Top 5 TMs For Every Pokémon Type in Scarlet and Violet

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Technical Machines, or TMs, are data discs that can be used to teach Pokémon new moves. In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, a bunch of new TMs were added thanks to all the new moves Pokémon can learn. We’ll help you hone your battle strategies by showing you the top 5 TMs for every Pokémon type in Scarlet & Violet!

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The Top 5 TMs for Every Type in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Looking for some good moves to teach your Pokémon? We’ve gathered a list of some of the strongest moves you can bestow upon your favorite Pokémon, and all you need to do is craft or find the right TM. Here’s a list of some of the best TMs in all of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet!

For your convenience, we’ve also included links that show you how to obtain a TM in question. If you see a highlighted TM name, click on it to go to that TM’s guide!

Top 5 Bug TMs

  1. TM095 Leech Life: Deals 80 power physical damage and restores HP equal to half the damage inflicted.
  2. TM162 Bug Buzz: Deals 90 power special damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target’s Sp. Def.
  3. TM060 U-turn: Deals 70 power physical damage and immediately switches the user out.
  4. TM131 Pollen Puff: Deals 90 power special damage to enemies, restores HP to ally Pokémon in double battles.
  5. TM105 X-Scissor: Deals 80 power physical damage, with added bonus damage if the Pokémon has the Sharpness ability.

Top 5 Dark TMs

  1. TM108 Crunch: Deals 80 power physical damage and has a 20% chance of lowering the target’s Sp. Def.
  2. TM094 Dark Pulse: Deals 80 power special damage and has a 20% chance of flinching the target.
  3. TM140 Nasty Plot: Raises the user’s Sp. Atk by two stages.
  4. TM018 Thief: Deals 60 power physical damage and steals the target’s held item.
  5. TM087 Taunt: Disable the target’s moves that cause status ailments.

Top 5 Dragon TMs

  1. TM156 Outrage: Deals 120 power physical damage for 2-3 turns, then the user becomes confused.
  2. TM169 Draco Meteor: Deals 130 power special damage, then lowers the user’s Sp. Atk by two stages.
  3. TM078 Dragon Dance: Raises the user’s Atk and Speed by one stage each.
  4. TM115 Dragon Pulse: Deals 85 power special damage.
  5. TM044 Dragon Tail: Deals 60 power physical damage, and forces the target to switch out to the Pokémon next in line. This move has decreased priority.

Top 5 Electric TMs

  1. TM126 Thunderbolt: Deals 90 power special damage, and has a 10% chance to paralyze its target.
  2. TM147 Wild Charge: Deals 90 power physical damage, causing the user to take recoil damage equal to 1/4 of the damage inflicted.
  3. TM136 Electric Terrain: Powers up Electric-type moves for five turns.
  4. TM048 Volt Switch: Deals 70 power speical damage, immediately switching the user out in the process.
  5. TM096 Eerie Impulse: Lowers the target’s Sp. Atk by two stages.

Top 5 Fairy TMs

  1. TM127 Play Rough: Deals 90 power physical damage with a 10% chance of lowering the target’s Atk by one stage.
  2. TM079 Dazzling Gleam: Deals 80 power special damage to all opponents.
  3. TM139 Misty Terrain: Protects all active Pokémon from status ailments, and halves the power of Dragon-type moves for five turns.
  4. TM037 Draining Kiss: Deals 50 power special damage and restores the user’s HP equal to 75% of the damage inflicted.
  5. TM002 Charm: Lowers the target’s Atk by two stages.

Top 5 Fighting TMs

  1. TM167 Close Combat: Deals 120 power physical damage and lowers the user’s Def and Sp. Def by one stage each.
  2. TM112 Aura Sphere: Deals 80 power special damage and never misses.
  3. TM158 Focus Blast: Focus energy for one turn, then unleash a blast that deals 120 power physical damage, with a 10% chance to lower the target’s Sp. Def by one stage.
  4. TM089 Body Press: Deals 80 power physical damage. This move scales off of the user’s Def stat instead of the Atk stat.
  5. TM073 Drain Punch: Deals 75 power physical damage and restores HP equal to 50% of the damage inflicted.

Top 5 Fire TMs

  1. TM165 Flare Blitz: Deals 120 power physical damage and has a 10% chance of burning the target. The user takes recoil damage equal to 1/3 of the damage inflicted.
  2. TM157 Overheat: Deals 130 power special damage and lowers the user’s Sp. Atk by two stages.
  3. TM153 Blast Burn: Deals 150 power special damage and forces the user to skip the next turn, unless it misses.
  4. TM107 Will-O-Wisp: Burns the target.
  5. TM049 Sunny Day: Causes harsh sunlight for five turns, powering up Fire-type moves and weakening Water-type moves.

Top 5 Flying TMs

  1. TM164 Brave Bird: Deals 120 power physical damage, causing the user to take recoil damage equal to 1/3 of the damage inflicted.
  2. TM160 Hurricane: Deals 110 power special damage, with a 30% chance of confusing the target. When it’s raining, this move never misses.
  3. TM113 Tailwind: Raises the Speed of the user by two stages.
  4. TM027 Aerial Ace: Deals 60 power physical damage, with added bonus damage if the user has the Sharpness ability. This move never misses.
  5. TM065 Air Slash: Deals 75 power special damage and has a 30% chance to flinch the target.

Top 5 Ghost TMs

  1. TM151 Phantom Force: The user vanishes and cannot be hit for one turn, then reappears and attacks with a 90 power physical attack. This move breaks through protection moves.
  2. TM114 Shadow Ball: Deals 80 power special damage with a 20% chance to lower the target’s Sp. Def.
  3. TM061 Shadow Claw: Deals 70 power physical damage. This move has an increased critical hit chance.
  4. TM017 Confuse Ray: Confuses the target.
  5. TM029 Hex: Deals 65 power special damage, with added bonus damage if the target has a status ailment.

