You’ll get TM56 Fling from an NPC on Route 9 for free. The NPC will stop you as you exit the tunnel that connects Tubeline Bridge to Route 9 and he’ll throw the TM at you.
But before you’re able to reach this area, you’ll need to defeat Icirrus City’s Gym Leader Brycen.
After obtaining the Freeze Badge from Brycen, you’ll then have to clear out Team Plasma from both Dragonspiral Tower and Relic Castle.
TM56 Fling Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Icirrus City Pokémon Center, walk across the bridge heading east.
Step 2: Head down the stairs at the end of the bridge. These stairs lead 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 the beginning of Route 8. Head 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. Head east past the stones.
Step 6: Directly east of the stepping stones is another Trainer Tip sign. Continue east past the sign.
Step 7: Continue walking east on Route 8, passing by the trainers holding pink parasols.
Step 8: At the end of Route 8 is a tunnel. Enter this tunnel to make your way onto Tubeline Bridge.
Step 9: Now on Tubeline Bridge, make your way north across the bridge.
Step 10: Walk across Tubeline Bridge and enter the tunnel at the bridge’s exit.
Step 11: Exit through the tunnel to enter Route 9.
Step 12: Before you’re able to take your first steps onto Route 9, an NPC will stop you and throw TM56 Fling at you.
Fling Details + Uses
|Fling Move Details|
Fling is one of the more fun concept moves in Pokémon, but it’s essentially useless in battle.
A Physical Dark-type attack, the move consists of the user Pokémon throwing its held item at the target. Depending on the item thrown, the base Power of the attack can be anywhere from 10 to 130.
The damage of the move is dependent on the item’s value – the more valuable the item, the deadlier the attack.
The chart below provides more insight on the base power per item:
|Berries, Incenses, Scarves||10|
|Icy rock, Lucky Punch||40|
|Dubious Disc, Sharp Beak||50|
|Damp Rock, Heat Rock, Macho Brace||60|
|Dragon Fang, Poison Barb, Drives, Power Items||70|
|Dusk Stone, Oval Stone, Dawn Stone, Shiny Stone, Quick Claw, Razor Claw||80|
|Plates, Deep Sea Tooth, Grip Claw, Thick Club||90|
|Fossils, Rare Bone||100|
In almost every scenario, held items are lost when thrown with Fling.
Because most high-damaging items are rare and valuable, this attack just isn’t viable. Most players don’t have multiple Iron Balls to expend during battle.
Although there is one exception that allows you to repeatedly use a held item with Fling:
Pokémon that also know the move Recycle can pick up their held item after it’s thrown. These moves can be used in tandem throughout the entire battle.
But even then, you’re wasting a turn by using Recycle when you could do damage with another attack instead.
If you’d like to give TM56 a try, there are a few Pokémon in Black and White that can be taught both Fling and also learn Recycle via level-up.
- Garbador knows Recycle starting at level 1 and is a decent candidate to teach Fling to
- The Pan-Pokémon – Panpour, Pansear and Pansage – all learn Fling and Recycle via level-up at levels 28 and 37 respectively.
But ultimately, this strategy is far behind almost any other strategy you could attempt to use on your team.