You’ll find TM55 Scald in the Cold Storage building, which is a facility located in Driftveil City. The TM can be hard to spot, but it’s located on the first patch of ice near the entrance.
Before you can reach Driftveil City you’ll first need to defeat Elesa, the Gym Leader at Nimbasa City.
And as for the move itself:
Scald is a great Water-type attack that deals solid damage at 80 base Power. The move also features a secondary effect, with the chance to burn its target 30% of the time.
TM55 Scald Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to the Driftveil City Pokémon Center, head south through the city.
Step 2: Continue south past the city’s Market, which is the large gray building on the left.
Step 3: After passing the Market, keep south past the white fence.
Step 4: Past the white fence is a bridge.
Continue south onto the bridge to reach Cold Storage.
Step 5: From the end of the bridge, keep walking south past the freight containers.
Step 6: Continue south past the vending machine on your left and head towards the tall grass.
Step 7: Follow the road southeast alongside the tall grass and you should see the road turns to the left towards a building with a door at the end.
Enter the Cold Storage building via this door at the end of the road.
Step 8: Upon entering Cold Storage, you’ll see a patch of ice straight ahead.
Slide north on the very far left column of ice here.
Step 9: From here, turn and slide east across the ice.
Step 10: After stopping at the green freight container, turn and go to the south. TM55 Scald is hidden within a Poké Ball directly ahead on the ground.
TM55 Scald Details + Uses
|Scald Move Details|
Scald is easily one of the most powerful Water-type moves in Black/White. Alongside its 80 base Power, Scald has a high chance (30%) of burning its target.
This move can quickly become a nightmare for your opponent.
Scald’s downside is that there simply aren’t many Water-type Pokémon with strong Special Attack stats.
If you chose Oshawott as your starter, Scald is a solid fit. Other than that, the pickings are slim.
Tip: Scald can only be learned by Panpour via level-up, so grabbing the TM is a must.
Even if there aren’t many great Special Attackers that are eligible to learn Scald, it is still considered overpowered (especially if you’re doing a casual Black/White playthrough) and it’s a great move to teach any Water Pokémon in your party.