Top 5 Grass TMs

  1. TM168 Solar Beam: The user absorbs sunlight for one turn, then blasts the target with a 120 power special attack. If used during harsh sunlight, Solar Beam comes out right away.
  2. TM158 Leaf Storm: Deals 130 power special damage, lowering the user’s Sp. Atk by two stages.
  3. TM137 Grassy Terrain: Powers up Grass-type moves and restores a small amount of HP to all Pokémon every turn for five turns.
  4. TM111 Giga Drain: Deals 75 power special damage, and restores the user’s HP equal to 50% of the damage inflicted.
  5. TM071 Seed Bomb: Deals 80 power physical damage.

Top 5 Ground TMs

  1. TM149 Earthquake: Deals 100 power physical damage to all Pokémon on the field.
  2. TM133 Earth Power: Deals 90 power special damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target’s Sp. Def by one stage.
  3. TM090 Spikes: Set spike traps that hurt the opponent’s Pokémon when they’re switched in. Stacks up to three times, causing more damage.
  4. TM106 Drill Run: Deals 80 power physical damage with an increased chance of landing a critical hit.
  5. TM084 Stomping Tantrum: Deals 75 power physical damage. If the user’s previous move failed, the move’s power is increased to 150.

Top 5 Ice TMs

  1. TM143 Blizzard: Deals 110 power special damage to all targets with a 10% chance of freezing them. This move never misses if used during a snowstorm.
  2. TM135 Ice Beam: Deals 90 power special damage with a 10% chance to freeze.
  3. TM124 Ice Spinner: Deals 80 power physical damage and removes any active terrain effects.
  4. TM069 Ice Punch: Deals 75 power physical damage with a 10% chance to freeze.
  5. TM052 Snowscape: Causes a snowstorm for five turns, increasing the Def of Ice-type Pokémon.

Top 5 Normal TMs

  1. TM171 Tera Blast: Deals 80 power damage. The damage type is determined by whether the user’s Atk or Sp. Atk is higher. If used when Terastallized, the type changes to the user’s Tera Type.
  2. TM163 Hyper Beam: Deals 150 power special damage. The user must then rest for one turn afterwards.
  3. TM152 Giga Impact: Deals 150 power physical damage. The user must then rest for one turn afterwards.
  4. TM132 Baton Pass: Passes the user’s stat changes to another Pokémon.
  5. TM088 Swords Dance: Raises the user’s Atk by two stages.

Top 5 Poison TMs

  1. TM148 Sludge Bomb: Deals 90 power special damage with a 30% chance of poisoning.
  2. TM102 Gunk Shot: Deals 120 power physical damage with a 30% chance of poisoning.
  3. TM091 Toxic Spikes: Set poison spikes that poison the opponent’s Pokémon upon switching into battle. Stacks twice, causing target to be badly poisoned.
  4. TM045 Venoshock: Deals 65 power special damage. If used on a poisoned target, the power doubles to 130.
  5. TM013 Acid Spray: Deals 40 power special damage and lowers the target’s Sp. Def by two stages.

Top 5 Psychic TMs

  1. TM063 Psychic Fangs: Deals 85 power physical damage and breaks through Light Screen, Reflect, and Aurora Veil.
  2. TM120 Psychic: Deals 90 power special damage with a 30% chance to lower the target’s Sp. Def by one stage.
  3. TM138 Psychic Terrain: Creates a field of psychic energy for five turns, protecting Pokémon from moves with increased priority and increases the power of Psychic-type moves.
  4. TM161 Trick Room: Reverses move priority and Pokémon Speeds, causing slower Pokémon to go first.
  5. TM085 Rest: The user goes to sleep for two turns and restores its HP fully.

Top 5 Rock TMs

  1. TM150 Stone Edge: Deals 100 power physical damage and has an increased chance to land a critical hit.
  2. TM101 Power Gem: Deals 80 power special damage.
  3. TM116 Stealth Rock: Sets rocks that hurt the opponent’s Pokémon upon switching in.
  4. TM051 Sandstorm: Summons a sandstorm for five turns, damaging all Pokémon that aren’t Steel, Rock, or Ground-type every turn. Rock-type Pokémon have their Sp. Def boosted.
  5. TM086 Rock Slide: Deals 75 power physical damage with a 30% chance to flinch the target.

Top 5 Steel TMs

  1. TM170 Steel Beam: Deals 140 power special damage, while causing the user to take recoil damage equal to half of its max HP.
  2. TM093 Flash Cannon: Deals 80 power special damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target’s Sp. Def.
  3. TM104 Iron Defense: Raises the user’s Def by two stages.
  4. TM099 Iron Head: Deals 80 power physical damage with a 30% chanch to flinch the target.
  5. TM053 Smart Strike: Deals 70 power physical damage. This move never misses.

Top 5 Water TMs

  1. TM154 Hydro Cannon: Deals 150 power special damage. The user must recharge on the next turn.
  2. TM142 Hydro Pump: Deals 110 power special damage.
  3. TM110 Liquidation: Deals 85 power physical damage with a 20% chance of lowering the target’s Def stat by one stage.
  4. TM077 Waterfall: Deals 80 power physical damage with a 20% chance of flinching the target.
  5. TM050 Rain Dance: Summons rain for five turns, increasing the power of Water-type moves, while decreasing the power of Fire-type moves.

That concludes our list of the top 5 TMs for every Pokémon type in Scarlet & Violet. We’re sure you have plenty of recommendations as well, so let us know your favorite TMs in the comments below!

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