Where To Get TM27 Return in Pokémon Black & White

Using Return in battle in Pokémon Black

TM27 Return can be bought for 10,000 Pokédollars in the Nimbasa City Pokémon Center at the desk where TMs are sold. Nimbasa City’s Pokémon Center can be found in the Southwest corner of the town.

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.

In Pokémon Black and White, Poké Marts are no longer a separate building. Instead they’re included inside Pokémon Centers. The desk where items are sold can be found to the right of the Center’s entrance.

TM27 Return Location

Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Nimbasa City, head north.

Head North from the Nimbasa City entrance / Pokémon Black/White
Head North from the Nimbasa City entrance.

Step 2: Head west at the city sign, continuing past the Battle Subway.

Head West past the Battle Subway / Pokémon Black/White
Head West past the Battle Subway.

Step 3: Continue west until reaching the Pokémon Center.

Keep West and enter the Pokémon Center / Pokémon Black/White
Keep West and enter the Pokémon Center.

Step 4: Go inside and speak to the clerk closest to the entrance to buy TM27 Return.

Buy TM27 Return from the clerk nearest the entrance / Pokémon Black/White
Buy TM27 Return from the clerk nearest the entrance.

Along with TM27 Return, this clerk also sells the following TMs:

TM Price
TM33 Reflect 30,000
TM20 Safeguard 20,000
TM21 Frustration 10,000
TM16 Light Screen 30,000
TM73 Thunder Wave 10,000
TM74 Gyro Ball 10,000

Return Details + Uses

In-game details for TM27 Return / Pokémon Black/White
In-game details for TM27 Return.
Return Move Details
Type Normal
Category Physical
Accuracy 100
PP 20

Return can become quite the powerful move when taught to your most-beloved Pokémon. Here’s the formula for calculating Return’s base power:

Power = Friendship / 2.5

The highest base level power for Return is 102, when Friendship value is 255 (maximum value). Although a perfect Friendship value is hard to achieve, Return’s potential damage output is well worth the effort – especially for a move with perfect accuracy.

There are many different ways to increase your Pokémon’s Friendship, each with an assigned value. Here’s the full list:

Friendship Value Event Change based on current Friendship Value
0-99 100-199 200-255
Massage Parlor (“…much more friendly”) +30
Massage Parlor (“…more friendly”) +10
Massage Parlor (“…a little bit more friendly”) +5
Friendship-raising berries +10 +5 +2
Level-up in battle +5 +4 +3
Battling vs. Gym Member or Elite Four +5 +4 +3
Using a vitamin +5 +3 +2
Using a wing item +3 +2 +1
Walking 255 steps +2 +1
Learn an HM or TM +1 +0
Using a battle item +1 +0

If you’re looking to increase your Friendship value quickly, take your Pokémon to the Massage Parlor in Castelia City. Otherwise, simply using your Pokémon often in battle will consistently boost your Friendship to greater levels.

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