cannon Steel Special
92 Trick Room Psychic Status
Generation V
# Move Type Cat.
01 Hone Claws Dark Status
02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical
03 Psyshock Psychic Special
04 Calm Mind Psychic Status
05 Roar Normal Status
06 Toxic Poison Status
07 Hail Ice Status
08 Bulk Up Fighting Status
09 Venoshock Poison Special
10 Hidden Power Normal Special
11 Sunny Day Fire Status
12 Taunt Dark Status
13 Ice Beam Ice Special
14 Blizzard Ice Special
15 Hyper Beam Normal Special
16 Light Screen Psychic Status
17 Protect Normal Status
18 Rain Dance Water Status
19 Telekinesis Psychic Status
20 Safeguard Normal Status
21 Frustration Normal Physical
22 SolarBeam Grass Special
23 Smack Down Rock Physical
24 Thunderbolt Electric Special
25 Thunder Electric Special
26 Earthquake Ground Physical
27 Return Normal Physical
28 Dig Ground Physical
29 Psychic Psychic Special
30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special
31 Brick Break Fighting Physical
32 Double Team Normal Status
33 Reflect Psychic Status
34 Sludge Wave Poison Special
35 Flamethrower Fire Special
36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
37 Sandstorm Rock Status
38 Fire Blast Fire Special
39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical
40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical
41 Torment Dark Status
42 Facade Normal Physical
43 Flame Charge Fire Physical
44 Rest Psychic Status
45 Attract Normal Status
46 Thief Dark Physical
47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical
48 Round Normal Special
49 Echoed Voice Normal Special
50 Overheat Fire Special
51 Ally Switch Psychic Status
52 Focus Blast Fighting Special
53 Energy Ball Grass Special
54 False Swipe Normal Physical
55 Scald Water Special
56 Fling Dark Physical
57 Charge Beam Electric Special
58 Sky Drop Flying Physical
59 Incinerate Fire Special
60 Quash Dark Status
61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status
62 Acrobatics Flying Physical
63 Embargo Dark Status
64 Explosion Normal Physical
65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical
66 Payback Dark Physical
67 Retaliate Normal Physical
68 Giga Impact Normal Physical
69 Rock Polish Rock Status
70 Flash Normal Status
71 Stone Edge Rock Physical
72 Volt Switch Electric Special
73 Thunder Wave Electric Status
74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical
75 Swords Dance Normal Status
76 Struggle Bug Bug Special
77 Psych Up Normal Status
78 Bulldoze Ground Physical
79 Frost Breath Ice Special
80 Rock Slide Rock Physical
81 X-Scissor Bug Physical
82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical
83 Work Up Normal Status
84 Poison Jab Poison Physical
85 Dream Eater Psychic Special
86 Grass Knot Grass Special
87 Swagger Normal Status
88 Pluck Flying Physical
89 U-turn Bug Physical
90 Substitute Normal Status
91 Flash Cannon Steel Special
92 Trick Room Psychic Status
93 Wild Charge Electric Physical
94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical
95 Snarl Dark Special
Generation VI
# Move Type Cat.
01 Hone Claws Dark Status
02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical
03 Psyshock Psychic Special
04 Calm Mind Psychic Status
05 Roar Normal Status
06 Toxic Poison Status
07 Hail Ice Status
08 Bulk Up Fighting Status
09 Venoshock Poison Special
10 Hidden Power Normal Special
11 Sunny Day Fire Status
12 Taunt Dark Status
13 Ice Beam Ice Special
14 Blizzard Ice Special
15 Hyper Beam Normal Special
16 Light Screen Psychic Status
17 Protect Normal Status
18 Rain Dance Water Status
19 Roost Flying Status
20 Safeguard Normal Status
21 Frustration Normal Physical
22 Solar Beam Grass Special
23 Smack Down Rock Physical
24 Thunderbolt Electric Special
25 Thunder Electric Special
