You’ll get TM75 Swords Dance from Sage Gorm in the Dreamyard. Sage Gorm is one of 6 Sages that you’ll only be able to find after you clear the main storyline, meaning you can only get this TM in the post-game.
Sage Rood is waiting in the restricted area of the Dreamyard that isn’t accessible until the Elite Four and N have been defeated. He can be found above the Dreamyard’s basement.
TM75 Swords Dance Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to the Striaton City Pokémon Center, head east through the city.
Step 2: Continue walking east past the city’s Gym.
After passing the Gym, head northeast onto the grass path.
Step 3: At the end of the grass is a tunnel. Enter this tunnel to reach the Dreamyard.
Step 4: Once you’re in the Dreamyard, continue walking east alongside the lattice fence.
Step 5: Keep east, walking past the tree that can be cut.
Step 6: Once you pass a trainer wearing an orange hat, you’ll find a gap in the fence. Head through this gap.
Step 7: North of the gap in the fence are three barrels. Move in-between the barrels and turn east towards the small pathway with tall grass.
Step 8: Continue through the tall grass and you’ll quickly come to a staircase. Head down the stairs to reach the Dreamyard basement.
Step 9: After reaching the basement, keep straight through the gap in the wall.
Step 10: Walk around the cabinet lying on the ground and head south past the scientist.
Step 11: Continue south past the trashed furniture on the basement floor.
You’ll want to go through another gap in the wall that’s straight below you.
Step 12: After walking through the gap, pass the scientist NPC and head east in-between the pacing trainers.
Step 13: Continue through yet another gap in the wall, then turn south and climb the staircase.
Step 14: These stairs will lead back up to the Dreamyard. From the top of the stairs, head south around the walls.
Step 15: Sage Gorm is hiding behind the wall directly south of the stairs. After walking in front of the Sage, he’ll jump out at you.
Step 16: After a brief conversation, Sage Gorm will give you TM75 Swords Dance.
Swords Dance Details + Uses
|Swords Dance Move Details
Swords Dance is a powerful Status move that increases the user’s Attack by two stages, doubling their Attack stat.
This move can be used three times for a total increase of 4x the original Pokémon’s Attack stat.
Below is a breakdown of each stage and how it correlates in an Attack stat increase:
Just using Swords Dance once can give your Pokémon a sizable advantage in battle, as a stat increase of two stages is rare among Status moves.
But best of all?
This move can’t be countered easily.
Because of these traits, Swords Dance is commonly used in the competitive scene and in typical single-player playthroughs of Black & White.
It’s best to teach Swords Dance to a Pokémon with an already-strong base Attack stat.
Many Dragon-types such as Salamence, Haxorus, and Garchomp feature dominating Physical Attack stats, and are great candidates for learning Swords Dance.