TM05 Roar can be found on the ground on Route 10, which is directly north of Opelucid City. Just follow the route as it moves to the east and you’ll find the TM above a ledge.
But you won’t be able to reach Route 10 and Opelucid City until you’ve obtained your seventh Gym Badge from Icirrus City. You’ll also need to defeat Team Plasma at both Dragonspiral Tower and Relic Castle.
Roar is a non-damaging move that causes wild Pokémon to flee from battle. Used in a trainer battle, it causes your opponent to switch out their current Pokémon.
TM05 Roar Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the Opelucid City Pokémon Center, head north onto the road to the right of the Center.
Step 2: Continue north through the city, passing the NPC with the orange hat.
Step 3: Continue ahead until you reach the north tunnel. Walk through the tunnel to reach Route 10.
Step 4: Now on Route 10, head east up the stairs next to the tall grass.
Step 5: After climbing the first set of stairs, continue east over the smaller set of stairs.
Step 6: Keep east on the path. You’ll pass TM05 Roar to the north, which is at the moment inaccessible behind a ledge (pictured below).
So to reach the TM, continue forward by walking onto the bridge.
Step 7: At the end of the bridge, veer north through the narrow path of tall grass.
Step 8: Follow this path of tall grass up and around, turning west at the corner.
Step 9: This narrow path leads to a larger area of tall grass. Here, just head northwest past the black belt trainer.
Step 10: After passing the black belt trainer, turn down to head south onto the bridge.
Step 11: Turn east at the end of the bridge and keep going east onto the narrow path.
This path is obscured by trees, so it may not be obvious at a glance. But check our screenshot below to see where you’ll turn.
Step 12: You’ll quickly reach a small clearing with an item ball in the overworld. This is TM05 Roar, found next to the ledge we passed earlier.
Roar Details + Uses
|Roar Move Details|
Roar is a Normal-type Status move that has different effects depending on the battle scenario.
- If used against a wild Pokémon, the target will flee.
- If used in a trainer battle, the target Pokémon will be switched out of battle.
Also, if you use Roar against a wild Pokémon, the user must be a higher level than the target or else the move will fail.
But Roar will always succeed in trainer battles regardless of level.
So when is this move worth using?
Roar doesn’t have much use in your journey to become Pokémon Champion during a normal Unova playthrough.
It’s a popular move in the competitive scene though, as Roar can seriously disrupt your opponent’s strategy. Many players use it to clear the opposing sweeper, or to take advantage of entry hazards such as Stealth Rocks and Spikes. Every time Roar forces a new Pokémon into battle, they’ll take damage from these hazards.