TM09 Venoshock is located in a Poké Ball on Route 15, just below the Poké Transfer Lab. The easiest way to reach Route 15 is by starting at Nimbasa City and heading east across the Marvelous Bridge.
But you won’t be able to cross Marvelous Bridge until you’ve defeated the Elite Four and N. So this TM is only available in the post-game.
You’ll also need a Pokémon in your party that knows HM04 Strength to reach TM09’s location.
TM09 Venoshock Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the Nimbasa City Pokémon Center, head north on the path next to the Center.
Step 2: Continue north on this path, passing the intersecting road.
Step 3: Keep going north through the archway.
Step 4: After walking through the archway, head east past the football player.
Step 5: Continue east here, passing the Musical Theater.
Step 6: Far east of Nimbasa City is a green tunnel. Exit through this tunnel to head onto Route 16.
Step 7: Now on Route 16, continue walking east on the road.
Step 8: Keep east here, passing the lattice fence along the route.
Step 9: Keep walking east and you’ll pass by a large boulder.
Step 10: At the far east end of Route 16, take your first available turn north.
Step 11: Then enter the blue tunnel ahead to reach Marvelous Bridge.
Step 12: Now on Marvelous Bridge, head east across the bridge.
Step 13: At the end of the bridge you’ll find an exit onto Route 15.
Step 14: Now on Route 15, head over to the right a bit and climb the stairs directly ahead.
Step 15: Head east from the top of the stairs.
Step 16: Keep east past the Poké Transfer Lab and move onto the bridge with the hiker NPC.
Step 17: Just past the Poké Transfer Lab is another set of stairs. Continue east down these stairs, and then veer south at the bottom.
Step 18: Directly south is yet another staircase.
Climb down these stairs towards the tall grass.
Step 19: Near the northern edge of the tall grass you’ll find a boulder.
Use HM04 Strength to push the boulder over to the left twice.
Step 20: Now move south of the boulder and use Strength to push it north twice.
Step 21: Maneuver to the left side of the boulder and push it once to the right. This will cause the boulder to fall into the large hole.
Step 22: Now that the hole is covered by the boulder, walk over it and climb the narrow stairs directly ahead.
Then just walk north through the tall grass.
Step 23: TM09 Venoshock will be found in a Poké Ball on the ground at the end of the tall grass.
Venoshock Details + Uses
|Venoshock Move Details
Venoshock is one of the more powerful Poison-type moves in the game.
Its 65 base Power isn’t the best, but the attack really shines when used against a poisoned target.
Against poisoned foes, Venoshock’s Power doubles to 130. This can be devastating versus an already-ailing opponent.
Venoshock is best used alongside a dependable move that offers a great chance of inflicting poison onto your foe. Great moves to consider could be Toxic or Toxic Spikes.
Many other Poison attacks also have a chance to poison as a secondary effect, which makes Venoshock an ideal move for any Poison-type Pokémon’s moveset.
Who To Teach Venoshock
Gengar is far-and-away the best Venoshock user. This is because it’s already a great Pokémon on its own – but its Poison typing offers a STAB (Same-type attack bonus) boost to the damage.
Gengar also has a 130 base Special Attack, which makes it a strong choice for Special moves like Venoshock.
Other good Pokémon to consider teaching TM09 include Roserade and Vileplume.