How To Get Close Combat (TM 167) and Pokémon That Can Learn It – Scarlet and Violet

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In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, players can obtain Technical Machines (TM), a type of data disc that help Pokemon learn new moves. TMs are a quick and easy way to learn a new move without too much grinding or waiting. Close Combat is one of these useful Technical Machines. Find out how to get Close Combat (TM 167) and Pokemon that can learn it – Scarlet and Violet.

Obtaining Close Combat TM 167 in Scarlet and Violet

TM 167 teaches a Pokemon the move Close Combat. Close Combat is a Fighting type move. It is a high power and good accuracy move. This move lowers the defensive stats (both regular defense and special defense) by one stage.

Here are the stats for Close Combat:

close combat pokemon location scarlet and violet
Close Combat Location (via Pokemon)

Close Combat can be obtained in Starfall Street after the defeat of Team Star Fighting Leader Eri. It can then be crafted using the following: 12000 LP, Makuhita Sweat x3, Riolu Fur x5, and Crabrawler Shell x3.

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The move is super effective (x2) on Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, and Steel, type Pokemon. It has an average effect (x0.5) on Poison, Psychic, Bug and Fairy type Pokemon. Close Combat has zero effect on Ghost types.

All eligible Pokemon learn by Level up or TM. Staraptor can learn by Evolution. Check out this list of all the Pokemon who can learn Close Combat via TM.

  • Koraidon (Level or TM)
  • Quaquaval (Level or TM)
  • Pawmot (Level or TM)
  • Great Tusk (Level or TM)
  • Iron Hands (Level or TM)
  • Iron Valiant (Level or TM)
  • Annihilape (Level or TM)
  • Mankey (Level or TM)
  • Primeape (Level or TM)
  • Paidean Tauros (Fighting/Fighting-Fire/Fighting-Water) (Level or TM)
  • Heracross (Level or TM)
  • Makuhita (Level or TM)
  • Lucario (Level or TM)
  • Gallade (Level or TM)
  • Crabrawler (Level or TM)
  • Crabominable (Level or TM)
  • Passimian (Level or TM)
  • Falinks (Level or TM)
  • Ceruledge (TM)
  • Brute Bonnet (TM)
  • Slither Wing (TM)
  • Flamigo (TM)
  • Palafin (TM)
  • Growlithe (TM)
  • Arcanine (TM)
  • Scyther (TM)
  • Scizor (TM)
  • Teddiursa (TM or Egg Move)
  • Ursaring (TM or Egg Move)
  • Breloom (TM)
  • Hariyama (TM)
  • Meditite (TM)
  • Medicham (TM)
  • Zangoose (TM)
  • Staraptor (TM)
  • Riolu (TM)
  • Toxicroak (TM)
  • Krookodile (TM)
  • Eelektross (TM)
  • Haxorus (TM)
  • Beartic (TM)
  • Rufflet (TM)
  • Braviary (TM)
  • Hawlucha (TM)
  • Lycanroc (Midday/Midnight/Dusk) (TM)
  • Mudbray (TM)
  • Mudsdale (TM)
  • Arrokuda (TM)
  • Barraskewda (TM)
  • Perrserker (TM

That’s it for this particular Technical Machine and how to obtain it. We hope that has helped you teach your Pokemon the move you require. Let us know if you have any more hints or tips in the comments below. Next up, why not check out how to get Dragon Claw in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Good luck!

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