TM23 Smack Down can be purchased for 36 Battle Points (BP) at an Exchange Service Corner within the Battle Subway. The Battle Subway is located in the heart of Nimbasa City, east of the Pokémon Center.
You’ll be able to reach Nimbasa City after defeating Gym Leader Burgh in Castelia City. After beating Burgh, you’ll need to cross the sandstorm on Route 4.
BP gets awarded to you based on win streaks and difficulty of each battle in the Battle Subway. TMs and other items can be purchased with BP at an Exchange Service Corner on each subway.
TM23 Smack Down Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the Nimbasa City Pokémon Center, head east.
Step 2: The large building east of the Pokémon Center is the Battle Subway. Enter the building.
Step 3: The entrance to the Battle Subway leads to a circular platform with seven different subway trains.
Enter any subway you’d like – they all have an Exchange Service Corner.
Step 4: After entering the subway, you’ll see the Exchange Service Corner in the northwest corner. Speak to the clerk on the left.
Step 5: TM23 Smack Down can be purchased from this clerk for 36 BP.
Along with TM23 Smack Down, the clerk also sells the following TMs:
|TM34 Sludge Wave||48BP|
|TM51 Ally Switch||48BP|
|TM77 Psych Up||48BP|
Smack Down Details + Uses
|Smack Down Move Details|
Smack Down is a Physical Rock-type move that’s designed as a counter for Flying-type Pokémon.
Not only are Rock-type attacks super effective versus Flying Pokémon, but Smack Down will also land against any target in a semi-invulnerable turn (such as Fly or Sky Drop).
Tip: If Smack Down is used against a Pokémon using Fly or Bounce, the move will be canceled and the target will be grounded. Grounding a Flying-type Pokémon will allow them to be hit by Ground-type moves.
Because Smack Down is such a situational move, it really isn’t viable as a mainstay in any of your Pokémon’s moveset. The attack is also held back by its pitiful 50 base Power, so generally it’s not really worth using unless you have a specific strategy in mind.
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