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A '''Hidden Machine''' (Japanese: '''ひでんマシン''' ''Secret Machine''), '''HM''' for short, is an [[item]] that, like a [[TM]], is used to teach a Pokémon a move. HMs can be used an unlimited number of times and cannot be disposed of. Moves taught by HMs, known as '''HM moves''', '''hidden moves'''{{sup/3|RSEFRLG}}{{sup/4|DPPtHGSS}}{{sup/5|BWB2W2}}, '''Hidden Moves'''{{sup/3|FRLG}}{{sup/5|B2W2}}, or '''<sc>Hidden</sc> moves'''{{sup/3|FRLG}} (Japanese: '''ひでんわざ''' ''secret move''; formatted in kanji as '''{{tt|秘伝技|ひでんわざ}}''' ''secret move'' only at the [[Entralink]] and when using [[Poké Transfer]] in Generation V), cannot normally be forgotten.
HMs are not present in [[Generation VII|Generations VII]] or [[Generation VIII|VIII]], having been replaced by the [[Poké Ride]] and [[Secret Technique]] features for field navigation. Three of the HMs were changed into TMs, while other HM moves can be taught through other methods.