You’ll get TM42 Facade from an NPC holding a pink parasol near a body of water on Route 8.
But first you’ll need access to Icirrus City, which you can only reach after you beat the Mistralton City Gym. You’ll also need to make your way through Twist Mountain too.
As for the move itself, Facade is a Normal-type attack that inflicts damage at 70 base Power. The move’s Power also doubles to 140 if the user is paralyzed, burned, or poisoned.
TM42 Facade Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Icirrus City’s Pokémon Center, walk across the bridge heading east.
Step 2: At the end of the first bridge, turn to head south down the staircase to the city’s ground level.
Step 3: Now on the city’s ground level, head north onto the dirt path.
Step 4: At the end of the dirt path is Route 8. From here, keep going north past the Trainer Tip sign and continue onto the route.
Step 5: North of the Trainer Tip sign will be a large pond and stepping stones. Turn and go east past the stones.
Step 6: Directly east of the stepping stones is another Trainer Tip sign. Head southeast from this sign.
Step 7: Southeast of the sign you’ll find an NPC dressed in pink holding a pink parasol. Speak to them and they’ll give you TM42 Facade.
TM42 Facade Details + Uses
|Facade Move Details|
Facade is a situational attack that has the potential to deal out devastating damage.
As a Normal-type Physical move, Facade owns a modest 70 base Power. The move does have a trick up its sleeve though:
Its Power doubles to 140 if the user is either burned, poisoned or paralyzed.
Is Facade Worth Using?
You can’t always count on your opponent inflicting a status condition onto your Pokémon, so the extra bonus damage isn’t always worth using Facade in every circumstance.
But status conditions can be self-inflicted with an item like the Flame Orb, which burns the holder.
This strategy is high-risk/high-reward, as you’ll have a limited window to do damage before the burn begins to eat away at your HP.
And the Flame Orb has a sibling item too: the Toxic Orb, which poisons the holder.
To even further boost Facade’s potential Power, you could teach this move to a Pokémon with the Guts ability. This ability increases the Attack stat of the user by 50% when inflicted by a status condition.
Combine this ability with Facade and you have pretty strong odds to one-hit K.O. your target.
One of the best Pokémon to teach Facade to is Swellow, as its Normal typing provides a STAB bonus for the move. Swellow can also have the Guts ability, so it’s basically a perfect match here.
Conkeldurr can also have the Guts ability, and is a common choice for Facade thanks to its 140 base Attack stat.
- Where To Get TM42 Facade in Pokémon Black & White