26 Earthquake Ground Physical
27 Return Normal Physical
28 Dig Ground Physical
29 Psychic Psychic Special
30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special
31 Brick Break Fighting Physical
32 Double Team Normal Status
33 Reflect Psychic Status
34 Sludge Wave Poison Special
35 Flamethrower Fire Special
36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
37 Sandstorm Rock Status
38 Fire Blast Fire Special
39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical
40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical
41 Torment Dark Status
42 Facade Normal Physical
43 Flame Charge Fire Physical
44 Rest Psychic Status
45 Attract Normal Status
46 Thief Dark Physical
47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical
48 Round Normal Special
49 Echoed Voice Normal Special
50 Overheat Fire Special
51 Steel Wing Steel Physical
52 Focus Blast Fighting Special
53 Energy Ball Grass Special
54 False Swipe Normal Physical
55 Scald Water Special
56 Fling Dark Physical
57 Charge Beam Electric Special
58 Sky Drop Flying Physical
59 Incinerate Fire Special
60 Quash Dark Status
61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status
62 Acrobatics Flying Physical
63 Embargo Dark Status
64 Explosion Normal Physical
65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical
66 Payback Dark Physical
67 Retaliate Normal Physical
68 Giga Impact Normal Physical
69 Rock Polish Rock Status
70 Flash Normal Status
71 Stone Edge Rock Physical
72 Volt Switch Electric Special
73 Thunder Wave Electric Status
74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical
75 Swords Dance Normal Status
76 Struggle Bug Bug Special
77 Psych Up Normal Status
78 Bulldoze Ground Physical
79 Frost Breath Ice Special
80 Rock Slide Rock Physical
81 X-Scissor Bug Physical
82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical
83 Infestation Bug Special
84 Poison Jab Poison Physical
85 Dream Eater Psychic Special
86 Grass Knot Grass Special
87 Swagger Normal Status
88 Sleep Talk Normal Status
89 U-turn Bug Physical
90 Substitute Normal Status
91 Flash Cannon Steel Special
92 Trick Room Psychic Status
93 Wild Charge Electric Physical
94 Rock SmashXY Fighting Physical
Secret PowerORAS Normal Physical
95 Snarl Dark Special
96 Nature Power Normal Status
97 Dark Pulse Dark Special
98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical
99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special
100 Confide Normal Status
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
# Move Type Cat.
01 Work Up Normal Status
02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical
03 Psyshock Psychic Special
04 Calm Mind Psychic Status
05 Roar Normal Status
06 Toxic Poison Status
07 Hail Ice Status
08 Bulk Up Fighting Status
09 Venoshock Poison Special
10 Hidden Power Normal Special
11 Sunny Day Fire Status
12 Taunt Dark Status
13 Ice Beam Ice Special
14 Blizzard Ice Special
15 Hyper Beam Normal Special
16 Light Screen Psychic Status
17 Protect Normal Status
18 Rain Dance Water Status
19 Roost Flying Status
20 Safeguard Normal Status
21 Frustration Normal Physical
22 Solar Beam Grass Special
23 Smack Down Rock Physical
24 Thunderbolt Electric Special
25 Thunder Electric Special
26 Earthquake Ground Physical
27 Return Normal Physical
28 Leech Life Bug Physical
29 Psychic Psychic Special
30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special
31 Brick Break Fighting Physical
32 Double Team Normal Status
33 Reflect Psychic Status
34 Sludge Wave Poison Special
35 Flamethrower Fire Special
36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
37 Sandstorm Rock Status
38 Fire Blast Fire Special
39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical
40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical
