How To Get TM05 Roar in Pokémon ORAS

Using Roar in Battle (Pokémon ORAS)

TM05 Roar can be obtained by talking to an old man with a Poochyena on Route 114, which is located west of Fallarbor Town. The NPC you’re looking for is accessible with just a few steps into the route.

When you use Roar, the opponent’s Pokémon is replaced by another Pokémon from the trainer’s party. If used against wild Pokémon, the battle immediately ends.

TM05 Location (Step-by-Step)

Since TM05 Roar is located on Route 114, here is what you need to do first:

  • Obtain the 3rd Gym Badge from Wattson, Mauville City’s Gym Leader
  • Gain access to Fallarbor Town

After you complete the prerequisites, head to Fallarbor Town’s Pokémon Center. Then you can follow the steps below:

Step 1: Start by following the path on the left.

Fallarbor Town’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Fallarbor Town’s Pokémon Center

Step 2: Continue heading west along Route 114.

Running along Route 114 / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Running along Route 114

Step 3: Finally, talk to the man standing with the Poochyena.

The location of TM05 Roar / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The location of TM05 Roar

Roar Move Details

In-game details for TM05 Roar / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-game details for TM05 Roar
Roar Move Details
Type Normal
Category Status
PP 20

When used against wild Pokémon, Roar ends the battle immediately, even if the opposing Pokémon used the move Mean Look or has the ability Arena Trap.

In Trainer battles, Roar forces an opponent to switch out to a random Pokémon in their party.

It’s primarily used to punish Pokémon who are setting up to sweep, because getting switched out resets any stat boosts they may have had.

However, the biggest downside to Roar is that it has a priority of -6, meaning the user will always go last when using it (regardless of its user’s Speed).

Tip: You can also use Roar to take full advantage of entry hazards, such as Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Stealth Rock. Every time you force a new Pokémon to enter the field, they will keep taking damage from all existing entry hazards.


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