How To Get Struggle Bug (TM015) in Scarlet and 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. Today, we’ll show you how to get Struggle Bug (TM015) in Scarlet & Violet.

Obtaining Struggle Bug (TM015) in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

TM015 teaches the Bug-type special move Struggle Bug, which attacks foes with 50 base power and 100 base accuracy. Struggle Bug also lowers its target’s Sp. Atk stat by one stage.

Before you can craft TM015 at the TM Machine, you’ll need to find it first. There are three places you can find the Struggle Bug TM, and we’ll list them all here.

The first location is northeast from Los Platos, in the South Province. Fly to the Pokémon Center there, and then follow the dirt path north leading to Mesagoza. Hug the east hillside until you get to a ramp that leads up, then follow it back to find the TM015 near a cliff.

A second Struggle Bug TM can be located in the port city of Levincia, located in the East Province. In between the Picnic-Knacks and the Fashion Street stores, there’s a small alley with a mini palm tree. The TM can be found sitting underneath the palm tree.

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The final free Struggle Bug TM can be found near the ocean in South Province (Area One). Head to the spot highlighted in the screenshot below, and you should find a yellow Poké Ball containing the TM near a cliffside overlooking the ocean.

Once you’ve found TM015 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
  • Tarountula Thread x 3

That concludes our guide on how to get Struggle Bug (TM015) in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. If you have any other tips or questions, let us know in the comments below!

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