|TM40 Aerial Ace|
|1||Route 9 – Found in a Poké Ball on the ground in the very bottom-left corner of the route, just below the Picknicker trainer.||No|
TM40 Aerial Ace can be found in a Poké Ball in the southwestern corner of Route 9. You can access this route by going east from Cerulean City.
But before you’re able to reach the route and get your TM, you’ll need to obtain HM01 Cut from the S.S. Anne in Vermilion City.
Tip: If you need help working through the S.S. Anne we have a separate walkthrough guide for that part of the story.
TM40 Aerial Ace Location (Step-by-Step)
Once you have Cut and can use it outside of battle, head back to Cerulean City to find the Aerial Ace TM.
Step 1: Head west through Cerulean City starting from the Pokémon Center.
Step 2: Follow the path up and start heading east, passing by the houses.
Step 3: Enter the house at the very end of the path, which is guarded by a police officer.
Step 4: After entering the house, exit through the hole in the back wall.
Step 5: Now outside of the house, follow the path south a bit.
Step 6: Once you see a small ledge below you, you’ll notice that the path branches out to the east as well. Head east and follow that path.
Step 7: Ahead is a cuttable tree. Use HM01 Cut to remove it and pass by.
Step 8: Turn down going south on the route and hop over the first ledge that you see. This will be next to a trainer (if you haven’t battled her yet then it’s a pretty easy fight).
Step 9: Then hop over a second ledge and you’ll see TM40 Aerial Ace in the bottom-left corner.
TM40 Aerial Ace Details + Uses
|Aerial Ace Move Details|
Aerial Ace is a Physical Flying-type attack that deals damage at 60 base Power.
The attack almost never misses, and it can only be avoided by a target in a semi-invulnerable state (like if your opponent uses the move Dig or Fly).
Aerial Ace is fairly weak, generally speaking. But it is one of the more powerful Flying-type moves you’ll be able to obtain in FireRed & LeafGreen.
It’s also the only Flying-type TM in FR/LG, if you can believe it.
And since you get the TM fairly early in the game it can be useful during the early-to-midgame.
Two Bird Pokémon – Spearow and Pidgey – will be available early on to teach Aerial Ace to, but Pidgey is the best to use here. Because Spearow learns Aerial Ace naturally at level 25.