41 Torment Dark Status
42 Facade Normal Physical
43 Flame Charge Fire Physical
44 Rest Psychic Status
45 Attract Normal Status
46 Thief Dark Physical
47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical
48 Round Normal Special
49 Echoed Voice Normal Special
50 Overheat Fire Special
51 Steel Wing Steel Physical
52 Focus Blast Fighting Special
53 Energy Ball Grass Special
54 False Swipe Normal Physical
55 Scald Water Special
56 Fling Dark Physical
57 Charge Beam Electric Special
58 Sky Drop Flying Physical
59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical
60 Quash Dark Status
61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status
62 Acrobatics Flying Physical
63 Embargo Dark Status
64 Explosion Normal Physical
65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical
66 Payback Dark Physical
67 Smart Strike Steel Physical
68 Giga Impact Normal Physical
69 Rock Polish Rock Status
70 Aurora Veil Ice Status
71 Stone Edge Rock Physical
72 Volt Switch Electric Special
73 Thunder Wave Electric Status
74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical
75 Swords Dance Normal Status
76 Fly Flying Physical
77 Psych Up Normal Status
78 Bulldoze Ground Physical
79 Frost Breath Ice Special
80 Rock Slide Rock Physical
81 X-Scissor Bug Physical
82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical
83 Infestation Bug Special
84 Poison Jab Poison Physical
85 Dream Eater Psychic Special
86 Grass Knot Grass Special
87 Swagger Normal Status
88 Sleep Talk Normal Status
89 U-turn Bug Physical
90 Substitute Normal Status
91 Flash Cannon Steel Special
92 Trick Room Psychic Status
93 Wild Charge Electric Physical
94 Surf Water Special
95 Snarl Dark Special
96 Nature Power Normal Status
97 Dark Pulse Dark Special
98 Waterfall Water Physical
99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special
100 Confide Normal Status
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
# Move Type Cat.
01 Headbutt Normal Physical
02 Taunt Dark Status
03 Helping Hand Normal Status
04 Teleport Psychic Status
05 Rest Psychic Status
06 Light Screen Psychic Status
07 Protect Normal Status
08 Substitute Normal Status
09 Reflect Psychic Status
10 Dig Ground Physical
11 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status
12 Facade Normal Physical
13 Brick Break Fighting Physical
14 Fly Flying Physical
15 Seismic Toss Fighting Physical
16 Thunder Wave Electric Status
17 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical
18 U-turn Bug Physical
19 Iron Tail Steel Physical
20 Dark Pulse Dark Special
21 Foul Play Dark Physical
22 Rock Slide Rock Physical
23 Thunder Punch Electric Physical
24 X-Scissor Bug Physical
25 Waterfall Water Physical
26 Poison Jab Poison Physical
27 Toxic Poison Status
28 Tri Attack Normal Special
29 Scald Water Special
30 Bulk Up Fighting Status
31 Fire Punch Fire Physical
32 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special
33 Calm Mind Psychic Status
34 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special
35 Ice Punch Ice Physical
36 Thunderbolt Electric Special
37 Flamethrower Fire Special
38 Thunder Electric Special
39 Outrage Dragon Physical
40 Psychic Psychic Special
41 Earthquake Ground Physical
42 Self-Destruct Normal Physical
43 Shadow Ball Ghost Special
44 Play Rough Fairy Physical
45 Solar Beam Grass Special
46 Fire Blast Fire Special
47 Surf Water Special
48 Hyper Beam Normal Special
49 Superpower Fighting Physical
50 Roost Flying Status
51 Blizzard Ice Special
52 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
53 Mega Drain Grass Special
54 Flash Cannon Steel Special
55 Ice Beam Ice Special
56 Stealth Rock Rock Status
57 Pay Day Normal Physical
58 Drill Run Ground Physical
59 Dream Eater Psychic Special
60 Megahorn Bug Physical


