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How To Get Smart Strike (TM053) in Scarlet and Violet

Check out our guide to find out where Smart Strike is and which Pokemon can learn it in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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. Smart Strike is one of these useful Technical Machines. Find out how to get Smart Strike (TM 053) in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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Obtaining Smart Strike TM 053 in Scarlet and Violet

TM053 teaches a Pokemon the move Smart Strike. Smart Strike is a Steel type move that deals good damage and never misses. The move makes sure your Pokemon never misses the target.

Here are the stats for Smart Strike:

TypeSteel
CategoryPhysical
Power70
Accuracy
PP16
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Smart Strike TM 53 location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (via Pokemon)

Smart Strike is found along the sea wall by the Toxipex Tera Pokemon. Smart Strike can also be crafted using the following: 3000 LP, Chewtle Claw x3 and Heracrss Claw x3.

Related: Where to Get Booster Energy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The move is super effective (x2) on Ice, Rock, and Fairy type Pokemon. It has an average effect (x0.5) on Fire, Water, Electric, and Steel type Pokemon.

Quagsire learns this move by default. All other eligible Pokemon have to level up or learn via TM.

Check out this list of all the Pokemon who can learn Rain Dance via TM or level up.

  • Paldean Tauros (Fighting/Fighting-Water/Fighting-Fire) (TM)
  • Dundunsparce (TM)
  • Great Tusk (TM)
  • Iron Treads (TM)
  • Cloyster (TM)
  • Forretress (TM)
  • Dunsparce (TM)
  • Heracross (TM)
  • Donphlan (TM)
  • Sawsbuck (TM)
  • Drednaw (TM)
  • Falinks (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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