You get TM83 Work Up as a reward for defeating the Striaton City Gym. This is the first Gym you’ll come across in Black and White, so this TM is something you’ll obtain naturally as you progress through the story.
Striaton City’s Gym is unique in that it features three different Gym Leaders. The one you face depends on the starter Pokémon you chose.
- Snivy users will battle Chili
- Tepig users will battle Cress
- Oshawott users will battle Cilan
TM83 Work Up Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Striaton City, head north past the towering buildings.
Step 2: Directly ahead is the city’s Pokémon Center and Gym. You’ll notice that there is an NPC blocking the Gym. For now, head west through the city.
Step 3: To the left of the Pokémon Center is the Trainers’ School. Enter the building.
Step 4: Now inside the school, head north towards the back of the classroom.
Step 5: Cheren is waiting at the chalkboard.
After speaking with him, he’ll challenge you to a battle.
Step 6: After defeating Cheren, exit the Trainers’ School and head east back towards the Gym.
Step 7: One of the Gym leaders, Cilan, will now be waiting at the Gym.
After speaking with him, you’ll be able to challenge the Gym.
Step 8: After defeating the Striaton City Gym, you will receive TM83 Work Up.
TM83 Work Up Details + Uses
|Work Up Move Details|
Work Up is one of the best Status moves available early on in B&W, and it should be taught to your strongest Attacker after leaving Striaton City.
Work Up boosts both Attack and Special attack by one stage each.
Below is a chart that shows how both stats increase by stage:
Just two uses of Work Up will double your Pokémon’s attack prowess in battle.
In competitive play, Work Up is typically used with a Mixed Attacker. These types of Pokémon typically have great stats for both Attack and Special Attack, and can also learn a mix of Special and Physical attacks.
Outside of Legendaries, great Mixed Attackers can be pretty hard to come by.
Many players use Work Up with Zoroark, as it has 105 base Attack and 120 base Special Attack.
Lucario, Emboar, Hydreigon, and Mienshao are other popular options.
But when using Work Up in your party, be sure to teach it to a Pokémon that includes strong Physical and Special attacks in their moveset.