Incompatible Pokémon

Although most Pokémon are able to learn a wide range of TM moves, there are 22 Pokémon who cannot learn any outside of their natural level-up moveset. Typically, these Pokémon are low in their evolutionary line or rely on a set moveset. Starting in Generation VI, several of these Pokémon that were able to learn TM moves by leveling up are now able to learn the moves through TM as well.

# Pokémon Type Compatible TM moves
VI VII
010 Caterpie Caterpie Bug
011 Metapod Metapod Bug
013 Weedle Weedle Bug Poison
014 Kakuna Kakuna Bug Poison
129 Magikarp Magikarp Water
132 Ditto Ditto Normal
201 Unown Unown Psychic Hidden Power Hidden Power
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet Psychic Safeguard Safeguard
235 Smeargle Smeargle Normal
265 Wurmple Wurmple Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon Bug
360 Wynaut Wynaut Psychic Safeguard Safeguard
374 Beldum Beldum Steel Psychic
401 Kricketot Kricketot Bug Struggle Bug
412 Burmy Burmy Bug Hidden Power
Protect
Hidden Power
Protect
415 Combee Combee Bug Flying
602 Tynamo Tynamo Electric Charge Beam
Thunder Wave
Charge Beam
Thunder Wave
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug Bug
665 Spewpa Spewpa Bug Protect Protect
789 Cosmog Cosmog Psychic N/A
790 Cosmoem Cosmoem Psychic N/A

Near-universal TMs

With few exceptions, all Pokémon who are compatible with TMs can learn the following moves:

Move Generation Other exceptions
I II III IV V VI VII
SMUSUM
VII
LGPE
Attract 45 45 45 45 45 45 NincadaFerroseedFerrothornLarvestaVolcaronaOranguru and all genderless Pokémon
(except Mew, StaryuGSC, StarmieGSC, Cryogonal, Minior, and Dhelmise)
Bide 34 None
Captivate 78 Nincada and all genderless Pokémon (except Mew)
Confide 100 100 GuzzlordStakataka
Curse 03 None
Double Team 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 Tapu BuluPoipoleStakataka
Double-Edge 10 GrimerMukGastlyHaunterVoltorbElectrodeKoffingWeezing
Endure 20 58 None
Facade 42 42 42 42 42 12 PikipekTrumbeakToucannonMorelullShiinoticPyukumukuKartanaMagearnaMeltan
Frustration 21 21 21 21 21 21 Pyukumuku
Hidden Power 10 10 10 10 10 10 Pyukumuku
Mimic 31 None
Natural Gift 83 None
Protect 17 17 17 17 17 17 07 Regigigas
Rage 20 None
Rest 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 05 RegigigasKomalaTapu KokoTapu LeleTapu BuluTapu FiniMagearna
Return 27 27 27 27 27 27 Pyukumuku
Round 48 48 48 HonedgeDoubladePyukumuku
Secret Power 43 43 94 ORAS None
Sleep Talk 35 82 88 88 Spinda(only in XY)Magearna
Snore 13 None
Substitute 50 90 90 90 90 08 None
Swagger 34 87 87 87 87 DrampaGuzzlordPoipoleNaganadelStakatakaZeraora
Toxic 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 27 Magearna

TM-exclusive moves

In all seven Generations, there have been moves exclusively taught by TMs:

Generation I ThunderboltRBBubbleBeamMega DrainFissureMimicBide
Egg BombFire BlastSoftboiledPsywaveRock SlideRazor WindToxic
Generation II Razor Wind*ToxicDynamicPunchIcy WindIron TailDragonBreathShadow BallMud-Slap
Sleep TalkAttractThiefNightmareFury CutterRock SmashReturnFrustration
Generation III ReturnFrustrationShock WaveFacadeOverheatSecret PowerSkill Swap
Generation IV OverheatDPSecret PowerSkill SwapStealth RockGrass KnotDrain PunchFocus Blast
Generation V Focus BlastSnarlFrost Breath
Generation VI Frost BreathXYDazzling GleamInfestation
Generation VII SMUSUM Smart StrikeAurora VeilSurf
PE Foul PlayScald

Returning moves

Several moves taught by TM in an earlier generation returned as TMs later on after being absent but assigned with a different TM number.

