|1||Route 4 – Outside of Mt. Moon’s exit, above the ledges at the end of the dirt path||No|
|2||Celadon City Department Store – 2nd Floor Cashier||Yes|
TM05 Roar can be found in two different locations in FireRed & LeafGreen. The first opportunity to obtain the TM is on Route 4, which is just outside of Mt. Moon’s exit before Cerulean City. You should see the TM on the ground in one of the upper sections of this route.
But TM05 can also be purchased at the Celadon City Department Store for $2000 Pokédollars.
Before you’re able to find the earliest copy of this TM you have to make it through to the end of Mt. Moon. Then later on in your journey you’ll be able to buy an unlimited number of copies of this TM from Celadon’s Mart.
Getting TM05 Roar
Location #1: Route 4
Step 1: Starting from the Mt. Moon exit, head east onto Route 4.
Step 2: Continue east on Route 4 and pass down one of the lower ledges with a gap.
Step 3: Following east on Route 4 will lead to a dirt path. Keep going east on this path.
Step 4: Once the dirt path ends with a series of trees, head up to walk up a gap between the ledges.
Step 5: TM05 Roar will be found in a Poké Ball just ahead.
Location #2: Celadon City Dept. Store
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Celadon City, head west past the Pokémon Center.
Step 2: Continue west through the city and pass the trainer with a Poliwhirl.
Step 3: Continue walking west on the path towards the Trainer Tips sign. This will lead you towards a large purple building with double front doors – this is the Dept. Store we’re after.
Step 4: Enter the Department Store.
Step 5: After entering the store, head up across the room towards the back wall.
Step 6: Ahead to the north is an elevator and a set of stairs. Walk up the stairs to the second floor.
Step 7: At the top of the stairs is a sales counter. Speak to the cashier standing closest to the stairs.
Step 8: TM05 Roar is available for sale here for $1000 Pokédollars. You can purchase an unlimited number of copies this way.
TM05 Roar Details + Uses
|Roar Move Details|
Roar is a Normal-type Status move that affects its target differently depending on the battle scenario.
- If used against a wild Pokémon, the target will flee.
- If used in a trainer battle, the target Pokémon will be switched out of battle and replaced with a different Pokémon from the trainer’s party.
While Roar will always be successful in trainer battles (as long as there’s another Pokémon to switch to), it can fail in battles versus wild Pokémon.
If the target has a much higher level than the user then it won’t have any effect. These odds dwindle as the gap in levels increases.
Roar is commonly used more professionally alongside moves that are considered entry hazards. Attacks like Spikes will inflict damage as a target enters the field of battle. Roar can force your opponent to constantly switch Pokémon and wrack up significant damage.
Tip: Two abilities (Suction Cups and Soundproof) will negate the effects of Roar and render the move useless. And if a target Pokémon is rooted by the move Ingrain then Roar won’t have any effect.