|1||Ice Path, B2F. Enter from Blackthorn City, descend two floors, and slide over the ice to find the TM on the ground.||No|
To get TM44 Rest in Pokémon Crystal you need to go deep into the Ice Path, go down two floors to B2F, and carefully slide through an ice puzzle to reach the TM’s location.
You can get this TM while crossing the Ice Path for the first time, but it’s much easier to reach TM44 by entering from Blackthorn City instead of Route 44 (Mahogany Town).
The best time to pick up this TM is right after arriving in Blackthorn City.
Getting TM44 Rest (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Enter the Ice Path from Blackthorn City.
You’ll find the entrance on the northeastern end of the town.
Step 2: Find the stairs leading down to B1F, just a few steps north of the entrance. You just have to cross a small patch of frozen floor, and you’ll be right there.
Step 3: Once you’re down the stairs, go southeast toward some frozen flooring and cross it to reach the ladder leading down to B2F.
The ladder is behind an ice puzzle, but it’s fairly simple.
To cross the ice puzzle just follow these directions:
This will let you reach the platform, and from there just take the ladder down.
Step 4: On this new floor, go north from the ladder to slide over the frozen floor toward another platform.
Step 5: Descend the platform through the rightmost set of stairs.
Then slide down the frozen floor, and walk one step to the left after the frozen floor.
You can then head down by jumping down the ledge toward more frozen flooring.
Step 6: You should slide all the way down and stop in front of some rocks, but you’ll see an item to your right-hand side.
Just head right and pick up the item to get TM44 Rest.
TM44 Rest Details + Uses
|Rest Move Details|
|Effect||Heals the user’s HP and status ailments but self-inflicts Sleep.|
|PP||5 (max. 8)|
Rest is a powerful strategic move that allows your Pokémon to sleep for three turns to recover 100% of their HP and clear any status ailments.
Note: The healing occurs right when you perform the move, with the Pokémon sleeping for three turns afterward.
Your foes are likely to spend those three turns dealing as much damage as possible, so this move is better used by tanky Pokémon with high HP and Defense.
Some moves can be used while your Pokémon sleeps, allowing you to keep up the pressure right after healing. These moves are:
While Snore is a reliable source of damage, Sleep Talk is more luck-dependent.
It makes your Pokémon use one of its other moves at random, which can be very powerful or underwhelming, depending on what you get.
Tip: If your Pokémon only knows powerful moves, Sleep Talk becomes more valuable.
Besides Snore and Sleep Talk, Rest also makes a solid combo with moves that inflict damage over time. Stalling is the name of the game!
Who To Teach Rest To
Here are four high-Defense & high-HP Pokémon that’ll get the most out of Rest in Pokémon Crystal:
|Snorlax||Normal||Blocking Route 11|
|Lapras||Water/Ice-type||Union Cave (Fridays)|
|Umbreon||Dark||Evolve Eevee with high Friendship at night.|
These Pokémon can also learn Sleep Talk and Snore either by leveling up or by TM. They’ll help you put the [Rest + Sleep Talk] strategy to the test!