HM08 (Japanese: ひでんマシン08 Secret Machine 08) is an HM introduced in Generation III. It teaches a compatible Pokémon a move that can also be used in the field; but using an HM in the field requires that the player have a certain Badge (except in Generation V). The move it teaches depends on the game. For compatibility, refer to the move's page. HMs can used to teach moves without limit.

Secret Machine 08
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Introduced in Generation III
Generation III Bag TMs and HMs pocket icon.png TMs and HMs (RSE)
Generation III Bag TM Case pocket icon.png TM Case (FRLG)
Generation IV Bag TMs and HMs pocket icon.png TMs and HMs

In the core series games

Generation III

Location Required Badge
RSE Mossdeep City   Mind Badge

Generation IV

  Rock Climb
Location Required Badge
DPPt Route 217   Icicle Badge
HGSS Professor Oak's Laboratory   Earth Badge

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

HMs in the Mystery Dungeon series are named only by the move they teach. For example,  Cut is the item that teaches the move Cut. Most HMs, however, correspond to an HM in the core series' contemporaneous games.

HMs in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games prior to Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon can be used any number of times. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, "HMs" are treated like TMs and only usable once. However, if an "HM" is dropped on the ground, it has a different color than a TM.

Location Purchase price Sell price
MDRB Solar Cave (10F) 2   1  

  Rock Climb
Location Purchase price Sell price
MDTDS Final Maze
Kecleon Shops (Destiny TowerS)
Spinda's Café (Silver Ticket big win; Gold Ticket win)S
Sometimes received as a reward from Numel found on Sky Peak Mountain PathS
7500   250  


Hidden Machines
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