Where To Get TM48 Fire Punch in Pokémon Crystal

Inside the Goldenrod Dept. Store's 5th Floor (Pokémon Crystal)
TM48 Fire Punch
# Location Repeatable?
1 Goldenrod Department Store, 5F. Buy from the TM Corner for 3,000 PokéDollars. Yes

To obtain TM48 Fire Punch in Pokémon Crystal, just visit the Department Store in Goldenrod City. Climb to the fifth floor (5F) and you can then purchase this TM from the clerk behind the counter.

It costs 3000 PokéDollars, and you can buy this TM an unlimited number of times.

You can first get this TM as soon as you arrive in Goldenrod City, provided that you have enough money.

Getting TM48 Fire Punch (Step-by-Step)

Step 1: Find the Goldenrod Department Store across the street from the Pokémon Center.

Heading from the Pokémon Center to the Department Store. / Pokémon Crystal
Heading from the Pokémon Center to the Department Store.

Step 2: Use the elevator to reach the fifth floor (5F). You’ll find the elevator up and to the left of the main entrance.

Department Store, 1F. / Pokémon Crystal
Department Store, 1F.

Once inside, approach the controls on the right and choose 5F from the menu.

Choosing our destination in the Department Store elevator. / Pokémon Crystal
Choosing our destination in the Department Store elevator.

Step 3: Approach the green-clothed NPC at the counter.

Department Store, 5F. / Pokémon Crystal
Department Store, 5F.

Step 4: Choose TM48 Fire Punch from the list to buy it for 3000 PokéDollars.

TM48 for sale in the TM Corner. / Pokémon Crystal
TM48 for sale in the TM Corner.

You shouldn’t have any issue getting that amount of cash from Pokémon battles around the city.

After defeating Gym Leader Bugsy in Azalea Town, you received 1600 PokéDollars. Similarly, if you beat Gym Leader Whitney in Goldenrod City, you will receive 2000 more PokéDollars.

If you’re still short, consider these options for extra cash:

  • Battling trainers on Routes 34, 35, 36, and the National Park.
  • Selling some items to free up inventory space, including any Nuggets (5000 PokéDollars).
  • Calling your mom to make a withdrawal from your savings.

TM48 Fire Punch Details + Uses

Fire Punch Move Details
Type Fire
Category Special
Power 75
Effect Inflicts Burn on the target 10% of the time.
Accuracy 100%
PP 15 (max. 24)

Fire Punch can be thought of as a watered-down Flamethrower. It has 100% Accuracy and 15 PP like Flamethrower, but its Power is 15 points lower.

This move’s usefulness comes from being one of the few Fire-type moves that Pokémon from other types can learn.

Tip: Fire Punch is also one of the few TMs you can acquire multiple times, meaning you can teach many Pokémon this move.

If the Pokémon looks like it could throw a punch (meaning it has arms and can stand on two legs), it can probably learn Fire Punch. Water and Grass-types are notable exceptions.

Two examples of non-Fire-type Pokémon with high Special Attack that can make great use of Fire Punch to expand their type coverage are Alakazam and Electabuzz.

Pokémon Type Location
Alakazam Psychic Evolve Kadabra via trade
Electabuzz Electric Route 10

Ironically, very few Fire-type Pokémon can throw a punch, but there are still great options. Here are some good choices if you’re not sure who to teach Fire Punch to:

Pokémon Type Location
Magmar Fire Mt. Silver (Morning, Day)
Typhlosion Fire Evolve Quilava. (Starter)
Charizard Fire/Flying Trade from Pokémon R/B/Y through the Time Capsule

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