Can you get HMs in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Is the answer hidden?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet feature a new region to explore, and Paldea is full of secrets to discover. To fully explore the region, you will need to scale impossibly tall cliffs, swim the sea and rivers, fly to great heights, and more. Normally these actions are done by HMs in other Pokémon games, which may leave you wondering if Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have HMs.

Does Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have HMs?

Technically, there are HMs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but not like in other games. Instead of HMs, you rely on Koraidon or Moraidon, depending on which version you select. As you progress through the game, these Pokémon will be able to perform all the moves an HM would. But you will first need to unlock and teach them the moves.

Related: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Best Gym Order (Easiest Route)

How to teach Koraidon & Moraidon moves in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The way to get Koraidon and Moraidon HM moves in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is by defeating Titan Pokémon. Titan Pokémon are no joke and can be extremely difficult, especially the later-game ones. So you will need to be prepared before battling them. Here are the Titan Pokémon you need to defeat to teach Koriadon and Moraidon HM moves.

  • Dash - Titan Klawf (Stony Cliff Titan)
  • Swim - Titan Bombirdier (Open Sky Titan)
  • Higher Jump - Titan Orfworm (Lurking Steel Titan)
  • Fly - Titan Great Tusk/Iron Treads (Quaking Earth Titan)
  • Climb - Titan Dondozo/Tatsugiri (False Dragon Titan)

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out Which direction to go first in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Which Starter should you choose in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet? on Pro Game Guides.

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