Move Generation
I II III IV V VI VII
SMUSUM
VII
LGPE
Dark Pulse 79 97 97 20
Dig 28 28 28 28 28 28 10
Dragon Pulse 59 34
Dream Eater 42 42 85 85 85 85 59
Endure 20 58
Explosion 47 64 64 64 64
Fire Punch 48 31
Headbutt 02 01
Ice Beam 13 13 13 13 13 13 55
Ice Punch 33 35
Iron Tail 23 23 23 19
Mega Drain 21 53
Pay Day 16 57
Psych Up 09 77 77 77 77
Reflect 33 33 33 33 33 33 09
Rock Slide 48 80 80 80 80
Roost 51 19 19 22
Secret Power 43 43 94ORAS
Seismic Toss 19 15
Sleep Talk 35 82 88 88
Stealth Rock 76 56
Steel Wing 47 47 47 51 51
Substitute 50 90 90 90 90 08
Swagger 34 87 87 87 87
Swords Dance 03 75 75 75 75
Teleport 30 04
Tri Attack 49 28
Thunderbolt 24 24 24 24 24 24 36
Thunder Wave 45 73 73 73 73 16
Work Up 83 01

In the spin-off series

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, most TMs that exist in the corresponding core series games of that generation also exist in the Mystery Dungeon games. After use, a TM becomes a Used TM; a Used TM can be turned back into a usable TM by a Pokémon with the move Recycle, except for a Used TM of Recycle, which will remain a Used TM permanently. Pokémon can learn the same TMs they can learn in the corresponding core series games, but Pokémon that cannot learn TMs in the core series games can learn moves via TM if they can also learn those moves by level up.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, all TMs are infinite use. Special TMs for moves usually learned through a move tutor in the core series games are also present. Wide Slash and Vacuum-Cut are no longer available starting from this game.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, there are two types of TMs: single-use regular TMs and reusable rainbow-colored TMs. Rainbow-colored TMs can be purchased from Kecleon shops from certain post-game dungeons, and can also be purchased from Kecleon shops in towns after Kecleon has been recruited, which unlocks the "Treasures" section in the shop.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, there are two moves that do not appear in the core series games that can only be learned by TM: Wide Slash and Vacuum-Cut. These moves do not appear in subsequent games.

In Explorers of Sky, TMs can be sold to Kecleon for 250 Poke.

Appearance

MDBag TM Sprite.png MDBag TM Sprite mini.png MDBag Used TM Sprite.png MDBag TM WW Sprite.png MDBag TM V Sprite.png MDBag Tutor TM V Sprite.png MDBag TM VI Sprite.png MDBag Rainbow TM VI Sprite.png Unused MDBag Tutor TM VI Sprite.png Unused MDBag Rainbow Tutor TM VI Sprite.png
TM from
Rescue Team and Explorers series
TM (used from bag) from
Rescue Team and Explorers series
Used TM from
Rescue Team and Explorers series
TM from
Mystery Dungeon (Wiiware)
TM from
Gates to Infinity
TM (for tutor moves) from
Gates to Infinity
TM from
Super Mystery Dungeon
Rainbow TM from
Super Mystery Dungeon
TM (for tutor moves; unused) from
Super Mystery Dungeon
Rainbow TM (for tutor moves; unused) from
Super Mystery Dungeon


TM PMD GTI.png Tutor TM PMD GTI.png TM PSMD.png Used TM PSMD.png Tutor TM PSMD.png Used Tutor TM PSMD.png
Model of TM from
Gates to Infinity
Model of TM (for tutor moves)
from Gates to Infinity
Model of TM from
Super Mystery Dungeon
Unused model of a
used TM from Super Mystery Dungeon
Unused model of TM
(for tutor moves)
Super Mystery Dungeon
Unused model of used TM
(for tutor moves) from Super Mystery Dungeon
Artwork
TM PMD Explorers.png TM Artwork PSMD.png
TM

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, there are two kinds of TMs: Fast TMs and Charged TMs. TMs were introduced to Pokémon GO on June 22, 2017.

Using a Fast or Charged TM on a Pokémon randomly changes its Fast or Charge move (respectively) to a different move in the Pokémon's current move pool. Moves that no longer available to the Pokémon, such as Dazzling Gleam for Alakazam, are not possible.

If a Pokémon only has one possible Fast or Charge move, the player will not be able to use a respective TM on it. TMs also cannot be used on Smeargle.

