How To Get TM40 Aerial Ace in Pokémon ORAS

Using Aerial Ace in Battle (Pokémon ORAS)

TM40 Aerial Ace is sold in Mauville City’s PokéMart by an NPC clerk. This same clerk also sells other useful TMs for 10,000 Pokédollars each. This PokéMart is open as soon as you have access to Mauville City, so make sure you’ve explored Slateport City and Route 110 first.

Aerial Ace is a Flying-type move that does not miss. The move is guaranteed to hit, no matter how low your accuracy is or how high your opponent’s evasiveness is.

It’s a good move that’s learned by many Flying and non-Flying-types alike.

TM40 Aerial Ace Location

Since TM40 Aerial Ace is sold in Mauville City, you’re going to need access to the city.

So make sure you’ve first:

  • Obtained the second Gym Badge from Brawly, Dewford Town’s Gym Leader
  • Dealt with Team Aqua/Magma in Slateport City
  • Fought your Rival in Route 110

When you’ve done all that, enter Mauville City through its south entrance on Route 110.

The layout for Mauville City can be quite confusing, so here’s where Mauville City’s PokéMart is located:

Step 1: Enter Mauville City’s south entrance.

The entrance to Mauville City / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
The entrance to Mauville City

Step 2: Head outside to Square Tower.

Inside Mauville City / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Inside Mauville City

Step 3: Enter the PokéMart up ahead, east of the Pokémon Center.

In front of Square Tower / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In front of Square Tower

Step 4: Talk to the clerk at the back wall (furthest from the entrance) to buy TM40 Aerial Ace.

Inside Mauville City’s PokéMart / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Inside Mauville City’s PokéMart

Along with TM40 Aerial Ace, this clerk will also sell the following TMs:

TM Price
TM09 Venoshock 10,000
TM40 Aerial Ace 10,000
TM42 Facade 10,000
TM47 Low Sweep 10,000
TM57 Charge Beam 10,000
TM78 Bulldoze 10,000
TM82 Dragon Tail 10,000
TM98 Power-Up Punch 10,000

Aerial Ace Details + Uses

In-game details for TM40 Aerial Ace / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In-game details for TM40 Aerial Ace
Aerial Ace Move Details
Type Flying
Category Physical
Power 60
PP 20

Aerial Ace is a physical Flying-type move that bypasses accuracy checks to secure a hit. However, it does not hit targets that are in the middle of using two-turn moves, like Fly, Dive or Dig. Protect can still block it as well.

It’s not that good of a move, as its low base power is hard to justify slotting it in your Pokémon’s moveset.

Its effect is also situational, since accuracy-lowering and evasiveness-boosting strategies are rarely used.

One good thing about the move is that a surprising number of non-Flying-type Pokémon can also learn it, which makes it a useful move that provides possible coverage against types you may be weak against.

Tip: The ability Technician raises the power of moves with a base power of 60 or less by 50%. This boosts Aerial Ace’s base power to a whopping 90. This is especially good with Scyther, as he also gains STAB (Same-type Attack Bonus) from being a Flying-type.

Here are all the Pokémon who can learn Aerial Ace that also possess the ability Technician:

  • Meowth
  • Persian
  • Scyther
  • Scizor
  • Hitmontop
  • Ambipom


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