|1||Route 32. Given to you by a trainer on a ledge behind a cuttable tree.||No|
You receive TM05 Roar as a gift from a roaring trainer standing on Route 32, which is just south of Violet City.
You can see this trainer standing on a ledge to the west as you come down from Violet City, but you’ll have to use Cut to remove a small tree obstacle before you can talk to him and get the TM.
Since it’s necessary to defeat Gym Leader Bugsy in Azalea Town before you can use Cut outside of battle, you won’t be able to get TM05 until then.
There’s a small tree blocking your path to the trainer, so you need a Pokémon that can use Cut outside of battle.
In other words, you must:
- Obtain HM01 Cut by helping the Charcoal Kiln apprentice retrieve his runaway Farfetch’d at Ilex Forest.
- Defeat Azalea Town’s Gym Leader Bugsy to obtain the Hive Badge that lets you use Cut outside of battle.
Once that’s done, you can head to Violet City and follow our guide below.
Getting TM05 Roar (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Enter Route 32 from Violet City. This route is located slightly south of the PokéMart and Violet City Gym.
Step 2: Continue down the southeastern path at the first road split.
Step 3: Walk into the tall grass.
The guy in the blue shirt on the ledge is who we’re looking for, but we need to circle around to reach him.
Step 4: Turn westward and approach the small tree.
Step 5: Use Cut on the tree to remove it and walk through.
Step 6: Turn right to find the roaring NPC.
Step 7: Talk to the man and receive TM05 Roar.
TM05 Roar Details + Uses
|Roar Move Details|
|Effect||Replaces current enemy Pokémon with a random one from the opponent’s team.|
Roar allows your Pokémon to scare the enemy critter away.
Trainers will randomly send out another Pokémon, while wild Pokémon will just flee the battle.
This has many uses, including:
- Disrupting the opponent’s strategy.
- Forcing enemy Pokémon to take damage from field hazards like Spikes.
- Breaking Baton Pass chains so the next Pokémon doesn’t get accumulated stat boosts.
- Stopping Rollout from doubling its damage on consecutive hits.
This move is more effective in high-level battles against trainers who use stat-boosting moves like Swords Dance and Dragon Dance, as the boosts are removed when the Pokémon switches out.
Here are some relatively early-game Pokémon that can learn Roar:
|Gyarados||Normal||Lake of Rage (Shiny Red Gyarados)|
|Growlithe||Fire||Routes 35, 36, and 37|
|Snubbull||Poison||Routes 34 and 35 (Morning and Day)|
Tip: All starters from their second evolution onwards and all legendary Pokémon can also learn Roar via TM.