Image English name Japanese name Description
GO Fast TM.png Fast TM わざマシンノーマル
Normal Move Machine
This Technical Machine teaches the Pokémon a new Fast Attack.
GO Charged TM.png Charged TM わざマシンスペシャル
Special Move Machine
This Technical Machine teaches the Pokémon a new Charged Attack.

Acquisition

Fast and Charged TMs can be repeatedly obtained from

Both TMs are also rewards for completing various Special Research tasks.

In the anime

In the main series

Although TMs have not appeared in the anime, they were mentioned once in the Japanese version of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!. While talking with the Kecleon Brothers, Charmander of Team Go-Getters mentioned TMs among other things the Kecleon Shop was sold out on. This reference was not included in the dub.

In Pokémon Origins

TM34 (Bide) appeared in File 1: Red. Much like in Pokémon Red and Blue, it was given to Red by Brock as a reward for defeating him in a Gym battle.

Another TM, TM28 (Dig), also made a brief appearance in File 2: Cubone, where Red retrieved it from a Team Rocket Grunt who had stolen it.

In the manga

Two early kinds of TMs in Pokémon Adventures
TM31 in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

In To Evolve or Not to Evolve, That Is the Question!, Ash used TM31 to teach Mikey's Eevee Mimic, allowing it to win a battle against Sparky's Jolteon and thus let Mikey join the Knights of the E Stone.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Wartortle Wars, a fake TM was seen amongst the many fake items sold to Red by Green.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 10, it was explained that TMs are machines that contain the essence of the move they teach to a Pokémon. Before this technology existed, other items served the same purpose. Such items are the rings Ultima carries on her staff, which contain the ultimate moves Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn, and Hydro Cannon, and a scroll held by the Draconids, which contains the move Dragon Ascent.

In the TCG

In the TCG, Technical Machines are types of Trainer cards. Unlike the games, they do not follow any specific numbering.

Technical Machines
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Falkner's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 103/141
Falkner's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 104/141
Bugsy's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 105/141
Bugsy's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 106/141
Whitney's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 107/141
Whitney's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 108/141
Morty's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 109/141
Morty's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 110/141
Jasmine's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 111/141
Jasmine's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 112/141
Chuck's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 113/141
Chuck's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 114/141
Pryce's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 115/141
Pryce's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 116/141
Clair's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 117/141
Clair's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 118/141
Janine's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 119/141
Janine's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 120/141
Will's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 121/141
Will's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 122/141
Bruno's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 123/141
Bruno's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 124/141
Karen's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 125/141
Karen's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 126/141
Rocket's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 127/141
Lance's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 128/141
Lance's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 129/141
Multi Technical Machine 01 T [TM] Expedition Base Set Uncommon 144/165 Base Expansion Pack Uncommon 062/128
POP Series 2 Uncommon 09/17 Master Kit   009/012
Alto Mare Cube T [TM]       Theater Limited VS Pack   018/018
Darkness Cube 01 T [TM] Aquapolis Uncommon 119/147 The Town on No Map Uncommon 086/092
Fighting Cube 01 T [TM] Aquapolis Uncommon 121/147 The Town on No Map Uncommon 085/092
Fire Cube 01 T [TM] Aquapolis Uncommon 122/147 The Town on No Map Uncommon 081/092
Grass Cube 01 T [TM] Aquapolis Uncommon 124/147 The Town on No Map Uncommon 080/092
Lightning Cube 01 T [TM] Aquapolis Uncommon 127/147 The Town on No Map Uncommon 083/092
Metal Cube 01 T [TM] Aquapolis Uncommon 129/147 The Town on No Map Uncommon 087/092
Psychic Cube 01 T [TM] Aquapolis Uncommon 132/147 The Town on No Map Uncommon 084/092
Water Cube 01 T [TM] Aquapolis Uncommon 140/147 The Town on No Map Uncommon 082/092
Miracle Sphere α T [TM] Skyridge Uncommon 129/144 Mysterious Mountains Uncommon 081/088
Miracle Sphere β T [TM] Skyridge Uncommon 130/144 Mysterious Mountains Uncommon 082/088
Miracle Sphere γ T [TM] Skyridge Uncommon 131/144 Mysterious Mountains Uncommon 083/088
Mystery Plate α T [TM] Skyridge Uncommon 133/144 Split Earth Uncommon 083/088
Mystery Plate β T [TM] Skyridge Uncommon 134/144 Split Earth Uncommon 084/088
Mystery Plate γ T [TM] Skyridge Uncommon 135/144 Split Earth Uncommon 085/088
Mystery Plate δ T [TM] Skyridge Uncommon 136/144 Split Earth Uncommon 086/088
Team Aqua Technical Machine 01 T [TM] EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Uncommon 079/95 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions Uncommon 077/080
      Aqua Deck Kit   031/033
Team Magma Technical Machine 01 T [TM] EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Uncommon 084/95 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions Uncommon 076/080
      Magma Deck Kit   031/033
Ancient Technical Machine [Ice] T [TM] EX Hidden Legends Uncommon 084/101 Undone Seal Uncommon 075/083
Ancient Technical Machine [Rock] T [TM] EX Hidden Legends Uncommon 085/101 Undone Seal Uncommon 076/083
Ancient Technical Machine [Steel] T [TM] EX Hidden Legends Uncommon 086/101 Undone Seal Uncommon 077/083
Technical Machine TS-1 T [TM] Legends Awakened Uncommon 136/147 Cry from the Mysterious Uncommon  
Technical Machine TS-2 T [TM] Legends Awakened Uncommon 137/147 Temple of Anger Uncommon  
Team Galactic's Invention G-107 Technical Machine Pokémon G T [TM] Rising Rivals Uncommon 95/111 Bonds to the End of Time Uncommon 077/090
      Charizard Half Deck   014/016
 

