|TM07 Zap Cannon
|Kanto Power Plant. Rewarded by the Power Plant’s manager after you bring back the missing Machine Part.
The manager of the Kanto Power Plant rewards you with TM07 Zap Cannon after you return the stolen Machine Part to bring the Power Plant back online.
You’ll find the Machine Part in a pool in the Cerulean Gym after bumping into the thief trying to flee the scene.
Just remember to talk to the Power Plant manager first before looking for the Machine Part, or you won’t be able to find it.
The Power Plant is in Kanto, east of Cerulean City. So you’ll need to reach Kanto first before you can get this TM.
- Obtaining all eight Johto Badges.
- Defeating the Elite IV and Champion Lance at the Indigo Plateau.
- Receiving the S.S. Ticket from Prof. Elm in New Bark Town.
- Boarding the S.S. Aqua to sail to Kanto’s Vermillion City.
From there, just go north into Saffron City and then keep going north to enter Cerulean City.
Getting TM07 Zap Cannon (Step-by-Step)
TM07 Zap Cannon is your reward for bringing the Kanto Power Plant back online.
That side-quest is fairly detailed, but for this guide we’ll provide a quick and straightforward explanation.
Step 1: Find the Power Plant east of Cerulean City. Just go all the way east on Route 9 and then surf down on the water to find the Power Plant.
Step 2: Talk to the Power Plant manager inside to learn about the Machine Part theft.
Step 3: Fly back to Cerulean City and find the Gym, directly east of the Pokémon Center.
Step 4: Locate the stolen Machine Part by using Surf on the first pool of water that you see (the tiny little square). You’ll want to surf on the bottom left corner.
Once inside this pool, just press the action button (A) to pick up the Machine Part.
Step 5: Bring the Machine Part back to the Power Plant manager to receive TM07 Zap Cannon.
TM07 Zap Cannon Details + Uses
|Zap Cannon Move Details
|99% chance of inflicting Paralysis.
Zap Cannon is by far the most devastating Electric-type move in Pokémon Crystal.
Not only does it deal massive Electric damage, but it has an almost 100% chance of paralyzing the target.
Your opponent will have to waste time healing, giving you the upper hand. If they can’t heal, they may be unable to move for several turns.
On the flip side, Zap Cannon has an abysmal 50% Accuracy. Meaning you’ll miss around half the time. One way to counter this is by using Lock On beforehand.
Tip: In Pokémon Crystal, Lock On works on the target and not the user. That means another Pokémon in your party can use Lock On, then you could switch out to a Pokémon with Zap Cannon.
Some of my favorite candidates to learn this move include:
|Trade in from Pokémon Gold/Silver.
|Evolve Eevee with Thunder Stone.
|Evolve Kadabra by trading.