How To Get Confuse Ray (TM017) in Scarlet and Violet

Learn how to get TM016 Confuse Ray in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

Technical Machines, or TMs, are data discs that can bestow new moves upon your Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. TMs are a quick and easy way to hone your battle strategies, as you don’t need to grind out levels to learn certain moves. They are an extremely useful tool to help you learn moves quickly. Today, we’ll show you how to get Confuse Ray (TM017) in Scarlet & Violet.

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Obtaining Confuse Ray (TM017) in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

TM017 teaches the Ghost-type move Confuse Ray, which has 100 accuracy and inflicts confusion on your target. It’s a guaranteed way to confuse your opponent!

Before you can craft TM017 at the TM Machine, you’ll need to find it first. There are a couple of ways you can earn the rights to crafting TM017, and the main method is to defeat Team Star’s Dark Crew boss. The Dark Crew Base is located directly south of Cascarrafa, in the West Province.

Taking down the Dark Crew Base will automatically unlock TM017 Confuse Ray for you. If you don’t want to deal with Team Star, you can also find the TM out in the wild. Here are the locations.

The first location is located in South Province (Area One), near the southeast cliff facing the ocean. Go to the location indicated in the screenshot below, and you should see some old ruins with broken pillars out front. The yellow Poké Ball is inside the ruins.

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The second location is in the rocky region of South Province (Area Three). Head to the spot in the screenshot below, and you should see the yellow Poké Ball sitting out in plain sight on a nearby hill.

Once you’ve found TM017 in the wild, you can craft as many copies as you like at the TM Machine. You’ll need the following materials to craft it:

  • 400 LP
  • Gastly Gas x 3
  • Mareep Wool x 3

That concludes our guide on how to get Confuse Ray (TM017) in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. If you have any other tips or questions, let us know in the comments below! Thank you for reading our guide!

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Jeremy is a Content Writer for Touch, Tap, Play, and has been writing in the games journalism industry for almost a decade now. With a degree in English and a passion for games, he loves to talk and write about all kinds of games. While you can find him covering the latest and greatest games, there is a special place in his heart for RPGs, action-adventure games, fighting games, and anything Nintendo related.

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