You can obtain TM67 Retaliate by defeating the fifth Gym Leader Norman in Petalburg City.
While Petalburg City is the first city you can visit early in the game, you won’t be able to challenge the Gym right away. You can only challenge Norman after obtaining the fourth Gym badge from the Lavaridge Town Gym.
TM67 Retaliate Location (Step-by-Step)
After obtaining four badges, here’s how to get to the Petalburg City Gym:
Step 1: Once you exit the Lavaridge Town Gym, your Rival will give you the Go-Goggles, and you will have two options.
You can either 1) immediately travel back to Petalburg City with your Rival, or 2) take some time to explore new areas before heading back to Petalburg City.
Step 2: If you returned to Petalburg City with your Rival, you should already be in front of the Gym.
However, if you took the longer route back, the Gym can be found northwest of the Pokémon Center.
Step 3: Enter Norman’s Gym and defeat him in battle to obtain TM67 Retaliate.
TM67 Retaliate Details + Uses
|Retaliate Move Details|
|PP||5 (max. 8)|
Retaliate is a Physical Normal-type move with a base power that doubles from 70 to 140 if a Pokémon in the user’s party fainted the previous turn.
Because Retaliate only has 70 base power and 5 base PP, Normal-types can’t really use it as their primary STAB (Same-type Attack Bonus) move.
Have another Normal-type STAB move available when running Retaliate in your moveset.
Note: Retaliate should only really be used when its base power is doubled. While situational, a 140-base power STAB (Same-Type Attack Bonus) move can be extremely deadly when learned by fast revenge killers such as Mega Lopunny.
In almost every situation, Return is typically the preferred Physical Normal STAB move (Same-Type Attack Bonus) due to its higher PP and consistently high base power.