There are plenty of new features in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region, and the TM machine is one of the most exciting. Known in full as the technical machine machine – no, really – this device is the new way on getting your hands on the hottest moves your monsters need to take it to Team Star. So, we’ve put together this Pokémon Scarlet and Violet TM machine guide, detailing how to use the new-fangled technology and what moves you can gain from using it.
For more guides to get you on your way in Paldea, see our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet starters, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet new Pokémon guides. Or, if you’re looking for Pokémon from the last main series adventure to take across to your new quest, see our picks for the best gen 8 Pokémon.
What is the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet TM machine?
The TM machine – or technical machine machine – is a new feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that seemingly makes it easier to pick up new moves for your monsters. We say easier, you still need a certain amount of league points to make the moves, as well as a couple of special items that vary from TM to TM.
Where is the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet TM machine?
You can find a TM machine at each Scarlet and Violet Pokémon centre. To see a little more of how the whole process works, you can watch the video below and skip to the 4:42 mark.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet TM machine moves
We don’t know the full list of TM machine moves this far in advance of the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but we did manage to spot some from the trailer, and you can find our list below.
|TM machine move||Cost|
|Charm||400 league points, three Azurill fur, three Teddiursa claw|
|Thunder fang||800 league points, three Shinx fang|
|Struggle bug||400 league points, three unknown items|
|Aerial ace||800 league points, three Starly feathers, three Fletchling feather|
|Icy wind||800 league points, three Snom thread, three Snover berries|
There you have it, all you need to know about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet TM machine. While you’re here, be sure to pick up some freebies for another Japanese giant IP with our Attack on Titan Evolution codes.