|TM03 Water Pulse
|Cerulean City – Reward for beating Gym Leader Misty
TM03 Water Pulse is given to you as a reward after you defeat Misty in the Cerulean City Gym. Misty is the second Gym Leader you’ll need to defeat in your journey across Kanto.
But before you’re able to challenge Misty, you’ll need to first earn your Boulder Badge from Brock and make your way through Mt. Moon and Route 4.
TM03 Water Pulse Location
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Cerulean City, head east towards the center of the city.
Step 2: Follow the path east through the city and head just to the right of the Pokémon Center.
Step 3: Cerulean City’s Gym is located just past the Pokémon Center. Enter the Gym to challenge Misty.
Step 4: After you defeat Misty, she’ll reward you with the Cascade Badge and the Water Pulse TM.
TM03 Water Pulse Details + Uses
|Water Pulse Move Details
Water Pulse is a Special Water-type attack that boasts decent damage at 60 base Power. As a secondary effect, Water Pulse also confuses its target 20% of the time.
Water Pulse performs well as a Water-type Pokémon’s go-to attack, especially early on in your journey. The chance for inflicting confusion is relatively high, and it can become a serious nuisance for your opponents.
So this is certainly a TM worth using on someone in your party.
And it gets even better:
Water Pulse can be taught to a wide variety of types, making it a reliable move for the early game to help with varying type advantages.
But if you’re looking to take advantage of STAB, then Tentacruel, Poliwrath, and Starmie are all great candidates to teach Water Pulse to.