TM081 (Japanese: わざマシン081 Move Machine 081), known as TM81 prior to Generation IX, is a TM introduced in Generation IV. It teaches a compatible Pokémon a move. The move it teaches depends on the game. For compatibility, refer to the move's page.

TM081
わざマシン081
Move Machine 081
Bag None Sprite.png
TM081
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
Generation IV Bag TMs and HMs HGSS pocket icon.png TMs and HMs
Generation V Bag TMs and HMs HGSS pocket icon.png TMs and HMs
Generation VI Bag TMs and HMs HGSS pocket icon.png TMs and HMs
Generation VII Bag TMs and HMs HGSS pocket icon.png TMs (SMUSUM)
Generation VIII Bag TMs and HMs HGSS pocket icon.png TMs
Generation IX Bag TMs and HMs HGSS pocket icon.png TMs


In the core games

Generation IV

In Generation IV, TMs can only be used once. TMs cannot be used in Pokémon Battle Revolution, but they can be transferred to a Generation IV DS game via Mystery Gift.

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Location Purchase price Sell price
DPPt Route 221, Battle TowerDP/FrontierPt 64BP  1500
HGSS Battle Frontier 64BP  1500
PBR After beating Little Battle 9,600PC N/A

Generation V

In Generation V, TMs can be used any number of times.

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Location Purchase price Sell price
BW Route 7 N/A N/A
B2W2 Route 7 N/A N/A

Generation VI

In Generation VI, TMs can be used any number of times.

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Location Purchase price Sell price
XY Azure Bay N/A N/A
ORAS Victory Road N/A N/A

Generation VII

In Generation VII, TMs can be used any number of times.

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Location Purchase price Sell price
SM Route 16 N/A N/A
USUM Route 16 N/A N/A


Generation VIII

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, TMs can be used any number of times.

  Bulldoze
Location Purchase price Sell price
SwSh Giant's Seat N/A N/A


In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, TMs can only be used once.

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Location Purchase price Sell price
BDSP Route 221, Battle Tower, Grand Underground Sunlit Cavern, Grand Underground merchant 64BP
 ×20 or 22
 ×20 or 22
 ×20 or 22
 ×13 or 15BD/10 or 13SP
 ×10 or 13BD/13 or 15SP
 1,500

Generation IX

In Generation IX, TMs can only be used once.

  Grass Knot
Location Purchase price Sell price
SV Mesagoza, Glaseado Mountain, Poco Path, Tagtree Thicket, West Province (Area One), TM Machine 3,000 LP
  Cacnea Needle ×3
  Shroomish Spores ×3
 3,000

In spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

TMs in the Mystery Dungeon series are named only by the move they teach. For example,  Attract is the item that teaches the move Attract. Most TMs, however, correspond to a TM in the core series' contemporaneous games.

TMs in Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky can only be used once before becoming Used TMs. In Gates to Infinity, TMs can be used any number of times. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, some TMs can only be used once while rainbow-colored TMs can be used any number of times.

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Location Purchase price Sell price
MDTDS Mystifying Forest, Blizzard Island, Surrounded Sea, Miracle Sea, Spacial Rift, Dark Crater, Concealed Ruins, Bottomless Sea, Mystery Jungle, Lake Afar, Happy Outlook, Mt. Mistral, Shimmer Hill, Lost Wilderness, Midnight Forest, Zero Isle North B31-B74FD, Zero Isle East, Zero Isle West, Zero Isle South, Final Maze
Kecleon Shops (Mystifying ForestTD*, Mt. TravailTD, Concealed Ruins, Mystery Jungle, Lake Afar*, Happy OutlookTD*, Mt. MistralTD*, Shimmer HillTD*, Midnight ForestTD*, Zero Isle East, Zero Isle West, Zero Isle South B1-B89F, Destiny TowerS, Oblivion ForestS, Treacherous WatersS, Southeastern IslandsS, Inferno CaveS)
Treasure Town Kecleon Wares (after Chapter 13T)
Job rewards (C-B, S-★9)
Hidden Stairs (Lake Afar, Zero Isle East, Oblivion Forest, Treacherous Waters, Southeastern Islands, Inferno Cave)S
Spinda's Café (Silver Ticket big win; Gold Ticket win)S
Sometimes received as a reward from Numel found on Sky Peak Mountain PathS
6500   250  
MDBSL ? N/A N/A
MDGtI ? 2490   N/A
SMD Kecleon Shops 1249   125  


TM080
Technical Machines
TM082
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