Trivia

  • 170 different moves have been available as a TM, adding together the TMs from every generation.
  • Gym Leaders who give out a TM on their defeat typically give out one containing a move of their specialty type. However, in their respective first generation of an appearance each, Brock and Falkner do not, giving out TM34 (Bide) (a Normal-type move) and TM31 (Mud-Slap) (a Ground-type move), respectively. This is rectified in the remakes of their debut games with Brock giving away TM39 (Rock Tomb) while Falkner's prize is TM51 (Roost). Likewise, Cilan, Chili, and Cress do not give out TMs matching their specialty type, instead giving out the Normal-type TM83 (Work Up), regardless of which of the three is battled.
    • Prior to Generation III, TMs given out by the starting region's Gym Leaders teach moves that no Pokémon learns naturally. There is one exception: in Pokémon Yellow, Pikachu learns Thunderbolt in place of Swift.
  • TMs 06, 14, 15, 22, 25, 26, 29, 32, 38, and 44 have contained the same move in all seven generations.
  • Generation IV is the first generation in which there is at least one TM that teaches a move of each Pokémon type.
    • Generation I had no TMs for Bug- or Ghost-type moves, Generation II had none for Flying, and Generation III had none for Bug.
  • Generation VI and VII are tied for the most TMs, with 100, and Generation I, II, and III are tied for the fewest TMs, with 50.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 招式學習器 Jīusīk Hohkjaahphei
Mandarin 招式學習器 / 招式学习器 Zhāoshì Xuéxíqì
Denmark Flag.png Danish Teknisk maskin
Teknologisk maskine*
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Technische machine*
French Canada Flag.png Canada Machine technique*
France Flag.png Europe Capsule Technique (CT)
Germany Flag.png German Technische Maschine (TM)
Italy Flag.png Italian Macchina Tecnica (MT)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기술머신 Technical Machine
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Máquina Técnica (MT)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Máquina de Técnica*
Máquina Técnica*
Spain Flag.png Spanish Máquina Técnica (MT)
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Teknisk maskin
Tekniskt fordon*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Máy học chiêu thức

See also