Where To Get TM15 Hyper Beam in Pokémon Crystal

Near the Celadon Game Corner in Pokémon Crystal
TM15 Hyper Beam
# Location Repeatable?
1 Prize Corner in Celadon City. You’ll get the TM from the left window for 7500 coins. Yes

TM15 Hyper Beam is only available as a prize from the Celadon Game Corner in Celadon City. You can get this TM from the left window in the Prize Corner for 7,500 coins.

There are two ways to obtain the required coins for this TM:

  • Buy them for 1,000 PokéDollars per 50 coins (Total: 150,000 PokéDollars)
  • Earn them by playing Card Flip and hitting the Slot Machines at the Game Corner.

Also make sure you’ve already picked up the Coin Case from the Goldenrod Underground in Johto before coming to the Celadon Game Corner in Kanto.


Here’s everything you need to get TM15 Hyper Beam:

  • You must have reached Kanto so you can travel to Celadon City.
  • You need the Coin Case found in the Goldenrod Underground to store coins.

Getting TM15 Hyper Beam (Step-by-Step)

Start by finding the Celadon Game Corner southwest of the Pokémon Center in Celadon City.

Just head down the nearby alley to the south.

Route to Game Corner from Pokémon Center in Celadon City / Pokémon Crystal
Route to Game Corner from Pokémon Center in Celadon City.

You’ll immediately see the Game Corner and Prize Corner buildings on the left side. Head into the Game Corner (left) to acquire some coins.

Game Corner (left), Prize Corner (right) / Pokémon Crystal
Game Corner (left), Prize Corner (right).

Then just acquire 7,500 coins by gambling or purchasing them at the counter.

Celadon Game Corner / Pokémon Crystal
Celadon Game Corner.

Buying the Coins

You can exchange PokéDollars for coins at the Coin Counter in the northwestern area of the Game Corner.

Coins are surprisingly pricey, costing 1,000 PokéDollars per 50 coins.

You’d need to spend a whopping 150,000 PokéDollars to buy all 7,500 coins required for the Hyper Beam TM.

The most efficient money farming method in Pokémon Crystal is defeating the Elite IV repeatedly. Each run should net you roughly 22,000 PokéDollars.

If you’re willing to beat the Elite IV seven times to save up enough money, this is a viable option that doesn’t depend on luck.

Gambling for the Coins

There are two games to play at the Celadon Game Corner:

  • Slot Machines: Bet one to three coins to get payouts of up to 300 coins (for a Triple 7). Some machines are “luckier” than others.
  • Card Flip: Try to identify a face-down card. You can bet in a bunch of configurations, but betting all three coins on a single card (x24) is more profitable in the long run.

Earning 7,500 coins will take more than a little while either way. But a lucky Slot Machine will usually be the fastest option.

Tip: The 2nd Slot Machine in the third row from the bottom up is always lucky, but it’s only available in the Morning (4AM-10AM).

Exchanging Coins for the TM

Once you have enough coins, just go next door to the Prize Corner to exchange your 7,500 coins for TM15 Hyper Beam.

Approaching the Prize Corner / Pokémon Crystal
Approaching the Prize Corner.

The left window handles TM prizes.

Approach it and hit A to access the prize catalog.

Inside Celadon Prize Corner / Pokémon Crystal
Inside Celadon Prize Corner.

Finally, choose TM15 Hyper Beam from the drop-down menu.

TM15 Hyper Beam for sale at the Celadon Prize Corner / Pokémon Crystal
TM15 Hyper Beam for sale at the Celadon Prize Corner.

TM15 Hyper Beam Details + Uses

Hyper Beam Move Details
Type Normal
Category Physical
Power 150
Effect User needs to rest for one turn after using.
Accuracy 90%
PP 5

Hyper Beam is an extremely powerful move capable of causing one-hit knockouts left and right. But there’s a big drawback.

This move also causes the user to feel exhausted the following turn, forcing them to take a breather. You won’t be able to attack, use items, or switch out while your Pokémon recharges after using Hyper Beam.

Tip: This makes Hyper Beam especially useful as a finishing move.

You want to save TM15 Hyper Beam for a truly powerful Pokémon boasting very high Attack. It’ll be even more devastating if you teach it to a Normal-type Pokémon.

Here are some of the most popular choices:

Pokémon Type Location
Snorlax Normal Vermillion City (blocking path to Diglett’s Cave).
Tauros Normal Routes 38 and 39 (Morning, Day).
Dragonite Dragon/Flying Evolve Dragonair.
Tyranitar Rock/Dark Evolve Pupitar.

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