TM74 Gyro Ball can be found on the ground in a Mirage Forest situated in the seas roughly northeast of Mt. Chimney.
But you can only explore Mirage Forests (or Mirage Spots in general) after unlocking the ability to soar with the Eon Flute.
Finding Mirage Spots (Quick Guide)
After acquiring the Eon Flute from Steven shortly after battling Kyogre or Groudon in the Cave of Origin, you’ll be able to call on Latias/Latios (depending on your game version) to Mega Evolve and soar through Hoenn’s skies.
This lets you quickly travel to previously visited locations, and also grants you access to Mirage Spots.
Mirage Spots are rare locations that can randomly be found throughout the Hoenn region.
Each day, a random Mirage Spot appears on Hoenn’s outskirts, marked by a red sparkle (see the screenshot above).
The Mirage Spots rotate daily, so if you don’t see one you’re looking for then you’ll have to check each day until it appears.
So first, check and see if the exact Mirage Island marked in the image below is available. If it is, use the Eon Flute to travel there. If it’s not, you can adjust your 3DS or emulator’s time until it appears.
Land at this Mirage Spot and then I’ll show you where to find the Gyro Ball TM.
TM74 Gyro Ball Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: When you arrive at the Mirage Forest, follow the narrow trail to the south, which then curves right and heads north again.
Step 2: Proceed north until you encounter a turn in the path; at this point, turn left and keep following this path.
Step 3: Upon reaching the northwest corner of the forest, proceed southward.
Step 4: As you make your way to the southwest side of the maze, you’ll find a small opening in the lower-left corner. That’s where you should see the TM for Gyro Ball on the ground.
TM74 Gyro Ball Details + Uses
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Gyro Ball is a Physical Steel-type move with a variable base power, ranging from 1 to 150.
The move’s base power relies on the user’s Speed being slower than the target’s Speed; the larger the difference, the more damage it deals.
This move can achieve its maximum base power of 150 when the target’s Speed is approximately six times greater than the user’s Speed.
Tip: Gyro Ball’s power calculation considers all Speed modifiers, including stat stages, paralysis, held items, and abilities. However, effects that solely modify move order (like Trick Room and Stall) do not impact the move’s power.
Gyro Ball is effective for slow, bulky Pokémon against faster opponents. However, against slow Pokémon or Trick Room teams, Gyro Ball’s damage output is significantly reduced.
To maximize its power, it’s important for Gyro Ball users to have no Speed EV investment – and if possible, a Speed IV of 0 is great too.
This can typically be achieved through passing down IVs when breeding.
Who To Teach Gyro Ball To
Gyro Ball’s popularity in competitive battles is somewhat limited due to the small pool of Pokémon that can effectively use the move. Ferrothorn is the most popular choice, taking advantage of its low base Speed and above-average Attack to use Gyro Ball as a STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) move against frail opponents.
Other niche users that can also capitalize on Gyro Ball include:
- Mega Steelix
Tip: Be wary of Pokémon with the Ability Bulletproof. This ability makes them immune to ball and bomb moves, including Gyro Ball. Only Chespin, Quilladin, and Chesnaught have this Ability as of Generation 6.
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